Monday, December 20, 2010

Evgeny Afineevsky, Director of "Oy Vey! My Son is Gay," Guest on Dianne Garrett's Eastside Now, Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.

Tune in to "Eastside Now!" with Dianne Garrett and Dave Eaton Wednesday, December 22 airing 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Our very special guest for the entire two hours will be Hollywood Director/Producer, Evgeny Afineevsky. He will be talking about his independent film, "Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!", making its Columbus premiere December 24-30 at AMC Lennox Town Center, 777 Kinnear Road.

"Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!" is the story of the Hirsches, a Jewish family living in the North Shore of Long Island where every Friday night Shirley Hirsch (Laine Kazan) invites another "perfect" girl for Shabbat dinner in hopes that her son, Nelson (John Lloyd Young), will marry a nice Jewish girl. When Shirley and Martin (Saul Rubinek) once again set him up on a date, Nelson reveals that he is already seeing someone. Shirley and Martin are thrilled and can't wait to meet the lucky lady.

In a motherly attempt at finding out who her son is dating, Shirley stops by Nelson's apartment. She is greeted by Anjelo Ferraro (Jai Rodriguez), Nelson's live-in boyfriend, and in order to not divulge Nelson's secret life, Angelo introduces himself as his decorator. Shirley also meets the gorgeous Sybil (Carmen Electra), Nelson's neighbor and Playpen Magazine centerfold. Shirley believes that Sybil is Nelson's mysterious girlfriend. She is concerned that Sybil isn't Jewish but resigns to the fact that her son is happy. That's all that matters, and she can't wait for the rest of the family to meet Sybil at an upcoming wedding.

Nelson attempts to tell his mother that he is gay, but Shirley is too busy with her own life to listen to her son. After a long and emotional argument between Nelson and Angelo, Nelson agrees to take Angelo to his cousin's wedding instead of Sybil. Halfway through the ceremony Nelson finally breaks the news to his parents that he is gay. At first, Shirley and Martin are confused and distraught, but when reality starts to set in, they begin to blame one another for Nelson's sexuality.

As Shirley and Martin struggle to accept this, they meet with a psychiatrist, talk with local members of the gay community, and Martin goes to a gay bar in an attempt at understanding his son, and he even goes as far as to try to get Sybil to sleep with Nelson to make him straight. As a last resort, Shirley and Martin have dinner with Angelo's parents, Teresa and Carmine Ferraro (Vincent Pastore), in order to understand their sons' lifestyle. Shirley and Teresa have sympathy for one another, unlike Martin and Carmine, who accuse each other's son at being the cause of their own son's homosexuality.

Both families continue to try to hide the fact that their sons are gay from their friends and co-workers, but when Nelson and Angelo decide to adopt a baby and it makes headline news, the two families must unite to defend their sons' cause. In an emotional confrontation, the families stand up and fight for their gay sons' right against opposition. In an emotional victory for the two families and the country, the Hirsches and the Ferraros not only accept their sons are gay but realize how much they love them.

"Oy Vey! My Son Is Gay!", rated PG-13, is a family romantic comedy about how far we have come, and yet how far we still have to go. For ticket information, contact 888-AMC-4fun.

The movie has received several awards this year. They include: 13th Annual Miami Jewish Film Festival Audience Award Best Feature Film; World Fest Houston Crystal Vision Special Jury Award; World Fest Houston Special Jury Rising Star Award; Filmont San Diego Best Narrative Feature Award; Filmont San Diego Freedom Award Ensemble Cast in a Feature Film; 24th Festival Mix Milano Premio Speciale del Pubblico (Audience Award); and 16th Philadelphia QFEST Audience Award Winner Best Comic Feature.

Some of the cast members will also be interviewed by Garrett during the December 22 broadcast.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Anonymous Informant Wednesday Night College Avenue Incident Involving One Hundred Capital Students.

