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Noon(ish): Local Boys Make Good And Good Stuff To Do

Beyoncé in Cleveland in 2016 performing a concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. [Andrew Harnik / AP]
Beyoncé in Cleveland in 2016 performing a concert for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. [Andrew Harnik / AP]

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Chances are, as a subscriber to “Noon(ish),” you’re also engaged with WCPN in a different way, as a contributing member. But,  in case you’re not, I encourage you to become a member today. 

If WCPN gets 100 new members by 7 p.m. on this “First-Timer Friday,” we will unlock an additional  $17,000 from Aggie Sojka Sperry of Gingerich Brothers & Sperry Maple Sugar Bush, and several of our ideaLeaders (those are folks who give $1,200 a year or more to the station).

I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the WCPN family!

We Clevelanders can  kvell like family when a native son or daughter makes good.

Actor Jeff Grover, who splits his time between Cleveland and New York, plays the attorney for chemical maker DuPont, the corporate bad boy in the film “Dark Waters” with Mark Ruffalo and Anne Hathaway.  Check out his conversation with ideastream’s Dan Polletta about making a career out of small roles.

Political satirist Andy Borowitz, a Shaker Heights native,  tells ideastream’s in-house humorist, Mike McIntyre, about how he got his start writing “The Borowitz Report” for The New Yorker. Here’s what caught my attention in that interview. Borowitz writes his pieces  on his cell phone.

"These pieces are very short, as you've probably noticed, and so I'll just write on the notepad of my phone and send it in to my editor,” he said.

He’s in town tomorrow for his  “Make America Not Embarrassing Again Tour.”

This is not only “First-Timer Friday,” it’s the first Friday of the month.  Our arts and culture team has highlighted five holiday events that start this weekend. Don’t just spend your time at home, on your computer, surfing the web for holiday gifts. Get out and enjoy everything our community has to offer.

I’m off to buy an ornament for an ornament exchange that a friend is hosting tonight. Go forth and make merry.

See you bright and early on the radio Monday morning,
Amy Eddings

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As the decade comes to an end, NPR has been looking back on the best of the 2010s, including five ways that Beyoncé defined the decade. What defined the past ten years for you? Call us at  (216) 916-6476, comment on our  Facebook page or join the conversation in  Public Square! We'll feature some of your thoughts and comments here in Noon(ish) and on Morning Edition.

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