Comedy (C) RTVSLO 2017 Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. http://www.rtvslo.si/podcast My life, my music https://img.rtvcdn.si/_up/ava/ava_misc/show_logos/139089564/logo.jpg When members of Apokalipsa and Bouržuazija got together in 2016 Bojan, Kris, Jure, Jan and Martin became Joker Out and over the last few years have swept their way across Slovenia with some serious audience numbers. Two albums appeared in just one year with the second album showing amazing maturity and some big viewing numbers on the social networks. Bojan and Kris join me in the studio for a very interesting conversation. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> 174918263 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2014 clean When members of Apokalipsa and Bouržuazija got together in 2016 Bojan, Kris, Jure, Jan and Martin became Joker Out and over the last few years have swept their way across Slovenia with some serious audience numbers. Two albums appeared in just one year with the second album showing amazing maturity and some big viewing numbers on the social networks. Bojan and Kris join me in the studio for a very interesting conversation. <!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> Sun, 06 Nov 2022 11:00:10 +0000 Joker Out Leopold 1st has appeared to a wide Slovene music scene over the past 2 years. Whilst he has been playing for some years, Covid was one of the drivers that gave him the time to turn his many musical writings into top quality recordings. He gives great credit to his producer and there is no doubt there will be more great music in the future. As to when he won’t be drawn to more detail, he does not like working to deadlines.<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> 174918266 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1630 clean Leopold 1st has appeared to a wide Slovene music scene over the past 2 years. Whilst he has been playing for some years, Covid was one of the drivers that gave him the time to turn his many musical writings into top quality recordings. He gives great credit to his producer and there is no doubt there will be more great music in the future. As to when he won’t be drawn to more detail, he does not like working to deadlines.<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> Sun, 23 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 Leopold 1 From an early age Krešimir Mišak has been writing, broadcasting on the Croatian Radio's educational programmes, and with a keen interest in science fiction he has fronted the program On the Edge of Science on Croatian Television for 20 years. He is also a guitarist and frontman of the rock band Hakuna Matata, so there’s plenty to talk about! 174918267 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2138 clean From an early age Krešimir Mišak has been writing, broadcasting on the Croatian Radio's educational programmes, and with a keen interest in science fiction he has fronted the program On the Edge of Science on Croatian Television for 20 years. He is also a guitarist and frontman of the rock band Hakuna Matata, so there’s plenty to talk about! Sun, 16 Oct 2022 09:00:00 +0000 Krešimir Mišak Lidija Petkovič has been part of the Radio Si team for a long time which is reason enough to discover more about her life and likes. Over the past years she has also been to the Glastonbury festival in the UK and there have been many reports from her on Facebook. I thought it would be a great opportunity to discover her music likes and her experiences of this amazing event. 174890341 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2220 clean Lidija Petkovič has been part of the Radio Si team for a long time which is reason enough to discover more about her life and likes. Over the past years she has also been to the Glastonbury festival in the UK and there have been many reports from her on Facebook. I thought it would be a great opportunity to discover her music likes and her experiences of this amazing event. Mon, 15 Aug 2022 22:00:00 +0000 Lidija Petkovič Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. 174885197 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2092 clean Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. Thu, 14 Jul 2022 07:00:00 +0000 Dun Creagan Visiting Slovenia to meet and engage with new business partners Jean-Philippe Schepens fascinated me with his very different approach to company structure even the title he gives to his partners, “Tribe” gives a very good indication of their equal value. He is inspiring on so many other levels, if you have concerns about artificial intelligence, self-determination and even the idea that we should always look to nature for our solutions you need to listen to this conversation. He introduces a wide range of inspirational music too! 174882106 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1805 clean Visiting Slovenia to meet and engage with new business partners Jean-Philippe Schepens fascinated me with his very different approach to company structure even the title he gives to his partners, “Tribe” gives a very good indication of their equal value. He is inspiring on so many other levels, if you have concerns about artificial intelligence, self-determination and even the idea that we should always look to nature for our solutions you need to listen to this conversation. He introduces a wide range of inspirational music too! Wed, 29 Jun 2022 11:00:00 +0000 Jean-Philippe Schepens Visiting Slovenia to meet and engage with new business partners Jean-Philippe Schepens fascinated me with his very different approach to company structure even the title he gives to his partners, “Tribe” gives a very good indication of their equal value. He is inspiring on so many other levels, if you have concerns about artificial intelligence, self-determination and even the idea that we should always look to nature for our solutions you need to listen to this conversation. He introduces a wide range of inspirational music too!<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> 174882127 RTVSLO - Radio SI 3465 clean Visiting Slovenia to meet and engage with new business partners Jean-Philippe Schepens fascinated me with his very different approach to company structure even the title he gives to his partners, “Tribe” gives a very good indication of their equal value. He is inspiring on so many other levels, if you have concerns about artificial intelligence, self-determination and even the idea that we should always look to nature for our solutions you need to listen to this conversation. He introduces a wide range of inspirational music too!<!DOCTYPE html> <html> <head> </head> <body> </body> </html> Wed, 22 Jun 2022 12:40:00 +0000 Jean-Philippe Schepens This month VAL 202 celebrates 50 years of broadcasting. This much loved and respected radio station has a very loyal following and that’s not surprising as it offers music and conversation based around music and the artists that they feature. Music Producer Andrej Karoli invited me to their Ljubljana studios at RTV Ljubljana to talk about VAL202 as well as his own personal thoughts on music and more. 174879510 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1897 clean This month VAL 202 celebrates 50 years of broadcasting. This much loved and respected radio station has a very loyal following and that’s not surprising as it offers music and conversation based around music and the artists that they feature. Music Producer Andrej Karoli invited me to their Ljubljana studios at RTV Ljubljana to talk about VAL202 as well as his own personal thoughts on music and more. Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:30:00 +0000 Andrej Karoli This week the show is with a musician who has recently made 3 recordings. Her own music is great with a voice that is deep and captivating as is her personality. So many experiences to discover from professional English translation to teaching in vocational colleges, a great love of animals and also being a radio host herself. As a result, this was a great fun conversation to have and I know Vesna’s sense of fun and professionalism comes across. You can enjoy some very emotionally charged music including 3 tracks of her own and we end with Cognac! 174875259 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2387 clean This week the show is with a musician who has recently made 3 recordings. Her own music is great with a voice that is deep and captivating as is her personality. So many experiences to discover from professional English translation to teaching in vocational colleges, a great love of animals and also being a radio host herself. As a result, this was a great fun conversation to have and I know Vesna’s sense of fun and professionalism comes across. You can enjoy some very emotionally charged music including 3 tracks of her own and we end with Cognac! Wed, 01 Jun 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Vesna Kovač Recently my guest this week returned to Slovene television screens to act in the role of lawyer Borut Žalar. I thought it would be interesting to discuss the life of an actor, particularly one who is so well known. Rok Vihar started his acting when he was still at secondary school as one of a small group who started a school acting group in co-operation with the National Theatre in Maribor. More than 20 years later he seems very comfortable to say acting is his life along with home and family, it’s all part of one big story! 174867604 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1866 clean Recently my guest this week returned to Slovene television screens to act in the role of lawyer Borut Žalar. I thought it would be interesting to discuss the life of an actor, particularly one who is so well known. Rok Vihar started his acting when he was still at secondary school as one of a small group who started a school acting group in co-operation with the National Theatre in Maribor. More than 20 years later he seems very comfortable to say acting is his life along with home and family, it’s all part of one big story! Mon, 02 May 2022 12:00:00 +0000 Rok Vihar What do you really know about fusion technology and how it really can solve the green issues by providing safe energy in quantities that means no dependency on fossil fuels? Whilst my guest is not a nuclear physicist she is directly involved in this technology as a material chemist developing the materials that we need to effectively collect the energy of a fusion reaction. Saša Novak has been involved in material research for a long time and most of her working life has been centred around the Josef Stefan Institute, an establishment that she is keen to explain and promote. Saša also has some interesting views on education and how young people should be helped to reach their goals. 174863792 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1780 clean What do you really know about fusion technology and how it really can solve the green issues by providing safe energy in quantities that means no dependency on fossil fuels? Whilst my guest is not a nuclear physicist she is directly involved in this technology as a material chemist developing the materials that we need to effectively collect the energy of a fusion reaction. Saša Novak has been involved in material research for a long time and most of her working life has been centred around the Josef Stefan Institute, an establishment that she is keen to explain and promote. Saša also has some interesting views on education and how young people should be helped to reach their goals. Sun, 17 Apr 2022 22:00:00 +0000 Saša Novak Klemen Fajmut is an economist, is an experienced expert in real estate and in particular green spatial planning. But there is a very important part of his professional life as with Masters in anthropology he views Spatial planning and real estate from an anthropological perspective. He is also a traveller, and he likes to get close to the cultures of the places he visits and learn from their societies. There is also mountain-biking, windsurfing, basketball, running and diving, did I mention he plays guitar? So music too! 174860041 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1592 clean Klemen Fajmut is an economist, is an experienced expert in real estate and in particular green spatial planning. But there is a very important part of his professional life as with Masters in anthropology he views Spatial planning and real estate from an anthropological perspective. He is also a traveller, and he likes to get close to the cultures of the places he visits and learn from their societies. There is also mountain-biking, windsurfing, basketball, running and diving, did I mention he plays guitar? So music too! Mon, 04 Apr 2022 10:00:00 +0000 Klemen Fajmut Statler Gilifen left America with the idea of spending 3 months exploring Europe. Somehow this became 3 years when he found himself in Slovenia and fell in love. Of course, this was just the start and many years later as their children grew older the family moved back to his home, America where he still lives. I met him several times whilst he was here and thought his stories would make a great programme, and so it did. The picture of Piran is his as that he where he eventually set up home. 174856500 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1861 clean Statler Gilifen left America with the idea of spending 3 months exploring Europe. Somehow this became 3 years when he found himself in Slovenia and fell in love. Of course, this was just the start and many years later as their children grew older the family moved back to his home, America where he still lives. I met him several times whilst he was here and thought his stories would make a great programme, and so it did. The picture of Piran is his as that he where he eventually set up home. Sun, 20 Mar 2022 23:00:00 +0000 Statler Gilifen It was in March 2013 that I first spoke on this show to Saša about her journey to become a much-respected pianist and music teacher. At that time she was about to leave Slovenia to join her husband in Edinburgh. This interview picks up the story and discovers she