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Best Smooth Jazz (BSJ) from London UK is a refreshingly 'chilled' Smooth Jazz radio show - all instrumental. Host Rod Lucas plays a 'cool' selection of new & familiar Smooth Jazz instrumentals. Easy listening Grooves with a Soul & R&B feel and Latin vibes. Jazz with fun feel. London's New Cool Smooth Jazz. Soul lovers will enjoy the grooves too.
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Where Do Gays Retire is a podcast where we help you in the LGBTQ+ community find a safe and affordable retirement destination. Join Mark Goldstein as he interviews others who live in gay-friendly places around the globe. Learn about the climate, cost of living, the LGBTQ + community, healthcare, crime and safety, and more.
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Renato is a Bolivian entrepreneur who currently resides in Madrid. He has a passion for languages and has found a way to make money from it. In addition to being multilingual, he also has a fondness for the arts, particularly pottery and music. He played in the orchestra of his city in Bolivia and Spain for approximately 5 years. Renato was born in…
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Frontiers of Equality in the Development of EU and US Citizenship Author: Dr Jeremy B. Bierbach Jeremy Bierbach (1975) is originally from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. After graduating from Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in 1996 with a bachelor’s degree in linguistics, Jeremy worked as an IT specialist for several years. In 2001, Jeremy emigr…
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Eric is French, born and raised in Paris where he lived and worked as a business journalist until Michael and he left for Malta. Michael is American by birth (born in Hollywood, Florida) and became French while living in Paris. An HR Executive for 2 very large conglomerates, Michael has moved around a lot for his companies and traveled the world. H…
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pamm meyers pamm meyers is, storyteller, dynamic leader and advocate dedicated to fostering prosperity within the LGBTQIA community through business innovation and social advocacy. With a multifaceted background, pamm has become a trailblazer in various fields, leaving an indelible mark on New Mexico’s LGBTQIA and business communities. As CEO of Go…
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Rick retired on Dec 31 2023 with 35 years and 21 Emmy Awards under his belt as a producer, writer, and director. He began his work as a public service when he was elected as Dane County WI County Board Supervisor for which he will aim for reelection on 4/2/24. He is an advocate for the disenfranchised serving as a CASA volunteer in 3 states, as co-…
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Dwayne was born/raised in the northern Utah area (Ogden, north of SLC) and also spent time in southern California (Oxnard) He was educated in Utah through high school, and went to Weber State University, majoring in Architecture, but discontinued his education. Raised in the area's predominant religion (Latter Day Saints, Mormon) Served a church mi…
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This is the latest Best Smooth Jazz podcast with host Rod Lucas from London England. More instrumental smooth grooves with plenty of melody, for work, rest & play. Angie's got another tasty red wine and a few laughs along the way. This BSJ show was aired 'live' on the 23rd March 2024). You can watch the TV version at https://BestSmoothJazz.com (scr…
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"Meet Kurt Becker, a seasoned public health professional with a rich journey of dedication and impact. Originally from Ithaca, NY, Kurt earned dual degrees in broadcasting and developmental psychology from Tompkins Cortland Community College. After moving to Las Cruces, New Mexico, he finished courses at New Mexico State University and graduated fr…
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Kevin grew up in the Detroit area. He attended college at Wayne State University and acquired his Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. He started working with McDonald’s Restaurants as a franchisee in 1988 as an hourly crew person and worked his up to Director of Operations and Managing Partner. He has a great life partner…
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This is the latest Best Smooth Jazz podcast, playing more smooth jazz instrumental easy listening, tunes. Melody all the way for work, rest & play from London England. Host Rod Lucas is joined by Angie with another wine tasting session. Whatever you're doing take this podcast with you. This show was first aired on BSJ Radio. (Ref 0824). FUN & SMOOT…
