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Can Redemption Be on the Horizon for Kwame Kilpatrick?

Just as he made headlines upon his conviction on 24 of 30 counts of public corruption back in March of 2013, Kwame Kilpatrick was back on the front page this week with reports that he may soon be freed from federal prison. If it happens it will not be through appeal nor acquittal but, rather, … Continued

Why “The Office” Doesn’t Feel So Funny Right Now

Recent events have us all adjusting our schedules and activities, including media consumption. By one estimate we are each watching an extra hour of television, on average, every day. That means more binge-watching and forays into catching up on movies and television shows from the past we have never seemed to have time to watch. … Continued

Podcast Power: Time to Move from Concept to C-Suite

As we continue to work and live through self-isolation, technology becomes more and more prevalent in allowing us to stay connected. Resource-providing live webinars and town halls continue to rule this day yet new research shows that more are looking to increasingly popular podcasts to communicate news and perspectives, through platforms that allow for listening … Continued

Times Like These

It’s times like these you learn to live again It’s times like these you give and give again It’s times like these you learn to love again It’s times like these time and time again. -Foo Fighters In times of crisis, true leaders distinguish themselves. In how they interact and guide their colleagues. In how … Continued

Communicating Coronavirus

It was only a matter of time. This week, Governor Gretchen Whitmer, flanked by public health and safety officials took to the airwaves and social media to inform our region of the first two coronavirus cases in Michigan. How did she do? And how are public officials and entities doing in general in our region … Continued

Astros’ Press Conference Strikes Out

As Major League Baseball officially begins full-squad spring training it was painfully apparent today that the Houston Astros could use more media training and, more importantly, contrition and sincerity as they officially addressed their sign stealing cheating scandal in front of the media. The league, meanwhile, is not doing much better. Led by team owner … Continued