The Lorenzo Commentaries Podcast
As heard on WMPG-FM, Portland, Maine

Well, it rhymes.

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Merry Christmas!!!

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like the podcast? Let me know! 

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All gifts are welcome!

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We're all over the map here!  

Rappy Thanksgiving!!!

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watch the video:

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Not too many laughs here, but those should return soon (I hope!)

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...and I survived!

Hey podcast audience!  WMPG came up short for last week's Begathaon.  If you can help us out, please give at this link.  Thanks!

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Last day of Begathon on Thursday 10/6  207-874-3000  Help keep WMPG/ going!

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recorded live hosting "Hukkin a Chainek" (longer than exoected)

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Harry Shearer's The Big Uneasy now on DVD

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Nothing to do with the first one!

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still one of my faves

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I hope all my listeners are safe, sound, and dry!

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Where have all the good times gone?

-Ray Davies

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Thanks Crys!

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BTW, it's Taco Trio, not Trio Taco.  Sorry.

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Yup, it's been a year, and here's the interviews I've been sitting on since then! (My apologies to the nice family from SC and the guy at the gate...too much backround noice)

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It's been quite a week!

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Two edited commentaies from the first year for the price of one!

Hats off to the best Music Director ever, Ron Raymond!!!

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Spurwink is raising awareness, and helping to reduce the stigma associated with mental health issues, through its presentation of the Sprout Film Festival. Please join us Thursday, June 9 for the 12:00pm and 7:00pm showings at One Longfellow Square in Portland (corner of Congress and State Streets). For information, call 207-797-2512.

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 Part 2 of "alternate recordings"

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Sorry I never got to post this last week.  Part 1 of "alternate recordings"

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Still doing overnights, but rarely...

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Lawrence S. Bliss, commonly known as Larry Bliss, is an American educator and former politician from the state of Maine. A Democrat, he served in the Maine House of Representitives (2000–2008) and the Maine Senate (2008–2011). He resigned as a senator on April 15, 2011 after accepting a position as an administrator in the University of California system and leaving the state of Maine.

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 In an e-mail sent to ticketholders on April 1st the Oxford, ME-based Nateva Festival announced the cancellation of its 2011 festivities after promoters found themselves “struggling at every turn as we have tried to push forward with preparations for this summer.” The festival, scheduled to go down August 4th-7th, would have seen performances by STS9,  Guster, Gregg Allman, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and more. The e-mail went on to say, “In the end, it’s all about being able to put forth a first rate event that everyone can be proud of and that our customers can enjoy. We just don’t have the confidence to go forward at this time.”   I spoke to Nateva organizer Frank Chandler last week about the cancellation and last year's festival held over the Fourth of July weekend that featured Moe. Flaming Lips, and Further..

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Sorry, forgot to post last weel!

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"The Big Uneasy" plays at the Nickelodeon Theater in Portland, ME one night only April 14, 2011 @ 7 and 9:15 pm.

In 2005, a disaster struck New Orleans. You know the rest. Or do you?

The first documentary by long-time "mockumentarian" Harry Shearer, The Big Uneasy follows three remarkable people--the leaders of two scientific investigation teams, and one whistleblower--as they reveal the true story of why New Orleans flooded, and why it could happen again.  

Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented from the people who were there. His dogged pursuit of facts reveals that some of the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the new New Orleans from future peril.

The Big Uneasy marks the beginning of the end of ignorance about what happened to one of our nations most treasured citiesand serves as a stark reminder that the same agency that failed to protect New Orleans still employs the same flawed science in many other cities across America. Without improvements to engineering and accountability in oversight, the film cautions, we will be very sorry to see history repeat itself elsewhere. feature-length documentary The Big Uneasy, humorist and New Orleans resident Harry Shearer gets the inside story of a disaster that could have been prevented from the people who were there. Shearer speaks to the tireless investigators and experts who poked through the muck as the water receded, and uncovers a courageous whistle-blower from the Army Corps of Engineers. His dogged pursuit of facts reveals that some of the same flawed methods responsible for levee failure during Hurricane Katrina are being used to rebuild the system expected to protect the "new" New Orleans from future peril.

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At 9:31pm, 4/6/11 WMPG hit its $30,000 goal! Yay us!!

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What a great guy! Adam chats about Guster's new album Easy Wonderful, how it almost wasn't, life in Maine, saving the earth one tour (ang cruise) at a time, and, sadly, looking forward to Nateva.  And much more.  Thanks Adam!

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207-874-3000 Tell 'em Lorenzo's podcast sent ya!

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at the Strand Theatre 3/25/11!

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at the Strand Theatre 3/25/11!

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Bangers are awesome too!

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Two very different takes on Mardi Gras!

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First new broadcast in a month: Key West, Sea Dogs, ice, and Fat Tuesday come up.

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A 7 1/2 minute version of my one hour special!

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Dedicated to Ron Raymond, Jr, M.D., from October '04

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A noble experiment gone wrong, and still only one review!

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"If you can't take the Maine winter, you don't deserve the spring!"

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Also, "Heavy Metal Parking Lot"!

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Thanks to all the readers!

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Waddie Welcome & the Beloved Community broadcast

heard on WMPG on MLK Day 2011

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Monday, MLK Day, January 17, 2011 2:00-3:00PM on WMPG 90.9 FM &

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