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Uncle Jay’s Movie Reviews: “Murder on the Orient Express”

We saw “Murder on the Orient Express” last night. Capsule review: I had very low expectations, because the reviews have been mixed. It exceeded all of my hopes. It is a very faithful adaptation of the original Agatha Christie novel … Continue reading

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Movie review: “The Nice Guys”

During my day off yesterday, Denise and I saw “The Nice Guys.” Capsule Review: Denise liked this a lot better than I did. Set in the late 1970s in Los Angeles, Ryan Gosling is a hapless private eye (think Richie … Continue reading

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The Feb. 20 show is only online

The Saturday, Feb. 20 show is only on Internet radio http://www.wmck.fm, and if I do say so myself, it’s three hours of smokin’ radio. (Our flagship station, WRCT 88.3 FM, is doing “Massive Music Weekend,” and you should totally check … Continue reading

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Pre-empted Nov. 7 on WRCT, re-run on WMCK.FM

We’re preempted on Nov. 7 on WRCT (88.3) due to Carnegie Mellon football, which obviously we hope you’ll listen to! If you’re not interested in football, we have a re-run of a December 2009 episode of “Radio 9” on Internet … Continue reading

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A tribute to a great statesman

And now, our tribute to one of Pennsyltucky’s great statesmen, the pride of Butler County, Pa., as originally heard Sept. 26, 2015 on “Radio 9.”

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Capsule Movie Review: “Shaun the Sheep Movie”

Despite not having children, we went to see the “Shaun the Sheep​ Movie.” We were looking for something lighthearted and silly.

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Capsule Movie Review: “Trainwreck”

We saw “Trainwreck” last night.

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Pittsburgh Symphony ticket winners

Thank you to the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra for giving WRCT two pairs of tickets to see Randy Newman with the PSO on July 30. Winner of the first pair of tickets, given away on “Radio 9” on Saturday, July 18, … Continue reading

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Jeb! He’s a complicated man

I was so inspired by Jeb Bush’s new campaign logo that I wrote a song for him. (There’s no need to thank me, governor.) Who is the man who will cut aid for mothers with dependent children? (JEB!) You’re damn … Continue reading

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The dorkiest photo on the Internet

Thank you to Kennywood Park for hosting our live remote! We had a great time and enjoyed talking to folks from Kennywood and from Carnegie Mellon University, which was holding its employee and faculty picnic. However, this might be the … Continue reading

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