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Podcast: Love Phoenix or Leave Phoenix

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By Jonathan McNamara

In addition to being a veritable expert on the ins and outs of Phoenix as the cultural diamond in the rough that is this patch of desert (as evidenced by "Has Phoenix Finally Arrived? Feel the Love" and "New Times Staffers Weigh In on Why They’re Not Leaving Phoenix Anytime Soon") Robrt L. Pela has an exceptional radio voice. With that in mind, we present a more intimate listen to his reasons for staying in the Valley instead of moving off to cooler climes. Take a listen and, should you be so inclined, phrase your own reasons for loving Phoenix rather than leaving it and let us know by dropping us a line at loveitorleaveit@newtimes.com. Entries will be pored over and selected for publication right here on phoenixnewtimes.com.

Be sure to check in tomorrow for two more podcasts from Phoenix native Lilia Menconi and returning Phoenician Wynter Holden.

Keep Phoenix New Times Free... Since we started Phoenix New Times, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Phoenix, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Phoenix with no paywalls.

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