Claudio's SpeakEasy & Radio Theatre

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Claudio originated and hosted a very popular weekly Prime-Time Radio Show devoted to the Literary and Performance Arts, Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre: The Literary and All Else, on WCOM-FM in Carrboro / Chapel Hill, North Carolina from 2009 to January 2016. The full archive of his SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre shows can be found below for listening and download.

Claudio has a long and successful history in radio going back to the early 1970s. He first Co-Hosted the iconic "African Focus" on Shaw University's 88.9 FM with their popular Host, Maxwell Elemuo, in Raleigh, N.C. and later took over as Host of the show himself when Maxwell returned to his native Africa. As the show continued to increase in popularity, Claudio changed it to: "International Focus" which was maintained for over a decade past his own tenure there of a little more than three years under the auspices of Carl Sanders, the radio station manager. In 1977 and 1978, during his Caribbean stint as Chef and Performer throughout the West Indies, Claudio was invited by famed Calypsonian, Paul Richards ~ (who enjoyed one of Claudio's performances with Pianist Nat Blake at Bluebeard's Castle / in the Pirate's Cove Lounge there) to join him on his legendary "King Obstinate Calypso Show" on Radio One in St. Thomas of the U.S. Virgin Islands. During this time Claudio achieved considerable fame for being on air with The Caribbean Monarch of Calypso - King Obstinate, along with his own literary achievements on stages throughout the Virgin Islands under the honourary title of: "The African Poet" bestowed upon him by his many followers there as a result of his own childhood in South Africa. He was also known as "The Poet Claudio" and in 1985, during a brief return to the Islands from America, he hosted his own show on Radio WGOD in St. Thomas, along with occasional appearances on Radio One, where he was still remembered as their African Poet. The respect of his peers in the arts, and public overall, for his extraordinary skills as a broadcaster and both a writer and performer of his own original works follows Claudio to this day.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre features:
Host & Multidisciplinary Artist ~ Claudio    and    Co-Host / Audio Engineer ~  Rocco

Let it be known that the SpeakEasy always has humour on the menu and has become a canvas of opportunity for both legends in the arts as well as talents yet emerging. The style of Host Claudio's interviews is relaxing and informative and the conversation is creative, spontaneous, fresh, and often daring. Now here's the rest of the recipe:

Historic Carolina Theatre Durham NC

ClaudioArts ~ The Art of The Story

  • Laughter Where It Finds Us
  • Profiling Local & National Arts & Artisans
  • Talking World Music & Culture
  • Open Forum Of Commentaries And Conversations
  • Special thanks to the SpeakEasy's
    Loyal Longtime Underwriter

    Durham's Historic Carolina Theatre

Cheers! Claudio & Rocco



"Claudio is the new Orson Welles of Radio."
Bruce Wittman of Eagle Video.

"I will always consider you part of our WCOM family and thank you for eight years of wonderful SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre shows. Fair sailing and good fortune to you."
Art Menius, WCOM President.

"Thank you so much, Claudio ~ for your professional and exciting programming at the station!"
Dave Bellan / Tofu Dave, Programming Director.

"The end of an era for sure. Your show and your presence will be sorely missed. Claudio, your archives will remain with WCOM in perpetuity. And I'm sure your voice will live on as Mr. Station ID, too."
Ernie Hood / WCOM Pioneer in all departments / Producer and Host of "Radio In Vivo" (Your link to the Triangle Science Community).

"We should take that Tuesday 10:00 AM time frame and give it a special Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre hour designation into perpetuity - sort of like an Academy Award. You had such good will and class that it is difficult to compete with, Claudio. Please agree to return as an occasional guest to help bring us up to your level. And keep us informed of your exploits and adventures in the months and years ahead."
William Hendrickson / True WCOM Pioneer and longtime Radio Show Host.

"I love that idea!"
Marc Lee / Host of Blues Radio.

