George Wesner may be the busiest musician in North Jersey during Christmas week. Besides his normal role as organist for St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Teaneck, Wesner has been the lead organist for the Radio City Music Hall Christmas show for the last 35 years. Record reporter Megan Burrow interviews Wesner in this episode of On the Record. Photo by Viorel Florescu.
The new planetarium at the Liberty Science Center in Jersey City offers a different way to look at the solar system. Record entertainment reporter Jim Beckerman talks about his sneak preview of the planetarium in this episode of On the Record.
Record reporter Dave Sheingold recently stumbled across one of the quirkier dating corners of the Internet - a site that tries to connect people whose only encounter may have been a fleeting moment. In this episode of On the Record, Sheingold talks about the Missed Connections section of Craig's list and some of the people he interviewed who have used the site. Photo by Getty Images.
Record reporter Jim O'Neill traces the history of the Morris Canal in this episode of On the Record. The canal played an important role in the early industrial history of the state. Restoring sections of the long-abandoned canal has been the focus of several historic preservation groups. Photo by Chris Pedota.
The Walmart store in Secaucus on Tuesday rolled out two 20-foot towers aimed at dispensing merchandise to customers who ordered the items online. Record retail reporter interviews a Walmart official and several customers in this episode of On the Record.
Artist and architect Maya Lin spoke with Record columnist Michael Kelly about art and history and the places where they intersect in memorials. This episode of On the Record was recorded in Lin's studio one day after a terrorist attack in Lower Manhattan that left 8 people dead. Photo by Kevin Wexler.
Sports columnist Tara Sullivan bid farewell to The Record on Monday. She is moving on to become a sports columnist for The Boston Globe. this episode of On the Record, she looks back on her 20 years at the paper and talks about her approach to sports writing.
It was no ordinary high school football game Friday as Bergen Catholic and Don Bosco renewed their rivalry. In this episode of On the Record, fans for both teams talk about long time Don Bosco Coach Greg Toal's switch to become an assistant coach for Bergen Catholic. Photo by Michael Karas.
One of the oldest houses in Bergen County became one of the scariest on two recent October nights as the John Fell House in Allendale hosted "Poe's Phantoms" a performance by the Saddle River Youth Theater. The actors staged scenes from six stories by Edgar Allen Poe in the various dimly-lit rooms of the house. This episode of On the Record features excerpts of that performance.
Sparks were expected to fly in the final debate Wednesday between gubernatorial candidates Phil Murphy and Kim Guadagno. The hour-long face off at William Paterson University did not disappoint. Photo by Julio Cortez, AP/Pool photo.
Record entertainment writer Jim Beckerman gives a sneak preview of the Grammy Museum Experience, which opens Friday at the Prudential Center in Newark. In this episode of On the Record, Beckerman talks about some of the Jersey-accented memorabilia and interactive programs that are part of the exhibit. Photo by Mitzu Yasukawa.
Record entertainment writer Jim Beckerman recently climbed the stairs of 10 lighthouses along the Jersey Shore, from Cape May to Navesink. The exercise is part of the New Jersey Lighthouse Challange which takes place this weekend on Oct. 21-22. In this episode of On the Record, Beckerman talks about this history and beauty of some of New Jersey's lighthouses.
Brooklyn-born singer-songwriter Barry Manilow talks about his life, his music and how he writes a song in an interview with Record entertainment writer Jim Beckerman in this episode of On the Record. Manilow will be performing on Oct. 5 at the Prudential Center in Newark. Photo credit: Owen Sweeney/Invision/AP.
Steven Wright - famous for his wry deadpan standup comedy humor - talks about some of his early influences in an interview with Record entertainment writer Jim Beckerman in this episode of On the Record. Wright will be performing at Bergen PAC in Englewood on Oct. 5. Photo credit: Jorge Rios.
Paterson Press Editor Joe Malinconico talks about a tumultuous week at Paterson City Hall - even by normally news busy Silk City standards. In this episode of On the Record, Malinconico discusses a closed door meeting Friday night where the city council may - or may not - pick a new interim mayor. Photo by Amy Newman.
Food Editor Esther Davidowitz interviews Jessica Phillips, owner of A Taco Affair, a relatively new restaurant in downtown Little Falls. In this episode of On the Record, Davidowitz talks about the restaurant and we hear an excerpt of her conversation with the owner.