Right or wrong, Lisa Simeone has landed NPR back in the culture-wars battlefield. Her role in October 2011 — one of the groups camped in the nation's capital as part of the Occupy movement — could also spell an end to her presence on public radio after decades on the air.
The last of 22 people indicted for a drug dealing at the Gilmor Homes public housing complex in West Baltimore pleaded guilty this week, ending the case shortly before trial was set to begin — for the second time.
NPR show host Lisa Simeone Thursday confirmed a report published here and elsewhere that she was fired Wednesday by the public radio series "Soundprint." The firing came as a result of what "Soundprint' executives saw an an ethical violation by Simeone for her work as a spokeswoman with October 2011, one of the groups involved in the Occupy D.C. movement.
National Public radio says it is looking into the role that Baltimore resident Lisa Simeone is playing as a spokeswoman for "October 2011," one of the Occupy D.C. groups encamped at Freedom Plaza in Washington.
"The War of 1812," which was produced in association with Washington's WETA, will air at 9 p.m. Monday on Maryland Public Television (MPT) and other PBS stations nationwide. Its premiere is one of the first major events celebrating the bicentennial of the conflict.
A newspaper article from Oct. 13, 1922, tells the tale of federal prohibition agents raiding the farm of a well-known Carroll County political leader. The October 1922 newspaper headline read, "'DRYS' MAKE RAID - Dump 16 Barrels Of Cider At Joseph Wimert's - Released on $2,000 Bond After Arrest For a Hearing In Baltimore Today."
I don't have time for a full review, but I do want to alert viewers to the premiere tonight on HBO of director Martin Scorsese's "George Harrison: Living in the Material World." This is one of the most ambitious and daring biographical films that I have ever seen on TV.
The 1968 football game between Baltimore's Morgan State and what was then Louisiana's Grambling College was a good one ¿ a nail-biter that went down to the wire. But the history and sociology of the event are what truly matter. And hats off to CBS Sports
For the last two weeks, I have done everything I could to get people to watch "The Learning," an illuminating documentary about the lives of four Filipina teachers who are recruited to teach in Baltimore City Schools.
More than 70 candidates are vying for 14 seats on the Baltimore City Council — a job characterized by lengthy meetings, endless calls from residents about vacant homes and rats, and, in the city's strong mayor form of government, very little political power.
While there is no one way to mark the September 11 anniversary of the terrorist attacks, educators say it is important that schools commemorate the events with a lesson or a school wide event of some kind.
The addition of HLN host Nancy Grace to the lineup of ABC's 2011 "Dancing with the Stars" is such an exquisite example of how calculating and exploitative prime-time network TV can be. This year's cast also includes Chaz Bono, David Arquette and Rob Kardashian.