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Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre: The Literary and All Else

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Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-26-16

Claudio and Rocco present: Goodbye...So Long, Farewell - Amen. Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre's FINAL SHOW.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-5-16

Claudio and Rocco present: Our Happy New Year Show Featuring Music, Media, and Film Producer Mike Andreas.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-8-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Mike Andreas, Orchestrator, Arranger, Composer, & Music Editor for Television and Feature Films. Currently touring the world presenting feature films with live orchestra.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-10-15

Claudio and Lea present: Claudio introduces his time on the radio with The Monarch of Calypso "King Obstinate" on Radio One, St. Thomas, USVI. Claudio was famous as The African Poet in the Virgin Islands and it was greatly due to The King Obstinate Calypso Show and his Storytelling performances with bands throughout the Islands. These recordings date back to 1978 when he was 23 and this was Claudio's first time on radio.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-13-15

Claudio and Lea present: FRIENDS OF THE EARTH Call-in from Tiffany Finck Haynes to discuss Bee Decline and Dangerous Pesticides for Insect, Man and Beast. Historian Bob Crowley joining in.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-29-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Jacques Menache, a legend in the arts in Carrboro. He started the Carrboro Arts Center and WCOM and so much more. Today is the launching point of Claudio's New Radio Theatre, and it is dedicated to Jacques Menache and the world of the arts.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-8-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Jacques Gilbert, Captain of the Apex Police Department and Community Leader. New Radio Theatre moment by Claudio.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-25-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Author and Beat Poet Drew Becker, and Author and Radio Host Lea Strickland.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-18-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Teresa Robinson, Chief Marketing Officer of icubed Agency (former competitive dancer). Also David Henderson of Honest Pint Theatre and Historian Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-4-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Executive Director of "Crohns No More": Theodore Merriweather. Also, Bob Crowley catching us up.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-21-15

Claudio, Rocco, and Bob present: News, Views, Radio Theatre and Rocco's Career on Radio continued.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-26-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Bob Crowley of the Apex Arts Council. Discussions to include WCOM fundraising. Also Claudio's Radio Theatre and the continuation of Rocco's radio career (interviews and music).

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-5-15

Claudio and Rocco and Bob discussing PeakFest and the Apex Arts Council, and Claudio continues interviewing Rocco about meeting the stars of The Big Band era.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-21-15 Claudio and Rocco present: Film Director Rob Underhill and the premiere of "No Child." Historian Bob Crowley, Actor Will Williams, and the launch of Claudio's YouTube Channel.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-7-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Bruce Wittman of Eagle Video. Will Williams also in attendance.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-24-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Maritime Artist Tony Alderman with his Varnam Town Project to sustain the Fishing Tradition in NC. Also Apex Arts Council President Bob Crowley and Actor/Writer Will Williams.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-3-15

Claudio and Rocco present: The Morning with Historian Bob Crowley, Will Williams, and the continuing revelations of Rocco's Radio Career.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-3-15

Claudio and Rocco and Will present: Exploring the life and career of Rocco Nittoli.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-27-15

Claudio and Rocco present: All About Alex Weiss. Other guests include historian Bob Crowley and Actor/Writer Will Williams.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-20-15

Claudio and Rocco present: The Morning with Historian Bob Crowley, Actor Will Williams, and Rocco & Claudio discussing the year gone by.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-6-15

Claudio and Rocco present: Spending the Morning with Director Rob Underhill and Bluegrass Musician, Singer, Songwriter Ronnie Brown.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-2-14

Claudio and Rocco present: Janice Escott of "SAY YES TO THE CHEF" with Co-Host Kelly Taylor. Will Williams sitting in. I will interview Janice and Kelly about their show and thereupon be interviewed as a Chef on "SAY YES TO THE CHEF.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-25-14

Claudio and Rocco present: Poet, Author, and Publisher Drew Becker to educate us about Online-Publishing and the new E-Book phenomenon. Will Williams to join in.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-4-14

Claudio and Rocco present: The 10th Anniversary of WCOM. Guests include Bluegrass Musician, Singer, and Songwriter Ronnie Brown and Author and Actor Will Williams.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-14-14

Claudio and Rocco present: The Morning with Peggy Taphorn, All Things Temple Theatre, and Will Williams of the Rob Underhill Film "No Child."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-7-14

Claudio and Bob present: Beth Bale and the Three Rivers Arts Festival, October 18th and 19th. Enjoy!

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-23-14

Claudio and Rocco present: The Morning with Composer, Musician, Singer, Songwriter Steven Grove, who did the soundtrack to the Rob Underhill film, "No Child," in which I play Ernest Hemingway. Show also featuring Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-9-14

Claudio and Rocco present: The Band CONFUZION performing LIVE - from Janis Joplin to Van Halen. We had a blast on the SpeakEasy!

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-26-14

Claudio and Rocco present: Catching up with renowned Film Director Rob Underhill and Author/Actor/Screenplay Writer Will Williams, and Apex Arts Council President Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-12-14

Claudio and Rocco present: A Morning in the Arts with Actress Katelyn Kidwell, Ballerina Jacqueline Rafferty, Apex Arts Council President Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-15-14

Rocco and Claudio present: A Morning with Hatzi Nittoli and the History of Poetry with Historian Bob Crowley sitting in. Also Claudio's Maritime Verse.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-8-14

Claudio and Bob present: Author Richard Lieberman and his new book "Your Job and How Technology Will Change It." Also catching up on the 4th of July and related politics.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-3-14

Claudio and Rocco present Blaise Noto, President of the marketing company for entertainment and the arts: Blaise Noto and Associates.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-27-14

Claudio, Rocco and Bob discussing topics of the day and creating the new Carolina Theatre Golden Voices Promo along with lots of Radio Theatre by Claudio.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-13-14

Claudio and Bob Present: Poet Bartholomew Barker and Poet Tara Lynne Groth. Bartholomew will discuss his new book and Tara will mention her past publications.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-29-14

Claudio and Bob Present: Bluegrass Singer/Songwriter Ronnie Brown and the Rock Band The Bearded Melon.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-22-14

Claudio and Rocco Present: Artist, Actress, Musician/Singer Hannah Chapman. Also, Film Director Rob Underhill.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-8-14

Claudio and Bob Present: Film Director Michael Babbit / Also touching on The Historic Carolina Theatre of Durham's Full Frame Documentary Film Festival.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-25-14

Claudio and Rocco and Bob Present: Film Director Rob Underhill & Executive Producers Will Williams and Robert Wagner, discussing projects "No Child" and "Bragg 'n East."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-11-14

Claudio and Rocco Present: Alex Weiss; Wandering Minstrel, Multi-Instrumentalist and Director For "Different Drum" Afro-Latin Ensemble.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-18-14

Claudio and Bob Present: Poet Stan Absher of the NC Poetry Society.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-11-14

Claudio and Rocco Present: "Bitin' at the Bit" new album release by Clay McClinton. Also in the studio, Bill Elliott and Curtis Ingram.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-31-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Chuck Davis of the African-American Dance Ensemble.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-24-13

Claudio and Bob Present: A Christmas Like You've Never Heard It.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-17-13

Claudio and Bill Present: Jim Carl Senior Director of Durham's Historic Carolina Theatre discussing film and The Arts.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-3-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Observing The Constitution of The United States of America with Historian Bob Crowley and Rocco Providing Commentary.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-5-13

Claudio and Bill Hendrickson Present: Carol Adcock and Mishi McCoy of Defining Design / using Art in Interior and Exterior Design / located in Fuquay-Varina, NC. Also featuring Historian and President of the Apex Arts Council Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-15-13

Claudio and Bill Present: Temple Theater's Producing Artistic Director, Peggy Taphorn / also joined by Bill Hendrickson and Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-24-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Sports Official Kathy Mauer and Historian Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-17-13

Claudio and Bill welcome Film Director / Writer Rob Underhill, Conceptual Director Will Williams, Singer / Songwriter / Musician Peter May, Peter's Manager David Knapp and Research Scientist Nick Edgington.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-27-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: David Henderson of the Theatre Company - An Honest Pint. Also Historian Bob Crowley to catch us up on History past and present.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-13-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Mike Andreas, Arranger/Composer/Conductor for Stewart Copeland and Music Editor for Film and Television.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-23-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Spending the Morning with Ernie Hood, historian Bob Crowley, and Audrey Layden.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-18-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Jacques K. Gilbert, Apex Captain of Police.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-4-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Carolina Veterans Support Group of NC, with founder Pat LLoyd, Larry James, Jan Jacobsen, Carolyn Woods and Dan Smith.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-28-13

