Show focused on black fans, athletes finds SiriusXM home

Sports 03/23/19, 08:53

When Larry Robinson and Howard Robertson created a pilot for their sports talk radio program "R&R on Sports" in 2013, something was missing from the marketplace."At the time, there were no national syndicated sports radio shows with two African-American male hosts," Robinson says.The two Memphians, who have filled that void ...

Cuomo says losing Amazon HQ ‘greatest tragedy’ of his tenure

New York 02/22/19, 14:21

Gov. Andrew Cuomo again blasted fellow Democrats on Friday, March 8,  over Amazon's backing out of a deal to put one of its second headquarters in New York City, calling the internet retailer's rejection the "greatest tragedy" he has seen since he's been in government. Cuomo also said during an interview ...

French women put on defense in post-#MeToo defamation trial

Europe 02/03/19, 11:30

A former French lawmaker's defamation lawsuit against six women who accused him of sexual misconduct and four journalists who reported the allegations is going to trial in what some fear illustrates a backlash against the #MeToo movement.In May 2016, investigative news website Mediapart and radio station France Inter published and ...

Keillor back in spotlight after sexual misconduct allegation

Entertainment 12/18/18, 00:47

Garrison Keillor is stepping back into the spotlight a year after Minnesota Public Radio cut ties with the former "A Prairie Home Companion" host over a sexual misconduct allegation.Keillor performed two sold-out shows Sunday night at Crooners, a jazz nightclub in a Minneapolis suburb near where he grew up. Fans ...

MPR to sell theater where Keillor’s ‘Prairie Home’ was based

Entertainment 10/24/18, 18:23

Minnesota Public Radio is selling the century-old theater where Garrison Keillor's "A Prairie Home Companion" was based.MPR President and CEO John McTaggart announced Wednesday that the radio network is selling the 1,000-seat Fitzgerald Theater in St. Paul to Minneapolis nightclub First Avenue .MPR bought the theater in 1980 when it ...

Missouri Senate candidates debate health care, party loyalty

Politics 10/18/18, 21:45

Republican Senate candidate Josh Hawley has used a debate to paint Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill as too liberal for the increasingly red state of Missouri, while McCaskill continued to hammer her challenger over his positions on health care.The two squared-off Thursday in St. Louis during a debate hosted by St. ...

After storm shuts down radio stations, 2 hosts carry on

Florida 10/17/18, 00:19

In the days after Hurricane Michael ruptured everyday life, radio station Kick'n 103.5 was a lifeline of information to Florida Panhandle residents.But the Panama City Beach radio station's owner, Powell Broadcasting, last Saturday shut down its operations and those of three other Florida Panhandle radio stations permanently because of damage ...

Newsom, Cox to debate in race for California governor

California 10/08/18, 04:11

The two men hoping to be California's next governor are set to meet Monday for what's likely to be their only one-on-one debate.Republican John Cox and Democrat Gavin Newsom will square off at San Francisco public radio station KQED. The hourlong session will not be televised but will be broadcast ...

Poet laureate Tracy K. Smith launching podcast-radio show

Entertainment 10/02/18, 06:09

The country's poet laureate, Tracy K. Smith, is launching a weekly podcast and radio program called "The Slowdown."Smith said in a statement Tuesday that she wanted to inspire listeners to "make a daily space for poetry" in a world dominated by breaking news events."The Slowdown" will begin on podcast platforms ...

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