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Marc Goldberg Dog Trainer and author Marc Goldberg had his first paying client while still in junior high school and printed his first business card in 1975 at the age of 17. Marc first competed in an American Kennel Club obedience ring at age 12 with his first dog, a Sheltie named Gus. They won High in Trial, beating out nearly 100 dogs and they w…
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Dr. Michael Stracener is currently a Visiting Professor in social welfare policy at New Mexico State University in Las Cruces, New Mexico. He has 40-plus years’ experience as a clinical social worker and doctor of public health, retiring to Las Cruces in 2021 from Federal service with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Dr. Stracener is marrie…
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Jim Hansen He was born in Pensacola, Florida in 1965 and raised in a military family. By the time he graduated from high school in 1983 in Newport News, Virginia, he had attended 9 different elementary and secondary schools. He can legitimately say he has lived in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, …
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This is the latest Best Smooth Jazz Podcast /Rodcast. Host Rod Lucas with all instrumental Smooth Jazz. Melody all the way for Work, Rest & Play. Fun, Smooth Jazz and Angie Babes with the more new wine recommendations. .'Commercial Free' and ready to go. First aired on BSJ.FM on Jan 20th 24 from London England. This show runs over 2 hours. (ref: 03…
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Roxana Bellia Growing up in Buenos Aires in the 60s, the adventure and quest for new economic opportunities took my parents to the vibrant city of New York. This was amidst the tenuous and fragile government that was later to succumb to a dictatorship. Despite having grown up with a cosmopolitan mindset and bicultural orientation, California became…
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Herschel Alan Weisfeld was born March 14, 1961, in McAllen, Texas along the southern border just across the Rio Grande River from Reynosa, Mexico, and graduated from public school in 1979. While in high school he studied real estate and received his Texas Real Estate salesman’s license as soon as he turned 18 and his Real estate broker’s license at…
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Best Smooth Jazz playing more instrumental easy listening, tunes. Melody all the way for work, rest & play from London England. Host Rod Lucas is joined by Angie with another wine tasting session. Whatever you're doing - take this podcast with you. This show was first aired on BSJ Radio. (Ref5123). FUN & SMOOTH JAZZ. Info on BSJ https://BestSmoothJ…
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Elaine Zito was born in Chicago and raised in Elk Grove Village until her family moved to Southern California. She graduated from UCSD in San Diego and received her Political Science degree with an emphasis in Latin American Politics. During her tenure at UCSD, she had the opportunity to study in Mexico City. This is where she discovered her love f…
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Born in Anaheim, California, Lew Gallo, and his family moved to the San Francisco area when he was nine years old. The move was not unfamiliar to Lew and his siblings. His parents were known to take Sunday drives. As it would get later in the day and no sign of his parents, Lew’s oldest sister would start to cry but Lew was filled with excitement. …
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Keith and Joe moved to Costa Rica after many years of living in Arizona. They have been together for 16 years. They both had a dream of living in Costa Rica and running a small hotel. 3 years ago, they finally made it come true, finding the perfect hotel in Uvita Costa Rica. They sold their home in Arizona and bought Nature’s Edge Hotel in March 20…
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Richard Ostreicher was born in Plainview, New York, and began his professional career at the Yale School of Drama and Yale Repertory Theatre. He went on to be the first Managing Director of the Portland Stage Company, Maine’s first resident professional theatre. The early 80s HIV/AIDS crisis inspired him to partner with NYC-based pioneers in HIV/AI…
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Jim Meadows, MSW, is the executive director of New Orleans Advocates for LGBTQ+ Elders (NOAGE). In addition to his work with NOAGE, he is the secretary for the LGBT Archives Project of Louisiana, and he serves on the board of directors for A Home Among Friends, which aims to provide affordable housing to low-income LGBT seniors in New Orleans. He i…
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Mark McNease is the author of 13 novels, including the Kyle Callahan Mysteries, the Maggie Dahl Mysteries, the Marshall James Thrillers, and several stand-alone books. He has had six plays produced, the last one being at New Jersey Repertory Company. He is the founder and editor of LGBTSR.com, a website dedicated to LGBTQ people over 50 and our fri…
