Weekend Indiana

(image courtesy of rowdyroddypiper.com) Why did the death of Roddy Piper leave me speechless for a good half hour Friday night? Because he was only 61? Because, as a wrestling fan, he was a major part of my formative years? Because he was still working in several different...
Michael Feinstein with some of this year's Songbook Academy participants (image courtesy of Facebook/Songbook Academy) Dear Michael Feinstein, Had I been born 50 years earlier, I would have been a boy singer in a big band (that's what they called them! They were "boys" long...
(image courtesy of Scott Long) I am not a blue comic like Mr. Garrison (kidding, Greg!). But I will attempt to be funny for five minutes or so Saturday night at Crackers in Broad Ripple as part of comedian Scott Long's annual Indy Celebrity Standup show. Newlywed Emmis colleague...
That picture obviously is not a Weekend Indiana picture. That's from The 10 At 10, mine and Mike Wilson's new show that debuts Monday at 10am. The pic was just a reminder in hopes that you will listen! As for what we did this weekend... Ken Falk is legal director for the ACLU of...
You don't remember your daughter's phone number, do you? Why should you? You program it into your iPhone, and you never have to dial the actual number. That's one way digital devices may be harming our ability to remember some things - we don't actually have to use our memory...
Nikki Dinki and Bobby Deen, hosts of Junk Food Flip (image courtesy of Cooking Channel) Just another excuse for a bull session with my Savannah pal, Bobby Deen. Not really. He has another new show, Junk Food Flip , which airs Tuesday nights at 9pm on Cooking Channel. Nikki Dinki...
Steve Perkins (image courtesy of YouTube) Indiana's teacher of the year joins me to discuss the new Whitesnake album, The Purple Album, a collection of Deep Purple songs from the days when Whitesnake front man David Coverdale was its lead singer, re-made by the current...
(image courtesy of Glenda Ritz 4 Governor) 3-way dance is a wrestling term, but you probably figured that already given the author/interviewer of this Weekend Indiana piece. Andy Downs is director of the Mike Downs Center for Indiana Politics at IPFW - Indiana-Purdue-Fort Wayne...
Craig Ferguson on stage, making...shadow puppets, or something! (image courtesy of Twitter/Craig Ferguson) Craig Ferguson doesn't know this, but he saved my life and, at the same time, doomed me to h-e-double hockey sticks for eternity. He saved my life by keeping my wife sane...