Hosted by Allan Wolper Audio biographies of people whose lives and ideas are on the cutting edge. Host Allan Wolper is a “journalist’s journalist.” A superb interviewer, radio and television producer, ethics columnist, magazine and newspaper writer, he has been honored by every journalism medium. Wolper has won more than 50 awards, including television’s Alfred I. DuPont-Columbia University Award – the Pulitzer Prize of Broadcast news. Wolper is professor emeritus of Journalism from Rutgers University.
Joanna Wolper's The Man Who Could Be Santa
Joanna Wolper, an Emmy Award winning writer and documentary filmmaker, has uncovered the true identity of Santa Claus. She writes about her discovery in a children's book called The Man Who Could Be Santa, based on a true family adventure. Joanna Wolper's book has a web site, at www.themanwhocouldbesanta.com, featuring the real children in the story. Original music written and performed by Gabrielle Gewritz. Click above to hear the entire podcast.
Arthur Browne: From Copy Boy at The Daily News to Editor-in-Chief and Publisher
In 1973, Arthur Browne became a copy boy at the Daily News. Now 44 years later he is the Editor-in-Chief and Publisher of New York City’s home town newspaper. In the past four decades, Browne has covered the city’s most compelling stories…as a reporter, a columnist, editorial page editor and editor, investigative editor, managing editor, and now editor-in-chief and publisher. Politico calls Browne the “tortured heart and soul” of the newspaper. In 2007, he won a Pulitzer Prize for editorials
Red Hat on the River: Restaurateurs Feed The Senses
Bill and Hillary Clinton celebrated their birthdays there. Former New York Yankee baseball great Bernie Williams often stops by and bestselling author James Paterson made Jimmy Parker and Red Hat on the Hudson characters in his books. Former film producers, Jimmy Parker, and his wife, Mary Beth Dooley used their cinematic background to create one of the most visually exciting restaurants on the East Coast, one that sits right alongside the Hudson River in Irvington, New York. The New York Times,
Helen Benedict: Sexual Assault in The Military and Rape on College Campuses
Helen Benedict is a professor in The Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University, a writer, and a journalist, whose work has won the attention and admiration of both the Pentagon and the White House. Her latest novel Wolf Season , the second book of her trilogy about the Iraq War, will be released next month. The book is a sequel to Sand Queen . It is being published by Bellevue Press. Professor Benedict’s book, The Lonely Soldier: The Private Life of Women in the Military, paints a
Dr. Michael Crane: Treating 9/11 First Responders
Dr. Michael Crane treats the selfless 911 responders who came to New York City from all over America to help the victims of the horrific attack on the World Trade Center that cost 2996 people their lives. Dr. Crane, who directs the World Trade Center Health Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, says the religious and moral lessons he learned growing up was behind his desire to counsel and help those first responders. It was what he thought about when he first saw the towers
Aracelis Lucero: Mexican Children and Deportation
Aracelis Lucero was born and raised in the South Bronx, won a scholarship to Middlebury College, received a Masters Degree in International Affairs from Columbia University and became a Wall Street executive. But as immigration became a major issue in America, she gave up her career in finance to devote her life to helping Mexican children and their families, both documented and undocumented. Lucero is now executive director of Masa-MexEd, a nonprofit organization that focuses on educating and