Meg the drone delivers a doozy mission to Host David Bibbey!
Perilously perched upon a tandem bike provided by Connecticut based Cannodale bike company, David first takes a biking tour throughout Hartford finding in the West End both the drummer and female lead vocalist of the newly breaking 14 piece hip-hop, soul-funk band sensation West End Blend. After a chat and guided tour, David then runs for government – well, pedals there to be accurate. With a generous willingness Hartford City Mayor Pedro Segarra climbs aboard still in his suit straight from City Hall and leads the way downtown.
Spotlight On The Arts
This episode features a segment with Javier Colon, singer/songwriter and winner of the NBC’s The Voice Season 1 2011. Ed Wierzbicki sits down with Colon to talk about his start, tours, and upcoming albums. When he is not touring nationally, Colon is supporting his West Hartford community through Achieve Hartford. He confides that he “feels like Connecticut is where I’m supposed to be.”
The next segment brings us to Hartford Prints, a family owned letterpress store in downtown Hartford. We meet Rory Gale who tells us the story of how she and her two sisters received a grant, giving them the opportunity to pursue their artistic endeavors.
Made In Connecticut
John Grikis, Dick Stevens, and Leif Dana worked for food and beverage giant Heublein before the company decided to move to California. With their combined severance pays, these three invested in the tortilla chip business, starting Severance Foods. They share how their business took off and give us a tour of their factory.
Wrapping up the episode Breaking Bread, David and Puerto Rican born Mayor Pedro Segarra finish their ride with a visit to the authentic Spanish restaurant and cuisine offered by another first generation immigrant family, from Galicia Spain. The award winning Costa Del Sol. David Breaks Bread over Paella in the company of Costa del Sol’s Galician Spanish family owners.