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Peter Greenberg Worldwide–Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, California–January 2, 2016

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san-diego-dining4This week, the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show heads west—and south—to the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego, California. Joining us Peter is Tim Zimmerman, Co-Writer and Executive Producer of Blackfish, the provocative documentary about Sea World and orcas, to discuss the documentary as well as Sea World’s announcement to end their Orca shows. (Sea World was invited on the show, but declined).

Then USA Today‘s Gene Sloan reports how 2016 is going to be a big year for big ships. Carnival is building a ship that will be able to accommodate 6,300 passengers. And Sloan also talks about the explosion in river cruising: Uniworld is expanding to India and even Disney is building a river cruise. Also calling in is Editor-in-Chief of Cruise Critic.com, Carolyn Spencer Brown, with her report card on the new Norwegian Escape.

From the Hard Rock, some surprises—Nicholas Villamill, the Hotel’s Executive Chef, talks about the popularity of their vegan and gluten free options as well as their must-order cumin dry rub wings. And the other surprise—the in-room play list options, as explained by James Gibbs, who has the unusual job title of Vibe Manager at the Hard Rock Hotel. Not to mention his explanation of the white tea and fig scent in the hotel lobby.

Terry Brennan, San Diego Air & Space Museum Curator and Director of Restoration, explains San Diego’s aviation history and their very cool, interactive museum—and parked outside? The SR71 Blackbird, which could fly from New York to Los Angeles in one hour. There’s also the Hellcat, the most successful fighter plane itn World War 2. Anthony Ridenhour, Executive Director of the Model Train Museum, chats about the museum’s 27,000 square feet of working model trains. There’s all this and more, as the Peter Greenberg Worldwide Radio Show broadcasts from the Hard Rock Hotel San Diego.

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