is now working at the 3rd most respected music school in the world, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Performing Arts) 174852035 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1916 clean It was in March 2013 that I first spoke on this show to Saša about her journey to become a much-respected pianist and music teacher. At that time she was about to leave Slovenia to join her husband in Edinburgh. This interview picks up the story and discovers she is now working at the 3rd most respected music school in the world, the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021: Performing Arts) Mon, 28 Feb 2022 09:00:00 +0000 Saša Gerzelj Donaldson The guest this week has many managerial roles, from tourism to events and music festivals. Jure Sodja is also a great champion of the Bohinj region of Slovenia and if you have visited, you will know why. He is the perfect person to discuss how Slovenia needs to market itself to the outside world. He also manages the band Sam’s Fever, so if you’re a fan of Elvis’ music then there’s another reason to listen to this show. 174838775 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2087 clean The guest this week has many managerial roles, from tourism to events and music festivals. Jure Sodja is also a great champion of the Bohinj region of Slovenia and if you have visited, you will know why. He is the perfect person to discuss how Slovenia needs to market itself to the outside world. He also manages the band Sam’s Fever, so if you’re a fan of Elvis’ music then there’s another reason to listen to this show. Wed, 12 Jan 2022 10:20:00 +0000 Jure Sodja January is often the time when we sit down and consider holidays for the year ahead. Many Slovenes will wish to travel outside their land, and some will want entertainment too. Cruises can offer both of these things without much hassle and a knowledge of exactly what it will all cost. Matjaž Tomanič has experience in this and Požejdon is his company that has many suggestions on how to enjoy a break throughout the year. Still in the Christmas music mood this show features both Slovene and international artist’s seasonal offerings. 174836968 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1554 clean January is often the time when we sit down and consider holidays for the year ahead. Many Slovenes will wish to travel outside their land, and some will want entertainment too. Cruises can offer both of these things without much hassle and a knowledge of exactly what it will all cost. Matjaž Tomanič has experience in this and Požejdon is his company that has many suggestions on how to enjoy a break throughout the year. Still in the Christmas music mood this show features both Slovene and international artist’s seasonal offerings. Wed, 05 Jan 2022 12:00:00 +0000 Music In Holidays Dolores Hunsky is a poet and writer and although she had an idea for a book of cat poems she never really considered publishing until she met Venesa Erjavec on a course at Maribor University. Venesa is an artist and agreed to illustrate her poems. The resultant book is charming and whilst you might consider it to be aimed at children it has equal value for all as the reader discovers everything from cat characters to their anatomy. This show is fascinating at many levels and of course there is some interesting music to accompany the conversation. Sadly, on the day we recorded Venesa was unable to come to the studio, but she certainly appears in spirit 174832763 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1930 clean Dolores Hunsky is a poet and writer and although she had an idea for a book of cat poems she never really considered publishing until she met Venesa Erjavec on a course at Maribor University. Venesa is an artist and agreed to illustrate her poems. The resultant book is charming and whilst you might consider it to be aimed at children it has equal value for all as the reader discovers everything from cat characters to their anatomy. This show is fascinating at many levels and of course there is some interesting music to accompany the conversation. Sadly, on the day we recorded Venesa was unable to come to the studio, but she certainly appears in spirit Mon, 20 Dec 2021 11:40:00 +0000 Dolores Hunsky & Venesa Erjavec This week is quite a journey starting in Dubai. My guest Tjaša Ban has business activities in many countries and this year, most notably, in Dubai during Expo 2020 so I felt it was a great opportunity to also discover Slovenia’s involvement in this event. Green installations are high on the list of projects that Tjaša talk about and the music list brings a few tracks that were new to me and possibly new to RadioSi listeners too. 174828107 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1618 clean This week is quite a journey starting in Dubai. My guest Tjaša Ban has business activities in many countries and this year, most notably, in Dubai during Expo 2020 so I felt it was a great opportunity to also discover Slovenia’s involvement in this event. Green installations are high on the list of projects that Tjaša talk about and the music list brings a few tracks that were new to me and possibly new to RadioSi listeners too. Sun, 05 Dec 2021 11:00:00 +0000 Tjaša Ban How do our much-loved doggy friends actually communicate with and understand humans? Could we detect emotions in dogs by tracking their facial features? Marie Claire Pagano is from the UK but is often here as her partner is Slovene. I invited her to the studio to explain her research into these questions which she is carrying out at the University of Newcastle. 174825539 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1692 clean How do our much-loved doggy friends actually communicate with and understand humans? Could we detect emotions in dogs by tracking their facial features? Marie Claire Pagano is from the UK but is often here as her partner is Slovene. I invited her to the studio to explain her research into these questions which she is carrying out at the University of Newcastle. Thu, 25 Nov 2021 15:15:00 +0000 Marie Claire Pagano Ever wondered what it is like to be the boss at the bank? My guest this week is just that, John Denhof is President of the management board and CEO of Nova KBM. He originates from the US and has travelled the world helping financial institutions but this time he has rather fallen for Slovenia and thinks he will make a base here. We talk about investing and the financial world’s responsibility for green issues but mostly about outdoor activities and John’s work at keeping healthy and quite a bit about rock and blues music. 174824558 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1758 clean Ever wondered what it is like to be the boss at the bank? My guest this week is just that, John Denhof is President of the management board and CEO of Nova KBM. He originates from the US and has travelled the world helping financial institutions but this time he has rather fallen for Slovenia and thinks he will make a base here. We talk about investing and the financial world’s responsibility for green issues but mostly about outdoor activities and John’s work at keeping healthy and quite a bit about rock and blues music. Mon, 22 Nov 2021 14:00:00 +0000 JOHN DENHOF The British Ambassador to Slovenia Tiffany Sadler has been here for a full year now so I felt it was time to have a conversation and discover what she feels about the country she is Currently working in. Not only did I discover her thoughts and love for Slovenia but also a fascinating insight into her time spent on an earlier post to Burma and her conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi. Of course, there are some great music choices all of which have very personal memories for her. 174816606 RTVSLO - Radio SI 3222 clean The British Ambassador to Slovenia Tiffany Sadler has been here for a full year now so I felt it was time to have a conversation and discover what she feels about the country she is Currently working in. Not only did I discover her thoughts and love for Slovenia but also a fascinating insight into her time spent on an earlier post to Burma and her conversations with Aung San Suu Kyi. Of course, there are some great music choices all of which have very personal memories for her. Sun, 31 Oct 2021 11:00:00 +0000 TIFFANY SADLER It’s rare for someone to become super popular in the world of music almost overnight, it’s also amazing for a Slovene song to achieve nearly 9 million hits on YouTube but Challe Salle has achieved both these things and more. With a new video being released this week I invited him to join me in the studio and a more down to earth guy you cannot imagine. Find out what’s important to him and why he’s so happy to please his audience. You will also discover that Reggaeton, Hip-Hop and Rap can be positive happy genres! 174812673 RTVSLO - Radio SI 3714 clean It’s rare for someone to become super popular in the world of music almost overnight, it’s also amazing for a Slovene song to achieve nearly 9 million hits on YouTube but Challe Salle has achieved both these things and more. With a new video being released this week I invited him to join me in the studio and a more down to earth guy you cannot imagine. Find out what’s important to him and why he’s so happy to please his audience. You will also discover that Reggaeton, Hip-Hop and Rap can be positive happy genres! Sun, 10 Oct 2021 22:00:00 +0000 MY LIFE, MY MUSIC - CHALLE SALLE If you are interested in a really holistic approach to education, then my guest in this show is a breath of fresh air. How to engage our children in learning and growing at school is what John Marshall Newton is all about. He comes from America and brings a broad world-wide experience to Slovenia as the Director of the Ljubljana International School. 174806256 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2405 clean If you are interested in a really holistic approach to education, then my guest in this show is a breath of fresh air. How to engage our children in learning and growing at school is what John Marshall Newton is all about. He comes from America and brings a broad world-wide experience to Slovenia as the Director of the Ljubljana International School. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 15:00:00 +0000 John Marshall Newton Over a period of a few months, art historian Kanika Gupta has been an activist-in-residence at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum. She is here to continue her work cataloguing artifacts and images that were originally brought to the museum by Slovenes in the early 1900s. This collaboration with the Museum’s Indian collection started back in 2018. Her residency also includes an authorial artistic performance as well as a documentary film. The music Kanika chose to accompany our conversation spans a broad area of Indian music from traditional to folk as well as modern styles and film themes. 174799023 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1747 clean Over a period of a few months, art historian Kanika Gupta has been an activist-in-residence at the Slovene Ethnographic Museum. She is here to continue her work cataloguing artifacts and images that were originally brought to the museum by Slovenes in the early 1900s. This collaboration with the Museum’s Indian collection started back in 2018. Her residency also includes an authorial artistic performance as well as a documentary film. The music Kanika chose to accompany our conversation spans a broad area of Indian music from traditional to folk as well as modern styles and film themes. Thu, 19 Aug 2021 07:00:00 +0000 Kanika Gupta Nastja Bremec Rynia began her career in ballet and modern dance when she was just six years old. Michal Rynia began his career as a hip hop dancer in Poland becoming Polish National Champion several times and five times has held the title of World-Champion Hip-Hop dancer. They met at the CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy in The Netherlands. Today they run a Dance studio in Nova Gorica and travel around the world to work with modern dance performances as well as teaching dance in their studio at home. 174792252 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1669 clean Nastja Bremec Rynia began her career in ballet and modern dance when she was just six years old. Michal Rynia began his career as a hip hop dancer in Poland becoming Polish National Champion several times and five times has held the title of World-Champion Hip-Hop dancer. They met at the CODARTS – Rotterdam Dance Academy in The Netherlands. Today they run a Dance studio in Nova Gorica and travel around the world to work with modern dance performances as well as teaching dance in their studio at home. Sun, 01 Aug 2021 10:00:00 +0000 DANCE Edin Zubcˇevic´ is from Sarajevo. he has produced hundreds music and other events from chamber music concerts to big arena pop-rock shows and is the founder of Jazz Fest Sarajevo. Since 2018 he has also been the co-curator of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Slovenia alongside Bogdan Benigar. Last year the festival was on-line but this year it’s available to all with outside stages that are free to attend. I invited him to talk about the festival. 174792714 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2146 clean Edin Zubcˇevic´ is from Sarajevo. he has produced hundreds music and other events from chamber music concerts to big arena pop-rock shows and is the founder of Jazz Fest Sarajevo. Since 2018 he has also been the co-curator of the Ljubljana Jazz Festival in Slovenia alongside Bogdan Benigar. Last year the festival was on-line but this year it’s available to all with outside stages that are free to attend. I invited him to talk about the festival. Sun, 25 Jul 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Ljubljana Jazz Festival Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. 