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Noah Pransky (COM’02), an investigative reporter for WTSP-TV in Tampa, Fla., blogs about the “Stadium Saga,” the campaign for a new stadium by the Tampa Bay Rays baseball team. Previously, he covered the Georgia Bulldogs and worked in both sports and news for the ABC and NBC affiliates in Fort Myers. He also worked for the Boston Red Sox, as the mascot, Wally the Green Monster, from 2000 to 2001, and as the team’s spring training public address announcer, from 2008 to 2009.
Myke Dodge Weiskopf (CAS’00) of Los Angeles, Calif., is a radio producer and historian, broadcast artist, instrumentalist, sound recordist, and composer. His website features work from every phase of his life, but his principal project is ShortWaveMusic, “a global sound series” that works to “preserve the sound of regional and international broadcasting around the world,” he writes on his site. “Recordings may include low-power and community stations, pirate and clandestine transmissions, or traditional international broadcasters. The long-term goal of the project is to tell the story of shortwave broadcasting in the early 21st century by exploring the extraordinary and varied ways in which people continue to communicate via radio, despite the advent of newer and more glamorous technologies.” The material is recorded in a new location each year and serialized on his site beginning each October. The 2012 series of ShortWaveMusic was recorded throughout Mali and can be heard on the site now. The 2013 series was recorded on the archipelago of Socotra, more than 200 miles off the coast of Yemen, and will be available on October 1, 2013.
Renee Hirschberg (SED’12) made the leap from marketing to education in 2010, and began blogging about food, cooking (check out her recipe for chicken and dumplings), and finding hidden gems throughout New England. She also launched the Boston Brunchers, which, according to the Boston Globe, “has grown from an informal group of scribes meeting monthly over the leisurely meal of the week, to a 150-member powerhouse that’s become one of the most influential groups in town. So much so, that restaurants comp their meals, hoping for a positive blog or tweet.”
Susan E. Schwartz (SSW’70), a Jungian analyst with a PhD in clinical psychology, blogs about relationships with her colleague, Daniela Roher, a psychoanalytic psychotherapist. Their posts address a variety of intimacy issues, “providing insight and understanding and offering tips for how to improve those areas.”
Larisa Spillman (COM’95) writes, “For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a bit overprotective. Whether it’s guys in a bar coming on too strong to my friend, a friend in the 8th grade being pushed around, or some clueless fair-weather Cubs fans who don’t know the rules of bleacher seats at Wrigley, my Momma Hen just comes out.” A mother of three, Larisa blogs about family life: birthdays and other milestones, parenting, and her three children, whom she refers to as hatchlings.