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Rachel Martin will join NPR’s flagship morning drive program, “Morning Edition,” solving the riddle of which member of the public-broadcaster’s staff will fill a spot soon to be vacated by longtime co-host Renee Montagne.
Martin, who has been host of NPR’s “Weekend Edition Sunday,” will join Steve Inskeep and David Greene, who will head to the outlet’s “NPR West” offices in Culver City. Lulu Garcia-Navarro, NPR’s Brazil correspondent, will take over as weekend Sunday host starting in January.
The personnel moves aren’t to be taken lightly. “Morning Edition,” along with “All Things Considered,” are two of public radio’s most listened-to programs. NPR in July announced Montagne would step down from “Morning Edition” after the November elections and transition into a special correspondent focused on long form reporting. The show saw its overall audience grow 26% as of August compared to the year-earlier period, according to Nielsen. In »
- Brian Steinberg
By Dawn Dabell
A subject which seems to rear its head more and more in today’s society is paedophilia. It feels like every other week brings with it some story of a TV star, singer, film star or MP who has preyed upon young and vulnerable victims for their sexual gratification. That’s not counting the number of domestic cases or the growing problem of online abuse and degradation against minors. Thankfully the culprits are in a minority, but such stories - when they break - send ripples of shame and outrage throughout the journalistic world.
Film-makers have been tackling this most difficult of subjects for longer than people realise. One example is Hammer’s Never Take Sweets From A Stranger (1960), which was largely dismissed by critics when released, but is actually a very well-executed attempt which highlights the horrors of child molestation. If nothing else, it is worth »
- firstname.lastname@example.org (Cinema Retro)
Lee Gambin’s “Secretly Scary” column continues to look at non-horror films that are secretly horror films! In Godspell, New York City has never looked so picturesque. There is something irresistibly romantic and seductive in the way the color, light and spectacle of the Big Apple appears in David Greene’s film adaptation of the popular ten-hander…
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- Chris Alexander
3 items from 2016
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