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Radio Reinventions (Adventures at WMUA pt 1)

It turns out that I joined the WMUA news team just as big changes were beginning to get put in place. It just so happens that up until this year, the news you may have heard on WMUA was the journalistic equivalent of a chop shop. The stories were put together from bits and pieces … Continue reading Radio Reinventions (Adventures at WMUA pt 1)

And then suddenly, business news! (Quartz)

I'm new to reading the newspaper. I'm new to watching the news on TV. I'm new to The Daily Show and periodicals. I'm particularly new to business news. We don't get any of the business oriented newspapers at my house, and I wouldn't even look at the front page of the business section of the … Continue reading And then suddenly, business news! (Quartz)

The Middle East, Free Speech, Religion and The West

It has taken a long time for me to get my thoughts in order on the subject of the Innocence of the Muslims video. I have a natural sympathy for the Middle East, after my 1500-onwards Middle Eastern history class last year. (The ultimate feeling one came out of that class with was: much of the … Continue reading The Middle East, Free Speech, Religion and The West

Can we just vote for the prettiest candidate?

I'm new to the world of political speeches. I've never much trusted politicians to present the facts fairly or clearly. This is mostly because I'm easy to reach on an emotional level; there were times during Obama's speech that I was moved to tears. With regards to that quest for truth and even-handedness, I must … Continue reading Can we just vote for the prettiest candidate?