WLIW-FM, Long Island’s only NPR station, has announced the addition of George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio to its program schedule. The new one-hour, weekly public radio program featuring informative and entertaining conversations about food and lifestyle, premieres Sunday, September 19 at 4 p.m. on 88.3 WLIW-FM and wliw.org/radio.
Hosted by TV host George Hirsch and co-hosted by chef and award-winning journalist Alex Goetzfried, George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio explores how our lives are connected through food and culture. Each week George and Alex speak to notable culinarians and compelling guests from the East End and beyond about memorable moments around the table. George will also share insights about past, present and future food-related topics. The series is an extension of Hirsch’s long-running public television series George Hirsh Lifestyle distributed by American Public Television (APT).
George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio features conversations with a broad array of distinctive guests including Dr. Grace Douglas, lead scientist for NASA’s Advanced Food Technology research; John Halsey, founder & president, Peconic Land Trust; David Nugent, artistic director for the Hamptons International Film Festival; Bobby Rivers, movie critic and entertainment editor, ABC News and writer for Turner Classic Movies; Jessica D. Jenkins, vice president of collections and storytelling, The Bob Ross Experience; Joseph Realmuto, executive corporate chef for Nick & Toni, Rowdy Hall, Townline BBQ, La Fondita and Coche Comador; Devon Harris, three-time Olympian, author, motivational speaker, athletic ambassador and philanthropist; Dr. Eric Sepenoski writer, scholar and fourth-generation farmer at Seps Family Farm, East Marion, NY; Mark Smith, CEO & founder, Honest Man Restaurant Group; Lee Schrager, founder of South Beach and NYC Wine & Food Festivals; Liza Donnelly, writer and award-winning cartoonist for The New Yorker Magazine; Gary Portnoy, award-winning musician and singer-songwriter; Joseph Rosendo, Emmy Award-winning host of Travelscope; Dr. Tim Ryan, president of The Culinary Institute of America; Hillel Echo-Hawk, Indigenous chef; Andrew Zimmern, Emmy and four-time James Beard Award winning TV personality, chef and writer; Scott Chaskey, poet, farmer, educator and author; Chef Kevin Belton, host of New Orleans Cooking with Kevin Belton on WYES and author; Steve Haweeli, founder and president of WordHampton Public Relations and abstract artist; Lois Ellen Frank, Ph.D, chef, author and Native foods historian and photographer; Paula J. Johnson, curator in the division of Work and Industry at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History; and Martin Yan, chef and TV host of KQED’s Yan Can Cook.
George Hirsch Lifestyle Radio is a production of Hirsch Media and Audio Engagement Group LLC. Executive producer is George Hirsch. For WLIW-FM Diane Masciale is executive producer.