Record Store Day is fast approaching, giving independent record stores nationwide a chance to share some exclusive and limited edition releases to fans everywhere. With RSD set for April 16th, the organizers have shared the complete list of vinyl available for the musical holiday.The full list, which can be seen here, includes a number of intriguing options. As previously reported, Phish’s Hoist album will be featured as a “First Release” on RSD, though it will be available everywhere just one week later. A four-LP box set of the Grateful Dead’s live performance at the Passaic, NJ Capitol Theatre on 4/25/77 is an exclusive release for RSD, as are a number of David Bowie albums.Releases from The Doors, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis, Flaming Lips, Fleetwood Mac, Florence + The Machine, Jethro Tull, Rich Robinson, Sex Pistols, Talking Heads, The Weeknd, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Warren Zevon, Willie Nelson, Man Man, John Frusciante, Frank Zappa, Jimi Hendrix, Metallica, Sublime, Ramones and SO MANY MORE are all featured on the list.Be sure to head to your local record store on the 16th of April for this one-of-a-kind release day.
The 2019 Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting was awarded Tuesday to J. David McSwane and Andrew Chavez of the Dallas Morning News, for their series “Pain and Profit.”In reporting “Pain and Profit” the Dallas Morning News found that thousands of sick and disabled Texans were being denied life-sustaining drugs and treatments by the private health insurance companies hired by the state to manage their care. While these private contractors made billions of dollars from the corporate management of taxpayer-funded Medicaid, some of the most vulnerable Texans were denied critical services, equipment and treatments, often with profoundly life-altering results. As a result of the investigation the Texas legislature pledged millions of dollars to more closely regulate the system, monitor instances of denials of care, and reform the appeals process.Learn more about how McSwane, Chavez, and the Dallas Morning News team found, investigated, and reported the story in a “how they did it” piece in Journalist’s Resource, and a podcast interview with the reporters.In addition to the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the 2019 Goldsmith Awards ceremony included awards for the Goldsmith Book Prize:AcademicMatthew Hindman“The Internet Trap: How the Digital Economy Builds Monopolies and Undermines Democracy”Princeton University PressMargaret E. Roberts“Censored: Distraction and Diversion Inside China’s Great Firewall”Princeton University PressTradeSteven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt“How Democracies Die”Crown PublishingTo view a video of the 2019 award ceremony and see a list of the Goldsmith finalists, visit the Shorenstein website. Read Full Story
Statewide—As of midnight on Monday morning, the Indiana State Department of Health announced that 4,944 Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in Indiana. To date, 26,191 tests have been reported to ISDH. A total of 139 Hoosiers have died to date. Locally Decatur County had 90 confirmed cases, 55 for Franklin County, and 70 cases confirmed in Ripley County.
In order to win a trophy which has slowly become an award for college football’s best quarterback, Jonathan Taylor was always going to need to have a season that eclipsed the already stunning performances he’s put forth as a Badger.After a 2018 season in which Taylor led the NCAA in total rushing yards and finished top 10 in total rushing touchdowns, he received just 29 total points during the Heisman Trophy vote. That year’s Heisman winner, Kyler Murray, received nearly 2,200 votes including 517 first place votes.On top of Murray’s dominating performance, each of the Heisman finalists inside the top six in total votes were quarterbacks. With the Heisman committee clearly favoring quarterbacks in their selection process, it’s quite clear Taylor would have to build upon an already historic performance to have even a chance at securing the prestigious award.Football: Four takeaways from Wisconsin’s loss to The Ohio State UniversityThe No. 18 Wisconsin Badgers (6-2, 3-2 Big Ten) were no match for arguably the nation’s No. 1 overall team Read…With one of his worst rushing performances yet against The Ohio State University, those chances dwindled down nearly to zero.Obviously, very little of the blame can be placed onto Taylor for his lackluster total rushing yards. The Ohio State defensive lineman Chase Young, a rare defensive Heisman candidate in his own right, dominated the Badgers offensive line throughout the entire contest.Young recorded four sacks as well as six solo tackles on the day — both his highest of the season by quite a large margin. The Badgers’ offensive line was outclassed throughout the matchup as they allowed season-high totals of eight tackles for loss and five sacks.Football: Jonathan Taylor falters for first time this seasonMichigan State posed the first major challenge to Jonathan Taylor on the other side of the ball this season. Prior Read…But the fact remains, Taylor managed to rush for just 52 yards on the day. This total is his worst all season and the least amount of single game rushing yards since the Badgers’ loss to Northwestern back in 2018. Even worse is the fact that Taylor had 20 carries on the day. This combination of low yards and a large number of chances caused him to average just 2.6 yards per carry — the worst of his career.In the race for the Heisman, landmark games matter. The award isn’t just about padding your stats against teams that have no hope of stopping some of the most talented players in existence. It’s also about proving to the committee you can get it done when it counts the most — even if your supporting cast isn’t giving you the support you deserve.Football: Offensive line remains to be truly testedThe Wisconsin Badgers’ offensive line was put to the test going into the 2019 season. So far, they’ve gotten off Read…Taylor didn’t receive much help against the Buckeyes, but I doubt that means much in the eyes of Heisman Trophy voters. In such a competitive race for college football’s most coveted award, there is little room for error when competitors like Joe Burrow are putting up impressive stat lines against top-ranked teams week in and week out.There’s no doubt Taylor can certainly have another shot at the Buckeyes if the Badgers return to their early season form to close the year out. Even with a lights-out performance in a Big Ten championship that is certainly no guarantee in its own right, I find it hard to believe Jonathan Taylor will be on the short-list of legitimate Heisman contenders come December.