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Stephen and Stephen. King and Colbert.


How does Stephen King imagine the stories and characters that have scared the wits of so many people? Here’s your chance to figure it out.

Are we alone in the Universe? Or are there other Earths out there?


Are we alone in the universe? Or are there other Earths out there? Listen to the NASA scientist who’s answered those questions and hear what he found.

The Beatles Last Year Together – Part Two


The second part of our program – The Beatles Last Year Together – explains why the death of the Fifth Beatle – Brian Epstein – was the beginning of the end.

The Beatles Last Year Together – Part One


The Magical Mystery Tour that was The Beatles didn’t last forever. What happened to the magic that held them together? And who was the Fifth Beatle?

Edith the Holdout


Edith wouldn’t sell her house for even a million dollars. It’s still standing today, surrounded by a shopping center. Her story is better than the movie.

Welcome to ‘Because It Matters’


Ron Johnson, Your Host for “Because It Matters.”

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Welcome aboard!  I’m Ron Johnson, your Host for “Because It Matters.”

Think of this website as a digital magazine full of engaging and energizing stories told by interesting people about things that will interest you.

We aren’t another run-of-the-mill website offering only music or biased political commentary.  In fact, we think you’ve found exactly what you’ve been looking for – thoughtful discussions of current issues and conversations with interesting people who will matter to you.

Please invest some of your time with us.  You’ll like what you get in return. Open one of the categories in the top panel’s menu bar and check out what you find.

We’re working hard at figuring out how to make all this be something you’ll enjoy and find useful. I invite your comments about what we’re doing that’s right and wrong.

But more important, I want your suggestions about how to get better and deliver what you want.  Thanks again for visiting.  Please come back often.

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  1. Keisah says:

    Excellent blog. I’ll be back.

  2. seth joyner says:

    Good job, cheers…

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