The Radice Files — Issue #167 “Turn on and Tune in”

Back in the 60’s, Dr. Timothy Leary coined the counter culture phrase, “Turn on, tune in, drop out.” That could work today…the “turn on, and tune in” part anyway. Turn on the device, tune in the program…see what I did there?

Flag memorial on National Mall is powerful tribute to lives lost from COVID-19

An art installation on the National Mall is honoring the more than 660,000 lives lost to COVID-19 in America.

Marvel’s ‘Shang-Chi’ to Stream on Disney Plus on ‘Disney Plus Day’ in November

Marvel’s “Shang-Chi” will premiere Nov. 12 on Disney Plus, as part of Disney’s celebration of the streamer’s two-year anniversary.

Facebook Oversight Board Launches Review of Company’s XCheck System — WSJ

The company’s oversight board is examining Facebook’s practice of holding high-profile users to separate sets of rules, citing apparent inconsistencies in decision-making. The inquiry follows an investigation by The Wall Street Journal into the system, known internally as “XCheck.”

NBC’s Olympics Won Gold in Social Video Despite Disappointing Ratings | Broadcasting+Cable

Though ratings for NBCUniversal’s coverage of the Tokyo Summer Games were mostly lower than the Rio Games four years ago, the Olympic grabbed viewers attention in social video, according to an analysis by Tubular Labs.

‘SNL’ Season 47 to Start With 4 Consecutive First-Time Hosts, Including the Return of Jason Sudeikis

“Ted Lasso” star will follow, in order, Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West and Rami Malek

‘People have secrets’: ‘Dateline NBC’ stars reunite, swap stories for landmark 30th season

“Dateline NBC” returns for its 30th season Friday, and its correspondents reunite exclusively with USA TODAY for the milestone.

Ex-CBS Executives’ SPAC Argus Raises $265M in Stock Market Debut With Eye on “Tech-Driven Media” Deals

“We put together the next generation of SPAC that has got real operators,” says vice chair and president Marc DeBevoise. “We have a full team that can do diligence soup to nuts.”

Microsoft announces Surface Laptop Studio and Duo 2 ahead of Windows 11 launch — TechCrunch

With the first major Windows release in a half-dozen years looming over the horizon, Microsoft has just unveiled a big slate of new hardware. The Surface line has always been viewed as a sort of proof of concept line for an operating system that hasn’t always inspired the most cutting-edge hardware breakthroughs. The brand affords […]

Facebook names a new CTO with a major focus on hardware — The Verge

Andrew “Boz” Bosworth will be Facebook’s new chief technology officer, succeeding Mike Schroepfer in 2022. He previously led Facebook’s AR / VR division.

Comcast Introduces XiOne Streaming Device to Rule Its Entire Global Footprint | Next TV

WiFi 6, 4K-, HDR-capable gadget to be deployed across the U.S. and Europe in the Comcast footprint

Why Newsy Over-The-Air Won’t Look Like Cable News | Broadcasting+Cable

When Newsy launches its over-the-air channel on Oct. 1, it will give viewers something they do not have now, according to TV news veteran Kate O’Brian.

Latinos Vastly Underrepresented In Media, New Report Finds | TV News Check

Latinos are perpetually absent in major newsrooms, Hollywood films and other media industries where their portrayals — or lack thereof — could deeply impact how their fellow Americans view them, according to a government report released Tuesday. The Congressional Hispanic Caucus asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office to investigate last October. U.S. Rep. Joaquin Castro, […]

Big Tech Says Texas Social Media Law Is a Big Mistake | Multichannel News

Computer companies are suing the state of Texas over a law that prevents social media censorship based on “viewpoint,” saying nothing is a clearer First Amendment violation than regulation based on viewpoint.

Will Smith’s Hit Song ‘Summertime’ to Become Hip-Hop Musical for Sony’s Screen Gems

Will Smith will produce the hip hop musical based on DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince’s song “Summertime” that Peter Saji will write, direct

Young adults dropping alcohol for marijuana and hallucinogens, survey finds — ABC News

Patterns of substance use are changing amongst young adults A new survey shows alcohol is falling out of favor, while the use of marijuana and hallucinogens is rising.

I flew to London just to try a new limited-time inflight meal. British Airways almost didn’t deliver — The Points Guy UK

I love the traditional British Sunday roast dinner.

Frail Phil Collins begins Genesis farewell tour in Birmingham, singing from chair onstage

Phil Collins made it through the first show of his seated farewell tour with Genesis Monday night in Birmingham.

Fugees reunite for ‘The Score’ 25th anniversary tour — CNN

Ooh la la la, The Fugees are getting back together for their first shows in 15 years.

And finally…

Prince: Guitar




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