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Portlandia? Grimm? Audreality? Get to know Oregon’s oddest city! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Audrey Rose Goldfarb, host of the Portland, Oregon-based video travelogue ‘Audreality.’

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Audrey Rose Goldfarb, host of the Portland, Oregon-based video travelogue ‘Audreality,’ by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of young men and women from Portland, Oregon, willing to go along to get along… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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It may be Audreality, but she has real t-shirts and t-shirt models!

Can I be honest with you folks?

I don’t entirely “get” Audrey Rose Goldfarb’s online video diary, “Audreality.”

The point-of-view is a little awkward, the narrative often incomplete, and her friends are unlike any of my friends.

And yet… I can’t stop watching!

AUDREY ROSE GOLDFARB podcast excerpt: “I felt like the show, ‘Audreality,’ would make itself. I’m born and raised in Portland and I’m in love with my town. There is always something happening here; it’s very creative.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with AUDREY ROSE GOLDFARB, host and star of the Portland, Oregon video travelogue AUDREALITY, by clicking the audio player above!

The first episode I watched, “No Pants Portland,” made me wish we had thought of that when I edited the alt-newspaper Tampa Bay Weekly. It was daring, fun, and a lot of good-looking people gave up wearing pants!

“The Babes of Beastfit” sounded better than its actual execution, but I still watched. And her last episode, season four’s “Swiss MissTravel Mini-Series” – a peek at international online dating, left my head spinning. But I watched it all.

If you’d like to leave your own comfortable universe for a while and get a taste of how a real free spirit lives in Oregon’s oddest city, leave your jitters behind and visit one of the 50 episodes of “Audreality” on YouTube.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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The Rumours of Graham Parker are true: Reunited at last! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Rock ‘n’ roll legend Graham Parker, star of the documentary film Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with rock ‘n’ roll legend Graham Parker, star of the documentary film Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of guys who may have sold more records and earned higher paydays for their concerts but who would trade it all for an ounce of the credibility and integrity of Graham Parker… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Order ‘Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour,’ a documentary film by Michael and John Gramaglia, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the DVD cover above!

Graham Parker?

Graham friggin’ Parker?

Where the hell has that guy been?

If you made a list of artists whose rock ‘n’ roll personified the sound of the mid-to-late 1970s, I think Graham Parker and The Rumour would have to be near the top.

GRAHAM PARKER podcast excerpt: “I emailed the people in The Rumour and most said, ‘Hell, yes! Let’s go! There wasn’t too much of ‘I don’t know if that’s the right thing to do…’ It was the perfect time to reunite. After I did it, I looked on the Internet and saw that almost every band in the world had already done the same thing and I was like, ‘D’OHHH! Not very original is it?’”

You can LISTEN to this interview with rock ‘n’ roll legend and wildlife lover GRAHAM PARKER by clicking the audio player above!

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The top, that is, of the lists of people who actually heard the man and his band.

He was the guy that the major rock critics insisted you had to know, whether you liked it or not. Frankly, I think one of the things that hurt Graham Parker and The Rumour was that the people who loved them demanded we love them, too, which was kind of a turn-off for some folks.

It also didn’t help that Parker’s reputation with much of the press was as a distant, difficult chap to get to know and get close to.

The high water mark for Graham Parker and The Rumour was the release of the album, Squeezing Out Sparks. More than one reviewers described is as the perfect rock ‘n’ roll album.

GRAHAM PARKER podcast excerpt: “For me, acting in Judd Apatow’s ‘This Is 40′ was very challenging. I’d ever done it before and someone said, ‘Judd wants you to improv.’ I’d done my lines in the script so I brought my own sketches. Where the script said I had to turn to Paul Rudd’s character and say, ‘I’ve got to go to the podiatrist, I’ve got a bad foot,’ I brought gout in it. ‘What’s wrong?’ ‘Touch of gout.’I used Chris O’Dowd and Lena Dunham, who were in the back of the scene. I brought them in by looking at them. I enlarged the scene and I sorta got the hang of things.”

