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Who is an honest man?

So many fun things going on!  I’m dying to talk about my latest projects, but sadly I can’t say much at the moment. What I can say is that I think this is going to be my first real investigative piece. 489 more words


Serial: A Throwback With A Modern Twist

Before the onslaught of book promotion begins, I thought I would tell you savvy folks about my latest obsession: Serial, the podcast created by Sarah Koenig and the team behind… 710 more words

Making life a show

From the creators of This American Life, the Serial podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig, takes on longer stories and stretches them over a “season.” Just like you watch your regular soaps, with exciting introductions and cliff hangers, here’s a real life audio story with details and play-by-plays of a crime committed against a student in Woodlawn High School in 1999. 96 more words

Taking on Chicago violence by ear

I lived in Chicago in the South Loop for just over a year recently. I then moved back to Northwest Indiana to be with my, now, husband. 312 more words

Sarah on This American Life on Student Discipline

This past week’s episode of This American Life addressed the question: What should be the goal of disciplining students?  (You can listen to it here… 1,028 more words

Serial Addictions

Are you doing something right now? Stop this instant and listen to Serial. I am thisclose to taking all my dollars directly to Baltimore and helping them solve this mystery.

"Serial": A podcast that is as good as the best crime novel or TV series

I’m quite new to the world of podcasts and online radio shows, but quite soon “This American Life” (TAL), of which “Serial” is a spin-off, has become one of my favourites. 265 more words