Claudio and Bill Present: Sea Captain Don Punkka and Nautical Ramblings from shared adventures with Claudio to original literature by both.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-21-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Bob Crowley and Rachel Fowler, Discussing Relevant Topics, Historical Perspectives and Radio Theatre. Claudio performs Edgar Allen Poe's literary classic, "The Raven.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-14-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Independent Film Director & Producer Rob Underhill. His current movie just won the Best Drama award at the Cape Fear Film Festival in Wilmington, NC.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-30-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Michael Brian Spainhour (touted as the World's New Jimi Hendrix) and Rockfest 2013 in Advance, N.C. on May 18th.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-16-13

Claudio and Bill Present: Bob Crowley and Apex Arts Council Updates / Dipika Kohli - Author, Adventurer and Fascinating Soul.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-9-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Bluegrass Musician, Singer & Songwriter Ronnie Brown, "Things Sure Are Strange In The Future."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-26-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Author, Actress, Comedienne Nicole Burgess Promoting her book. Also a call-in from Mayor Charles Wood of Lizard Lick, N.C.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-19-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Dr. Hatzi Nittoli and a lesson in Spanish Poetry as well as a reflection on her own life.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-12-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Jonathan Daniel, African Artist and Storyteller Extraordinaire.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-19-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Humor Therapy with Comedians Yvette Holder, Nicole Burgess, Matt White, Jamie Stokes (& Marc Lee) with Laughter Is The Best Medicine.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-12-13

Claudio and Bill McClymont Present: The Morning with Historian Bob Crowley, President of the Apex Arts Council.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-5-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Lee Anne McClymont of "Courage Cocktail" on WCOM 103.5 FM.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-8-13

Claudio and Rocco Present: Carrboro ArtsCenter's Art Menius and Jeri Lynn Schulke.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-11-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Christmas with Peggy Taphorn.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-27-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Author & Dog Groomer Jennifer Tilman and Apex Arts Council President Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-13-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: David McKneilis on Nuclear Power.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-6-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: The Morning With Marc Lee.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-23-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: International Pop Sensation Gabbie Rae and Claudio discussing Anti-Bullying and Her Career.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-16-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: On the Subject of Faster Internet and Increased Performance with Allen McCabe.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-2-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Singer Deborah Wedekind.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-25-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Kickin' It with John McIlwee, Director of Stewart and Thompson Theatres on the campus of NC State University.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-18-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Historian Bob Crowley, President of the Apex Arts Council.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-4-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: A Historical Perspective of WCOM, with "Triangle Slim."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-26-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Paul Messinger - Poet, Singer-Songwriter and innovative diatonic Harmonica Stylist discussing his original music and accompanying Claudio on "Seafarers."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-19-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Jerrol LeBaron Promoting Congressional Reform.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-12-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Tim Stambaugh, Musician, Singer, Songwriter.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-5-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: "Art Worth Stealing" with Keith Adams and Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-29-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Susan King Cope / Director of Development and Special Events for NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) and The Prevalence of it in our Society.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-24-12

Claudio and Rocco Featuring: President of the Apex Arts Council, Bob Crowley, discussing the celebrated success of "Artists for Animals Faire" and The Arts overall / with musical interludes by Jimmy Buffett / and Host Claudio performing Edgar Allen Poe's haunting "Annabelle Lee."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-17-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Amendment One discussion with Veda Renfrow.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-20-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: All Things Sherry Monahan / Author, Geneologist...And Then Some!

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-13-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Kickin' It Broadway Style with The Inimitable Peggy Taphorn ~ Creative and Artistic Director ~ of Sanford's Temple Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-28-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: Filmmaker and Documentarian Nic Beery, and Magician Steve Marshall calls in from Japan.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-21-12

Claudio and Rocco Present: More Fine Tuning Between Host and Co-host While Spinning Some Great Music / and a Call-In from Temple Theatre's Peggy Taphorn.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-14-12

Claudio, Rocco and Audrey Present: Three For Valentine's Day / featuring Performances by Claudio.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-7-12

Claudio Presents: Bringing Rocco On Board As Co-Host With Audrey Joining In The Fun.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-24-12

Audrey Layden Presents: "For the Love of Carrboro" with Annette Stone, and "Caribbean Memories" excerpts ~ Claudio's Life in the Caribbean with Accompanist and Friend Gary Jensen.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-17-12

