Monthly Archives: November 2021

Tuesday TV: Inside the Tent Cities

The new documentary short “Lead Me Home” (Netflix, streaming) provides a glimpse at life in urban homeless encampments on the West Coast and talks to the people who landed there.  “Mo Amer: Mohammed in Texas” (Netflix, streaming) has the comedian Mo Amer performing in his hometown of Houston. The mountaineering manga series “The Summit of […]

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Capital Radio, 11-29-21

The second official show on is also the first to be archived. An hour or so of Hanukkah Rock helps herald in the eight nights of light. A brief salute to Stephen Sondheim; setting the stage for D.C. concerts this week from The New Pornographers and Bob Dylan. A salute to one of the […]

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Monday TV: Climbing to the Top, in a Hurry

A new documentary “14 Peaks: Nothing is Impossible” (Netflix, streaming), chronicles the efforts of Nepali mountaineer Nimsdai Purja to summit all 14 of the world’s 8,000 meter (or 26,246-foot) peaks in just seven months, breaking the former record of seven years.  Gabby Barrett and Carly Pearce host the 12th “CMA Country Christmas” (ABC, 8 p.m.) […]

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Sunday TV: Anthrax in a New ‘Hot Zone’

While its first season about the Ebola pandemic started before the current pandemic, the second season of the anthology “The Hot Zone: Anthrax” (National Geographic, 9 p.m.), as the title indicates, concentrates on the deadly white powder that started to appear just after 9/11 when everyone was already on edge. Daniel Dae Kim, Tony Goldwyn […]

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Saturday TV: ‘Nash Bridges’ Speeds Back

Twenty years after it went off the air after six seasons, Don Johnson and Cheech Marin revive “Nash Bridges” (USA, 9 p.m.) with the detective pair drawn back into the action in San Francisco all these years later. The TV movie includes the participation of original creator Carleton Cuse, who went on to help create […]

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Friday TV: The Secrets of Growing Up

The documentary “Cusp” (Showtime, 9 p.m.) is a coming of age documentary about three teenaged girls in a small Texas town dealing with their upbringing.  The amusing confessional documentary “How to with John Wilson” (HBO, 10 p.m.), filled with lots of witty observations of the city, begins a second season, looking at the real estate […]

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Thursday TV: Getting Back in a Big Way

Talk about a turkey. The idea at the time was to relocate the Beatles from a familiar studio to a cold one so to better film the creation of an album. They were a little strapped for material, picking up songs they had discarded years before. They snubbed new songs members would bring in, squabbled […]

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Wednesday TV: ‘Hawkeye’ Flies Again

Jeremy Renner, already the star of a grittier streaming series, “The Mayor of Kingston,” has a lighter role as “Hawkeye” (Disney+, streaming), the latest Marvel character with his own series. Hailee Steinfeld and Florence Pugh reprise their big screen roles as well.  A 10-year-old Chicagoan is intent on getting the greatest video game of the […]

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Tuesday TV: When Black Girls Go Missing

While missing white women tend to become national household names from Laci Peterson and Natalee Holloway to Gabby Petito, the families of the thousands of Black women who go missing each year can’t always get local police to call them. Or they might just dismiss them as runaways. A couple of women in Washington, D.C. […]

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CygnusRadio Playlist, 11-22-21

Returned to a regular radio show today, not on the radio exactly, but on the internet. Cygnus has me on Monday afternoons and I began shakily as usual, with loud music and whisper soft patter. Tried to adjust the levels as I went along, through a long set marking the 58th anniversary of the […]

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