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smoothly backstage; and helping to nurture its growth. Strong links have been forged with Nevada City TV, the thriving KVMR community radio station, and the local performing-arts venues in the area. As Michael DiMartino says, “There’s a seat on the bus for everyone.”

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ways to give them a microphone to the world—a means to spread the messages of hope, joy, and healing to a wider audience. And having produced major events such as a millennial world music festival in Egypt in 1999, and a five-day festival and conference at the Mayan Pyramids in Mexico in 2012, he knew the format of a live show was a natural fit. DiMartino and other team

members have extensive experience in radio, television, and music and audio production. These elements have been brought to the foreground, bringing excellent production values to the show. With the folksy character of Prairie Home Companion, the breadth and impact of the TED talks, and the musical variety of eTown as inspiration, they developed a concept that included live radio shows (including audio and video recording, web streaming, and live radio broadcast), in-studio radio shows that are also videotaped for rebroadcast, and sharing the shows regionally in cooperation with other public radio and television stations. Members of the local

community were invited to participate in developing the show: contributing as presenters and entertainers; providing the audio- and video-production backbone; keeping the show flowing

The August

2016 launch of the Golden Road Radio Hour

included three live radio shows held in the historic Nevada Theater— California’s oldest existing theater still in operation. Throughout each evening, members of the audience were treated to a variety of short

talks, music, poetry, dance, storytelling, and visual arts. They were able to see, hear, and participate in the nuts and bolts of a live production as it happened while

enjoying some great entertainment and inspiring thoughts.

These first shows were recorded and filmed, with the second show broadcast live on KVMR radio and the third show live-streamed to the Internet. They have been edited and are available for viewing on Golden Road’s YouTube


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channel and the website. Featured musicians included Ma Muse, Brandon Phillips, multi-instrumentalist Paul Ong, World Beatnix, the Rayos, Art Rock Ensemble, and Gary & Eva. Juggler and storyteller Izzi Tooinsky added a dollop of humor to the second show, and the audience at the third show was treated to both Persian and flamenco dance. Part of the proceeds from each show went to local nonprofits, including Hospitality

Michael DiMartino (above) & Tom Moores (left) speaking at Golden Road Radio Hour launch in Nevada City

House, FARM, and the Friendship Club.

A team of regular

content providers is in place, variously involved in the recorded and live parts of the show. “Global Rhythms,” the environmental issues of “Range of Light,” “Sound Advice” with healing sounds, “Gift of Health,” the “Peace and Justice Report,” and “Inner Path” are typical features. Leslee


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