174784641 RTVSLO - Radio SI 3131 clean Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. Fri, 18 Jun 2021 12:45:00 +0000 ROOSTERS'S COCTAIL 10.06.2021 As we approach the summer and anyone with children maybe considering the next step after primary school I felt it would be useful and interesting to talk someone from a well respected secondary school. I was lucky to be able to discuss the topic with the Deputy Principal of Prva Gimnazija Maribor, Mrs Irena Smole. Some of her responses may surprise you but you will be assured that the schools have the best interest of your children at the heart of their work. 174777878 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1769 clean As we approach the summer and anyone with children maybe considering the next step after primary school I felt it would be useful and interesting to talk someone from a well respected secondary school. I was lucky to be able to discuss the topic with the Deputy Principal of Prva Gimnazija Maribor, Mrs Irena Smole. Some of her responses may surprise you but you will be assured that the schools have the best interest of your children at the heart of their work. Mon, 24 May 2021 06:00:00 +0000 Irena Smole Špela Pirnat was attracted to music from a very early age and chose violin, soon moving onto viola, an instrument that she plays to this day. She may be a classical musician but that doesn’t stop her working with other musicians in rock or popular Slovene songs and much more. Her band co-operations include MojcArt, the No Borders Trio and for the last 7 years has worked with her dear friend and pianist Tadej Horvat. Śpela is also the founder and director of ArSensei mentoring and offering music masterclasses. 174776665 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1561 clean Špela Pirnat was attracted to music from a very early age and chose violin, soon moving onto viola, an instrument that she plays to this day. She may be a classical musician but that doesn’t stop her working with other musicians in rock or popular Slovene songs and much more. Her band co-operations include MojcArt, the No Borders Trio and for the last 7 years has worked with her dear friend and pianist Tadej Horvat. Śpela is also the founder and director of ArSensei mentoring and offering music masterclasses. Wed, 19 May 2021 07:30:00 +0000 Špela Pirnat This week I am honoured to have two guests in the studio. Her Excellency Natalie Kauther and His Excellency Adrian Pollmann have come to Slovenia with their three children to make Slovenia their home for the next four years. They are taking their ambassador role in turns whilst the other partner looks after the family. They have already fallen for this country and look forward to more freedom to properly meet its people. Some great rock music accompanies this fascinating conversation. 174773332 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1889 clean This week I am honoured to have two guests in the studio. Her Excellency Natalie Kauther and His Excellency Adrian Pollmann have come to Slovenia with their three children to make Slovenia their home for the next four years. They are taking their ambassador role in turns whilst the other partner looks after the family. They have already fallen for this country and look forward to more freedom to properly meet its people. Some great rock music accompanies this fascinating conversation. Wed, 05 May 2021 11:20:00 +0000 GERMAN AMBASSADORS Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. 174768433 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1711 clean Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. Wed, 14 Apr 2021 11:30:00 +0000 JURE NIERDORFER This week the story is a family one. Boštjan Kozole studied economics and his father is a farmer but together they are the amazingly successful company Evrosad. A major apple exporter to Europe including the UK Boštjan is also a very keen sportsman, in particular handball. This is a story of highs and lows but of great family cooperation and considerable strengths and music plays an important role too. 174764259 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1538 clean This week the story is a family one. Boštjan Kozole studied economics and his father is a farmer but together they are the amazingly successful company Evrosad. A major apple exporter to Europe including the UK Boštjan is also a very keen sportsman, in particular handball. This is a story of highs and lows but of great family cooperation and considerable strengths and music plays an important role too. Sun, 04 Apr 2021 10:00:00 +0000 Boštjan Kozole The Covid restrictions have been a real issue for entertainment and the world of music. If you want to release new music you certainly cannot have a party to celebrate it. In spite of this the rock band Strain from Gornja Radgona decided to go ahead anyway and do the whole thing themselves. They recorded at a friend’s studio and then didn’t just make the material available on-line but produced an EP version with 4 tracks issued on a USB key. Their sound is great so I invited them to talk about the process and how they go about composing the music they certainly love. There are several other bands they wanted to introduce to our listeners too. 174760479 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2242 clean The Covid restrictions have been a real issue for entertainment and the world of music. If you want to release new music you certainly cannot have a party to celebrate it. In spite of this the rock band Strain from Gornja Radgona decided to go ahead anyway and do the whole thing themselves. They recorded at a friend’s studio and then didn’t just make the material available on-line but produced an EP version with 4 tracks issued on a USB key. Their sound is great so I invited them to talk about the process and how they go about composing the music they certainly love. There are several other bands they wanted to introduce to our listeners too. Sun, 21 Mar 2021 11:00:00 +0000 Strain The Help Tribute Band managed 100 shows in 2019 and they have still been entertaining us throughout the Covid restrictions so I thought it would be great to speak with Ernie Mendillo the force behind the band and its Paul McCartney. It's a great story with experiences of early bands in the USA and music being the prime mover throughout his life. There's also some great music in this show as well as the first ever broadcast of a very personal track, the only one the band have ever written and recorded. 174759015 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2341 clean The Help Tribute Band managed 100 shows in 2019 and they have still been entertaining us throughout the Covid restrictions so I thought it would be great to speak with Ernie Mendillo the force behind the band and its Paul McCartney. It's a great story with experiences of early bands in the USA and music being the prime mover throughout his life. There's also some great music in this show as well as the first ever broadcast of a very personal track, the only one the band have ever written and recorded. Sun, 07 Mar 2021 17:40:00 +0000 ERNIE MENDILLO Many people will remember Maja Keuc from Eurovision 2011 but now there is a new girl in town recording under the name of "Amaja". With many new experiences from voice training in the Netherlands to working and recording in Sweden Amaja is currently here in Slovenia with some new tracks starting her journey into the world of soul. Some great stories and a very personal view of working in the music industry this conversation is really interesting! 174755589 RTVSLO - Radio SI 3199 clean Many people will remember Maja Keuc from Eurovision 2011 but now there is a new girl in town recording under the name of "Amaja". With many new experiences from voice training in the Netherlands to working and recording in Sweden Amaja is currently here in Slovenia with some new tracks starting her journey into the world of soul. Some great stories and a very personal view of working in the music industry this conversation is really interesting! Sun, 21 Feb 2021 19:00:00 +0000 Amaya The Polish Ambassador to Slovenia His Excellency Krzvsztof Olendski has been here since April 2020 so it's certainly time to hear what he has to say about Slovenia. He has had considerable experience, from the Holy See to being in Tunisia at the very start of the Arab Spring and he speaks of many concerning occasions as well as other inspirational ones. The music is a great cross-section of Polish and other personal favourites. 174749566 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1745 clean The Polish Ambassador to Slovenia His Excellency Krzvsztof Olendski has been here since April 2020 so it's certainly time to hear what he has to say about Slovenia. He has had considerable experience, from the Holy See to being in Tunisia at the very start of the Arab Spring and he speaks of many concerning occasions as well as other inspirational ones. The music is a great cross-section of Polish and other personal favourites. Sun, 31 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000 The Polish Ambassador to Slovenia "His Excellency Krzvsztof Olendski" Data released last month showed that over the past 5 years the death rate due to road traffic accidents involving drivers between 18 and 24 has reduced by 60%. Much of this must be due to the work of the initiative "Heroes drive in Pyjamas" organised though the encouraging work of Zavod Vozim. This conversation is with the director, David Razboršek. 174746921 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1814 clean Data released last month showed that over the past 5 years the death rate due to road traffic accidents involving drivers between 18 and 24 has reduced by 60%. Much of this must be due to the work of the initiative "Heroes drive in Pyjamas" organised though the encouraging work of Zavod Vozim. This conversation is with the director, David Razboršek. Sun, 17 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000 David Razboršek What do you know about the Pan-Europa Movement? It is the oldest European unification movement and will be 100 years old next year. The recently re-elected president of the Slovene Pan European Movement is Dr Lars Gaiser. Dr. Gaiser is one of a new generation of politicians and businessmen with top education, knowledge and international experience. Educated at world-renowned universities and with international work experience in politics and economics mean he is among a small number of geopolitical analysts with an excellent who can offer a real insight into world political events. 174743749 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1939 clean What do you know about the Pan-Europa Movement? It is the oldest European unification movement and will be 100 years old next year. The recently re-elected president of the Slovene Pan European Movement is Dr Lars Gaiser. Dr. Gaiser is one of a new generation of politicians and businessmen with top education, knowledge and international experience. Educated at world-renowned universities and with international work experience in politics and economics mean he is among a small number of geopolitical analysts with an excellent who can offer a real insight into world political events. Sun, 10 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000 Dr. Laris Gaiser Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. 174743750 RTVSLO – Prvi 3506 clean Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. Sun, 03 Jan 2021 11:00:00 +0000 Dr. Laris Gaiser When I wondered about who should be the guest for the start of the Christmas week I thought about people I’d worked with and with whom I could find out more and have some fun. Saša Krajnc was in my mind straight away. He was always fun to be with when he worked at RTV Maribor and his teaching role as a dance leader is fascinating too. Known by many for his current role on RTV News I’m sure you will find this conversation very interesting. Some lovely music too! 174740104 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1693 clean When I wondered about who should be the guest for the start of the Christmas week I thought about people I’d worked with and with whom I could find out more and have some fun. Saša Krajnc was in my mind straight away. He was always fun to be with when he worked at RTV Maribor and his teaching role as a dance leader is fascinating too. Known by many for his current role on RTV News I’m sure you will find this conversation very interesting. Some lovely music too! Sun, 27 Dec 2020 11:00:00 +0000 SAŠA KRAJNC My first interview with Samo Šalamon was nearly eight years ago and since that time Samo has offered his music to audiences across too many countries to mention, as well as a load of albums and he was already cited as one of the greats back then. Never a person to lose an opportunity, the period of restricted travel we have all been subjected to was a chance for Samo to complete something he had been thinking about for a while. Just a simple idea, you ask 35 top international guitarists to add whatever they wish to 35 compositions Samo has already recorded an outline of. Result 3 new albums with one already released and the others coming over the next few months. Three of the tracks are included in this show along with 5 other great performers. The album series is entitled “Almost Alone”. 174737395 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2550 clean My first interview with Samo Šalamon was nearly eight years ago and since that time Samo has offered his music to audiences across too many countries to mention, as well as a load of albums and he was already cited as one of the greats back then. Never a person to lose an opportunity, the period of restricted travel we have all been subjected to was a chance for Samo to complete something he had been thinking about for a while. Just a simple idea, you ask 35 top international guitarists to add whatever they wish to 35 compositions Samo has already recorded an outline of. Result 3 new albums with one already released and the others coming over the next few months. Three of the tracks are included in this show along with 5 other great performers. The album series is entitled “Almost Alone”. Sun, 13 Dec 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Samo Šalmon Last week the show featured the stage world of musicals and there are some musical tracks again here as my guest is singer, director and musician Anja Strajnar. She has a very broad experience having performed in musicals, solo vocal shows as well as with her own band, Akordika, and other bands and performers and even dubbing Disney animated films. Besides performing, her partner and their family are an important part of her life and they like to spend time together and travel and experience other cultures. To record the show and remain safe and distanced, we recorded the show in her private studio in Ljubljana. 