Chris Parker

Chris Parker

Longform/Music/Sports Journalist

Former Cleveland Cavaliers beat reporter for Cleveland Scene, write news/policy cover stories & music features at magazines and alt-weeklies nationwide.

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Shortwaving radio.142009.40 article
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Shortwaving Radio | Riverfront Times

Shortwaving Radio | Riverfront Times

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The Monsanto Menace: The feds see no evil as a belligerent strongman seeks control of America's food supply

When you're good at something, you want to leverage that. Monsanto's specialty is killing stuff. In the early years, the St. Louis biotech giant helped pioneer such leading chemicals as DDT, PCBs and......

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Kings for a Moment: The feds attack online poker, killing a $2.5 billion industry

When you've turned nothing into something once already, you tend to feel you can do it again. There's faith your luck will turn. Perhaps it's delusion. But for a professional poker player, self-confidence is essential.

So it is for Walter Wright, who now finds himself in Costa Rica. He left his wife and two children behind to redeem their failing finances and faltering marriage by doing something that's now illegal in the U.S. — playing poker online

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Thieves' Bazaar: Hospitals, doctors and dealers have made Medicare the nation's sweetest crime. The feds are now trying to shutter the door.

Houston Riverside General Hospital specialized in the kind of medicine its better-heeled brethren did their best to avoid. Like treating the poor, the mentally ill, the drug-addled. So it's no surpri......

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The Ten Most Egregious Tax Loopholes in the U.S.

A year ago Citizens for Tax Justice, a Washington, D.C., nonprofit, studied the tax returns of 280 corporations. What it found was a Beltway version of a Mafia protection scheme. From 2008 to 2010 at......

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The Great Health-Care Heist

It was the winter of our discontent, 2009. A season of bank failures, massive layoffs and $5-a-gallon gasoline. Finally, a fractured country could at least agree on one thing: This had to change. So......

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University of Corporate Greed: America's for-profit colleges leave taxpayers and students high and dry

Bobby Ruffin Jr. was only fourteen when a recruiter from Ashford University called. The Birmingham, Michigan, boy thought he'd clicked on a link promising help finding money for college. It was actua......

North mississippi allstars and t model ford.140611.40 article
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North Mississippi Allstars and T-Model Ford | Riverfront Times

North Mississippi Allstars and T-Model Ford | River...

Les savy fav with the apes and dirt nap.140669.40 article
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Les Savy Fav with the Apes and Dirt Nap | Riverfront Times

Les Savy Fav with the Apes and Dirt Nap | Riverfron...

The urge.140730.40 article
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The Urge | Riverfront Times

The Urge | Riverfront Times

Social distortion with the hangmen.141207.40 article
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Social Distortion with the Hangmen | Riverfront Times

Social Distortion with the Hangmen | Riverfront Tim...

John mayer with guster.141380.40 article
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John Mayer with Guster | Riverfront Times

John Mayer with Guster | Riverfront Times

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Armand Van Helden | Riverfront Times

Armand Van Helden | Riverfront Times

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Gomez with the Thrills | Riverfront Times

Gomez with the Thrills | Riverfront Times

The paybacks.144159.40 article
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The Paybacks | Riverfront Times

The Paybacks | Riverfront Times