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Teaneck church organist also plays Radio City Music Hall Christmas Show

12/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:06:44


New planetarium to open at Liberty Science Center in Jersey City

12/4/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:06:31


Taking the long shot on love

11/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:06:04


Take a trip back in time on the Morris Canal

11/22/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:12:17


Secaucus Walmart unveils new online merchandise pickup machines

11/21/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:02:45


Black Friday and the future of shopping malls

11/17/2017
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Record retail reporter talks about Black Friday and the future of shopping malls in Paramus in this episode of On the Record.

Duration: 00:13:35


Governor-elect Phil Murphy greets supporters in Asbury Park

11/8/2017
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Phil Murphy greeted a jubilant crowd of supporters at the Asbury Park Convention Hall after voters elected him as New Jersey's 56th governor. Photo by Danielle Parhizkaran.

Duration: 00:03:06


Maya Lin and the place where art and history intersect

11/3/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:10:50


Tara Sullivan bids farewell to The Record

10/30/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:14:43


No ordinary football game - Don Bosco and Bergen Catholic fans talk about their football rivalry

10/28/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:03:27


"Poe's Phantoms" inhabit the historic John Fell House

10/24/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:07:31


Sparks fly in final gubernatorial debate

10/19/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:05:06


Grammy Museum Experience brings rich Jersey music history to Newark

10/17/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:04:28


Record sportswriter Steve Popper sizes up the New York Knicks

10/17/2017
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As the New York Knicks' season opener in Oklahoma City approaches, Knicks beat writer Steve Popper sizes up the team in this episode of On the Record. Photo by Chris Pedota.

Duration: 00:17:40


Record writer steps up to New Jersey Lighthouse Challenge

10/17/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:06:57


Is there such a thing as parking karma?

10/4/2017
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The Record's Road Warrior columnist John Cichowski tackles the question of whether there really is such a thing as "parking karma." He also gets some interesting answers from readers.

Duration: 00:10:06


Barry Manilow talks about music, life and how he writes his songs

9/29/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:23:03


Comedian Steven Wright talks about the early influences on his wry deadpan humor

9/29/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:21:12


A tumultous week at Paterson City Hall heads to a climax (maybe)

9/28/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:09:42


How to make a good taco - A Taco Affair owner talks with Record Food Editor Esther Davidowitz

9/27/2017
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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.

Duration: 00:05:53

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