174735706 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1882 clean Last week the show featured the stage world of musicals and there are some musical tracks again here as my guest is singer, director and musician Anja Strajnar. She has a very broad experience having performed in musicals, solo vocal shows as well as with her own band, Akordika, and other bands and performers and even dubbing Disney animated films. Besides performing, her partner and their family are an important part of her life and they like to spend time together and travel and experience other cultures. To record the show and remain safe and distanced, we recorded the show in her private studio in Ljubljana. Sun, 29 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Anja Strajnar Most of us like a musical but where do we see a really professional show except in the main cities and maybe not even in Slovenia. Nejc Lisjak has been organising, directing and acting in professional shows in the small conurbation of Radomlje for more than 5 years and, as a result, his audiences come from far and wide, even from outside Slovenia. We recorded this conversation at the very hall in question where surprising flexible facilities are available to enable the real experience of a live musical. When the current restrictions allow, you must keep an eye on - Pepelka – muzikal on Facebook 174730386 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1761 clean Most of us like a musical but where do we see a really professional show except in the main cities and maybe not even in Slovenia. Nejc Lisjak has been organising, directing and acting in professional shows in the small conurbation of Radomlje for more than 5 years and, as a result, his audiences come from far and wide, even from outside Slovenia. We recorded this conversation at the very hall in question where surprising flexible facilities are available to enable the real experience of a live musical. When the current restrictions allow, you must keep an eye on - Pepelka – muzikal on Facebook Sun, 15 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Nejc Lisjak When I discovered that Slovenia had spent a very large amount of money to become part of a super computer network in Europe I felt it would be interesting to make a programme around this new venture. The new Peta-scale computer, named after the Slovenian mathematician Jure Vega, will come into operation in March 2011 and it will be a joint operation between the Euro HPC and the Institute of Information Science of the University of Maribor, where the director is Dr Aleš Bošnjak. We spoke about this computer and computing technology in general and I also discovered that Aleš is a keen pianist, coming from a very musical family. 174727268 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1486 clean When I discovered that Slovenia had spent a very large amount of money to become part of a super computer network in Europe I felt it would be interesting to make a programme around this new venture. The new Peta-scale computer, named after the Slovenian mathematician Jure Vega, will come into operation in March 2011 and it will be a joint operation between the Euro HPC and the Institute of Information Science of the University of Maribor, where the director is Dr Aleš Bošnjak. We spoke about this computer and computing technology in general and I also discovered that Aleš is a keen pianist, coming from a very musical family. Sun, 01 Nov 2020 11:00:00 +0000 Dr. Aleš Bošnjak Sit back and relax, this week I talk to yoga teacher Patricija Roj but not only about yoga it’s also about her music. Patricija sings herself so we enlisted the help of musician Igor Bezget and recorded three of the tracks during the making of the show. Dim the lights and join us on her journey. 174723810 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1808 clean Sit back and relax, this week I talk to yoga teacher Patricija Roj but not only about yoga it’s also about her music. Patricija sings herself so we enlisted the help of musician Igor Bezget and recorded three of the tracks during the making of the show. Dim the lights and join us on her journey. Sun, 11 Oct 2020 10:00:00 +0000 MY LIFE MY MUSIC - PATRICIJA ROJ 11 10 PODCAST Spela Logar had a dream from primary school days to travel to the UK and study English. Having completed secondary schooling, she started to study Slovene but felt her heart wasn’t in it so she found herself an au-pair job in the suburbs of London. 6 months turned into a year as she was accepted for an English course at West Herts College. She has never questioned this good fortune having also spent time studying in Scotland she is now happily back in Slovenia teaching. Her choices of music also follow her journey so there is much variation in this inspirational story. 174717272 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1839 clean Spela Logar had a dream from primary school days to travel to the UK and study English. Having completed secondary schooling, she started to study Slovene but felt her heart wasn’t in it so she found herself an au-pair job in the suburbs of London. 6 months turned into a year as she was accepted for an English course at West Herts College. She has never questioned this good fortune having also spent time studying in Scotland she is now happily back in Slovenia teaching. Her choices of music also follow her journey so there is much variation in this inspirational story. Sun, 13 Sep 2020 10:00:00 +0000 Špela Logar Barbra Drnač loves dance, she moves with elegance and comes to our conversation with a smile and nothing but positive thoughts. Her professional life is certainly focused on dance and has been visible for many years in her dance TV show and many other appearances. In 2014 she became an ambassador of the Europa Donna association, yet her life is clearly as a leader, a dance expert and being a great supporter of her daughter Tereza Poljanič and her own remarkable achievements. Not surprisingly the music she chooses to accompany our conversation is lively and is easy to dance to. 174714359 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1715 clean Barbra Drnač loves dance, she moves with elegance and comes to our conversation with a smile and nothing but positive thoughts. Her professional life is certainly focused on dance and has been visible for many years in her dance TV show and many other appearances. In 2014 she became an ambassador of the Europa Donna association, yet her life is clearly as a leader, a dance expert and being a great supporter of her daughter Tereza Poljanič and her own remarkable achievements. Not surprisingly the music she chooses to accompany our conversation is lively and is easy to dance to. Sun, 30 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0000 Barbara Drnač Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. 174713079 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1445 clean Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. Fri, 21 Aug 2020 12:54:34 +0000 SOPHIE HONEY This week the show was recorded in RTV radio studios in Ljubljana as I invited the Director of the Slovene National Biological Institution, Dr Matjaz Kuntner to talk about the importance of the work carried out there. Of course, as ever, the conversation takes many turns as we visit the worlds’ ecology, many areas of research, a personal lifetime fascination of Matjaz, spiders and their role in structural engineering as well as a great range of music that fits well into an RSi playlist. A really interesting and personal show not to be missed! 174709303 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1560 clean This week the show was recorded in RTV radio studios in Ljubljana as I invited the Director of the Slovene National Biological Institution, Dr Matjaz Kuntner to talk about the importance of the work carried out there. Of course, as ever, the conversation takes many turns as we visit the worlds’ ecology, many areas of research, a personal lifetime fascination of Matjaz, spiders and their role in structural engineering as well as a great range of music that fits well into an RSi playlist. A really interesting and personal show not to be missed! Sun, 02 Aug 2020 10:00:00 +0000 Dr Matjaž Kuntner Boris Simončič is the Director of the Mirje Medical Centre in Ljubljana. He is a doctor of dental medicine, but he and a team of practitioners and researchers are also pioneering stem cell therapies in oral indications as well as other clinical areas. Of course, this means regenerative medicine and I want to know where this might lead us all. As well as his remarkable professional work he is a gently spoken humanist caring deeply about his patients and our futures. In this conversation I further discovered quite a rocker so there is great music here! 174707667 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1759 clean Boris Simončič is the Director of the Mirje Medical Centre in Ljubljana. He is a doctor of dental medicine, but he and a team of practitioners and researchers are also pioneering stem cell therapies in oral indications as well as other clinical areas. Of course, this means regenerative medicine and I want to know where this might lead us all. As well as his remarkable professional work he is a gently spoken humanist caring deeply about his patients and our futures. In this conversation I further discovered quite a rocker so there is great music here! Tue, 21 Jul 2020 22:00:00 +0000 Boris Simončič From a visitor point of view in past years Maribor has always seemed to be a place where people come for a day or two as part of a tour around Slovenia. More recently there has been a significant effort to make the city and its surroundings a real tourist destination with so much to enjoy that staying for a whole holiday is required! Doris Urbančič Windisch has been in the field of tourism for most of her working life and Maribor is a destination she is proud of. As Director of the Maribor and Pohorje Tourist Board I invited her to talk of her love for the region and what visitors from home and abroad have been missing. 174704867 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1469 clean From a visitor point of view in past years Maribor has always seemed to be a place where people come for a day or two as part of a tour around Slovenia. More recently there has been a significant effort to make the city and its surroundings a real tourist destination with so much to enjoy that staying for a whole holiday is required! Doris Urbančič Windisch has been in the field of tourism for most of her working life and Maribor is a destination she is proud of. As Director of the Maribor and Pohorje Tourist Board I invited her to talk of her love for the region and what visitors from home and abroad have been missing. Tue, 07 Jul 2020 10:00:00 +0000 Doris Urbančič Windisch When you go to a show and have a really great time do the people who made it happen behind the scenes cross your mind? Well when it comes to the sound my guest in this show certainly deserves the applause. Gaber Lesjak is the live sound engineer for Narodni Dom in Maribor and not only does he love his job he has many tales to tell. 174698859 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1807 clean When you go to a show and have a really great time do the people who made it happen behind the scenes cross your mind? Well when it comes to the sound my guest in this show certainly deserves the applause. Gaber Lesjak is the live sound engineer for Narodni Dom in Maribor and not only does he love his job he has many tales to tell. Mon, 08 Jun 2020 12:35:16 +0000 Gaber Lesjak When I saw Igor Bezget making daily appearances with presentations and music on Facebook I was interested to talk to him about the idea, which we did, socially distanced, in the woods! Igor has been on My Life My Music before but that was many years ago and since our first conversation he has travelled the world and recorded so many fascinating artists I wanted to hear more. This programme tells some of that story, initially about Facebook but mostly his musical journey of discovery of the world’s fascinating rhythms! All nine music tracks were made by Igor, many edited at airports where he had time to be productive. The music is performed, not just by Igor, but hundreds of amazing musicians from the US, Africa, India and even Slovenia! 174698804 RTVSLO - Radio SI 6002 clean When I saw Igor Bezget making daily appearances with presentations and music on Facebook I was interested to talk to him about the idea, which we did, socially distanced, in the woods! Igor has been on My Life My Music before but that was many years ago and since our first conversation he has travelled the world and recorded so many fascinating artists I wanted to hear more. This programme tells some of that story, initially about Facebook but mostly his musical journey of discovery of the world’s fascinating rhythms! All nine music tracks were made by Igor, many edited at airports where he had time to be productive. The music is performed, not just by Igor, but hundreds of amazing musicians from the US, Africa, India and even Slovenia! Mon, 01 Jun 2020 09:06:44 +0000 Igor Bezget After many years in the business of restoring properties for her clients Jade Van Baaren has gained a lot of knowledge in the field of interior design. She also enjoys the challenge of finding out who the client is and what they are really looking for in their new home. After 14 years in Slovenia Jade seems pretty commited to staying here with her husband and bring up their 2 children in this very pleasant land. