In the morning, Massimo Cirri (born 1958 in Carmignano) is a psychologist for the National Health Service, in the afternoon, for eleven years from 1985 to 1996, he created and presented successful radio programs such as "Borderline" and "Topazio". Since 1996, he has been conducting "Caterpillar" on Rai Radio 2, a program composed of news and political satire. During this show he created the campaign "M'illumino di meno: giornata internazionale del risparmio energetico" (International Day of Saving Energy). The initiative trys to show how saving energy can actually help resolving our planet's energy problems. Cirri also is a playwright with Lella Costa and one of Festivaletteratura's regular guest. Togethehr with Renzo Ceresa he created the Festival Radioincontri in 2004, which takes place every year in June in Riva del Garda. In 2007, he and Filippo Solibello were awarded the Ambrogino d'oro. His last works are: "Il tempo senza lavoro" (2013), a recollection of the Agile ex-Euthlia worker's tales, and "Un'altra parte del mondo" (2016), the moving tale of Aldo T., the schizoid son of the famous Italian politician Palmiro Togliatti, followed in 2017 by the book "Sette tesi sulla magia della radio".
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