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On Christmas day, 1929 a rural North Carolina tobacco farmer brutally murdered six of his children, his wife and then killed himself. The horrific crime made the front page of the New York Times. It inspired a hit record and would conjure up rumor and speculation for generations to come. Some say Charlie Lawson just snapped while others believe it may have been centered around a troubled heart. But as brutal and bizarre as the murders were, what followed the funeral has become the stuff of l ...
 
Fifty-seven shots in ninety seconds, five people dead, seven others wounded and it all happened inside a courtroom on a cold March day in 1912. Lives and fortunes were lost over what most believe was a senseless tragedy. The echoes of the gunfire have long since disappeared but the wounds left behind in the quaint little town of Hillsville, Virginia have continued to fester. The political drama that led up to the shooting has divided families for generations. Some say the shootout was self-d ...
 
On August 26, 1980, 14-year-old Ronda Blaylock disappeared shortly after leaving her high school. In the days to follow, her family and friends searched for her in the area of her hometown in Rural Hall, North Carolina, hoping to bring her home alive. Shockingly, Ronda’s partially clothed body was found three days later in a town called Pilot Mountain, with deputies saying she’d been raped and brutally stabbed to death. As an appalled community wrapped their minds around the vicious crime, d ...
 
Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu, Mike Lynch and Damian Sassower follow the money in the world of sports, taking listeners inside decisions that power the multibillion dollar industry. From media and technology to finance and real estate, leagues and teams across the globe have matured into far more than just back-page entertainment. The show explains the money behind the final score.
 
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Venture capital firm Courtside Ventures recently raised $100 million dollars from investors for a new fund aiming to back sports-related startups around the world. Hosts Michael Barr and Scarlet Fu speak with the firm's founding partner Vasu Kulkarni and Executive Board Member and part owner John Burbank about the firm's goals and how it plans to c…
 
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk with Bloomberg Law's Andrea Vittorio about MSG owner James Dolan's reported use of facial recognition technology at his venues, including at Madison Square Garden, and what potential action could come from NY Attorney General Letitia James. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we discuss the Governor’s tax cut proposal, the economy and tourism.In Segment One, Mark Curtis talks to Del. Trenton Barnhart (R-Pleasants) about Gov. Jim Justice’s (R-WV) tax cut proposal.Segments Two and Three are with Prof. John Deskins with the WVU Bureau of Busin…
 
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower welcome Sal Galatioto, President and Founder of Galatioto Sports Partners, a leading sports finance and advisory firm, to the show. Galatioto takes us behind the scenes of how some of the biggest team deals work, and discusses the latest team sale headlines. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy …
 
Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta sees around three million annual visitors and around 50 events per year. Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk with AMB Sports + Entertainment Vice Chair Steve Cannon about how the state-of-the-art facility is setting the standard for sports venues, including with sustainability. See omnystudio.com…
 
The NBA signed a multiyear deal with consumer data firm, StellarAlgo, with the league's new investment arm taking an ownership stake. Hosts Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower speak with Bloomberg's Kim Bhasin about the deal, and to learn more about the NBA's focus on growing its investment portfolio. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about gun legislation, education legislation, the shortage of corrections officers and Girl Scout cookies.Treasurer Riley Moore (R-WV) talks about guns and ammunition legislation in Segment One.Segment Two brings on Elaine Harris, Communications Workers of Amer…
 
Join hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower, along with Bloomberg's Dawn Kissi, as they speak with Jon Patricof, Co-Founder and CEO of Athletes Unlimited. It's a growing network of professional women's sports leagues, pioneering a new model for pro sports. Patricof discusses how his company's unique model works and how it's elevating wo…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about a proposed income tax cut, the Governor’s race, the city of Charleston and Hunger Free WV Day.In Segment One, we bring on Gov. Jim Justice (R-WV) to talk about his proposal for a 50% personal income tax cut over the next three years.In Segment Two, Sec. o…
 
Bloomberg Pursuits Deputy Editor Jim Gaddy and Bloomberg Businessweek contributor Michael Croley join host Michael Barr to discuss their story on how the NFL is aiming to reduce injuries using machine learning and analytics. You can read the story in the current issue of Bloomberg Businessweek magazine, "The Year Ahead Issue". See omnystudio.com/li…
 