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/04/23/JADEVONBAAREN1842653.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1692 clean After many years in the business of restoring properties for her clients Jade Van Baaren has gained a lot of knowledge in the field of interior design. She also enjoys the challenge of finding out who the client is and what they are really looking for in their new home. After 14 years in Slovenia Jade seems pretty commited to staying here with her husband and bring up their 2 children in this very pleasant land. Sun, 26 Apr 2020 10:00:00 +0000 JADE VON BAAREN Dr Stephen Minger is one of the pioneering researchers in human stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He is one of the founders of a company, providing expert analysis in emerging healthcare and is involved in gene/cell-based therapies, human tissue fabrication, implementation of robotics/synthetic intelligence, machine-brain interfaces, and stem cell technologies and more. When I met him, I was fascinated by his direct approach and an amazing ability to explain the highly complex in a completely understandable way. Now, in the middle of a worrying period of the whole world trying to resolve the issues of Covid 19, who could be a more appropriate guest. He’s really into the world of rock too! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/04/15/Dr.StephenMinger1838765.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2002 clean Dr Stephen Minger is one of the pioneering researchers in human stem cell biology and regenerative medicine. He is one of the founders of a company, providing expert analysis in emerging healthcare and is involved in gene/cell-based therapies, human tissue fabrication, implementation of robotics/synthetic intelligence, machine-brain interfaces, and stem cell technologies and more. When I met him, I was fascinated by his direct approach and an amazing ability to explain the highly complex in a completely understandable way. Now, in the middle of a worrying period of the whole world trying to resolve the issues of Covid 19, who could be a more appropriate guest. He’s really into the world of rock too! Wed, 15 Apr 2020 06:00:00 +0000 Dr. Stephen Minger Supporting Act first came to my notice on social media and having listened I wanted to talk to them about their music. I’m a fan of great quality rock of all types and when I heard the track, “When The World Comes Around” I was surprised that such quality existed in a local band and I’d not heard them on the radio. This show explores their past and how they see their music. It also includes a lot of great musicians that are their inspirations! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive01/2020/03/02/SupportingAct1818148.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1528 clean Supporting Act first came to my notice on social media and having listened I wanted to talk to them about their music. I’m a fan of great quality rock of all types and when I heard the track, “When The World Comes Around” I was surprised that such quality existed in a local band and I’d not heard them on the radio. This show explores their past and how they see their music. It also includes a lot of great musicians that are their inspirations! Mon, 02 Mar 2020 07:00:00 +0000 Supporting Act Miha Murn is an artist, he likes to paint and, of course he wants to make a living out of art. This he does with some serious success as he came up with the idea of combining art with business, any business. He runs an agency that connects businesses to his very large and ever-growing list of artists who only too happy for their works to be displayed in public places, in company offices in car parks and even toilets. In under 5 years he now has agency offices in Ljubljana, Prague, Hong Kong and recently opened in London. Find out more details by listening here! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2020/02/13/MIHAMURN1811409.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1525 clean Miha Murn is an artist, he likes to paint and, of course he wants to make a living out of art. This he does with some serious success as he came up with the idea of combining art with business, any business. He runs an agency that connects businesses to his very large and ever-growing list of artists who only too happy for their works to be displayed in public places, in company offices in car parks and even toilets. In under 5 years he now has agency offices in Ljubljana, Prague, Hong Kong and recently opened in London. Find out more details by listening here! Sun, 16 Feb 2020 11:00:00 +0000 MIHA MURN Mateja Hannah Hočevar is a journalist, author, chairs interviews in Ljubljana Library and also likes to travel, in a way that means she really meets new people and societies! Her husband is from the Netherlands so between them they have many experiences to draw on. There was much to discuss and discover in this fascinating conversation. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/18/MATEJAHOCEVAR1769748.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1627 clean Mateja Hannah Hočevar is a journalist, author, chairs interviews in Ljubljana Library and also likes to travel, in a way that means she really meets new people and societies! Her husband is from the Netherlands so between them they have many experiences to draw on. There was much to discuss and discover in this fascinating conversation. Sun, 24 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0000 MATEJA HOCEVAR Roger Cox comes from Rabun Gap School, Georgia in America where he coaches, amongst other sports, basketball. His school has a Presbytarian history and the teaching still has a very holistic approach based on its religious background. Students may be pushed but always in a caring and encouraging way. It was very interesting to talk with Roger and in many ways I felt not all education has such a positive and practical approach. Jaka Oberlast, from Maribor, is a student there and in some years it would be great to talk to him too to see what thoughts and skills he brings home to Slovenia. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/06/RogerCox1764592.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1778 clean Roger Cox comes from Rabun Gap School, Georgia in America where he coaches, amongst other sports, basketball. His school has a Presbytarian history and the teaching still has a very holistic approach based on its religious background. Students may be pushed but always in a caring and encouraging way. It was very interesting to talk with Roger and in many ways I felt not all education has such a positive and practical approach. Jaka Oberlast, from Maribor, is a student there and in some years it would be great to talk to him too to see what thoughts and skills he brings home to Slovenia. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Roger Cox Roger Cox comes from Rabun Gap School, Georgia in America where he coaches, amongst other sports, basketball. His school has a Presbytarian history and the teaching still has a very holistic approach based on its religious background. Students may be pushed but always in a caring and encouraging way. It was very interesting to talk with Roger and in many ways I felt not all education has such a positive and practical approach. Jaka Oberlast, from Maribor, is a student there and in some years it would be great to talk to him too to see what thoughts and skills he brings home to Slovenia. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/11/06/RogerCox1764592_1.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1778 clean Roger Cox comes from Rabun Gap School, Georgia in America where he coaches, amongst other sports, basketball. His school has a Presbytarian history and the teaching still has a very holistic approach based on its religious background. Students may be pushed but always in a caring and encouraging way. It was very interesting to talk with Roger and in many ways I felt not all education has such a positive and practical approach. Jaka Oberlast, from Maribor, is a student there and in some years it would be great to talk to him too to see what thoughts and skills he brings home to Slovenia. Sun, 10 Nov 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Roger Cox This week my guest takes us on a very personal journey. When Vlasta Veselko discovered tango, there was just one place to go, Argentina, where she could learn every aspect of the life of this dance from its origins. Her story is very intimate and her love of this dance and the personal experiences it offers are captivating. It’s not a surprise that the music that accompanies this conversation features many versions of the dance, tango. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/24/VlastaVeselko1758905.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1811 clean This week my guest takes us on a very personal journey. When Vlasta Veselko discovered tango, there was just one place to go, Argentina, where she could learn every aspect of the life of this dance from its origins. Her story is very intimate and her love of this dance and the personal experiences it offers are captivating. It’s not a surprise that the music that accompanies this conversation features many versions of the dance, tango. Sun, 27 Oct 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Vlasta Veselko It seems from my conversation with her that Anja Golob lives with words. By that I mean that for her the art of writing is the way in which she can express not simply a meaning or a fact but layers of emotion and life that maybe some have lost touch with. We speak about the way she hears music as well as plays and writing and I discover a little of myself that maybe I had lost touch with. All too easy to do in this world of interconnections that are so impersonal and often frivolous or even false. I hope you too can identify with this special lady through the show, it has some great music and lots of funny bits too!. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/10/18/AnjaGolob1756208.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1858 clean It seems from my conversation with her that Anja Golob lives with words. By that I mean that for her the art of writing is the way in which she can express not simply a meaning or a fact but layers of emotion and life that maybe some have lost touch with. We speak about the way she hears music as well as plays and writing and I discover a little of myself that maybe I had lost touch with. All too easy to do in this world of interconnections that are so impersonal and often frivolous or even false. I hope you too can identify with this special lady through the show, it has some great music and lots of funny bits too!. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 13:30:00 +0000 Anja Golob When Hai Ottenheim decided to move to Slovenia with his partner he cannot have known exactly what the future would hold. In fact his strong personal beliefs and experiences have made him a very open person and as such a fascinating man to talk to. His love and broad knowledge of music and what it means to him makes this a very personal story and the music spans many years and genres. He has grown to love what Slovenia has to offer and now acts as quite the ambassador as he shows the country’s beauty to its visitors. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/26/HaiOttenheim1746365.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1593 clean When Hai Ottenheim decided to move to Slovenia with his partner he cannot have known exactly what the future would hold. In fact his strong personal beliefs and experiences have made him a very open person and as such a fascinating man to talk to. His love and broad knowledge of music and what it means to him makes this a very personal story and the music spans many years and genres. He has grown to love what Slovenia has to offer and now acts as quite the ambassador as he shows the country’s beauty to its visitors. Sun, 29 Sep 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Hai Ottenheim Don Menza was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where he began playing tenor, saxophone when he was 13. He worked with so many artists, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones as well as Louie Bellson, and many more, he composed "Groovin' Hard" and "Time Check" and his son Nick Menza was drummer for the heavy metal band Megadeth. This year Don reached the amazingly active age of 83. When I heard he was appearing at CID in Ptui I had to go along! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/12/DONMENZA1740447.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 596 clean Don Menza was born and raised in Buffalo, New York, where he began playing tenor, saxophone when he was 13. He worked with so many artists, the Maynard Ferguson Orchestra, Stan Kenton, Buddy Rich, Elvin Jones as well as Louie Bellson, and many more, he composed "Groovin' Hard" and "Time Check" and his son Nick Menza was drummer for the heavy metal band Megadeth. This year Don reached the amazingly active age of 83. When I heard he was appearing at CID in Ptui I had to go along! Sun, 15 Sep 2019 09:00:00 +0000 DON MENZA There is no doubt in most people’s minds that we need to take care of the ecology around us, but what should we be doing? Of course, we all think about using fossil fuels, plastic waste and carbon emissions but can we really do enough? Maria Lucia Cruz Correia is an artist come from Portugal, is married to a Slovene artist and they both live in Belgium. She has been coming to Slovenia for some years, in particular to Bunker to bring people together and not simply listen but become involved in her presentations which are totally about caring for the planet and the people and animals who inhabit it. I caught up with her at the Bunker offices and found out what this all means! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/09/02/MariaLucia1736142.