Journal Star Executive Editor Dennis Anderson chats with retiring veteran reporter Steve Tarter about his life and career in Steve's namesake podcast, Tarter Source. Steve has been a writer for the Journal Star since 1998 but was no stranger to the area before then. He graduated from Bradley University in 1972 and worked for the now-defunct newspaper, the Peoria Times-Observer, and in public relations for the Greater Peoria Mass Transit District.
It was a busy weekend for law enforcement.
Here's brief information about:
- a road rage incident and arrest;
- an undercover prostitution sting;
- a couple arrested on drug and child abuse charges at a Burlington hotel;
- a business owner accused of taking money but never performing construction;
- and a woman crashing into the Burlington Dunkin' Donuts restaurant.
Michigan's annual Severe Weather Awareness Week, which takes place in early spring, is a time for Michigan residents to plan and prepare for tornadoes and other severe weather. Listen to this clip and you'll hear one of Monroe County's outdoor sirens during a regular monthly test; along with reminders that emergency officials have for Michigan residents about storm preparations and safety. Audio production by Paula Wethington for The Monroe News.
Last week a cyclist was killed in a hit and run at the intersection of NW 16 and Classen Boulevard in Oklahoma City. The victim was Chad Epley, the co-executive chef at Vast. The incident sent shockwaves through the culinary community.
Terence McKiernan, president of Bishop Accountability, a national organization that tracks allegations of abuse by Catholic officials and publishes it online, explains how he does what he does and why dioceses may not release all the information they have about clergy who are accused.
My guest today is Laura Gomel, co-director of 317 Art Collective in Rockford, Illinois.
She grew up in Chicago’s punk rock scene in the 1980s. She met her husband overseas and eventually -- and a little reluctantly -- raised a family here in Rockford.
Lucky for us, Laura Gomel is co-director with Jenny Mathews of 317 Art Collective -- an art gallery, studio space and event space located at 317 Market Street in Rockford.
Together the women are the latest in a series of stewards of the arts...
The legislative Friday edition of The Commute podcast features State Rep. Carl Gilliard, whose resolution against offshore seismic testing and oil drilling is likely to receive a House floor vote next week. Also, Savannah Morning News’ Daily Content Editor Heather Henley sits down with the new director of the Telfair Museums, Robin Nicholson. The Commute podcast is presented by National Office Systems.
Mary Kropiewnicki, professor and dean of teacher education at Savannah State University, talks about why nationally enrollment in teacher preparation programs has declined. For more information, read the story on teacher preparation at Savannahnow.com.
Hummel Report: The state Board of Elections has spent more than $12,000 over the last 10 months defending its decision to charge former gubernatorial candidate Ken Block $410 to fulfill a public-records request. Is the fight a matter of principal and legal precedent for the board, or an act of retaliation against a longtime adversary?