Show #328 – December 31, 2016 HAPPY NEW YEAR!...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2016-12-31.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: New Year Encore Interviews! Jeremy Powers, Shannon Galpin, Maynard Hershon’s “Nice Wheels” This week in a special presentation, we are offering up two of our favorite conversations from 2016 and a wonderful story that journalist/writer Maynard Hershon has spun for us in the past, First up is Jeremy Powers, one of the top pro cyclocross racers EVER -.  In my conversation with him back in October, we chatted about whether the rumors of his retirement are true, what happened in a key race in Iowa, and what he likes to eat! He also shared some very interesting ideas about our sport of cycling. Jeremy’s was one of the most “liked” interviews on the show this year. After a short musical interlude, we’ll come back...

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Show #310 – August 27, 2016...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2016/08/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_082716.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Mountain2Mountain’s Shannon Galpin; Atlanta’s Byron Rushing; Greg Priddy With the militant attack on the American University in Kabul this week, it is difficult to believe that there might be good news coming from Afghanistan. But, Shannon Galpin, the force behind the Nobel Peace Prize nominated Women’s Cycling Team in Afghanistan, does have some good news about the riders and their quest for equality as well as a spot in the 2020 Olympics. Shannon also weighs in on women’s rights worldwide and how Muslim women are dealing with the “duality” of being true to themselves as well as their religion while still trying to compete on the world stage. I also talk with Atlanta Regional Commission’s bike and pedestrian planner, Byron Rushing. Atlanta has some...

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Show #295 – April 30, 2016...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/www.wjcu.org/files/2016/04/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_043016.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Mountain2Mountain’s Shannon Galpin; Rich Roll This week, my guests include National Geographic’s 2013 “Adventurer of the Year”, Shannon Galpin. As many of you know, Shannon has been working tirelessly to bring cycling – with it’s messages of freedom, independence, and self-esteem to the women of Afghanistan. The Afghani women’s cycling team has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize for their bravery and persistence in the face of corruption and persecution. This week, the New York Times published an article exposing the corruption and problems facing these women as their bikes, their funding, and their future as cyclists are being stripped away by the coach who was supposed to train and protect them. Shannon Galpin is my first guest this week and we delve...

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Show #232 – February 7, 2015...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2015-02-07.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Shannon Galpin; Dr. Paul Dimeo; Joe Friel It’s RADIOTHON WEEK! Please consider making a pledge to help support not only The Outspoken Cyclist, but also WJCU. We are a non-profit, non-commercial station and RADIOTHON is our once-a-year event to raise funds to keep our facility up-to-the-minute in quality equipment. You can pledge on line all week and, you can call in any time (216) 397-4438 and tell the person who answers the phone that the pledge is for the station in support of The Outspoken Cyclist show. So… on with this week’s show. After learning that two companies pulled the plug on their sponsorship of the Afghan Women’s Cycling team because of “fear of retribution” in light of the Charlie Hebdo bombings in France,...

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Show #215 – October 11, 2014...

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http://media.blubrry.com/wjcu_the_outspoken_cyclist/p/wjcu.org/files/audio/shows/outspokencyclist/wjcu-the_outspoken_cyclist_2014-10-11.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android | RSSGuests: Brendan Lyons; Shannon Galpin Get ready for another great show this evening. After congratulating ourselves for beating Pittsburgh in the National Bike Challenge, we head on out to Arizona to learn about “LOOK – Save A Life – Arizona” and the story of Brendan Lyons and Lorena Evans. Last October the couple was hit from behind by a distracted motorist while training for the El Tour de Tucson. After a year of recovery, they will be awarded the Dedication Award at this year’s event. We will also speak with activist and philanthropist Shannon Galpin. Shannon’s non-profit Mountain2Mountain was formed to create education and opportunity for women and girls in conflict regions around the world. in 2013, Shannon received the National Geographic Society’s “humanitarian of...

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