Brian Cabell sits down and talks to Marquette's 32-year-old, very pregnant mayor Jenna Smith to find out why she became involved with politics...and what have been the happiest and most trying most moments of her life. BC: Where were you brought up? JS: I grew up in Harvey with my parents and my brother on a ... Read More
STRAIGHTtalk with Brian Cabell
STRAIGHTtalk is a monthly interview that Brian Cabell conducts with interesting people around Marquette. The questions are sometimes offbeat. The answers are frequently illuminating. StraightTalk interviews are originally posted to Marquette Magazine.
Brian Cabell sits down with 23 year old Evan Bonsall, Marquette's newly elected City Commissioner, to find out more about this young man's boyhood, his Harvard education, his longtime girlfriend, his hero in life, and his vision of Marquette's future. BC: You were born and raised here? EB: Yeah, I was born and raised ... Read More
Brian Cabell probes the mind and the life of 70-year-old historian and writer Fred Stonehouse, who also happens to be Marquette's mayor. BC: You're not a native Michigander, right? FS: Right. I was brought up in New Jersey, we had a house down at the seashore. Seaside Park. My mother, father, two brothers and a ... Read More
Brian Cabell sits down with the 34-year-old cofounder and artistic director of the Upper Peninsula Shakespeare Festival and the Wolf's Head Theater Company. BC: Where were you born and raised? JW: Primarily downstate. Westland, Michigan, the Detroit metro area. I was raised there with my mom and my dad, my brother and ... Read More
Brian Cabell sits down and talks to the popular and relentlessly positive Travis Alexander, the YMCA's director of personal training and fitness. BC: Where were you born and raised? TA: I was born in northern Illinois but raised in Mercer, Wisconsin. We moved up there when I was about four years old. BC: What was ... Read More