Sorry, park advocates, the Major League Soccer stadium planned for Flushing Meadows is a done deal. And, some of you same folks will lament the fact that the Ridgewood Theatre will never be a performance venue again. Lastly, you fans of City Council Speaker Christine Quinn (D-Manhattan) will be disappointed to learn she will not be the next mayor of New York.
These were all revelations made to this writer on Tuesday. Do I have a crystal ball? No. (After all, I was liking Curtis Sliwa’s pick in the Kentucky Derby until the darn horse scratched at the last minute). No, what I had was a conversation with Queens’ own celebrity psychic, Jesse Bravo.
Take his answers to my three specific questions as you will. But this much is certain: Bravo will be hosting a new radio show starting tomorrow, May 10, and he promises it’ll be fascinating — for believers and skeptics alike.
The program will air from 7 to 9 p.m. Eastern Time on 107.9 FM in New Orleans. But unless you’re down in the bayou, you’ll have to listen at knowledgeofspirit.com, one of Bravo’s websites.
Friday’s debut will feature an interview with Hollywood producer Cyrus Yavneh, the man behind shows including “24,” “Falling Skies” and “Supernatural.” The interview will focus on how paranormal and spiritual matters have affected Yavneh’s core being.
“He has a very spiritual life,” Bravo said. “And this guy doesn’t give interviews, so getting him out of his house in Beverly Hills is quite a feat.”
Future shows will feature world-famous psychics, other celebrities, calls from the audience and a variety of topics, Bravo said.
“The show is going to have many formats,” he said. “We’ll have a lot of celebrities and producers that have had paranormal experiences that changed their lives.”
Bravo, 39, insists he’s not one of those run-of-the-mill “psychics” who advertise palm readings and such in neon lights. A Ridgewood native who graduated from Grover Cleveland High School and Queens College before becoming a stockbroker, he says he’s the real deal.
But he’s interested enough in the nonbeliever so that one thing his show will feature is a year-long discussion between fellow psychics and skeptics from the James Randi Educational Foundation, which is dedicated to critical thinking and the debunking of baseless paranormal claims.
“This is the first time ever a person sitting on the fence will get to listen to a year-long conversation on everything under the sun ... so they can decide,” Bravo said.
Believer or nonbeliever, I predict you’ll be able to reach the show at (540) 273-7379. At least that’s what I was told.