Claudio and Audrey Present: Discussing Our Legislature, Congress, and Honour in Office with Jerrol LeBaron.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-10-12

Claudio and Audrey present: Spending the Morning with Blake Tedder.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-21-11

Claudio and Audrey present: Tip-Toeing Through Graveyard and Other Meanderings with Historian Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-6-11

Claudio and Audrey present: Cultural Music and The Himalayas Trek with Alex Weiss.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-29-11

Claudio and Audrey present: Catching Up with Clay McClinton On the Line.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-22-11

Claudio and Audrey present: The Music of Friends, Original Poetry Performance Art and Conversation.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-1-11

Claudio and Audrey present: An Interview with Robert and Julia Roskind about ONE LOVE ~ THE GATHERING OF THE PEACEMAKERS ~ OCCUPY WALL STREET / and other good will.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-25-11

Claudio and Audrey present: Jimmy Byrd - Memories of a Long-Time Nascar Mechanic and Former Racer.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-11-11

Claudio and Audrey present: "BACK OFF BULLY"with Sarah Stiegler (Executive Director of NC Psychoanalytic Foundation), Renee Prillaman (Head of Carolina Friends Middle School), and John and Roxanna Demers ~ also A Splendid Call-In from famed Singer/Songwriter GABBIE RAE (In Concert at Cary's Koka Booth Amphitheatre on Sunday, October 23 / also featuring THE RUSTY BUCKET BAND.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-4-11

Claudio and Audrey present: Three Rivers Arts Festival, NC / with Beth Bale and Bob Crowley / Claudio performs AUFWIEDERSEHEN KURT VONNEGUT.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-13-11

Claudio and Audrey present: Paul Nagy and his recent trip to San Francisco.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-23-11

Claudio and Audrey present: ALL ABOUT SAXAPAHAW, NC - with Mac, Trish, Heather, Margaret, and Donovan.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-15-11

Presenting Harold Seagle, record-breaking motorcycle racer listed in Best Lawyers in America, with bluegrass musician Tyson Laney.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-2-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: The Inimitable John Demers Discussing Independent Film Concerns and The Future Episodes of THE RUSTY BUCKET KIDS Television Series.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-26-11

Claudio and Audrey present Bob Crowley and William Lilly discussing independent film in our modern culture.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-19-11

Claudio and Audrey present Alex Weiss, with his new compilation album, "The Adventures of Alex Weiss and Different Drum."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-12-11

Claudio and Audrey - Impromptu Discussions, with Claudio's Recital of Ernest Lawrence Thayer's "Casey at the Bat."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-5-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: The Poetic Memoirs of Sea Captain Don Punkka.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-21-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: FIVE SONGS - Another Jen Chapin Interview.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-14-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: Maritime Author Robert Banks Hull.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-7-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: Roxanna Demers, Craig Brandwynne, and John Demers - Catching Up On All Things: RUSTY BUCKET KIDS / The Television Series in The Making.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-10-11

Claudio and Audrey Present:: Electric Guitarist/Musician/Vocalist ~ Michael Brian Spainhour ~ FULL FORCE!

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-3-11

Claudio and Audrey Present:: Ronnie Brown Promoting His New Bluegrass Album and A Brief Interview with Jimmy Cameron of Ralph Stanley and The Clench Mountain Boys.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-26-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: A ~ SONGS OF JEN CHAPIN ~ MORNING / AND THE INTERVIEW THAT NEVER WAS.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-19-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: Bob Crowley, President of the Apex Arts Council, discussing Arts Day North Carolina and the Crisis of State Budgeting Cuts For The Arts.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-5-11

Claudio and Audrey Present: Leader of the Band ~ DIFFERENT DRUM ~ Alex Weiss.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-29-11

Claudio and Audrey Present Suzuki Violin Teachers Michael Danchi and Wilinda Atchley, Discussing Their Upcoming Concert/Fundraiser To Aid Japanese Tsunami/Earthquake Victims, to be held 4:00 PM May 21 at Page Auditorium, Duke University. Claudio will narrate the event.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-22-11

Claudio and Audrey Present Author Sherry Monahan, Promoting Her New Book About Cary, N.C. "Images of America."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-15-11

