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14 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
The Wizard of Oz was a smash hit Broadway play in 1902 that was nothing like the 1939 movie
Did you know there was a 1902 Broadway production of "The Wizard of Oz." It was a smash hit and contributed to the 1939 classic movie. But as Record entertainment writer Jim Beckerman explains - the show had very little resemblance to the movie. In this episode of On the Record, Jim plays some of the songs from the musical, which had its roots in vaudeville.
24 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Inside the making of 'Breslin and Hamill - Deadline Artists'
Montclair author and journalist Jonathan Alter talks about the new HBO documentary he and two other film makers made on the life and careers of New York City columnist Pete Hamill and Jimmy Breslin. The film, "Breslin and Hamill - Deadline Artists" debuts on Jan. 28. Photo by Brian Hamill/Courtesy HBO.
6 minutes | Jan 23, 2019
Sandman heads to Cooperstown: Mariano Rivera elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame
Former New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera has been elected unanimously to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He is the first player to be chosen unanimously in 75 years of balloting. In this episode of On the Record, Pete Caldera, who covers the Yankees for The Record, talks about why voting for Mariano was an easy choice. Record file photo by Tyson Trish.
10 minutes | Jan 22, 2019
Oscar nominations offer a mixed picture for women in film
Record entertainment reporter Jim Beckerman discusses this year's Oscar nominations in this episode of On the Record. Jim notes that the nominations present a mixed picture for women in film. The two films that scored the most nominations - The Favourite and Roma - both feature strong roles for women. But women directors did not fare as well. AP Photo.
10 minutes | Jan 21, 2019
From the archives: Martin Luther King Jr.'s final visit to New Jersey
In honor of Martin Luther King Day, we replay this episode of On the Record that first aired in March 2018. King made his last public appearance in New Jersey when he gave a speech on March 27, 1968 at the Community Baptist Church in Paterson just days before he was assassinated in Memphis. In this episode, Record photojournalist Kevin R. Wexler talks with several Paterson residents who were there that day.
10 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
Hard cider, State of the State and a 1963 school shooting - all in the Best of On the Record
The Miracle on the Hudson, a 1963 Paterson school shooting and efforts to revive New Jersey's hard cider industry are all part of this week's "The Best of On the Record." The episodes includes conversations with Record reporters Ricardo Kaulessar, Catherine Carrera and Chris Maag plus an excerpt from New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy's State of the State speech.
8 minutes | Jan 18, 2019
From the archives: Kate Fagan, author of "What Made Maddy Run" talks about teen anxiety
This week marked five years since the death of Bergen County track star Madison Holleran. This seemed an appropriate time to re-issue an On the Record episode from January 2018 when ESPN writer Kate Fagan spoke to more than 500 people at the Ramsey High School auditorium. Fagan talked about her book "What Made Maddie Run". and the topic of teen anxiety. We also hear from Record sports columnist Darren Cooper. Record photo by Mitsu Yasukawa.
9 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
Remembering a 1963 Paterson school shooting
Record columnist Chris Maag talks about a May 1963 shooting at a Paterson School playground that drew a very different reaction that it would have today.
12 minutes | Jan 17, 2019
Bringing hard cider back to New Jersey
Record reporter Catherine Carrera talks about how a Rutgers University researcher is helping grow the apples needs for orchards to produce hard cider. In this episode of On the Record, we also talk with John Melick, one of the largest apple growers in New Jersey, whose family has been farming here for 300 years. Record photo by Chris Pedota.
8 minutes | Jan 16, 2019
Gov. Phil Murphy criticizes tax incentive program in first State of the State speech
Gov. Phil Murphy used his first State of the State speech to talk about a recent report that found problems with an economic development tax incentive program. In this episode of On the Record, political columnist Charles Stile offers his analysis of the speech. Record photo by Chris Pedota.
15 minutes | Jan 15, 2019
Mother and son run separate restaurants on the same street in Montclair
There are plenty of family run restaurants. But how often do a mother and son run separate restaurants on the same block? That's what Sheree Sarabhaya and Luck Sarabhayavinija do on Bloomfield Avenue in Montclair. Her Thai food restaurant Kai Yang is down the block from his Ramen house, Ani Ramen. Record food writer Rebecca King interviews both of them in this episode of On the Record. Photo by Anne-Marie Caruso.
10 minutes | Jan 14, 2019
The "Miracle on the Hudson" remembered 10 years later
Tuesday marks the 10th anniversary of "The Miracle on the Hudson" the emergency landing of U.S. Airways Flight 1549 on the Hudson River and the subsequent rescue of the passengers and crew. In this episode of On the Record, reporter Ricardo Kaulessar talks about the dramatic water landing and rescue.
8 minutes | Jan 11, 2019
An unexplained death in Paterson, looking back at The Sopranos and an Irish barber jogs memories
This week the "Best of On the Record" includes a harrowing 911 call from a Paterson man, the battle over a plastic ban and the 20th anniversary of The Sopranos. We also hear about CBD-infused drinks and visit with an Irish barber who offers haircuts and memories to men with dementia.
8 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
Looking back at The Sopranos 20 years later
On the 20th anniversary of the premiere of The Sopranos we look back at the cultural impact this ground-breaking HBO series had on television drama. Record entertainment writer Jim Beckerman talks about the show's legacy in this episode of On the Record.
9 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
The looming battle over plastics in New Jersey
Record environmental reporter Scott Fallon discusses the battle brewing between plastic bag manufacturers and environmentalists over a bill that would ban certain types of plastic bags, straws and containers. Record photo by Anne-Marie Caruso.
7 minutes | Jan 10, 2019
What the 911 tapes say (and don't say) about the Jameek Lowery case
Paterson Press Editor Joe Malinconico discusses the 911 tapes released by Paterson Police. The tapes were release in response to a public records request by The Record and northjersey.com. Lowery's death is under investigation. He made a frantic Facebook Live video at Police Headquarters before being hospitalized. He died on Monday. Residents have rallied seeking answers to why the 27-year-old Lowery died. Record photo by Danielle Parhizkaran.
10 minutes | Jan 9, 2019
Here are the top dining and drinking trends for 2019
Record Food Editor Esther Davidowitz talks about some of the top dining and drinking trends for 2019 as described to her by North Jersey chefs and restaurant owners in this episode of On the Record. Record photo by Mitsu Yasukawa.
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