My Hometown Episodes

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Dallas Texas: My Hometown. Talking with Tom Keener.

Nov. 12, 2021

Dallas native Tom Keener talks about Dallas as it is today and as he remembers it in 1963. And he shares his personal memoir of Friday, November 22, 1963 when he and his mother went to Love Field to await the arrival of Air …

Guest: Tom Keener
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My Hometown: Anchorage, Alaska. Talking with Tim McGargill

Oct. 29, 2021

Anchorage is the largest city of the 49th state, with a population of 291,000. Close to 5 national parks, 60 glaciers and enjoying the Northern Lights, the great outdoors plays a major role in this diverse city. Tim McGargil…

Guest: Tom McGargill
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My Hometown: Liverpool, England. Talking with native son and actor Frank Cannon.

Oct. 13, 2021

Liverpool is located 178 miles North West of London. A port and a city of colorful history, it has produced two Premier League Soccer Teams, The Beatles, countless actors and artists and has always been an immigrant melting …

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My Hometown: Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Talking with Marcel van Walt van Praag

Sept. 16, 2021

Amsterdam, the capital of The Netherlands, with a population of 870,000 is a cosmopolitan city known for its artistic heritage, commerce, 165 canals, and the legacy of its' 17th and 18th Century Golden Age. City resident Mar…

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And the world's most liveable city is...........

Aug. 30, 2021

The Economist Intelligence Unit has recently published The Global Liveability Index which ranks the top cities in the world by five criteria, Stability, Healthcare, Culture and Environment, Education and Infrastructure. It …

Guest: Jim Herlihy
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My Hometown: Cork, Ireland, Talking to Conor Healy, CEO of the Cork Chamber of Commerce.

Aug. 25, 2021

Cork is Ireland's second city, located in the South West quadrant of the country and close to the Atlantic Ocean. Its a vibrant city with a strong identity, thriving economy, two world class universities and an innovative ar…

Guest: Conor Healy
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My Hometown: Santander, Spain. Talking to Alfredo Casuso

Aug. 23, 2021

Santander, located on Spain's North Coast, is a center of finance, industry, culture, tourism and agriculture. Santander native Alfredo Casuso takes us on a tour of this beautiful seaside city. --- Send in a voice message: …

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My Hometown: Orvieto, Italy, Talking to David Perry

Aug. 17, 2021

Located 78 miles North of Rome, Orvieto is9 in the Umbria Region. Rich in history and culture, David Perry was inspired to situate his critically acclaimed novel and thriller, Upon this Rock, in this beautiful hilltop city…

Guest: David Perry
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My Hometown: Quito, Ecuador. Talking with Fabian Borrero.

Aug. 4, 2021

Quito is the capital of Ecuador and a city of three million people. My family and I lived there for three years. In today's episode, part of our continuing Hometown series where a local resident gives us their perspective on…

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My Hometown: Barcelona. Talking with Fariba Rezvani and Miguel Valls.

July 28, 2021

In our continuing series of global cities viewed through the eyes of local residents, we feature Barcelona and Fariba Rezvani and Miguel Valls, the Co-Chairs of the San Francisco Barcelona Sister City Committee. Spain's seco…

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My Hometown: Auckland, New Zealand. Talking with Michael Duggan

July 9, 2021

Auckland is New Zealand's largest and most affluent city with a population of 1.65 million. It is also the largest city in Polynesia. Rated one of the world's most livable cities, it has also become a very desirable place fo…

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Los Angeles: A big, hot mess. Talking with Dan Walters, veteran California journalist.

May 28, 2021

Los Angeles, the nation's second largest city has an unemployment rate of 11.7% versus 5.4% for San Francisco. Poverty and homelessness are on the rise yet politicians utter the same old bromides. Dan Walters with almost 60 …