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A whole lot has happened since Parker broke off from The Rumour in 1980 after a five-year run. In the decades since, he has been mostly a solo act – sometimes touring backed by a band called The Figgs – reinventing himself more than once for practical reasons.

The latest reinvention is as the willing subject of a Kickstarter-supported documentary film called Don’t Ask Me Questions: The Unsung Life of Graham Parker and The Rumour. Produced and directed by Michael Gramaglia, it not only brings Parker back together with The Rumour to record a new album, it also – at long last – offers the public a glimpse of a man in full: musician, dad, nature lover.

Parker and his friends and admirers – including Bruce Springsteen, Joe Jackson, Nick Lowe, DJ Meg Griffin, filmmaker Judd Apatow (who put Parker and The Rumour in his film, This Is 40, starring Paul Rudd) and others – help us understand a man who had no preparation for a life in the spotlight and probably wishes, in retrospect, he had handled his early opportunities differently.

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The post The Rumours of Graham Parker are true: Reunited at last! VIDEO appeared first on Mr. Media.


Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Mr. Media® Radio Network • Email • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • YouTube • More Stories by Bob Andelman (MrMedia) • Free Mr. Media iPhone/Android App • Subscribe to iTunes Audio Feed • Subscribe to iTunes Video Feed • Subscribe on Stitcher

Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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GEM Rene Syler turns everything she touches into Sweet Retreats! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: TV’s Rene Syler, host of “Sweet Retreats” on the Live Well Network and author of Good Enough Mother.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with TV’s Rene Syler, host of “Sweet Retreats” on the Live Well Network and author of Good Enough Mother, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of young couples looking for a great place to vacation without the need for sitting through a timeshare sales pitch… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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The last time Rene Syler was on Mr. Media was a little over five years ago. I remember it clearly because she was a day or two away from anchoring BET’s live coverage of Barack Obama’s first inauguration.

First inauguration.

I wonder if either of us would have predicted back then that the 44th President of the United States – the nation’s first black president – would have rolled to a second term four years later?

RENE SYLER podcast excerpt: “In everywhere you go and every experience you have, you have to soak it all in. Everywhere you go, there you are. And I feel very lucky that I get to travel so much with this job. I’ll be in Florida and I’ll look up at the night sky and see the stars. Or we’re in Sedona and I see the stars. I think, ‘Isn’t it amazing, I’ve been to all these places and I see the same stars?’ I try to immerse myself in every one of those places and experiences.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with TV’s RENE SYLER, host of SWEET RETREATS and author of GOOD ENOUGH MOTHER, by clicking the audio player above!

It was certainly a time of high expectations, that’s for sure.

In the years since, Rene has been a busy woman, expanding the Good Enough Mother brand she created with publication of a book of the same name. Her web presence has grown and grown and the TV hosting gigs – less than a sure thing after her departure from the CBS morning show in 2006 and a double mastectomy that followed shortly thereafter.

RENE SYLER excerpt: “I’m always at the airport, taking stuff out of my suitcase and putting it in my purse like a pack mule on a plane because I’m over weight in my suitcase. I’m shooting a travel show and I always over-pack! In terms of general planning — I’m horrible! But I’m going to get better.”

Her latest gig is as host of “Sweet Retreats,” a new show on the Live Well network. On it, she tackles vacation and vacation budget challenges for couples eager to find the perfect getaway for their time and budget. The show airs Sundays at 7:30 p.m. EST, 6:30 p.m. CST.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Mr. Media® Radio Network • Email • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • YouTube • More Stories by Bob Andelman (MrMedia) • Free Mr. Media iPhone/Android App • Subscribe to iTunes Audio Feed • Subscribe to iTunes Video Feed • Subscribe on Stitcher

Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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My So-called Life writer tells Oprah, HBO: These Things Happen! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Writer Richard Kramer, writer for TV’s “Thirtysomething,” “My So-called Life,” “Tales of the City” and “Once and Again” and author of the coming-of-age novel These Things Happen.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with writer Richard Kramer, writer for TV’s “Thirtysomething,” “My So-called Life,” “Tales of the City” and “Once and Again” and author of the coming-of-age novel These Things Happen, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of current and former teenaged girls who can’t believe that the Claire Danes in “My So-called Life” and the Claire Danes in “Homeland” is playing two completely different characters – wink, wink… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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“Thirtysomething.”

