Weekend Indiana

Buzz Aldrin wearing his core message (image courtesy of the ShareSpace Foundation) You ever been intimidated talking to an 83-year-old man who is a couple thousand miles away on the phone? I was two years ago, when I got to talk to the second man on the moon and a man I would...
(image courtesy of the Indiana Historical Society) "Ladies and gentlemen, the news we have all been waiting for, that news has just come to us from Washington. Japan accepts surrender terms of the Allies." That was the news as reported by the newsroom of the Mutual Broadcasting...
It's Indy Fringe week, and before you say "ah, that's why all the weirdos are on Mass Ave," no one will say anything if you decide to do a little "weird" yourself. And you'll probably find out it ain't so weird, such as my good friend and fine magician Taylor Martin. He's the...
Lucas DeBard Part of me wanted to have fun with Lucas DeBard when the Lebanon High grad visited our studio after winning the Songbook Academy competition at Carmel's Palladium. I wanted to sing lines of a random song; "okay Lucas. 'I took a trip on a train, and I thought about...
(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...