Podcast for MyMediaDiary.com, a blog of creative writing jump-started by media. Produced by Kevin Walsh, Royal Oak, Michigan.
info_outline 20 Years of Arizona Charter Schools 10/02/2017
20 Years of Arizona Charter Schools Kevin Walsh hosts David Wells, Ph.D, co-founder of the non-partisan research group The Grand Canyon Institute who co-authored with Curtis Cardine Following the Money: Twenty Years of Charter School Finances in Arizona the first of three reports which reveals that up to 77 percent of Arizona’s charter school holders use their state taxpayer funds for potentially questionable financial transactions.
info_outline Detroit Blues Society 07/13/2016
Detroit Blues Society Join Digging Detroit host Pete Kalinski from Royal Oak's Boo's Music Bistro inside Mr. B's Restaurant as he welcomes two of the city's foremost fans and promoters of Detroit's legendary blues legacy--President of the Detroit Blues Society, Steve Soviak and Vice President Tom McNab. It's first meeting in 1985 began a multi-decade of transformations to increase public interest in the Society. Large-scale events included a number of indoor and outdoor concerts and school workshops. Increased membership and a more organized approach allowed the Society to embark on special projects. Educational programs became more formalized and in 1996 the Scarab Club Educational/Blues Heritage Series began. Each event featured a theme based on some aspect of the Detroit blues tradition. Pete, Steve and Tom discuss the non-profit's innovations including Blues in the Schools and the Blues Challenge as the group continues to dedicate itself to the preservation, education, and advancement of the blues tradition as it relates to the Metro-Detroit area. It has as its primary goals to promote a wider appreciation for the blues by the general public and to serve the members of the Society. More at Digging Detroit! Host: Pete Kalinski Guests: Steve Soviak, Tom McNab Engineer/Producer: Kevin Walsh, MMD Productions Recorded: April 28, 2016 at Boo’s Music Bistro (inside Mr. B’s in Royal Oak)
info_outline Archivist Round 2 with Digging Detroit 04/07/2016
Archivist Round 2 with Digging Detroit Tune in to our latest podcast, another Archivist's Roundup as we visit with four archivists and historians about Detroit's rich and varied Jewish history. The archivists share how they collect and preserve the stories of Detroit's Jewish community and also how they help connect today's generation with their heritage.
info_outline Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 2 of 2 03/22/2016
Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 2 of 2 In this second of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro–each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history–ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.
info_outline Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 1 of 2 03/08/2016
Fascinating Women of Michigan History - 1 of 2 In this first of 2 episodes featuring fascinating women of Michigan history, Digging Detroit host Thomas J. Reed, Jr. is joined by Samantha Lawrence, Sabrina Nelson, Emily B. Corwin and Bailey Sisoy Isgro--each sharing their favorite women of Michigan history--ranging from a supreme court justice, a surgeon, an artist to a brothel-owner.
info_outline Detroit in WWII - Author Gregory Sumner 10/21/2015
Detroit in WWII - Author Gregory Sumner A look inside the "Arsenal of Democracy" as Professor Gregory Sumner of University of Detroit Mercy joins Digging Detroit's Thomas J. Reed Jr. and Detroit History Tours' Bailey Sisoy Isgro at Detroit's historic Abick's Bar. Sumner previews his upcoming book-signing, Detroit in WWII, at Abick's on November 10, 2015.
info_outline Playwright Frank Anthony Polito and B.F.s! 09/25/2015
Playwright Frank Anthony Polito and B.F.s! Playwright Frank Anthony Polito shares his journey from blue collar Hazel Park Michigan to New York's theater scene, then back again, nearly 20 years later with a drama about his teenage years with his best friend--both discovering they are gay in the late 1980s. For two more weekends--through October 4th, audiences can share this remarkable show in Hazel Park at the the Slipstream Theatre Initiative's production of "B.F.s!" (link to website). Topics include: Frank's journey home Writing a play (from an original novel) Basing characters on real people--and merging them Teenagers, friendships and drama Becoming a drama coach at your alma mater
info_outline MMD - Archivist Roundtable with Digging Detroit 08/07/2015
MMD - Archivist Roundtable with Digging Detroit Some of Michigan's top historical archivists join us for a roundtable discussion on their unusual world--sometimes spent in dusty shelves and digging through dark basements and mysterious attics--but often waiting for you at the reference desk.