“My So-called Life.”

“Tales of the City.”

“Once and Again.”

I feel confident saying that I have seen the complete runs of two television series with which writer, director and producer Richard Kramer has been associated — “Thirtysomething” and “Once and Again.”

RICHARD KRAMER podcast excerpt: “It’s a coming-of-age story but it’s not about teenagers. And it’s a coming out story that is not about gayness.”

You can LISTEN to this interview with THIRTYSOMETHING and MY SO-CALLED LIFE writer RICHARD KRAMER, author of the novel THESE THINGS HAPPEN, by clicking the audio player above!

And that I may have never seen a single episode of the other two, “My So-called Life” and “Tales of the City.”

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

RICHARD KRAMER: “We can’t believe how Claire Danes grew up. We think of her at 14, when she was this little girl who just came in to audition for ‘My So-called Life,’ having done one TV show, and we went, ‘Oh, my God, who is this?’ She was completely focused and adult at 14.”

“Thirtysomething” and “Once and Again” were two shows that spoke to me at times when I matched up with their demographic: young, married, and, um, still married, I guess. (Have I ever been not married? It’s so hard to remember.)

As for “My So-called Life,” I was long past high school when it enjoyed its short but spirited run. And I’ve never been gay – happy, sure – so Armistead Maupin’s “Tales of the City” was not a show I was drawn to for any reason.

But now that Richard Kramer has added the word “novelist” to his resume, his first book, These Things Happen, has almost incidentally rolled together elements of all four of the aforementioned TV series — straight marriage, remarriage, gay marriage, straight teens, gay teens, and lots of delicious sounding food — into one uniquely organized tale.

RICHARD KRAMER: “At the beginning, ‘Thirtysomething’ was about a moment in your life when you could still drop in on your friends, unannounced. And when you could walk through the door and it was not about anything other than fun. But then as you get on a bit, you have to call ahead. You have to book the time.”

These Things Happen came out in paperback this week and HBO recently committed to a half-hour comedy pilot based on the book and produced by Oprah Winfrey’s Harpo Productions.

Not bad, Richard. Not bad.

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Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of Stetson University law school students who hope to one day be featured in a James Sheehan legal thriller… in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

Mr. Media® Radio Network • Email • Twitter • Facebook • LinkedIn • YouTube • More Stories by Bob Andelman (MrMedia) • Free Mr. Media iPhone/Android App • Subscribe to iTunes Audio Feed • Subscribe to iTunes Video Feed • Subscribe on Stitcher

Order ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer; by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

You can LISTEN to this interview with novelist JAMES SHEEHAN, author of THE LAWYER’S LAWYER, by clicking the audio player above!

Order ‘The Mayor of Lexington Avenue’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

Order ‘The Law of Second Chances’ by James Sheehan, available from Amazon.com by clicking on the book cover above!

And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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C.W. Cherry II: Black students need Excellence Without Excuse! VIDEO

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Today’s Guest: Charles W. Cherry II, attorney, publisher of the Florida Courier and Daytona Times, and author of Excellence Without Excuse: The Black Student’s Guide to Academic Excellence.

 

Watch this exclusive Mr. Media interview with Charles W. Cherry II, attorney, publisher of the Florida Courier and Daytona Times, and author of Excellence Without Excuse: The Black Student’s Guide to Academic Excellence, by clicking on the video player above!

 

Mr. Media is recorded live before a studio audience of television stereotypes of students including Urkel, Lionel Jefferson and the cast of ‘A Different World’ … in the NEW new media capital of the world… St. Petersburg, Florida!

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Charles W. Cherry II didn’t have to write a book.

He could have swallowed hard on his experiences as an African-American student, good and bad, kept his thoughts to himself and moved on with his life as a rising young attorney and heir to a black media empire of newspapers and radio stations.

But he didn’t.

