I often wonder when listening to radio, why there aren't more talk show hosts in their teens and twenties? Because I am young, I've realized age has become as much a barrier in an industry that's marginally a lot more seasoned.
When a song written by a teenage girl from New Zealand, who's never even been to America, manages to top the Billboard Alternative charts for a record-breaking six straight weeks and counting, it causes one to wonder, "WTF?"
As a long-time writer, but a much more recent radio talk show host, I have found that there are simply some things that are spontaneously said aloud that, if given more time, would not only never have been said, but certainly never written down.
When Simone Heng moved to Dubai, she knew it would be a vibrant city, full of luxurious hotels and retailers. What she didn't realize was that as an avid DIY project enthusiast, she would inspire and connect a new generation of young makers.
This week on Bloomberg EDU with Jane Williams, we asked Geoffrey Canada, president and chief executive officer of The Harlem Children's Zone, to talk about how Dr. Martin Luther King's dream looks right about now.
Scan across just about any radio dial in the entire country, and you'll hear exactly the same big city, big corporate programming: Rush Limbaugh, Fox Sports, Top 40, NPR. But what about local programming?
Things are getting real. Entertainment, specifically. And by "real" I don't mean serious, or imminent, or even necessarily honest -- but real, as in pushed to the limit of what we perceive as real, and even further.
The newest generation of consumers has blown traditional marketing to smithereens. According to PR expert Stefan Pollack in his book Disrupted, the "iGen" generation are those born after 1994 and have never known life without computers and mobile devices.
Thought leaders have a huge challenge, as media and media educators hustle to keep pace with the shifts and retain long-term value. As the film industry has shown it is not easy, but hard work makes it possible to survive and prosper.
Goose Island's barrel-aging warehouse was perhaps the perfect backdrop to uncork those stories the duo holds, and unveil new music; just hours before the internationally-acclaimed musicians took the stage at the Chicago Theatre on July 24.
People's Radio serves as an interesting thought experiment. How might we connect more robust and traditional communication systems such as landlines and radios to modern platforms like the Internet? Are there unexplored connections to be made?
Seeing liberal bloggers declare victory about how a boycott of these shows' sponsors led to this makes my hair stand on end for four reasons. First, that's not at all what happened, as these shows will land elsewhere.
Pesky citizens are always going around demanding more transparency in government. Well, this week, the U.S. government shouted, "Let the sunshine in!" And guess what they've decided to give you access to? Thousands of hours of government-produced propaganda!
The other day, a guitarist friend shared the philosophy that guides his music collection.
He still buys CDs, but only those titles he knows he will return to often -- music he's studying, his all-time favorite albums, etc.