Join hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower as they talk with Mike Whan, Chief Executive Officer of the United States Golf Association (USGA). They discuss the state of golf and what sets it apart from the other major sports around the world. Plus, they get his perspective on some of the latest golf headlines, including his thoughts on …
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we will be previewing the 2023 West Virginia Legislative Session.In Segment One, we bring in House Speaker Roger Hanshaw (R-Clay). In Segment Two, we bring in Del. Mike Pushkin (D-Kanawha, State Party Chair). In Segment Three, we bring in State Sen. Craig Blair (R-Berk…
 
Join hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower as they speak with two special guests. They welcome Noel LaMontagne, a Director at Verdence Capital Advisors and a former NFL player, to discuss how athletes can prepare financially for life after sports. Then, they speak with Martin Edel, Goulston & Storrs Sports Law Practice Co-Chair, and Ad…
 
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman recap this season and discuss strategy for the final week of the NFL's regular season. They also share their thoughts on the sudden collapse of Damar Hamlin of the Buffalo Bills. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – 2022 has come to a close, and we’re ending our year of Inside West Virginia Politics with our annual Reporters’ Roundtable wrap-up!Our host 13 News Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis is joined by Steven Allen Adams of Ogden Newspapers, 13 News Anchor Amanda Barren, and WVMO Radio Reporter Joe Stevens to discuss the top sto…
 
In this special edition of the Bloomberg Business of Sports Podcast, host Michael Barr presents a portion of an exclusive conversation with NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. He spoke with Bloomberg Quicktake Chief Correspondent Jason Kelly and our own Scarlet Fu about the state of the sport, and how he believes hockey can continue to grow. See omnystu…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) – On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, local religious leaders stop by to discuss the importance of religion during the Christmas and Hanukah season.Our host Mark Curtis sits down with Father Chapin, host of Daily Living on WOWK-TV, to talk about finding balance between Santa and commercialism during the Ch…
 
A number of high profile investors are putting money into pickleball, including Heidi Klum, Justin Verlander and Michael Phelps. Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Bloomberg Quicktake Chief Correspondent Jason Kelly to talk about the rise of pickleball, and his recent conversation with another big name investor, former…
 
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk through some big headlines from the past few days, including the Phoenix Suns finalizing a sale with Bloomberg's Brian Chappatta, and the NFL inking a deal with YouTube for their Sunday Ticket package with Bloomberg's Chris Palmeri. Then, INFLCR founder and CEO Jim Cavale joins to talk about h…
 
The NFL-leading Philadelphia Eagles are having a moment, and longtime owner Jeffrey Lurie chalks it up to taking risks and grinding. Once the youngest owner in the league, he's now a prominent voice -- among his fellow owners, and in the future of football. But that's usually behind closed doors. Jason Kelly sat down with Lurie for a rare, wide-ran…
 
Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama joins hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower to talk about his work on bipartisan name, image and likeness legislation for college athletes and how it differs from other legislation on the matter. The former college coach also discusses the state of college sports, and responds to how his work on NIL …
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, Mark Curtis talks to about economic development, the “tripledemic”, football and the Respect for Marriage Act.Mark Curtis talks to Republican West Virginia Governor Jim Justice about economic development in the Mountain State.Dr. Hoyt Burdick, M.D., Mountain Health Net…
 
Hosts Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower welcome National Soccer Hall of Famer Bruce Murray to recap this year's FIFA World Cup and get his prediction for the final. They also discuss the sport's growth in the US and look ahead to the next World Cup. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.By Bloomberg
 
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Hosts Richard Trueman and Damian Sassower recap Week 14 action that saw a number of important injuries. They discuss how to manage late season games with some teams out of contention, and make picks and predictions for Week 15. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we talk about the Respect for Marriage Act, the Direct Care Taskforce, candidates for West Virginia governor and suspension in schools.In Segment One, we talk to Republican Candidate for West Virginia Governor Chris Miller.Segment Two brings in Andrew Schneider with Fa…
 
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by MLB Network Insider JP Morosi to discuss Aaron Judge's massive new deal to remain a New York Yankee, plus some of the other big deals happening in baseball. They also talk about the significance of Brittney Griner's release as part of a prisoner swap with Russia. See omnystudio.com/li…
 
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman break down Week 13 action and preview Week 14, which sees six teams on bye. They break down a few tough backfield options and make their picks and predictions. *Edited to correct week of the NFL season. Previously version listed t…
 
