The very talented and accomplished Pittsburgh musician Joe Grushecky was kind of enough to join me for a podcast about his upcoming show in Niagara Falls, his new single with Bruce Springsteen and more.
Fifty years after the release of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, the songs on the Beatles’ iconic 1967 album still sound fresh and contemporary. But it is not just the music that has relevancy for life in 2017.
Here are four lessons that Sgt. Pepper offers for today’s audiences: more
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Thirty years ago today, the way journalists cover politicians changed forever.
At the time, reporters had long considered politicians’ private lives off-limits.
But on May 3, 1987, the Miami Herald reported that Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart had spent part of the weekend at his townhouse with a young woman who was not his wife. more
The most valuable lessons for journalism students sometimes come from odd and unusual places such as a Beatles convention I plan to attend this weekend.
At the The Fest for Beatles Fans, I will have an opportunity to hear from Klaus Voormann, an artist and musician I interviewed many years ago when I was a music journalist. more
Super Bowl LI featured a historic comeback and the first overtime in the history of the game, but the biggest attraction for television viewers did not involve any of the athletes on the field.
Viewership peaked at 117.5 million during more
In a book chapter I wrote several years ago, I argued that protest music filled a gap in news coverage during the Vietnam War era because the songs provided Americans with news that the mainstream media was not reporting. Fast forward to 2017, and something similar is occurring. more
It is not the most important story coming out of Washington today, but when Joe Biden’s term as vice president comes to a close, it will mark the first time in nearly 50 years that he has not held public office.
Biden has had his share of friends and foes over the years, but he leaves Washington with warm words from both sides of the aisle – a rare occurrence in today’s political climate. more