Showing results by author "Michael Tackett"

Categories

All Categories

12 results
Sort by
    • The Baseball Whisperer

    • A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams
    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Mike Chamberlain
    • Length: 8 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours from anything. There, between the cornfields and hog yards, is a ball field with a bronze bust of a man named Merl Eberly, a baseball whisperer who specialized in second chances and lost causes. The statue was a gift from one of Merl's original long-shot projects, a skinny kid from the ghetto in Los Angeles who would one day become a beloved Hall of Fame shortstop: Ozzie Smith.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Baseball purest? Get in here!

    • By Rick Kane on 04-18-17

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Amy McGrath Is Avoiding Attack Ads. Can a Congressional Candidate Win Without Them?

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — Helen Trump is certain of one thing about the midterm election: She cannot wait until it is over. She will no longer have to hear the negative campaign ads that have become the inescapable white noise in her life.

    "Amy McGrath Is Avoiding Attack Ads. Can a Congressional Candidate Win Without Them?" is from the October 10, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Omarosa Manigault Newman, who achieved a measure of fame playing a villain on “The Apprentice” and cemented a relationship with President Donald Trump that led to a White House appointment, will be leaving her position in January, the White House said Wednesday.

    "Omarosa Manigault Newman to Leave White House Job Next Month" is from the December 13, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • A Night of Laughs Between Trump and His Favorite Punching Bag

    • By: Michael D. Shear, Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    On Saturday afternoon, President Donald Trump took another swing at his favorite punching bag. “Mainstream Media in U.S. is being mocked all over the world,” he tweeted. “They’ve gone CRAZY!”

    "A Night of Laughs Between Trump and His Favorite Punching Bag" is from the March 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael D. Shear and Michael Tackett and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Shutters His Commission on Voter Fraud

    • By: Michael Tackett, Michael Wines
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday abruptly shut down a White House commission he had charged with investigating voter fraud, ending a brief quest for evidence of election theft that generated lawsuits, outrage and some scholarly testimony, but no real evidence that American elections are at all corrupt.

    "Trump Shutters His Commission on Voter Fraud" is from the January 04, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and Michael Wines and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Bannon Issues Apology for Attack on Trump’s Son

    • By: Jeremy W. Peters, Michael Tackett, Noah Weiland
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Isolated from his political allies and cut off from his financial patrons, Stephen K. Bannon, President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist, issued a striking mea culpa on Sunday for comments he had made that were critical of the president’s eldest son.

    "Bannon Issues Apology for Attack on Trump’s Son" is from the January 07, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Jeremy W. Peters, Michael Tackett and Noah Weiland and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • As Well-Educated Leave, Iowa’s Shift to GOP Is a Matter of Degree

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    Iowa’s dramatic change has been both abrupt and a long time in coming. In 2008, the state propelled Obama to the White House. A year later, it was the first in the Midwest to legalize same-sex marriage. But in November, Trump won Iowa by a larger margin than he won Texas. And now Republicans control the governor’s office, the Legislature, both Senate seats and three of four in the House.

    "As Well-Educated Leave, Iowa’s Shift to GOP Is a Matter of Degree" is from the October 14, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • A Wave of Young Women Running Campaigns (and Changing Politics)

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    McLEAN, Va. — The campaign manager spoke about her candidate’s race with a veteran’s prepossessing self-assurance. Emma Brown is hiring staff, managing a budget, building out a schedule and studying voter data, block by block, in a Northern Virginia congressional district that will be one of the country’s hardest-contested in November.

    "A Wave of Young Women Running Campaigns (and Changing Politics)" is from the April 03, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Escalates Criticism of FBI Role in Russia Inquiry

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    President Donald Trump escalated his criticism of the FBI on Friday over its investigation of possible links between Russia and his campaign, adding a new round of complaints to a growing conservative effort to discredit the inquiry.

    "Trump Escalates Criticism of FBI Role in Russia Inquiry" is from the December 15, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • In Kentucky House Race, a Battle of Ideology vs. Résumé

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Keith Sellon-Wright
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    LEXINGTON, Ky. — One morning last week, Rep. Andy Barr stood on a podium to celebrate the renaming of Veterans Affairs facilities here for two local World War II heroes, the result of legislation the congressman had sponsored.

    "In Kentucky House Race, a Battle of Ideology vs. Résumé" is from the August 16, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Keith Sellon-Wright.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Amy McGrath Set Her Sights on the Marines and Now Congress. Her Mother Is the Reason.

    • By: Michael Tackett
    • Narrated by: Barbara Benjamin-Creel
    • Length: 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

     

    The story of how Amy McGrath went from U.S. Naval Academy graduate to Marine combat aviator to candidate for Congress really begins on the Sunday before Labor Day 1951 in the Pittsburgh suburb of Bellevue.

    "Amy McGrath Set Her Sights on the Marines and Now Congress. Her Mother Is the Reason." is from the July 06, 2018 U.S. section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and narrated by Barbara Benjamin-Creel.

    Regular price: $0.95

    • Trump Signs Tax Bill, a Major Legislative Victory for the President

    • By: Michael Tackett, Eileen Sullivan
    • Narrated by: Kristi Burns
    • Length: 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Performance
      0 out of 5 stars 0
    • Story
      0 out of 5 stars 0

    President Donald Trump signed a sweeping tax bill Friday that Republicans promise will benefit the middle class, despite warnings from Democrats that the new law could be harmful to the country.

    "Trump Signs Tax Bill, a Major Legislative Victory for the President" is from the December 22, 2017 Politics section of The New York Times. It was written by Michael Tackett and Eileen Sullivan and narrated by Kristi Burns.

    Regular price: $0.95