Author Archives: Rich Lee

A ‘Long Strange Trip’ I took 45 years ago

When I covered rock’n’roll in the early 1980s, Bob Weir and Jerry Garcia were among the many performers I enjoyed interviewing. But my most lasting memory of the Grateful Dead took place 45 years ago this month long before my … Continue reading

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Baseball, Blogging and Beat Reporting

Because St. Bonaventure University is located in a rural area of Western New York, opportunities to cover local governments, school boards and other traditional news beats are limited. To address this challenge, my wife Anne and I use a baseball … Continue reading

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RIP Guy A. Lee

This is the last photo I took of my father, who would have turned 95 today. In many ways, it says a lot about who he was. He was a proud WWII veteran and an avid Mets fan who loved … Continue reading

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Best semester ever

Best start of a semester since I returned to St. Bonaventure University in 2011 because Anne W. Lee is now a full-time faculty member.

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Podcast: A Conversation with Joe Grushecky

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. PLAY

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Four reasons why Sgt. Pepper remains relevant 50 years after its release

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 … Continue reading

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Was Gary Hart right?

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 … Continue reading

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