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On This Month's Show
10/17/14 - Films Round The World
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Our October showcase, FILMS AROUND THE WORLD deals with film an an international commodity. In terms of commercial entertainment at home, on the big screen in theaters everywhere, and for promotional use by corporate, it has had an unparaleled effect on the economy of nations around the world. According to the MPAA over 50,000 films were produced in 2013 with Canada and the U.S. leading the pack with 1.34 million tickets sold at the box office and generating over $3 billion in revenue. Coupled with all other forms of film production media for entertainment the revenue base was over $31 billion in the U.S. Globally this figure was $88 billion. Hear more on www.letstravelradio.com from spokespersons from a number of leading countries who know film.

Guests - Our thanks to the following individuals who helped make this show a winning combination for us:

. Tom Parsons, CEO and founder of Bestfares.com, a discount travel website that tracks airfare changes and travel industry trends, is one of the most sought-after travel industry experts in the United States. Parsons has been chasing down hidden travel bargains and bringing them to the traveling public for more than 32 years. Parsons regularly appears on over 100 national and local radio stations and television networks each month, and is regularly quoted by countless newspapers and magazines. Parsons is a consumer champion, offering information on travel bargains, the airline industry and its effects on consumer pocketbooks. From frequent flyer miles to travel deals to the nation's seemingly never-ending changing security policies, Tom is on the beat.

. Giancarlo Lombardi, is Professor of Italian and Comparative Literature at the College of Staten Island and at the CUNY Graduate Center, where he serves as Chair of the PhD program in Comparative Literature. He has published extensively on Italian cinema and television and is currently working on a volume on the rhetoric of fear in Italian television drama from the 60s and 70s.

. Daniel Diosdado, is a New York-based Spaniard filmmaker. His last two feature films ("Session" and "Queen of the bar") have been internationally awarded along with his 10 short films and webseries. In 2013 he moved from Madrid, Spain, to NYC to expand his career developing new projects such as ''Chromosome 4''and ''The Center of the Room'', both in postproduction. Currently he is putting all the pieces together for his next feature, a sci-fi action drama called "The Last War".

. Dmitriy Khavin, began his film career at the Odessa Film Studios in Ukraine. Since 1992 he has lived in the U.S. where he works as a director, editor and cinematographer. Khavin's television credits include programs for HBO, PBS, Discovery, MTV, Link TV, Jewish Life TV, etc. In addition, he produced and directed the following documentary films:
'Quiet in Odessa', 2014,
'Sukkot in Warsaw', 2014,
(2014 Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2014 Berlin Jewish Film Festival)
'The Territory', 2013,
(Jewish Motifs Film Festival Poland 2013, Zagreb Jewish Film Festival 2013, Bucharest Jewish Film Festival 2013)
'Artists of Odessa's, 2011, 1+1 (Ukraine)
'Across the Narrow Bridge', 2009, 45 min. Jewish Life TV (US)
'Odessa Motives,p', 2008, Belsat TV (Poland)
'The Russians are Coming', 2007, Link TV (US)


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Click below to listen to recent podcasts:

10/17/14 - Films Round The World
9/29/14 - Travelling the Legendary Silk Road
8/16/14 - Foods Round The World
7/1/14 - World Heritage Belongs to Us All
6/01/14 - Discover the Bahamas, Closer to the U.S.
4/25/14 - Europe's Capital Cities of Culture, Umea, SWEDEN and Riga, LATVIA
3/24/14 - CRUISING
2/25/14 - Ft. Lauderdale, Venice of America and More
1/22/14 - Stranger in a Strange Land
12/20/13 - Celebrating Italy's Year of Culture
11/21/13 - Dancing Latino (Latin Dancing)
9/27/13 - Discover Long Island's Wine Country
8/23/13 - Travel by Rail
7/11/13 - The Legendary Silk Road
6/21/13 - Croatia
5/24/13 - Provence & the City of Marseilles, the 2013 Capital City of Culture
4/25/13 - SLOVAKIA: Land of Contrasts and Kosice, 2013 European Capital of Culture
2/04/13 - Celebrating The Chinese New Year
1/20/13 - Celebrating Theater For The New City
12/24/12 - Our Global Kitchen and New Year's Foods Worldwide
11/28/12 - Traveling for Life: When travel becomes much more than a vacation
10/22/12 - Italian-American Artists; Food,Theater & The Printed Word
10/01/12 - JAZZ 'Round The World'
9/16/12 - Discovering the Hudson River Valley Wine Trails - Part 2
9/01/12 - Discovering the Hudson River Valley Wine Trails - Part 1
8/01/12 - Finding Bermuda
7/16/12 - 2012 Fancy Food Show
7/01/12 - California 2012, Part Three SF - Points East, North & South
6/14/12 - California 2012, Part Two San Francisco Here We Come!
5/31/12 - California 2012, Part One San Francisco Here We Come!
5/11/12 - Blacklisting and The New York Theatre
5/03/12 - Lets Travel Italy
4/19/12 - Discovering Slovenia
4/07/12 - Scotland, Ancient Land of the Loch Nest Monster
3/10/12 - Celebrating Ireland

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