Neil Simon’s 1965 Broadway smash “The Odd Couple” – later a movie with Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau – then the classic Tony Randall/Jack Klugman TV show – debuts on stage tonight at Mill Mountain Theatre. It runs through October 9th. We all know the story – the fussy “Felix” character is thrown out by his wife and moves into a Manhattan apartment with his unkempt friend Oscar. Its a love-hate relationship and very funny. WFIR’s Gene Marrano spoke to the director and the actors playing Felix and Oscar. Here’s a Longer Listen – beginning with director Jay Briggs:
Floyd-based golf blogger and author Neil Sagabeil (pictured) once interviewed Arnold Palmer for a book he wrote about the 1955 U.S. Open. Sagabeil says Palmer – who died at age 87 over the weekend – may have had the greatest impact on the game over the past 60 years. Sagabeil also says the duels between Palmer and Jack Nicklaus in the 1960’s pushed Nicklaus to become perhaps the top golf pro of all time.
Speaking with Joey Self and Gene Marrano on the Roanoke Valley’s Morning News today WFIR political analyst Dr. Bob Denton (Virginia Tech communications department) weighed in on what’s at stake when Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump meet to debate tonight. WFIR will carry that debate live at 9-pm. Here is that interview: