The Holiday Cheer Continues Show

Jeff, Jeffrey, Julian, Jordan, Liz & Kathleen

 

The holiday fun continues as Fred and Jeff talk with Dr. Julian Ackerley from the Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus about their 75th Annual Holiday Concert and the ever popular Christmas Tree Lot on (Ronstadt’s) Broadway Blvd just east of Columbus Blvd.

Then we all get a schooling about Winterhaven and the 65th Annual Festival of Lights!

The Brown Brothers talk about their family’s 50 year history in the historic neighborhood and Kathleen Bethel and Liz Baker discuss how a science fair project led to one of the most popular sites to visit during the holidays, the Wishing Tree!!!

 

The 2014 Downtown Holiday Show

 

Margo, Fred, Brandi, & Caitlin at Saint Cecilia Studios

Margo, Fred, Brandi, & Caitlin at Saint Cecilia Studios

Lots of Downtown family friendly fun and excitement this month as everyone gets ready to celebrate the holidays Old Pueblo style!  And what better place to begin than in the Heart of Tucson?

Fred and Bridgitte Thum interview Joe Kinosian, co-creator of Murder for Two, nor running at the Arizona Theater Company.

Then the Brothers Ronstadt sit down with the Queen of Congress ~ Margo Susco ~ and talk about her 20 year history in Downtown Tucson with Hydra.

Finally, Brandi Haga-Blackman and Caitlin Jensen from the Downtown Tucson Partnership give all the detail regarding all the other holiday cheer going on, including the HUGE 20th Annual Festival of Lights!!!

 

The We Can’t Get Enough Of Bisbee Show

Here is the continuation of our conversations down in the wonderful Town of Bisbee!

Renee Harper fills in for Jeff and does a great job ~ thinking of a host change ~ helping out with the Grand Ol’ Program.  She is the Ghost Host of the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of Sweet Midnight and the Mistress of the Macabre for The Bisbee Mini Museum of the Bizarre.

We talk with some of the local business folks and end the trip with a must-do stop at the Copper Queen Hotel!

Fred & Renee

Fred & Renee

 

Puppets Amongus takes Manhattan!

Help these wonderful Tucson artists get Off-Broadway!!!

 

The Month of Happiness Show ~ Part 4 ~ The Full Circle

Brandi, Caitlin & Bridgitte

Brandi, Caitlin & Bridgitte

This is the time of year we all focus on our family and friends. From the time leading up to Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection, kindness, compassion and joy! This month Fred and Jeff focus on these themes and talk with folks who are working toward the goal of bringing everyone to the table of happiness.

This week the Lady Bridgitte Thum replaces Jeff and helps Fred host Jeannette Maré, Founder and Executive Director of Ben’s Bells!  We bring compassion full circle and talk about what is going on in the Old Pueblo and how everyone can participate in bringing a little more kindness and compassion to the world.  Jeannette gives a history of the organization and how folks are changing lives is very simple ways.

Caitlin Jensen and Brandi Haga-Blackman from the Downtown Tucson Partnership are also on hand to talk about the holidays in Downtown Tucson.

 

The Month of Happiness Show ~ Part 3

This is the time of year we all focus on our family and friends. From the time leading up to Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection, kindness, compassion and joy! This month Fred and Jeff focus on these themes and talk with folks who are working toward the goal of bringing everyone to the table of happiness.

This week we speak with Matthias Mehl, Ph.D. from the University of Arizona College of Psychology.  Matthias is connecting the behavioral dots to compassion and provides a great discussion of his research and how being kind changes us for the better.

Also joining the program is Lacy Nymeyer-John, the Assistant Director of Community Relations at the University of Arizona Athletics Department.  She talks about how U of A Athletics is connecting with our community and how you can join in all the fun!

 

The Month of Happiness Show ~ Part 2

Jeff, Thaddeus & Bridgitte

Jeff, Thaddeus & Bridgitte

This is the time of year we all focus on our family and friends. From the time leading up to Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection, kindness, compassion and joy! This month Fred and Jeff focus on these themes and talk with folks who are working toward the goal of bringing everyone to the table of happiness.

This week the Brothers Ronstadt sit down with Thaddeus Pace, PhD, Assistant Professor of Nursing & Psychology at the University of Arizona College of Nursing.  He talks about the biological benefits of compassion and the research being done at our beloved University!

We are also treated to a conversation with the lovely Lady Bridgitte Thum who gives us the low down on The Arroyo Cafe: The Old Pueblo Radio Hour.

 

 

 

The Month of Happiness Show ~ Part 1

Ila Abernathy, Gayle & Candee Castaneda & Jeff

Ila Abernathy, Gayle & Candee Castaneda & Jeff

This is the time of year we all focus on our family and friends. From the time leading up to Thanksgiving Day and throughout the holiday season, it’s a time of reflection, kindness, compassion and joy! This month Fred and Jeff focus on these themes and talk with folks who are working toward the goal of bringing everyone to the table of happiness.

This week we talk with Dr. Charles Raison from the University of Arizona Department of Psychiatry, who is working on compassion and how dong simple things can improve one’s life and the lives of those around us.  His work on Cognitively-Based Compassion Training can be found at Compassion AZ!

Ila's Shirt

Detail on Ila’s Shirt

Also on the grand ol’ program we talk with the folks from the Castañeda Museum of Ethnic Costume and find out what this organization is up to in the Old Pueblo.

 

The Destination Bisbee Show

Destination Bisbee

Destination Bisbee

We take a little road trip down to the wonderful Town of Bisbee and chat with some of the folks who make it a great place to live, work and play!

Renee Harper fills in for Jeff and does a great job ~ thinking of a host change ~ helping out with the Grand Ol’ Program.  She is the Ghost Host of the Old Bisbee Ghost Tour, as well as the Creative Executive Officer of Sweet Midnight and the Mistress of the Macabre for The Bisbee Mini Museum of the Bizarre.

We sit down with Kathy Snowden from Finders Keepers Antiques & Collectibles and talk about all the fun events coming up for Halloween, which is apparently a HUGE event for the town.

We also talk with Mayor Adriana Zavala-Badal and Sloan Boucherver about the Inaugural Bisbee Film Festival.  Sloan is the proprietor of the Bisbee Royal Micro-Cinema and a major sponsor of the big festival.

A major thank you to Cristina Plascencia from Destination Bisbee for coordinating our trip!!!

Fred & Renee

Fred & Renee

 

The Monster Jazz Show

Lindsay, Jeff & Kyle

Fred and Jeff fill the studio with monsters and musician this week!

First, Lindsay Shekleton and Kyle Johnson from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation talk about the upcoming Monster Mash and 5K Dash being held on October 26th.  As a side note, the Brothers Ronstadt will MC the event, much to the chagrin of all the participants.  Check out the list of all the wonderful event sponsors: Golden Eagle Distributors, Gentle Ben’s, Desert Diamond, The University of Arizona Medical Center, The Gaslight Costume Shop, Playformance, BJ’s Restaurant & Brewhouse, SATYR Entertainment and GEICO!

Then Yvonne Ervin, Executive Director of the Innagural Tucson Jazz Festival, is in studio with the Tony Frank Trio.  She talks about the huge festival being held in early 2015, all the scheduled artists and how it’s time to sign up to help make this a huge success.  We also get to hear the Tony Frank Trio tear into a few classics!