Interviews

Old Friends

At the taping of Carl Kassell’s final Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me episode a couple of days ago, I ran into my old friend Amy Dickinson, a writer and frequent panelist on the show. And seeing Amy reminded me of the radio piece that sparked our friendship:...

"Charlie Barnett Knows the Score"

Bethesda Magazine recently named Charlie a “Person of Interest”: Charlie Barnett is about to play one of his favorite tunes.  “Listen to this,” he says, as if sharing a delicious secret. And suddenly you can’t wait to hear what he...

"Easton's 'Classic Hepcat'"

Two gigs in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley inspired this coverage in one of the local papers: Charlie Barnett calls himself the quintessential late bloomer.      The Easton native was one of those kids forced to take piano lessons by his...

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