Welcome to Twice 5 Miles Radio Hosted by James Navé
Twice 5 Miles Radio with your host James Navé, takes inspiration from NPR’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, The Diane Rehm Show, and On Being with Krista Tippett. Featured guest are interviewed in the studio, by phone, or in the field. T5M explores relevant elements of society like the phenomenon of house concerts, storytelling as a tool for peace-building, and how outside influences, like young entrepreneurs with start-up dreams, shape and define culture and society. The nature of the interviews and conversations affords you a range of listening experiences from intimate conversations in the studio to on-site interviews with prominent singer-songwriters at The LEAF Festival. Another example, a discussion about the influence of the natural world on one’s poetic disposition would be most authentic if recorded along the banks of the French Broad River.
Listen to screenwriter and master falconer Tony Huston speak on the nature of being in the world. What does the Broadway tune September Song and the hierarchy of flying hawks in medieval times have in common? Join me for a great conversation with Tony Huston, writer, poet, an Academy Award nominee for best-adapted screenplay of James Joyce’s The Dead, the last film Tony’s father John Huston made.
Paul Pascarella‘s journey to toward the Rockies is a key to his artistic evolution. In 2005, days after the tragic death of Hunter Thompson, a friend and pivotal figure in his life, Paul completed a five-foot portrait of Thompson which brought a new and unsuspecting freedom to his work. Paul’s work appears in private collections and museums around the world. Paul closes the show with a fantastic story about racing in a pro motorcycle race. You wont’ guess who won until he tells you in the end.
Anna Furgerson of Vibrant Heart Yoga and I went outside to talk about what it means to sit on a rock and play your chosen instrument.
While we didn’t scale the highest peak, like the flute player in the photo, we did go to Beaver Lake bird sanctuary. What is it about birds singing on a spring day that inspires creative thoughts?