Claudio and Audrey Present Karl and Valerie Blake, hosts of "Creative Colorful People."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-8-11

Claudio and Audrey Present "HERE IT IS" the debut Bluegrass Album by Ronnie Brown with Guests Bill Tripp and Jimmy Byrd.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-1-11

Claudio and Audrey Introducing Author and Mobile Dog Grooming Expert, Jennifer Tilman.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-8-11

Claudio and Audrey Introduce: Sea Captain Don Punkka ~ An Authentic Mariner.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-1-11

Audrey Layden presents Peggy Taphorn, Artistic Director of Sanford's Temple Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-18-11

Claudio and Audrey present Bob Crowley, author of The Wanderer of New Hope.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-4-11

Claudio, Audrey, and Ernie usher in the New Year in the SpeakEasy.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-21-10

Reading from THE PROPHET by Kahlil Gibran, with Claudio, Audrey, and Alan R. Hall.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-7-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Back On with David Henderson.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-23-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: WCOM's Fascinating Kenn Fuller.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-16-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Talking Film with Jim Carl, Senior Director of Durham's Historic Carolina Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-2-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: CONGRATULATIONS to ArtSync Magazine Gone National with Christine Clemmons / and Nancy Alinovi of "Adore."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-26-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: A Halloween Special featuring Claudio's works, as performed by Ira David Wood, Alan R. Hall, Bob Crowley, Audrey, Claudio, and Blake Tedder.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-19-10

Claudio and Blake Present: The Dohanna Station Band's Michael Brian Spainhour, Summers Bohenstiel, and Mike Spainhour.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-12-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Mack and Pam Thorpe of The Rusty Bucket in Downtown Apex, NC.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-21-10

Claudio and Audrey - Introducing Blake Tedder of WCOM.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-14-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: LivingPoetry.net with Tara Lynne and Bartholomew Barker.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-7-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Janet and Shiloh of ALL BOOKED UP Bookstore & Publishing Enterprise.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-23-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Theatre Critic and Reviewer/Author Alan R. Hall.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-17-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Graphic/Multidisciplinary Artist Derrick M. Eason.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-3-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: The Poet Sara Claytor.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-27-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Clay McClinton, with his new album "Livin' Out Loud."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-20-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Stephan Crump with: Rosetta Trio ~ and their new album ~ Reclamation.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-13-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Carl Wetter of the Fat Bastards Blues Band.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-6-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Bruce Wittman, Executive Producer of Eagle Video Productions.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-29-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Don Tuthill, Apex Poet Laureate, and Bob Crowley, President of The Apex Arts Council.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-22-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Nancy A. Stolfi-Corti / Italian Author, Restaurateur, Fashion and Voice Talent.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-15-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: Director/Screenwriter Kevin Robert McDermott and Actor Scott Andrew Taylor of THE RUSTY BUCKET KIDS Television Series.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-18-10

Claudio and Audrey Present Angie Williams of Mizpah Pottery, and a Fond Farewell to the Former WCOM Locale.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-4-10

Claudio and Audrey: Bringing It On with Ira David Wood III.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-20-10

Claudio and Audrey: A Tribute to Dan Fogelberg.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-13-10

Claudio and Audrey: Cooper Tisdale and Friends.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-6-10

Claudio and Audrey: Presenting Cooper Tisdale.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-23-10

Claudio and Ernie with Jen Chapin call-in.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-23-10

Claudio and Audrey Present: LivingPoetry.net - with Angelika Teuber and Tara Lynne Brown.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-9-10

Audrey and Rocco with guests from the Orange County Literacy Council.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-2-10

Claudio and Audrey Talking Community Radio with Bob Crowley and Jackie Helvey.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-26-10

Claudio and Audrey present Peggy Taphorn and Temple Theatre 2010.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-19-10

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre Launches Radio Theatre with Claudio and Audrey.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-12-10

Claudio and Audrey present Michael Corbett / Award-Winning Cinematographer.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-5-10

Claudio and Audrey present Jackie Helvey.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-29-09

Claudio and Audrey present Bob Nocek, Vice President of Durham's Historic Carolina Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-22-09

Claudio and Audrey, featuring Peggy Taphorn interviewing Claudio.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-15-09

Claudio and Audrey with the Inimitable Bob Crowley.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-17-09

