March 2014 Blog Archives

A record player
Monthly Archives: March 2014

Newspapers still seem to be coming to a decision on video

As a native Mainer, I occasionally visit the Portland Press Herald website to keep up on news from the Pine Tree State. One feature that will keep me coming back is “The Newsroom Sessions,” the brainchild of the newspaper’s music

My stint in Eastern State Penitentiary

“Shawshank Redemption” usually brings to mind my late mother-in-law, Dolores Sides, who was a big fan of the prison movie. I thought of “Shawshank” on Saturday morning as I walked through the former Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. I confess my

Four broadcasters who are still working past age 80

Devotees of National Public Radio no doubt are mourning the imminent retirement of Carl Kassel, who for so long was the voice of “Morning Edition” news updates. Kasell, who found a second life as the official judge and scorekeeper of