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1719 clean There is no doubt in most people’s minds that we need to take care of the ecology around us, but what should we be doing? Of course, we all think about using fossil fuels, plastic waste and carbon emissions but can we really do enough? Maria Lucia Cruz Correia is an artist come from Portugal, is married to a Slovene artist and they both live in Belgium. She has been coming to Slovenia for some years, in particular to Bunker to bring people together and not simply listen but become involved in her presentations which are totally about caring for the planet and the people and animals who inhabit it. I caught up with her at the Bunker offices and found out what this all means! Mon, 02 Sep 2019 07:00:00 +0000 Maria Lucia The RORC Fastnet race is one of the most challenging yacht races as it covers a mix of waters from the Solent in the South of England via Land’s End into the Atlantic to the Fastnet rock off the southern tip of Ireland and back around the Scillies to Plymouth for the finish, a total of more than 600 nautical miles. I had the good fortune to talk with one of the most experienced skippers of a two-handed boat (many have 12 or more) Ajeto with Dutchman Robin Verhoef and John Van Dr Starre. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/08/09/Fastnet1728068.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1123 clean The RORC Fastnet race is one of the most challenging yacht races as it covers a mix of waters from the Solent in the South of England via Land’s End into the Atlantic to the Fastnet rock off the southern tip of Ireland and back around the Scillies to Plymouth for the finish, a total of more than 600 nautical miles. I had the good fortune to talk with one of the most experienced skippers of a two-handed boat (many have 12 or more) Ajeto with Dutchman Robin Verhoef and John Van Dr Starre. Sun, 11 Aug 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Fastnet Wanting to fly gliders may have been the start of it all but ending up as a US marine in Afghanistan as a woman cannot be somewhere every girl sees their future. It’s what Anja Brumec managed and she looks back at most of it as an amazing life lesson. This lady simply gives, right now she spends a lot of her time helping people know just how their dogs should be trained to be well behaved and a real part of the family. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/07/22/AnjaBrumec1720313.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1552 clean Wanting to fly gliders may have been the start of it all but ending up as a US marine in Afghanistan as a woman cannot be somewhere every girl sees their future. It’s what Anja Brumec managed and she looks back at most of it as an amazing life lesson. This lady simply gives, right now she spends a lot of her time helping people know just how their dogs should be trained to be well behaved and a real part of the family. Sun, 21 Jul 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Anja Brumec The Eurovision Song Contest brought much new music to our screens but for all of us in Slovenia there was one special entry, the winning entry from Slovenia, Zala and Gasper and their song Sebi. Their haunting music is really something special so I asked them to join me in making a show to explain what is behind their music and tell us something of entering this annual European event. We met in Maribor Park on a pleasant sunny day. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/06/26/ZalaGasper1710894.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1553 clean The Eurovision Song Contest brought much new music to our screens but for all of us in Slovenia there was one special entry, the winning entry from Slovenia, Zala and Gasper and their song Sebi. Their haunting music is really something special so I asked them to join me in making a show to explain what is behind their music and tell us something of entering this annual European event. We met in Maribor Park on a pleasant sunny day. Wed, 26 Jun 2019 06:15:00 +0000 ZalaGasper If you are a fan of jazz songs and other similar styles then singer and musician Peter Savizon is a voice you have to hear. His heroes are many, like Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and so many more, and his voice is up there with these greats too. Whilst here in Slovenia he has gained great respect for the many musicians, jazz groups and big bands around the country. He has, of course, fallen in love not just with the people but the amazing countryside and it's diverse landscape and with his partner enjoys taking his two young children on adventures of discovery here. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/06/07/PeterSavizon1703596.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1652 clean If you are a fan of jazz songs and other similar styles then singer and musician Peter Savizon is a voice you have to hear. His heroes are many, like Nat King Cole, Donny Hathaway, Stevie Wonder and so many more, and his voice is up there with these greats too. Whilst here in Slovenia he has gained great respect for the many musicians, jazz groups and big bands around the country. He has, of course, fallen in love not just with the people but the amazing countryside and it's diverse landscape and with his partner enjoys taking his two young children on adventures of discovery here. Sun, 09 Jun 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Peter Savizon If you are a lover of early Jugoslavia rock, reggae and more then you will at least have already heard the work of this week's guest. Borut Berden has been interested in sound from a very early age, it led him to work with Radio Student, Studio Tivoli and today, Studio Ritem, which he has built from scratch. His experience is very broad from mixing gigs on the road to many different tasks in studio and now post-production and film dubbing. If you are of a technical mind there is plenty of detail here, if it's the music that you want there's a whole range of that to enjoy too. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/27/BorutBerden1698685.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1766 clean If you are a lover of early Jugoslavia rock, reggae and more then you will at least have already heard the work of this week's guest. Borut Berden has been interested in sound from a very early age, it led him to work with Radio Student, Studio Tivoli and today, Studio Ritem, which he has built from scratch. His experience is very broad from mixing gigs on the road to many different tasks in studio and now post-production and film dubbing. If you are of a technical mind there is plenty of detail here, if it's the music that you want there's a whole range of that to enjoy too. Mon, 27 May 2019 07:30:00 +0000 Borut Berden This week My Life My Music is rather different. A colleague, Tatjana Milovanovič, introduced me to a Polish student who is spending a year in Slovenia studying on an ERASMUS exchange. Turns out he also has a weekly radio show back home at his university so I not only invited him to be a guest but to take over much of the programme and introduce us to Polish rock music. The result is a beautiful insight into the relationship between historical politics and music. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/05/13/JonaszMazur1692582.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1072 clean This week My Life My Music is rather different. A colleague, Tatjana Milovanovič, introduced me to a Polish student who is spending a year in Slovenia studying on an ERASMUS exchange. Turns out he also has a weekly radio show back home at his university so I not only invited him to be a guest but to take over much of the programme and introduce us to Polish rock music. The result is a beautiful insight into the relationship between historical politics and music. Mon, 13 May 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Jonasz Mazur Dr Milivojevič is well-known in the field of psychoanalysis from his work with drug addicts and also in identifying how we communicate with each other. He has written many books and travels from his home in Serbia to other countries including here in Slovenia where he has recently been conducting workshops in transaction analysis. Maybe you will discover something about yourself. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/26/DrZoranMilivojevi1685718.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1493 clean Dr Milivojevič is well-known in the field of psychoanalysis from his work with drug addicts and also in identifying how we communicate with each other. He has written many books and travels from his home in Serbia to other countries including here in Slovenia where he has recently been conducting workshops in transaction analysis. Maybe you will discover something about yourself. Sun, 28 Apr 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Dr Zoran Milivojevič If you listen to RadioSi you will have heard my guest this week as she works with us and also with RTV television. But there is much more to discover with Veronika Žajdela, from acting to reporting from film festivals and jumping out of airplanes and looking after her three dogs and travelling to far flung places and ......just listen to the show! Great music too! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/12/Veronikaajdela1679692.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1780 clean If you listen to RadioSi you will have heard my guest this week as she works with us and also with RTV television. But there is much more to discover with Veronika Žajdela, from acting to reporting from film festivals and jumping out of airplanes and looking after her three dogs and travelling to far flung places and ......just listen to the show! Great music too! Sun, 14 Apr 2019 10:00:00 +0000 Veronika Žajdela Very happy that His Excellency Myles Geiran, the Irish Ambassador to Slovenia was willing to visit Radio Si at our studios in Maribor and to record this show with me. Of course we talked about diplomacy and some details of his vital job as well as the relationship between Slovenia and Ireland. He also brought some very typically Irish music along with his choices so there is much to learn and enjoy in this programme. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/04/01/IrishAmbassadortoSloveniaH.E.MylesGeiran1674662.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1809 clean Very happy that His Excellency Myles Geiran, the Irish Ambassador to Slovenia was willing to visit Radio Si at our studios in Maribor and to record this show with me. Of course we talked about diplomacy and some details of his vital job as well as the relationship between Slovenia and Ireland. He also brought some very typically Irish music along with his choices so there is much to learn and enjoy in this programme. Mon, 01 Apr 2019 07:00:00 +0000 Irish Ambassador to Slovenia H.E. Myles Geiran These days many parents have to consider just how to ensure their children's education is for the best even though their work takes them away from the UK. Jonathan Locke and his wife, along with their two children have faced this problem for 20 years as Jonathan's work took him to many countries around Europe. he has been in Slovenia for more than 2 years now so I invited him to the studio to discuss their solutions to living in so many places. He also has much to learn about Central and Eastern Europe. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/03/01/JONLOCKE1661305.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1449 clean These days many parents have to consider just how to ensure their children's education is for the best even though their work takes them away from the UK. Jonathan Locke and his wife, along with their two children have faced this problem for 20 years as Jonathan's work took him to many countries around Europe. he has been in Slovenia for more than 2 years now so I invited him to the studio to discuss their solutions to living in so many places. He also has much to learn about Central and Eastern Europe. Sun, 03 Mar 2019 11:00:00 +0000 JON LOCKE This week My Life, My Music reaches show 300. It's impossible to believe the privilege that I have been allowed in talking at some length to so many inspirational people from all walks of life here in Slovenia and many from other countries too. I have discovered much about the people of Slovenia and along the way about myself too. I can only say thank you for this amazing opportunity. But how to celebrate this in the show itself? I return to the very first programme and invite the very first guest to take over the show and talk with me, none other than Zoran Predin. See what I mean about privilege? I pick up the phone and he immediately says yes! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/02/14/ChrisWherry1655369.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1662 clean This week My Life, My Music reaches show 300. It's impossible to believe the privilege that I have been allowed in talking at some length to so many inspirational people from all walks of life here in Slovenia and many from other countries too. I have discovered much about the people of Slovenia and along the way about myself too. I can only say thank you for this amazing opportunity. But how to celebrate this in the show itself? I return to the very first programme and invite the very first guest to take over the show and talk with me, none other than Zoran Predin. See what I mean about privilege? I pick up the phone and he immediately says yes! Sun, 17 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Chris Wherry Sara Isakovic was very focused on being a winner in the water from a very early age. Just how much of her passion and determination came from her parents becomes clear when you hear the whole story. Having spent so much of her life achieving she now spends time inspiring others to reach their personal or business goals. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/01/31/SaraIsakovi1650119.