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Radio Guest List-W Punta de Mita in Nayarit, Mexico-July 14, 2018

This week Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the W Punta de Mita Hotel in Nayarit, Mexico. Airline Pilot Patrick Smith discusses the recent Cubana Air accident and provides his theory about the probable cause. Madeline Milne, Editor of Vallarta Tribune, joins Peter to talk about U.S. State Department travel warnings and the true crime picture in Mexico–are tourists (or even expats) at risk? Chef Nacho Cadena, Poet and the unofficial Gastronomic Ambassador of Puerto Vallarta, explains the unique culinary twist and cooking methods that personalize his restaurant, La Leche, in Puerto Vallarta (There are no daily specials on his menu. The entire menu is changed every day!). And Maru Rodriguez, Biologist and Leader of Wildlife Connection, on the special dolphin encounters she leads in Banderas Bay, as well as what the world is doing to address the deadly impact of plastics in the ocean. There’s all this and more as Peter Greenberg Worldwide broadcasts from the W Punta de Mita Hotel in Mexico.

Photo: W Punta de Mita

Click here to listen to the show streaming from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. ET on Saturday, July 14, 2018.

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Maru Rodriguez, Biologist and Leader of Wildlife Connection, addresses the deadly impact of plastics in the water for marine life after the recent death of a whale who ingested plastic bags. She also explains the diversity of species in the subtropical areas, including different kinds of whales.

 

Luis Morales, Marine Biologist and Executive Director of the San Pancho Bird Observatory, discusses the endemic and the migratory species that inhabit the area and explains why birds come to Puerto Vallarta at the same time as tourists.

 

Madeline Milne, Editor of Vallarta Tribune, explains why the crime we see in Mexico rarely affects tourists or expats. She then reveals what made her move to Puerto Vallarta and how it reminds her of Vancouver, her hometown.

 

Nicole Swedlow, Founder of EntreAmigos, shares her story of moving to Nayarit and how she developed a romance with Mexico. She also talks about her foundation EntreAmigos and what the organization does for the locals, expats and visitors. The organization helps increase learning opportunities for children and families through educational programs based on integration and collective community action. 

 

Bill Hevener, Former Director of ACT LGBT of Puerto Vallarta, explains why Puerto Vallarta has always been a mecca for the LGBT community. He also speaks about the foundation of Vallarta Pride and the cultural event that it has become.

 

Chef Nacho Cadena, Poet and Gastronomic Ambassador of Puerto Vallarta, explains the unique culinary twist and cooking methods that make up his restaurant, La Leche, in Puerto Vallarta. For instance, he makes his own spices and ensures that there are no specials of the day by changing the entire menu daily.  

 

Hugo Martin, Business Writer for Los Angeles Times, explains why making tourism and travel easier for people is essential for generating revenue.

 

Melanie Chartoff, Actress and Author, shares her experience in finding ways to communicate with her father, who was a contrarian and discusses her part in Chicken Soup for the Soul: My Crazy Family.

 

Pierce Hutchings, Vice President of Marketing at Club 1 Hotels, talks about how with some partners, you can join their members only luxury travel club for free and avoid the $100 annual membership fee.

 

Patrick Smith, Airline Pilot, discusses the recent Cubana Air accident and how he thinks it was a crew issue. While the cause is unknown, in a situation like this, he explains why it becomes a “probable cause.”

 

Paul Theroux, Travel Writer, talks about his new book Figures in a Landscape: People and Places and explains why it’s important to create a space at home that you love and always want to come back to. Paul also shares what it’s like to own geese and their grouping patterns.

 

By Alisa Sokolova for PeterGreenberg.com

 


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