CHARLES W. CHERRY II podcast excerpt: “I came to the University of Floria’s law school during Affirmative Action. But all we black students knew was it gave us a chance. We got in the place, but we had to stay.You’d get a chance to come in and produce but they didn’t give away any grades when I was there. Every A, B or C that I earned, I earned. Affirmative Action was a chip on my shoulder because of the hostility that some of the instructors and my fellow classmates had that black students shouldn’t even be in the school at that point (in 1978).”

You can LISTEN to this interview with attorney and newspaper publisher CHARLES W. CHERRY, author of EXCELLENCE WITHOUT EXCUSE: THE BLACK STUDENT’S GUIDE TO ACADEMIC EXCELLENCE, by clicking the audio player above!

Instead, Cherry wrote a book geared to underachieving black students that attempts to teach them the essentials of learning and studying in an education system that often shows blacks little of the mercy and wiggle room white students encounter. He offers straight talk about gaining confidence and why grades matter even when it seems like they don’t.

Most important, for a generation of young men and women who may have grown up in one-parent or no-parent homes, in neighborhoods struggling to overcome crime or drugs, Cherry provides a voice that many black students have never heard.

CHARLES W. CHERRY podcast excerpt: “Blacks were always, historically, a people to be managed or reckoned with — but not citizens who are part and parcel of what I believe is a great democracy in this country.”

It says, quite simply, “Yes you can. Yes you will. And I can show you how.”

Cherry’s message is one that President Obama echoed just yesterday in announcing a new outreach initiative aimed at helping young men of color.

“None of this is going to be easy. It’s not a one-year proposition. It’s not a two year-proposition. It’s going to take time,” Obama said. “We’re dealing with complicated issue that run deep in our history, run deep in our society and are entrenched in our mines.”

CHARLES W. CHERRY podcast excerpt: “There is no budget function Obama’s initiative for young men of color; there is no law. And once that personal interest of Obama’s is gone, or once he’s out of office, what happens?”

Cherry’s opinions in today’s interview are blunt and not always what you expect. He has strong views on a number of subjects, including President Obama’s recent initiative, Affirmative Action, the University of Florida law school and more. If you’ve got teens in high school or college — of any race, creed or color — this is worth your time!

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When I walk my dog in the morning and again in the evening, there is a 99 percent chance I’ll have a brush with the law in my neighborhood.

First I go by Michael’s house. He’s the senior member of the neighborhood firm, a sole practitioner who, it turns out, knows his way around Hollywood in ways no one would ever guess.

Next door to him is attorney Dave, my liberal minded, wild-eyed sports buddy.

Around the corner is Jim, who spent years as an attorney before becoming a law professor and administrator.

JAMES SHEEHAN audio excerpt: “The Lawyer’s Lawyer opens with serial killings. But the major thrust of the book is when Jack Tobin becomes involved in the case. Is he going to represent a serial killer on death row? Jack has always believed that the people that he represented were innocent, even if he wasn’t sure. Here, he’s saddled with a moral question. What if he’s wrong? What are the ramifications of it?”Â

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And one house over from Jim is Lance, a sheriff’s deputy and fellow dog owner.

Good friends and good neighbors all.

Jim, by the way, might be better know to fans of legal fiction as James Sheehan, author of bestselling novels such as The Mayor of Second Avenue and The Law of Second Chances. We talk often about our respective projects and the ups and downs of writing books. About two years ago, I was honored to get an early look at an upcoming Sheehan story in development and earlier this year got to see his latest, The Lawyer’s Lawyer, in galley form.

If you were a fan of Jim’s first two books and the entanglements of fictional Florida attorney Jack Tobin, you’ll be pleased to know he returns to action in The Lawyer’s Lawyer.

And if you’ve never read Sheehan before but like the high-octane thrillers of John Grisham, Michael Connelly, James Grippando and Scott Turow, it will be well worth your time and money to order a few of Mr. Sheehan’s fine works. (By the way, you can find Mr. Media interviews with Connelly, Grippando and Turow at MrMedia.com.)

Watch the Mr. Media interview with James Sheehan, author of ‘The Lawyer’s Lawyer,’ by clicking on the video player at the top of the page!

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