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1775 clean Sara Isakovic was very focused on being a winner in the water from a very early age. Just how much of her passion and determination came from her parents becomes clear when you hear the whole story. Having spent so much of her life achieving she now spends time inspiring others to reach their personal or business goals. Sun, 03 Feb 2019 11:00:00 +0000 Sara Isakovič This week the show stays in-house and I talk to someone you hear a lot on Radio Si except normally he is not speaking English. Yes, it’s the moderator with the smooth voice, Ivo Kores, and there is much to discuss. He has had other roles at RTV, not just radio but the morning show on television as well. Having also worked at a commercial radio station we visit this area and, as you may have heard from the on-air promotions, he like to jump out of aeroplanes! Some great music choices too! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2019/01/21/IvoKores1645873.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1498 clean This week the show stays in-house and I talk to someone you hear a lot on Radio Si except normally he is not speaking English. Yes, it’s the moderator with the smooth voice, Ivo Kores, and there is much to discuss. He has had other roles at RTV, not just radio but the morning show on television as well. Having also worked at a commercial radio station we visit this area and, as you may have heard from the on-air promotions, he like to jump out of aeroplanes! Some great music choices too! Sun, 20 Jan 2019 23:00:00 +0000 Ivo Kores The whole presence of the moment, the listening to what is happening on the stage, imagination and understanding the text, these are just some of the basic characteristics of life as an actor according to Janez Škof. This year Janez was awarded the Borštnik Ring, something he says was because of his age but obviously he is proud of this achievement. Who better for a conversation just around the time of relaxing and both Christmas and New Year. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/21/Janezkof1635172.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1344 clean The whole presence of the moment, the listening to what is happening on the stage, imagination and understanding the text, these are just some of the basic characteristics of life as an actor according to Janez Škof. This year Janez was awarded the Borštnik Ring, something he says was because of his age but obviously he is proud of this achievement. Who better for a conversation just around the time of relaxing and both Christmas and New Year. Sun, 23 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Janez Škof The annual SEMPL conference, this year 20 years old, is always a place to lean more about the world of marketing as well as to discover amazing people from around the world who have a real insight into the technology of the future. Dean Donaldson is a great example of someone who inspires and informs in equal measures. Where is technology taking us and do we really need it? Is there anything to fear? We touch on some of these issues and he offers some great music tracks too. Be informed and don't miss this show! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/12/06/DeanDonaldson1629330.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1787 clean The annual SEMPL conference, this year 20 years old, is always a place to lean more about the world of marketing as well as to discover amazing people from around the world who have a real insight into the technology of the future. Dean Donaldson is a great example of someone who inspires and informs in equal measures. Where is technology taking us and do we really need it? Is there anything to fear? We touch on some of these issues and he offers some great music tracks too. Be informed and don't miss this show! Sun, 09 Dec 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Dean Donaldson When buying and roasting coffee beans is the family business it's not that surprising that a young member of the family decides that this knowledge is a good starting point to sell coffee as a drink. Gregor Blažič has done exactly that and this year has joined with Matija Krebs to open the specialist coffee bar Hikofi in Maribor. There are other skills in his life though and one is that he is a professional percussionist and has worked with many bands in Slovenia and outside. Of course this means you can expect some great music choices too. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive05/2018/11/27/GregorBlai1625077.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1628 clean When buying and roasting coffee beans is the family business it's not that surprising that a young member of the family decides that this knowledge is a good starting point to sell coffee as a drink. Gregor Blažič has done exactly that and this year has joined with Matija Krebs to open the specialist coffee bar Hikofi in Maribor. There are other skills in his life though and one is that he is a professional percussionist and has worked with many bands in Slovenia and outside. Of course this means you can expect some great music choices too. Tue, 27 Nov 2018 07:45:00 +0000 Gregor Blažič Noah Charney is an international best-selling author and professor of art history. He was born in Connecticut and studied in America whilst travelling on exchange trips to Europe. In London he studied at the Courtauld Institute and received a Masters for his work on seventeenth century sculpture in Rome. Later at St. John's College Cambridge he received a second Masters in the History of Art. In 2012, in Slovenia he was persuaded to write a thesis on the work of the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik for which he received a PhD in Art History from the University of Ljubljana. From his research of art has also come an interest in art theft and in 2007 Noah published his first novel, "The Art Thief". Much travelled for both work and pleasure, he says they are both the same thing, he has settled in Kamnik with his Slovene wife and their two children. This conversation touches on all this as well as his love of music and many years of being part of the punk band, "The Jump Into". videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/26/NoahCharney1612934.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1900 clean Noah Charney is an international best-selling author and professor of art history. He was born in Connecticut and studied in America whilst travelling on exchange trips to Europe. In London he studied at the Courtauld Institute and received a Masters for his work on seventeenth century sculpture in Rome. Later at St. John's College Cambridge he received a second Masters in the History of Art. In 2012, in Slovenia he was persuaded to write a thesis on the work of the Slovenian architect Jože Plečnik for which he received a PhD in Art History from the University of Ljubljana. From his research of art has also come an interest in art theft and in 2007 Noah published his first novel, "The Art Thief". Much travelled for both work and pleasure, he says they are both the same thing, he has settled in Kamnik with his Slovene wife and their two children. This conversation touches on all this as well as his love of music and many years of being part of the punk band, "The Jump Into". Sun, 28 Oct 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Noah Charney I enjoy every opportunity to have conversations with my many guests but this week was someone extra special. Slovenian Ana Lukner Roljič has become a much-respected figure in Silicon Valley. She works there as an entrepreneur and at the same time somehow back here in Slovenia she finds the energy to motivate people to work for her charity Ana's Little Star making a real difference for others in need. Her enthusiasm for everything she does is infectious, and of course that's why so many people come forward to make things happen; on both sides of the Atlantic! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/10/12/AnaLuknerRolji1607597.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1788 clean I enjoy every opportunity to have conversations with my many guests but this week was someone extra special. Slovenian Ana Lukner Roljič has become a much-respected figure in Silicon Valley. She works there as an entrepreneur and at the same time somehow back here in Slovenia she finds the energy to motivate people to work for her charity Ana's Little Star making a real difference for others in need. Her enthusiasm for everything she does is infectious, and of course that's why so many people come forward to make things happen; on both sides of the Atlantic! Sun, 14 Oct 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Ana Lukner Roljič My guest this week is a man of many talents. Stand-up comedy, acting, puppet theatre, writing and rapping are amongst them and he is easy to talk to. Enthusiastic and funny and he brings some tracks that may be new to you as well. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/28/BotjanGorenc1601999.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1719 clean My guest this week is a man of many talents. Stand-up comedy, acting, puppet theatre, writing and rapping are amongst them and he is easy to talk to. Enthusiastic and funny and he brings some tracks that may be new to you as well. Sun, 30 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Boštjan Gorenc This week I travelled to Piran to record a conversation with the chef (he uses the term gastronomic explorer) from the Art Hotel Piran. It's a fascinating story and one which shows his great respect for food and the people who, grow, sell, cook and eat it! He also brought some great music which I had previously heard only 1 track! Don't miss this journey. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/14/rtButul1597075.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1891 clean This week I travelled to Piran to record a conversation with the chef (he uses the term gastronomic explorer) from the Art Hotel Piran. It's a fascinating story and one which shows his great respect for food and the people who, grow, sell, cook and eat it! He also brought some great music which I had previously heard only 1 track! Don't miss this journey. Sun, 16 Sep 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Črt Butul Soki may well be best known for his role as the drummer in the band Elvis Jackson but there is much more to this man and his work. To date 96 schools have benefitted from his tireless work in connecting sponsors to children by providing much needed musical instruments for their education and enjoyment. He is a strong believer in the power of music in every way and given his love of drums there are few surprises in his choice of music for this conversation! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/09/07/MarkoSorak-Soki1594126.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1609 clean Soki may well be best known for his role as the drummer in the band Elvis Jackson but there is much more to this man and his work. To date 96 schools have benefitted from his tireless work in connecting sponsors to children by providing much needed musical instruments for their education and enjoyment. He is a strong believer in the power of music in every way and given his love of drums there are few surprises in his choice of music for this conversation! Fri, 07 Sep 2018 12:00:00 +0000 Marko Soršak - Soki Robert Šarman is known to many as the man who helped them through his work as a physiotherapist. He has worked at Maribor Hospital and is now in practice on his own in Slovenska Bistrica. He has other skills too and one of them is as the front man of the well-known band Jebe’la Cesta. You can expect an interesting conversation and some good music then! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/26/Robertarman1570124.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1559 clean Robert Šarman is known to many as the man who helped them through his work as a physiotherapist. He has worked at Maribor Hospital and is now in practice on his own in Slovenska Bistrica. He has other skills too and one of them is as the front man of the well-known band Jebe’la Cesta. You can expect an interesting conversation and some good music then! Sun, 22 Jul 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Robert Šarman Ivo Boscarol is quite an inspiration. He looks at fine detail in design and construction in a way that most would not bother. Mind you that’s why he been making planes that few other manufacturers could aspire to and doing it for so long. This is a great journey through the stories of Ivo Boscarol’s background and some of the things he did on the way to success. And you can see why no one else in the world can currently produce a production electric plane and he’s been doing it for 11 years! You’ll love the music too! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/28/Pipistrel-IvoBoscarol1567984.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1911 clean Ivo Boscarol is quite an inspiration. He looks at fine detail in design and construction in a way that most would not bother. Mind you that’s why he been making planes that few other manufacturers could aspire to and doing it for so long. This is a great journey through the stories of Ivo Boscarol’s background and some of the things he did on the way to success. And you can see why no one else in the world can currently produce a production electric plane and he’s been doing it for 11 years! You’ll love the music too! Thu, 28 Jun 2018 07:45:00 +0000 Pipistrel - Ivo Boscarol We recently heard optimistic words from Janez Potočnik speaking at the recent Forum for Food and Agriculture. In spite of rarely being in Slovenia these days I was greatly honoured to be offered time to discus food and other environment issues just a few weeks ago. His environmental role as European Commissioner for the Environment was one that he really wanted as it allowed him an opportunity to advance many ideas for the future. Don't miss this valuable conversation about how we should all behave to ensure our future. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/06/14/JANEZPOTOCNIK1564250.