info_outline GM's "Google Years" of Designers Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell 04/16/2015
GM's "Google Years" of Designers Harley Earl and Bill Mitchell Ken Pickering, GM's retired Executive Director, Engineering and Design Services, joins Digging Detroit's Kevin Walsh and Pete Kalinski to discuss his career in the exciting years of design in the 1950s and beyond.
info_outline MMD: Fathers, Daughters, Wedding Songs & Horse Racing 03/26/2015
MMD: Fathers, Daughters, Wedding Songs & Horse Racing Ladd Biro has loved music and been a performer his entire life--but never wanted to be a starving artist either. For 40 years he has worked in the entirely non-9-to-5 world of the track--and been in bands and created albums.
info_outline Oscar Experts Post-Op - 2015 02/26/2015
Oscar Experts Post-Op - 2015 Following a contest on MyMediaDiary.com, the top three winners guessing the 24 categories from the 2015 Academy Awards, Collin Ward, Melissa Balan and Steve Palizzi, were invited by hosts Kevin Walsh and Kale Davidoff to discuss the following:
info_outline Dodge, Detroit & Women in Industry 01/11/2015
Dodge, Detroit & Women in Industry MyMediaDiary welcomes back Tom Reed with his fellow co-producer of Digging Detroit, Pete Kalinski, as they discuss the early days of Detroit's automotive history with historians Bailey Sisoy Isgro and Madelyn Rzadkowolski, curator of Meadowbrook.
info_outline Detroit From Above - NYT Aerial Photographer Alex S. MacLean 01/08/2015
Detroit From Above - NYT Aerial Photographer Alex S. MacLean Following the December 7, 2014 publication of his New York Times Sunday Review, "Detroit By Air" which examines the city's dramatic haves and have-nots, photographer Alex MacLean is interviewed by Kevin Walsh and Thomas J. Reed, Jr. of the new website, DiggingDetroit.com.
info_outline Life Lessons & Sound FX 12/23/2014
Life Lessons & Sound FX Veteran film and TV sound expert Ric Viers, author of The Sound Effects Bible and The Location Sound Bible, joins Kevin Walsh following a workshop Ric gave to Michigan high school students on his 10 Location Sound Commandments, which offer important life-skills as well.
info_outline MMD: FLoods, Insurance & Ethics 10/07/2014
MMD: FLoods, Insurance & Ethics Following the intense rain within a single four-hour period in August, 2014, thousands of metro Detroiters found their basements flooded with sewage and little to no assistance from their insurers "flood" coverage.
info_outline MyMediaDiary: Breaking Through as a Novelist 09/11/2014
MyMediaDiary: Breaking Through as a Novelist First time novelist, longtime educator Judy Burke shares with Kevin her eight year journey transforming a fantasy into a international espionage thriller--and it all started with an Irish lighthouse and appears in bookstores in November. They discuss:
info_outline Not Your Father's GOP 07/01/2014
Not Your Father's GOP Ryan Fishman decided last September to run for his term-limited Michigan state senate district after a series of his op-ed articles convinced others to convince Ryan that he should leave the GOP and take a shot at a traditionally right-leaning district.
info_outline The Best Week in Sports--or at least most optimistic 04/02/2014
The Best Week in Sports--or at least most optimistic The Best (or at least most optimistic) Week in Sports
info_outline Oscars Predictions with MyMediaDiary Contributor, Sheri Horwitz 02/27/2014
Oscars Predictions with MyMediaDiary Contributor, Sheri Horwitz Kevin and Sheri break-down the Oscars, past and present.
info_outline Interview with Doug Geiger - Beard-Expert/Entrepreneur 02/17/2014
Interview with Doug Geiger - Beard-Expert/Entrepreneur Kevin and Doug discuss the resurgence in the popularity of beards, following the Boston Red Sox World Series and the success of Harley Davidsons and Duck Dynasty.
info_outline MyMediaDiary: The Badass Teacher Association - Interview with leaders Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson 01/26/2014
MyMediaDiary: The Badass Teacher Association - Interview with leaders Marla Kilfoyle and Melissa Tomlinson Kevin Walsh interviews Badass Teacher's Association leaders Marla Kilfoyle, a high school social studies teacher from Long Island, and Melissa Tomlinson, a middle school math/special education teacher from New Jersey, who also received national attention in November 2013 when Governor Chris Christie shouted at her when she asked him a question.