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Zac Campbell: My name is Zac Campbell. I’m a chef, a wedding and event planner, a former interior designer, and a lover of living life out loud. I’ve produced upward of 300 weddings and events all over the world. I’ve had the privilege to cook for Rock Stars, Royals, and Regular Joes and Janes. I’ve lived life with passion. I’ve hit hard times and …
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Paul Iarrobino is a community activist, speaker, author and documentarian with over three decades of gerontology experience. He implemented virtual gatherings for older adults to safely connect during the pandemic to reduce isolation and increase social connectivity. This experience led to Paul’s first book, COVIDOLOGY: Sharing Life Lessons from Be…
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Best Smooth Jazz playing more instrumental easy listening, tunes. Melody all the way for work, rest & play from London England. Host Rod Lucas is joined by Angie with another red wine tasting session (French this time around). Whatever you're doing - take this podcast with you. This show was first aired on BSJ Radio. (Ref3423). FUN & SMOOTH JAZZ. I…
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Greg Wine lives with his husband Robert Zargaryan in Sacramento, California. They have been together for 26 years after meeting at the Los Angeles Gay Rodeo. They moved to Sacramento 16 years ago from Los Angeles where Greg was a restaurant manager and a dietitian. Greg is now a retired clinical dietitian from UC Davis Medical Center, where he was …
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Bob Klein Originally from Philadelphia, Bob spent time growing up in Mexico and Florida, where he completed a Master’s Degree in Business Administration. Bob’s professional background includes a career working in grant administration for both the New Mexico State Supreme Court and the Cochise County, AZ Victim Witness Program. He has been involved …
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Keith Coleman - 1984 - Worked at United Airlines, Los Angeles, CA as a Reservation Specialist 1985 - Worked as a flight attendant for United Airlines, Chicago, IL, Los Angeles CA, San Francisco, CA, Miami, FL, and London, UK Moved to Cathedral City, California 1989 - Worked at College of the Desert. Palm Desert, CA as Adjunct faculty (Theatre Arts)…
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Stephen Keiley - 61 years old. I was born and raised in New York City (Forest Hills, Queens). I grew up in the ’70s and ’80s in NYC during the peak of the AIDS crisis. This was a very scary time, but the gay community rallied together to remove the stigma that was associated with HIV/AIDS. After high school, I began working in the airline industry …
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Hello, my name is Margaret Roesch and I have been lucky enough to share the past 27 years with my wife, Pat McAulay. Pat moved to Durham from Flint, MI and I am a transplant from West Lafayette, IN. We met in Durham and chose to create our 55+, LGBTQ+, cohousing community here in Durham, a very Gay-friendly city in the liberal part of NC called The…
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Host Rod Lucas with all instrumental Smooth Jazz from London England. Fun & Smooth Jazz grooves. First aired on BSJ Radio 1st July 2023. (ref:2623) We're also tasting a super red wine - BSJ is all commercial free. This show runs over 2 hours. New releases and listeners most loved Smooth Jazz tunes. BSJ for work, Rest & Play.…
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Kevin Pollock I am originally from NY but lived the last 20 or so years in the Phoenix area, with stops in VA and FL in between. The vast majority of my career was based in land development and real estate management. The firm I worked for assisted developers in building large-scale master-planned communities, golf course communities, etc. Aside fr…
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Elizabeth Gabriel Brooke During graduate school in 1974, she went to Provincetown on a whim for New Year’s. It turned into a wild and crazy weekend that included Grace Jones in concert. Provincetown spoke to her then as it continues to do every day. She was determined to return for the summer, which she did. Since that time, she has never left exce…
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Tweed Harris is a 90-year-old gay male in Pattaya, Thailand. He is a retired actor/singer/teacher. Now a novelist and playwright. Born in London UK, moved to Australia when he was 16 years old. Autobiography published 2002. Now living in Thailand with his Thai husband. Links to Tweed Harris: https://www.amazon.com/Tweed-Harris/e/B004NZPGNY%3Fref=db…
