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Jazz Historian Lewis Porter on His Final Deep Dive, and His Plans as a Pianist and Educator
Jazz historian, pianist and retired Rutgers-Newark Professor of Music Dr. Lewis Porter plans to spend more time on his own music these days. With that goal in mind, Dr. Porter gave his final Deep Dive analysis for WBGO this week, an in-depth analysis of John Coltrane's riveting instrumental "Alabama," which was the saxophonist's reaction to the horrific 1963 bombing of a church in Birmingham. Dr. Porter spent more than four decades in the educational sector but the administrative duties
Checkmate: Film Critic Harlan Jacobson Checks Out "On The Rocks" and "The Queen's Gambit"
You don’t have to go to the movies—or pull them up online—to get a sense of the generational discontent that drove the election this week. Our film critic, Harlan Jacobson, goes to the movies to read what’s been on the kid’s minds. HJ: After all that has been said about Mssrs. Biden and Trump and how they differ from soup to nuts, in that order, the one thing they shared as candidates and men was being old, part of a generation that is leaving the stage, gracefully or otherwise. And which is
SportsJam with Doug Doyle: Hall of Fame Writer and Star Ledger Columnist Emeritus Jerry Izenberg
Newark native and legendary sports writer Jerry Izenberg is already in 16 Halls of Fame but he had never written a novel, until now. In a Zoom chat from his Henderson, Nevada home, Izenberg spoke to SportsJam host Doug Doyle about his new novel After The Fire: Love and Hate in the Ashes of 1967 (Admission Press) and share some treasured stories about growing up in Newark, watching the Newark Bears play baseball at Ruppert Stadium and the day he surprised Don King during a dispute with the
Coronavirus update: N.J. overnight indoor dining restrictions take effect
New Jersey reported another 3,517 cases of coronavirus Thursday, for a cumulative total of 266,986 infections since the start of the pandemic. Another 18 residents died from COVID-19. There have now been 14,694 lab-confirmed fatalities and another 1,801 probable deaths from the disease. The state reported 1,827 hospitalizations as well as 360 people in intensive-care units, numbers not seen since early June. There was a 12% positivity rate for coronavirus tests taken Sunday, and the state’s rate
Baraka Announces New Restrictions As COVID Cases Soar in NJ's Largest City
Newark Mayor Ras Baraka is sounding the alarm as cases in the city rise to levels not seen since the height of the pandemic back in April. Baraka is now defending his decision to implement even stricter COVID restrictions across New Jersey’s largest city. Baraka says all non-essential businesses in Newark must now close at 8pm two hours earlier than the state’s 10pm shut down order. Baraka says he has received push back from business owners to elected officials but says for him its about saving
Ask Governor Murphy: New Monies Available for Small Businesses Hurt By COVID-19
On November's edition of Ask Governor Murphy , New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced a new statee initiative to provide assistance to small business owners who have been hurt by COVID-19. The Governor also gave his reaction to last Tuesday's Presidential Election and the vote-by-mail process in New Jersey. Governor Murphy also took calls on the legalization of recreational marijuana and what are the next steps now that New Jersey voters approved the ballot question. The show was hosted by