Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Video: National Record Store Day 2015

Houston - The M Report spent the day at Heights Vinyl for National Record Store Day 2015.

Started in 2007, National Record Store Day is an annual event that takes place on the third Saturday of April and brings together musical artists, vinyl record connoisseurs and fans for a day dedicated not only to independently-owned record stores, but also to appreciating music's humble beginnings.

Anima Frater hung out with Craig Brown, the owner of Heights Vinyl and enjoyed a live music session with local indie group Tighten' Up.

Be sure to see check the video below!

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

WNBA Draft on Thursday 6/7 EST on ESPN2

Image courtesy of Getty Images

Wednesday's SportsNationW WNBA draft poll has two players who declared early, Notre Dame's Jewell Loyd and Minnesota's Amanda Zahui B., going neck to neck for who should be the No.1 pick in tomorrow's draft. 

Loyd, a junior, has 55 percent of the vote while Zahui B., a sophomore, has 45 percent. Either way, it will be Seattle Storm and Tulsa Shock going for the big draft-day decisions. 
Tulsa could match Loyd with its other guard, Notre Dame alum and media-friendly star Skylar Diggins.

Who else is on the radar?

UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis who is the NCAA's all-time three point leader.

If Seattle picks Loyd with the first overall pick, according to the Hartford Courant, the Connecticut Sun could take Mosqueda-Lewis or Duke center Elizabeth Williams.

Good luck to all the ladies tomorrow! Be sure to click the radio story I wrote about Chicago star Jewell Loyd for Rivet Radio.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

What is the trending topic #ShutDownA14?

Kaylah Norris says she's she's tired of young black men being killed
Photo: Missy Enaje

"I am educated, yet I am still scared to walk the streets of Chicago, because there are some people out there who cannot respect my color"- DePaul University student Kaylah Norris

Hear the audio for the story, taken from my interviews here on Rivet Radio; click below:
Rivet Radio: Protest at Daley Plaza 

Chicago - More than 100 demonstrators gathered downtown to march against police brutality. Similar protests took place across the nation, from San Francisco and Seattle, to New York City's Brooklyn Bridge where demonstrators marched along the city's bridge with activist Cornel West.

Reports from Chicago station WGN-TV and the organization behind the local protest, Stop Mass Incarceration, said two arrests were made in Chicago - allegedly two high school female students.

But what is #ShutDownA14 about?

Stop Mass Incarceration Chicago said even after demonstrations from last summer and fall, the message is about the police 'still brutalizing and murdering Black and Latino people.'

The organization is calling upon students to adopt their message and spread awareness on social media.

What are your thoughts on #hashtag activism in today's society? Share your comments below and see more pictures from Tuesday's demonstration.

Crowds gathered outside Daley Plaza to begin the march
Photo: Missy Enaje

After a day of school, young demonstrators blew whistles and marched with signs along the plaza
Photo: Missy Enaje

Shouts of 'No Justice, No Peace' broke out of Daley Plaza at 3:50 p.m. Tuesday
Photo: Missy Enaje

Chicago Police Department follow demonstrators going north through Dearborn
Photo: Missy Enaje

Police and protestors intersect on State Street peacefully, until a short outbreak occurred later in the rally
Photo: Missy Enaje