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Mick Lockey, who retired in 2017 lives in San Miguel de Allende, located in the central highlands of Mexico, about three and half hours north of Mexico City, in the state of Guanajuato. The city sits on a bed of rose quartz, and the local legend is that this affords San Miguel “magical” qualities. Mick is from the San Francisco Bay Area—first San F…
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Here's radio host Rod Lucas kicking in with the latest Best Smooth Jazz Podcast/Rodcast. More 'commercial free' instrumental Smooth Jazz with a fun feel. This show was first aired on BSJ Radio on 20th May 2023 (Ref: 2023). This show runs just over 3 hours. Melody all the way, with BSJ with the world's most loved smooth jazz artists and new one's to…
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Growing up in rural Kentucky, John Brock comes from a long line of unsuccessful farmers. As a young man, he fell in love with his best friend (a handsome young man) and quickly realized that Kentucky was not a safe place, so he moved to New York. After five years, John moved to Atlanta for the vibrant gay community. John served as the commissioner …
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Greg Casella grew up in Chicago and moved to San Jose, CA (Silicon Valley) when he was 25 years old. Working in the Tech industry for a few years his dream was always to open a restaurant, having worked in restaurants growing up from the age of 13! In 1992 he started an Off-Premise Catering business in Silicon Valley, the next best thing to having …
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Tom was born in 1961 in West Germany and spent his early formative years on the good side of the Iron Curtain. In 1969 his family moved to the USA where they spent six years in suburban New York and then relocated to southwestern New Hampshire. In 1991 he moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts in search of a more welcoming, more accepting setting and sp…
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Matthew Prutsman Matthew worked in operations in various university libraries in Virginia and California from 2000 until 2022. Now he runs 2 Airbnbs in Guadalajara, Mexico with his husband. He was born and raised in rural Virginia, moved to California in 2006, and then to Mexico in 2020. He attended the University of Virginia where he received a de…
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Frank Jump, a retired NYC technology teacher, is also the author and photographer of the Fading Ads of NYC published in 2011 by the History Press. His book documents ghost signage through the lens of an artist living with HIV/AIDS. It has become a metaphor of survival for Jump since, like himself, many of these ads have long outlived their expected…
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Scott and Dave met in May 1991 while Scott was at Mount Snow in Vermont training for a triathlon and Dave was directing the Mountain Bike School there. Scott was living in NYC at the time and Dave is from Vermont. Scott had an early career in marketing & advertising, was running a mail order catalog business and was an amateur competitive triathlet…
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Tom Jewell and Bruce Woolverton met as college kids in 1975, then lived on Manhattan's upper west side from '77 to '84, when they moved to Seattle. Bruce worked in the telecom industry initially, then in business development for startups. Bruce always worked as a fundraiser in some capacity, at various nonprofits such as The Nature Conservancy and …
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Mark is originally from Birmingham, AL. Mark moved to Atlanta in 1988 and has been here for 35 years. Mark began his real estate career 22 years ago and has helped numerous buyers and sellers in the metro-Atlanta area. Mark focuses his sales mostly in the inside perimeter area where a large percentage of the gay population lives. Mark lives with hi…
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Here's the latest Best Smooth Jazz podcast. Host Rod Lucas with all instrumental Smooth Jazz from London England. Fun & Smooth Jazz grooves. We're tasting a super Portuguese Red wine. on this show mixed with new and 'golden' Smooth Jazzy vibes - all commercial free. This show runs over 2 hours. First aired on BSJ Radio 25th March 2023. (ref:1223)…
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Richard Jasicki, 63 years young, he retired at the age of 62. Married to Charles Naldrett since it was legal to do so in 2014. They have been together for 22 years (that's about 122 in gay years lol). He was born on a USAF base in the UK to an English mom from London and an American dad from Milwaukee, WI. At the ripe age of 6 months they moved to …
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