Archive for the 'Skidmark Moment' Category

REPUBLICAN CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI (OH-16):
THE RENACCI-LEWANDOWSKI-TRUMP THREESOME…

July 26th, 2017

Last week as I listened to the discussion on WCPN’s Sound Of Ideas concerning the invitation extended by the City Club to Corey Lewandowski to speak, the first question that came to my mind was: who thought that inviting Corey Lewandowski was a good idea. Only after the show did I discover the answer: my […]

FACTS ARE FACTS ARE OPINIONS ARE REALITY…?

December 1st, 2016

So yesterday I came across one of those intersection points that I love so much when Diane Rehm and Scott Adams both take on reality in Trumpian America. First, here’s what Adams’ wrote: The mainstream media and the public now accept the idea that Trump ignored facts, science, and even common decency… and still got […]

A RARE SKIDMARK MOMENT WITH WCPN…

August 10th, 2016

I listen to WCPN’s Sound of Ideas when I can and every few weeks I call in to make a comment. I had not planned on making the call yesterday to the show but then that all changed. You can watch (or listen) to the part of the program that grabbed me beginning at timemark […]

THIS MORNING’S SKID-MARK MOMENT…

May 1st, 2015

Listening to WCPN’s Sound of Ideas this morning with Rick Jackson, I experienced one of my rare skid-mark moments, the flip side of NPR Driveway Moments, those times where you sit in your driveway listening to the end of an interesting piece on the car radio. A skid-mark moment comes when someone on the radio […]

NEO UNITED WAY DEFUNDS BOY SCOUTS…

September 25th, 2012

From WCPN: The United Way of Cleveland says it will stop direct funding to the Boy Scouts of America’s Cleveland chapter. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the decision stems from the BSA’s national policy on sexual orientation. Good on United Way, but it did take a bit of time… Previously…

I SHARE A SKIDMARK MOMENT WITH GREENWALD…

September 14th, 2012

Driving home Wednesday evening I listened to an interview with Michael Lewis on Fresh Air and had this skidmark moment: My whole goal was to create a very natural environment so I could observe him without lots of people worrying about how it was going to be made to look in print. So the agreement […]

I WAS TAKEN ABACK BY HER HATRED TOO…

September 3rd, 2012

Mano Singham writes: Hence I was startled by this short interview that NPR’s Ari Shapiro had with a woman who attended an American Legion convention. Bobbie Lucier said of the Obamas, I just – I don’t like him. Can’t stand to look at him. I don’t like his wife. She’s far from the first lady. […]

BREIVIK GETS 21 YEARS FOR KILLING 77 PEOPLE…

August 24th, 2012

I first heard this story earlier today while in my car and I confess to a serious skidmark moment. Writing for The Atlantic, Max Fisher lays out the story and focues on the difference between our system of Retributive Jusice and Norway’s system of Restorative Justice. He writes: The American justice system, like most of […]

REV. MCMIKLE’S SKID-MARK MOMENT…

December 16th, 2010

1609: The radio discussion on the Pew religion survey

LOCK YOUR CAR IN MY HOME TOWN…

May 18th, 2010

Marietta, Ohio, my home town has that kind of we-don’t-lock-our-doors-at-night ambiance. Neighbors watch out for each other and kids play in the streets. That pastoral image got knocked in the mud this morning as I was driving to the Phoenix Coffee House on Mayfield Road. Listening to WCPN I heard a report on car thefts […]

CUYAHOGA COUNTY VOTERS ARE SCREWED…

February 9th, 2010

[Update — 1047: I should have known that County Council candidate Tim Russo would weigh in on this.] If you didn’t listen to it live, make sure you have medicine at hand for when you stomach starts roilling and give a listen to Martin Zanotti and Jim McCafferty, the un-elected co-czars of Issue 6 Lets […]

FINALLY, AN INTELLIGENT VOICE ON TERROR…

January 6th, 2010

Last evening, on my way home from my last student, I listened to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation’s As It Happens and heard security technologist Bruce Schneier eviscerate every fear-driven panic strategy for combating terrorism. I won’t attempt to speak for Schneier, he does very well for himself. Give a listen to Part I. We must […]

BETSY SULLIVAN’S THREE-DECADE SNOOZE…

July 17th, 2009

It’s summer and I’m getting to listen to Dan Moulthrop’s Sound of Ideas on WCPN more regularly. Yesterday, during the Reporter’s Roundtable show, Plain Dealer Editorial Page Director Betsy Sullivan made a brake-slamming statement. In discussing the political meltdown in Cuyahoga County she said of her own paper’s coverage (at 23:33): It’s mind blowing. It’s […]

ROLDO RIGHTS…

July 16th, 2009

This piece was written on 27 June. For an interesting non-update, listen to John Caniglia and Betsy Sullivan on The Sound of Ideas from this morning. Roldo Bartimole writes: The Plain Dealer, hot and heavy on corruption, today buries the fact that a man the paper says could replace Jimmy Dimora story has been indicted […]

GREAT COMMUNICATION SKILLS…? PUHLEAZE…

March 4th, 2009

Listening to WCPN’s Dan Bobkoff’s Eric Wellman’s report on the the auto show gave me a skidmark moment this morning. Attendance is down at this year’s Cleveland Auto Show — can you say bowling in the aisles? — and Dan Eric interviewed Margery Krevsky of Productions Plus in Detroit. Her agency hires models for car […]

ANOTHER SKIDMARK MOMENT…

May 29th, 2007

You know WCPN, you know Driveway Moments; when you sit in your driveway listening to hear the finish of a captivating bit of radio. Well, I’m instituting Skidmark Moments, radio that cause you to slam on the brakes because you can’t believe what you just heard. Today, President George Bush on the people of China. […]

A SKIDMARK MOMENT…

April 30th, 2007

You know WCPN, you know Driveway Moments; when you sit in your driveway listening to hear the finish of a captivating bit of radio. Well, I’m instituting Skidmark Moments, radio that cause you to slam on the brakes because you can’t believe what you just heard. Today, Dan Moulthrop does The Greater Cleveland Film Commission. […]