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Art Levine: Coffeeshop Conversations #3 - OMN's National Editor, humorist, investigative reporter and friend

By TOM D'ANTONI // From his newest investigative piece on abuse in mental institutions to stories about his adventures in the 1960's Counter-Culture with D'Antoni...Art Levine is always entertaining.

I met Art Levine when he was on summer break from Johns Hopkins University. We were roommates in 1970 in the two floor apartment leased by the Baltimore Underground paper of record, HARRY. I was a gritty city hippie with hair down to my ass and crabs and he was....he had an air conditioner.

Nevertheless we became friends and remain so today.

He became one of the top investigative reporters in America, still a Contributing Editor to the Washington Monthly. He is also a life-long music journalist and has contributed many splendid pieces to Oregon Music News including this one on Jackson Browne and this onGillian Welch.

He was on Skype from Washington, D.C. and I was in the cupping room of Word Cup Coffee and Tea at NW 18th and Glisan in Portland, which is where do these things.

Listen to Art Levine and me:

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