Will the anonymous informant who left a voice mail on Bexley Public Radio about a December 15 Wednesday night incident on College Avenue please call the station again: 235-2929 or our call our city hall correspondent Robyn Jones at 239-8172.

Monday, December 13, 2010

Controversy Roils 2010 Best of Bexley Tomato Contest.

Anonymous said...

Should someone married to a volunteer on your radio show be ELIGIBLE to win a contest? I think Mrs. Greenball is married to Mr. Greenball of WCRX?

December 13, 2010 12:19 AM

WCRX-LP Editorial collective said...

This year's first place winner is married to Professor Greenball. Both Professor Greenball and his wife provide volunteer services to WCRX-LP. 102.1 FM. Mel is a news reader and program host and his wife listens for technical broadcast problems. She alerts the station when there are technical problems with a broadcast.

The sole eligibility requirement for the 2010 Best of Bexley Tomato Contest is payment of the $2.00 entry fee. Anne Greenball paid her entry fee.

Looking at all of the the contestants in the 2010 competition: about half are also financial supporters of the station (if you count donations from spouses). Not all of the contest winners are financial supporters of the station. Besides Wife Greenball, the spouse of another of the winners does volunteer work for the station.

December 13, 2010 8:06 AM

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Bexley Public Radio Announces Winners in Amy Maurer's 2010 Best of Bexley Tomato Contest.Winners Announced

Bexley Public Radio announced the winners in the 2010 Best of Bexley tomato contest. The winners are:

Anne Greenball. First place ($80.00) Anne lives in Worthington Hills. Reception of the WCRX-LP signal is sometimes difficult in that part of the county. When the reception was difficult in her house, Anne would listen to Amy’s Noontime Gardener Show while sitting in her car parked in the driveway.

Anne followed the advice offered on the Noontime Gardener. She transplanted the tomato plants from barrels into the ground. She fertilized by the directions. She removed diseased leaves on the plants and she mulched around the base of the plants.

This is Anne’s second year of growing tomatoes and her second year entering the Best of Bexley tomato growing contest. The year-to-year improvement of Anne’s tomatoes was tremendous. Amy was impressed by Anne’s persistence, her ability to follow advice. Anne did everything right. And the result is that Anne harvested a good crop of tomatoes.

Anne used 120 day seeds and started harvesting in August. She is still a novice but she still did everything right. Anne is still learning but the effort she put into her garden showed.

Helen Karr. Second place ($45.00) Helen is modest about her skill as a gardener. She described her work in the garden as “I stuck the plants in the ground and they grew.” Despite Helen’s modesty, she is a skillful, experienced gardener. She sited her garden well; her tomato plants were healthy and vigorous and the plants produced more fruit than Helen needed.

Helen is an experienced gardener and her plants reflect her skill. The tomato plants and fruit were good looking and good tasting.

Not too many people of Helen’s generation are still gardening. But the experienced and knowledge that Helen has accumulated makes for a good garden. There was no evidence in her garden of disease or mold. There was no neglect at all. The tomatoes tasted great and there were plenty of them.

Helen is way too modest about her gardening skills. She is skillful.

Jim Belt. Third place. ($25.00). Jim planted his tomatoes early. During the Spring rains, spores splashed onto the lower leaves of the tomato plants. The vigor of the plants was not good. Jim picked off leaves that had fungi and spores but was still dissatisfied with the condition of his tomatoes. Although it was getting well into the season, Jim decided to transplant his tomatoes into a sunny area of his front yard.. Jim was acting on a hunch that the transplants would respond to the sunny location.

Jim’s hunch turned out to be correct and the plants took-off. Sometimes creative risk-taking works out well. The plants delivered tomatoes in a timely fashion. Jim’s efforts yielded good plants with good taste.

Jim is an example of a lucky gardener and stands as a contrast to our Anne Greenball, our first place winner. Jim followed none of the advice offered by the Noontime Gardener and, still, his plants prospered. He nurtured the plants well when he transplanted them into his front yard.