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Second Season of Local Podcast ‘Cryptic’ To Debut This Week

click to enlarge A locally produced “modern radio drama podcast” that follows the story of two characters, Cole (Joshua Isley) and Julie Kurtz (Kristen Larsen), as they host their own podcast exploring the world of Cryptids, Cryptic debuted last year as the duo aimed to “uncover the truth behind well-known......

Trump team bets on local coverage to cover cash shortfall

Politico.com – For more and to sign up click here Biden’s camp has nearly three times as much cash on hand as Trump’s team, according to recent campaign filings, and is using its funds on expensive buys like 30-second spots during National Football League games. Without the same money to......
Cleveland Scene

Local Roots Rockers AJ & the Woods Release New Single and Accompanying Music Video

Friday, October 23, 2020 Local Roots Rockers AJ & the Woods Release New Single and Accompanying Music Video Posted By Jeff Niesel on Fri, Oct 23, 2020 at 10:32 AM click to enlarge Courtesy of AJ & the Woods The local roots rock act AJ & the Woods just today......

Here Are the Hundreds of Sites in a Pay-to-Play Local News Network

New York Times
A fast-growing network of nearly 1,300 websites is filling a void left by vanishing local newspapers across the country. But many of their stories are ordered up by conservative political groups and corporate P.R. firms, a Times investigation found. We are publishing the names of those sites so readers can......

As Local News Dies, a Pay-for-Play Network Rises in Its Place

New York Times
About a decade ago, Mr. Timpone started Journatic, a service that aimed to automate and outsource reporters’ jobs, selling it to two of the nation’s largest chains, Hearst and Tribune Publishing. He used rudimentary software to turn public data into snippets of news. That content still fills most of his......
Cleveland Scene

Local Guitarist Neil Zaza Teams Up With Verb Ballets for Special Halloween Program

Not one to let a pandemic ruin his Halloween, local guitar wiz Neil Zaza has teamed up with Verb Ballets to present Carnival Macabre, an event billed as a “a cinematic dance-rock experience. The virtual event will premiere at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 30. “A dance of darkness through......
CNBC Business

UK set to impose controversial local shutdowns as coronavirus spreads rapidly

CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A couple wearing protective face coverings chat in the street in Liverpool city centre, north-west England on September 18, 2020. OLI SCARFF | AFP | Getty Images LONDON — The British government is set to outline further restrictive measures for......
New York Times - World

What if Local and Diverse Is Better Than Networked and Global?

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here MULLUMBIMBY, Australia — Helena Norberg-Hodge strolled into the farmers’ market that she helped start long before it was fashionable. She had come to shop but also to check on friends — especially the farmers living out her ideas......

Titans players held workout at local school

3:52 PM ET Turron DavenportESPN Close Covered Eagles for USA Today Covered the Ravens for Baltimore Times Played college football at Cheyney University NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A group of Tennessee Titans players held a workout at a Nashville school last week, a school official confirmed to ESPN. Last Wednesday, one......
Cleveland Scene

Beachland to Host Virtual Memorial for Local Arts Patron Nick Amster

Nick Amster, a local patron of the arts who died earlier this year, gave generously to the local music scene. You can read about his many contributions here in this piece by long-time friend John Petkovic. In 2012, he purchased a stake in the Beachland Ballroom and, as co-owner, recently paid......
Cleveland Scene

Local Indie Rockers the Dream Masons Release New Music Video

click to enlarge Courtesy of the Dream Masons The local indie pop band the Dream Masons began a couple of years ago as singer Annastacia recruited guitarist Eric Hellinger and then added a bassist and drummer. Last year, the band released the bluesy single “Another Great Day” and put out......
Cleveland Scene

Local Singer-Songwriter Doug McKean Releases New Album Recorded in Quarantine

click to enlarge This week, former GC5/Magpies bassist Doug McKean, who also currently plays multiple instruments in the Ohio City Singers and fronts the Pogues cover band the Boys from the County Hell, has digitally released his fifth full-length album, The Second Golden Age of Piracy. It can be found......

Local official says federal officials tried to keep Calif. plant open during deadly virus outbreak

CBS News
CBS News – For more and to sign up click here A California county health director tells CBS News federal officials tried to push her to keep a poultry plant open during a deadly coronavirus outbreak. Consumer investigative correspondent Anna Werner went there to find out why. Source link...
In the News

Gentle 2 Y.O. Dog Loves The Gophers In Her Local Park, Tries To Say Hello To Them On Her Daily Walks

I bet every single one of you has heard and knows of the phrase man’s best friend. Yep, dogs are truly a blessing to humanity with their unconditional love and relentless enthusiasm for chowing, playing, and napping. But what if I told you that man isn’t the only species to......
Cleveland Scene

Local Singer-Songwriter Brian Lisik Unplugs for New Album

click to enlarge Courtesy of Michael J. Media Group Local singer-songwriter Brian Lisik, a guy known for his “guitar-driven power pop and pensive neo-folk,” returns this week with a (mostly) acoustic album, Gudbye Stoopid Whirled. He’ll play a virtual release party at 8 p.m. on Thursday.  Recorded at songwriting partner......
BBC - Politics

New planning rules ‘will silence local voices’

New planning laws for England will “silence local voices and kill off our high streets”, Labour said as it urged Tory MPs to vote them down. Labour says the new rules would allow developers to convert shops into homes without planning permission. It is the first stage of sweeping changes......

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