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1865 clean We recently heard optimistic words from Janez Potočnik speaking at the recent Forum for Food and Agriculture. In spite of rarely being in Slovenia these days I was greatly honoured to be offered time to discus food and other environment issues just a few weeks ago. His environmental role as European Commissioner for the Environment was one that he really wanted as it allowed him an opportunity to advance many ideas for the future. Don't miss this valuable conversation about how we should all behave to ensure our future. Wed, 13 Jun 2018 22:00:00 +0000 JANEZ POTOCNIK Tanja Španič was very young when everything in her life was put into question, in her own words "It wasn't something you expect at the age of 26!" Tanja had a lump in her breast which turned out to be a carcinoma. She is experienced in the field of medicine and her positive outlook clearly helped her to accept what this diagnosis meant. Today Tanja is a patient advocate and the current president of Europe Donna Slovenia. She is great fun to be with and has a broad love of music. What more could I ask for a guest on this show? videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/25/Tanjapani1557633.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1955 clean Tanja Španič was very young when everything in her life was put into question, in her own words "It wasn't something you expect at the age of 26!" Tanja had a lump in her breast which turned out to be a carcinoma. She is experienced in the field of medicine and her positive outlook clearly helped her to accept what this diagnosis meant. Today Tanja is a patient advocate and the current president of Europe Donna Slovenia. She is great fun to be with and has a broad love of music. What more could I ask for a guest on this show? Sun, 27 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Tanja Španič It's the time of year when the tourists are just beginning to arrive in Slovenia and everything should be in place for the season. The area of Bled is one the the most well-known here and it will host many thousands of people over the months ahead. So what are the rationales behind the tourism of the region, is the pricing correct and the quality high enough to ensure that everyone goes away to become ambassadors for Slovenia. I asked the Head of the Bled Tourist Board, Tomaž Rogelj, to answer some of these questions. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/09/TomaRogelj1552536.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1726 clean It's the time of year when the tourists are just beginning to arrive in Slovenia and everything should be in place for the season. The area of Bled is one the the most well-known here and it will host many thousands of people over the months ahead. So what are the rationales behind the tourism of the region, is the pricing correct and the quality high enough to ensure that everyone goes away to become ambassadors for Slovenia. I asked the Head of the Bled Tourist Board, Tomaž Rogelj, to answer some of these questions. Sun, 13 May 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Tomaž Rogelj When Jure Poglajen and his friend David planned their holiday on Lesbos they did not consider the fast changing situation there with refugees arriving every day. They discovered the issue before leaving Slovenia but rather than change their plans they simply went with a new intent, to do what they could to help the plight of refugees. Now the story continues with money raising events to carry on the help and find resources for the children and mothers there who are in desperate need of assistance. Hear the story and support the event on 4th May at 20:00 at Hotel Habakuk in Maribor. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/05/03/JurePoglajen1550667.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1624 clean When Jure Poglajen and his friend David planned their holiday on Lesbos they did not consider the fast changing situation there with refugees arriving every day. They discovered the issue before leaving Slovenia but rather than change their plans they simply went with a new intent, to do what they could to help the plight of refugees. Now the story continues with money raising events to carry on the help and find resources for the children and mothers there who are in desperate need of assistance. Hear the story and support the event on 4th May at 20:00 at Hotel Habakuk in Maribor. Wed, 02 May 2018 22:00:00 +0000 Jure Poglajen John D Antone is an artist but maybe that doesn't really say what he does, not even saying sculptor truly describes the beauty this man finds and turns into amazing pieces of great detail. John lives in America but he is a regular here in Slovenia as he not only has customers here but he has great respect for a local forge where he casts his works in bronze and then ships many of them back to America. Find out all the details by listening to the show and visiting: JohnDAntone.com videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/04/13/JohnAntone1543220.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1674 clean John D Antone is an artist but maybe that doesn't really say what he does, not even saying sculptor truly describes the beauty this man finds and turns into amazing pieces of great detail. John lives in America but he is a regular here in Slovenia as he not only has customers here but he has great respect for a local forge where he casts his works in bronze and then ships many of them back to America. Find out all the details by listening to the show and visiting: JohnDAntone.com Sun, 15 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000 John Antone If you are a lover of country music then this is the show for you as I enjoy a conversation with Peter Orešič. Peter decided that he liked country from an early age and has become so involved that he regularly travels to America to see the many country stars that he has had the pleasure of meeting over the years. He even makes radio shows to be transmitted in America. Lots of details of the performers and the music styles as well as nine tracks to enjoy! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/30/PeterOrei1537563.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1766 clean If you are a lover of country music then this is the show for you as I enjoy a conversation with Peter Orešič. Peter decided that he liked country from an early age and has become so involved that he regularly travels to America to see the many country stars that he has had the pleasure of meeting over the years. He even makes radio shows to be transmitted in America. Lots of details of the performers and the music styles as well as nine tracks to enjoy! Sun, 01 Apr 2018 10:00:00 +0000 Peter Orešič Raphael Wressnig was brought up in Southern Austria, he went to music school in Bad Radkersburg and then had some good fortune as he was part of the opening band for a concert of Blues artist Larry Garner and was asked to stay on with his Hammond organ to play with Larry's band. It lead to touring Europe and then America. Since he has made contacts with musicians all over the world and has many great stories to tell. He's a great musician and I am very happy to have had the chance to produce this show. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/13/RafaelWressnig1531491.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 2348 clean Raphael Wressnig was brought up in Southern Austria, he went to music school in Bad Radkersburg and then had some good fortune as he was part of the opening band for a concert of Blues artist Larry Garner and was asked to stay on with his Hammond organ to play with Larry's band. It lead to touring Europe and then America. Since he has made contacts with musicians all over the world and has many great stories to tell. He's a great musician and I am very happy to have had the chance to produce this show. Sun, 18 Mar 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Rafael Wressnig His Excellency Dr Pierre-Yves Fux is nearing the end of his role as the Swiss Ambassador to Slovenia and he is certainly enthusiastic about his time here. From walking from one side of the country to the other to engaging in the organisation of educational discussions he has certainly become involved in life in Ljubljana and the country as a whole. He brings a fresh and very different range of music to the programme too. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/03/06/AmbassadorDrPierre-YvesFux1528766.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1844 clean His Excellency Dr Pierre-Yves Fux is nearing the end of his role as the Swiss Ambassador to Slovenia and he is certainly enthusiastic about his time here. From walking from one side of the country to the other to engaging in the organisation of educational discussions he has certainly become involved in life in Ljubljana and the country as a whole. He brings a fresh and very different range of music to the programme too. Mon, 05 Mar 2018 23:00:00 +0000 Ambassador Dr Pierre-Yves Fux If you ever doubted the need for chambers of commerce you must listen to this inspiring lady. AmCham has been around for some time and most might expect it to be entirely about generating business between Slovenia and America but there is much more. From building effective partnerships with Slovene ministries to focusing on education, health, employment and also building bridges with foreign embassies is just a start. Listen and hear CEO Ajša Vodnik's very personal story of inspirations. It's all about optimism, community, opportunity and respect. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/16/AjsaVodnik1521880.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1823 clean If you ever doubted the need for chambers of commerce you must listen to this inspiring lady. AmCham has been around for some time and most might expect it to be entirely about generating business between Slovenia and America but there is much more. From building effective partnerships with Slovene ministries to focusing on education, health, employment and also building bridges with foreign embassies is just a start. Listen and hear CEO Ajša Vodnik's very personal story of inspirations. It's all about optimism, community, opportunity and respect. Sun, 18 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Ajsa Vodnik Charlie Butter Fly has been on the Slovene music scene for a few years now but since the recent release of their video and a number of well received performances they are become rather well known. I felt that it was time to discover some more about them and what makes this band work. They have some classic bands as inspirations so this show is not only fun but it includes nothing but great music AND that includes their tracks too! videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2018/02/01/CharlieButterFly1515927.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1543 clean Charlie Butter Fly has been on the Slovene music scene for a few years now but since the recent release of their video and a number of well received performances they are become rather well known. I felt that it was time to discover some more about them and what makes this band work. They have some classic bands as inspirations so this show is not only fun but it includes nothing but great music AND that includes their tracks too! Sun, 04 Feb 2018 11:00:00 +0000 Charlie Butter Fly Susie Dent is a lexicographer, that is she works with words. In English, German and French, now that is something special. Susie is also well known in the UK for her television appearances on Countdown as a wordsmith and general contributor to this very entertaining show. She was visiting Slovenia as a guest speaker at the recent Media Marketing conference SEMPL held in Portorož. It seemed a great opportunity to talk with someone from my homeland. She brings some great music to the show as well. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/12/08/SusieDent1494364.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1616 clean Susie Dent is a lexicographer, that is she works with words. In English, German and French, now that is something special. Susie is also well known in the UK for her television appearances on Countdown as a wordsmith and general contributor to this very entertaining show. She was visiting Slovenia as a guest speaker at the recent Media Marketing conference SEMPL held in Portorož. It seemed a great opportunity to talk with someone from my homeland. She brings some great music to the show as well. Sun, 10 Dec 2017 11:00:00 +0000 Susie Dent The initial reason to invite Matic Ačko to the show was I had been informed that he was involved in slam poetry. What’s that? I didn’t know either. In fact its been around for quite a while and has become quite popular around Slovenia. Matic also plays in a band, so has some great music to share as well. Find out about poetry, music, architecture and much more in this interesting conversation. videoweb.rtvslo.si/podcast/ava_archive04/2017/12/05/MaticAko1475425.mp3 RTVSLO - Radio SI 1865 clean The initial reason to invite Matic Ačko to the show was I had been informed that he was involved in slam poetry. What’s that? I didn’t know either. In fact its been around for quite a while and has become quite popular around Slovenia. Matic also plays in a band, so has some great music to share as well. Find out about poetry, music, architecture and much more in this interesting conversation. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 23:00:00 +0000 Matic Ačko RTVSLO - Radio SI no RTV, MMC podcast.radio@rtvslo.si MMC RTV Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. Along with 8 tracks of music chosen by the guest the programme takes a journey though many different personal philosophies with inspirational guests from all walks of life. Today’s journalism rarely offers a chance to get behind the face of many people in our society. My Life, My Music offers conversations that allow time to understand how the guest has reached their goals and what is important to them. 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