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In the Corner with Dan Hughes

Feb 28, 2011

This crime drama was on the air for five years, from 1949 to 1954.  Detective Danny Clover was a Manhattan native who knew his neighborhood, and his people. 

Larry Thor starred as Danny Clover, and the producer and director was the legendary Elliott Lewis, who was also an excellent actor equally at home in comedy (he...


Feb 24, 2011

Do you go through a stretching routine before you hit the softball diamond?

A surprising new study done for the American Academy of Orthapaedic Surgeons indicates that you might be wasting your time.

This week's show takes a look at that study, and offers a suggestion about pregame warmups.

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Feb 21, 2011

The Whistler was one of those shows that delighted in surprising us with a trick ending, sometimes even a double trick ending.  Think Alfred Hitchcock Presents, The Twilight Zone, and even farther back to O.Henry's stories. 

The title character, The Whistler, was a mysterious apparition who narrated the program but...


Feb 17, 2011

What's the best way to dig up the coins you find with your metal detector?  That's a trick question, because even the experts disagree on the answer.

This show discusses digging tools and techniques, and it names by name one tool that is highly respected, and a copycat tool that probably won't hold up for you.

Here is...


Feb 14, 2011

Frontier Gentleman ran only one season, in 1958, near the end of the old-time radio era. 

John Dehner, who played Paladin in the radio version of Have Gun, Will Travel, also played the Frontier Gentleman, J.B. Kendall. 

Kendall was a British newspaper reporter covering the American west for the London Times. 

He was...