Jeremy Lin captivated sports fans everywhere during the 2012 season, when he came seemingly out of nowhere for a New York Knicks team dealing with injuries. He put up impressive numbers and won big games - none bigger than his 38 point performance against the Kobe Bryant-led LA Lakers at MSG in New York. Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sa…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we discuss a new Republican candidate for West Virginia Governor, healthcare and National Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month.In Segment One, Republican candidate for West Virginia Governor Del. Moore Capito comes on to talk about his announcement.Laure Marino with the C…
 
Billionaire entrepreneur David Adelman, in partnership with Harris Blitzer Sports Entertainment, have their sights set on developing a new $1.3 billion arena for the Philadelphia 76ers in downtown Philly. Join hosts Michael Bar, Scarlet Fu, and Damian Sassower as he talks about this major project. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information…
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, Mark Curtis talks to guests about the election in 2022 and the upcoming election in 2024, skiing and healthcare.Segments One and Two are about the previous and upcoming elections. Segment One brings on Republican Candidate for WV US House District 2 Treasurer Riley Moo…
 
The FIFA World Cup is underway in Qatar, but not without controversy. Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by a former member of FIFA's independent governance committee, Michael Hershman, to discuss some of the headlines. Hershman is Founder, President and CEO of Fairfax Group, and Co-Founder of Transparency International. …
 
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman break down Week 11, and preview Week 12 action that sees each team playing, including several on Thanksgiving Day. They make their picks and predictions. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.…
 
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower speak with former US soccer star DaMarcus Beasley, an official MLS Ambassador for the FIFA World Cup, as well as the only US player to play in four FIFA World Cups. He talks about the competition this year, and how the MLS has grown. He's also a co-owner and Director of Football Operations at Fort …
 
CHARLESTON, WV (WOWK) — On this week’s episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, we discuss what happened after the midterm elections in West Virginia and nationally.In Segment One, Rep. Alex Mooney (R-WV) comes on to talk about his plans to run for U.S. Senate.State Sen.-Elect Mike Stuart (R-WV District 7) is our guest for Segment Two. Stuart disc…
 
In a special edition of the Bloomberg Business of Sports Podcast, host Michael Barr presents an exclusive conversation with former NY Giants QB Eli Manning. The two-time Super Bowl champion is a partner with investment firm Brand Velocity Group and is joined by Brand Velocity Group Founding and Managing Partner Steve Lebowitz to discuss the firm's …
 
Senator Chris Murphy is one of the most outspoken lawmakers for the rights of college athletes, harshly criticizing the NCAA for policies that he describes as taking advantage of players. He co-authored name, image and likeness (NIL) legislation that he feels is vital to the future of college sports. Senator Murphy joins hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet…
 
It's the Bloomberg Business of Sports Fantasy Football Podcast! Hosts Michael Barr, Damian Sassower and Richard Trueman break down Week 10 action, featuring what might be the catch of the year from the Vikings' Justin Jefferson. Plus, a new factor to consider - the weather conditions. They make their picks and predictions for Week 11. See omnystudi…
 
No sport is hotter than Formula 1 at the moment, and Toto Wolff over the past few years has separated himself, and his team, from the pack. The CEO, team principal and co-owner of the Mercedes-AMG Petronas F1 Team, which won a staggering eight straight team championships – a streak that abruptly ended this year. Wolff, who’s split his career betwee…
 
On this week's episode of Inside West Virginia Politics, former Charleston Mayor Danny Jones stops by to recap, break down and analyze the 2022 General Election with our host and Chief Political Reporter Mark Curtis. Then, we switch gears to take a moment to honor our veterans over Veterans Day weekend. First we hear from Brent Casey, the eldest gr…
 
Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower are joined by Atlanta Hawks Senior VP of Finance Lester Jones to discuss the NBA's pursuit of an "upper spending limit" as part of negotiating a new collective bargaining agreement with the players association. Plus, they discuss managing a team's finances, building for the future and the Hawks' un…
 
MLB Network Insider JP Morosi is in Las Vegas for the GM meetings and has a front row seat to start of what will be a busy off-season. Hosts Michael Barr, Scarlet Fu and Damian Sassower talk to him to get a preview on where some of the game's biggest names might be headed in free agency, starting with star outfielder Aaron Judge. They also discuss …
 
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