Mark Zimmerman: Back on the air soon

January 21, 2020
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MARK ZIMMERMAN (Photo by Lee Rugen)

I’ve been blessed to have a lot of long-standing friends. Mark Zimmerman one of them.

Mark returns to the airwaves in Northeast Ohio 24 days from today, on February 14, on a new radio station in the area, WJKA 91.9 FM. A student in my Fall 2019 News Writing class, Hannah Mayer, and I had an opportunity to interview Mark a few months ago to learn about what’s been up with Mark, and some details about his return to radio.

Here’s a link to Part One of our story:

Hope you enjoy it!




Let’s be Americans today

January 3, 2020


Let’s be Americans today.

Let’s not weigh every single decision which the Pentagon and the President make in terms of whether it “helps” or “hurts” or “distracts from” a Senate removal of office trial of President Trump. Or hurts or helps Trump’s re-election campaign.

How many horrible terror attacks have happened on U.S. soil since 9-11-2001?

That answer – zero – is a credit to the combined great work of Presidents Bush (43) Obama and Clinton, and to our Directors of National Intelligence, Department of Homeland Security and its tens of thousands of present and past employees, and to the CIA and the FBI.

Wouldn’t we like to see that number stay at zero?

James Sciutto CNN’s chief national security correspondent, stated in a broadcast this morning that the terror leader we killed in a drone attack yesterday, Iran Gen. Qassim Suleimani, was responsible for planning and ordering the deaths of 603 American soldiers in the Middle East.

He’s also plotted and carried out dozens of terror attacks in several Middle East countries. He was caught attempting to assassinate the Saudi Arabia ambassador to the U.S. in Washington DC.

Gen. Suleimani has been on the U.S. “Top Terrorist” list for more than 15 years.

So as you ponder this action, and you see or read media reaction to it, suppose you were in casual conversation with the sons, daughters, wives, husbands, mother and fathers of one or more of those 603 Americans who Suleimani killed?

What would you be saying to them?

How does that compare to what you might be posting on social media?

Again, let’s be Americans today, and support what our intelligence agencies, our military, and our president are all doing to keep us safe and secure in the REAL war – the Global War on Terror which Al Qaeda, ISIS, and other terror groups have launched against us.