Claudio and Jon Paul present GW Pierce.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-10-09

Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre with Anjanee Bell.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-03-09

A Little Dulcimer Therapy with Melanie Moore.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-06-09

Claudio and Jon Paul with Gary Jensen, "Caribbean Memories."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-15-09

Claudio and Jon Paul with Kim Andrews and Allie Hansen of Carrboro Recreation and Parks.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-08-09

Claudio and Jon Paul with Alex Weiss, Catching Up with "Different Drum."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-11-09

Claudio and Jon Paul with Jean Paul Dame of Firehorse Films.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-04-09

Claudio and Jon Paul with Peggy Taphorn, Producing Artistic Director, Temple Theatre, Sanford, NC, All Things Temple Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-28-09

Claudio and Jon Paul with John Demers in studio, Jerrol LeBarron Call In: Honor In Office.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-14-09

Claudio and Jon Paul; Talking Theatre with David Henderson.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-30-09

Claudio and Jon Paul; Bob Crowley and John Demers, Peak City Film Festival.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-16-09

Claudio and Jon Paul; Jocelyn Ellis, Singer/Songwriter/Musician.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-09-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Sherry Monahan / Western Author and Historian.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-26-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Bellan Contemporary Dance Theatre with Anjanee Bell.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-12-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Sonny Maria Rolls / Blues Singer, Songwriter.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-14-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Clay McClinton / Singer, Songwriter, Musician / Son of Delbert McClinton.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-31-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Jamie Fox Call-In Interview / Original Electric Guitarist-Composer for Jen Chapin and Formerly of Blood, Sweat And Tears.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-17-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Prometheus Bound Poets/Triangle Youth Ballet.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-24-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Karl Blake, "The Jen Chapin Call-In Interview."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-03-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Jud Patterson "Kreative Concepts, LLC."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-13-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, Valerie & Karl Blake, "Creative and Colorful People for Change"

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-06-09

Claudio and Jon Paul, ArtSync Magazine Cover Artist, Bruce Mitchell.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-30-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, "New Media/Temple Theatre" Peggy Taphorn, Kirby Malone, Adam Lucky, Rick St. Peter.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-09-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, "Claudio Roast", Betty J.Rhodes, Valerie & Karl Blake.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-02-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, ArtSync Cover Winner, Runners Up + Funnies.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-10-08

Claudio, George, The Prometheus Bound Poets.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 11-04-08

Claudio, George, Ernie, Karl & Valerie of Artful Greetings - Election Day .

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-21-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, ArtSync Magazine with Christine Clemmons and Liz Lusardi.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-14-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, John Demers, Sissy Harrington, "Will To Power" The Movie.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 10-07-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Scrooged with Ira David Wood III.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-30-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Karl & Valerie, Artful Greetings "Mud Puddle."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-23-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, West End Poet's Week End with Allie Hanson.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 9-16-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Featuring Alan R. Hall (Arts & Politics).

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-12-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Karen Edwards, International Festival/Dance.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 8-05-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Valerie & Karl, Artful Greetings.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-08-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Alex Weiss "Different Drum."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 7-01-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Jim Carl of The Carolina Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-17-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, John Demers "Conspiracies."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 6-03-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, David Henderson, Death Penalty.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-20-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, George Antczak, "Rubik's Cube Sonata."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 5-13-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, DMOST "SaltyPeppa."

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-21-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Jerry Davis, Burning Coal Theatre.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-08-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, "Go Fish" (John Demers, Jacob Chase), "Touchtones" (Paul Nagy).

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 4-01-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Truth 911.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 3-25-08

Jon Paul, Solo Political Improv.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-26-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Poli-Psycho.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-12-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Big "A" Comedy (Andy Forrester).

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 2-05-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Jerry Davis, Artistic Director, Burning Coal Theatre, Raleigh, NC.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-29-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, Peggy Taphorn, Producing Director, Temple Theatre, Sanford, NC.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-08-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, John Heuer, Hoodwinked.

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 1-01-08

Claudio and Jon Paul, New Year's Day Special with Ira David Wood III, Ernie, Rocco (2-hour show).

Claudio's SpeakEasy and Radio Theatre 12-25-07

Claudio and Jon Paul, Rapper DMOST/Dion.