Work Samples

A curated list of recent radio, web, video, and print projects

July 1, 2019: “Buyer Beware Answering Those Health Insurance Spam Calls”
WCPN, ideastream: An onslaught of spam phone calls trying to sell health insurance prompts an investigation of non-ACA-compliant insurance plans, and what products are sold by cold call.

May 9, 2019: “Canada’s Transport Minister Says Tariffs Complicating Trade Deal’s Path Forward”
WCPN, ideastream: In an interview, Canadian Minister of Transport Marc Garneau talks about the USMCA ‘new NAFTA’ deal, and why steel and aluminum tariffs complicate business moving forward on the continent.

April 16, 2019: “What we need is trust: strengthening ties between the public, the press, and law enforcement”
Remarks to the Rocky River Citizen Police Academy

March 29, 2019: “Response and Responsibility: How to Address Grave Violence Beyond our Borders”
City Club of Cleveland: Facilitator of a conversation on international intervention, human rights violations, and the Responsibility to Protect.

March 21, 2019: “Zoss The Swiss Baker Closing After 23 Years In Cleveland Heights”
WCPN, ideastream: A beloved bakery in Cleveland Heights is set to close, as its Swiss owner and his wife look for the next adventure.

March 19, 2019: “Ohio Is Still The Front Line Of Trade Skirmish, But Tariff Effects ‘Confusing'”
WCPN, ideastream: Tariffs and retaliatory tariffs in a ‘trade skirmish’ are definitely affecting Ohio, but the economic data is muddied by other factors, Ohio State University Professor Ned Hill says in an interview.

January 21, 2019: “Penance, Prayers, and an Incorrupt Heart”
Faith Full Podcast: The incorrupt heart of St. Jean Vianney travels the United States amid a time of great pain and soul searching for many Catholics. A 22-year-old man drives across the country with the heart of a saint in his passenger seat, trying to bring peace to the faithful.

December 20, 2018: “Zealot’s Axe: The Conversion of Joerg Jenatsch”
Faith Full Podcast: A Swiss legend tells the story of a convert to Catholicism who fought for the freedom of the canton of Graubuenden, until he was murdered by a man dressed as a bear. His story shows a time of great trial for Christendom.

August 22, 2018: “A Grandfather’s Faith”
Faith Full Podcast: Exploring grief and celebration of life.

July 13, 2018: “Why Some See Ohio’s Renewable Energy Potential As A Matter Of Economic And National Security”
WCPN, ideastream: Business and military leaders alike are calling for more investment in sustainable energy and technology.

May 21, 2018: “For Fans Of K-Pop Megagroup BTS, It’s Not Just About The Music”
WCPN, ideastream: Scores of fans of the Korean Megagroup BTS reached out to explain why philanthropy and community are integral parts of the fandom. Your humble correspondent gets adopted by them as they explain their perspective. Video.

April 14, 2018: Facing Terror, Finding Hope”
Faith Full Podcast: A priest who organized villagers against jihadist militants, and carries a weapon himself, ends up in an Ohio hospital as a chaplain. Fr. Cirilo Nacorda tells his amazing story of being a hostage, preparing for martyrdom, and ministering to patients of many faiths.

April 11, 2018: “Opioids Are Making Cocaine More Fatal, Challenging Crisis Stereotypes”
WCPN, ideastream: Some think the face of the opioid crisis is white, but health officials, law enforcement, and advocates warn that deadly synthetic opioids are showing up in drugs like cocaine, to deadly effect in the African-American community.