If you listened to radio's "Prairie Home Companion," you know that Garrison Keillor regularly imagined throwing guys in suits off of cliffs. Those most likely to be pushed were managerial sorts who were unkind artistic and intellectual sorts. Righteous wrath always triumphed, as the businessmen who branded themselves with suits and ties could be heard screaming as they fell to the rocks below. Craig Kopp, the newish general manager of WMNF Radio, doesn't appear to be wearing a suit in his Linked-In profile picture, but his attitude seems to be the same as that of guys in suits: he appears to believe that his managerial role gives him the right to threaten thoughtful newscasters. Or maybe his firing of community radio hero Rob Lorei is just plain jealousy. Read More
Doris writes a weekly column for LaGaceta, the nation's only trilingual newspaper, which has pages in English, Spanish, and Italian. Begun in 1922 for Tampa's immigrant community, it continues to thrive more than a century later. Her column is titled "In Context," as it aims to put contemporary issues in the context of the past.
If BBC ever sent us a bill, Hubby and I would owe a lot. A big majority of our TV time goes to watching things produced by the British Broadcasting Company. We like stories set in the British Isles, of course, especially unusual places such as the series about Britain's Atlantic Ocean island of Guernsey, which was occupied by the Nazis during World War II. Other favorites have been set in colonies in Africa, India, the Caribbean, and more places of the far-flung Empire. BBC just does a better job than American television of delivering not only interesting settings, but also of character development and plots that make sense. Read More