Entertainment briefs, Feb. 15

Dinner, ‘Joey’s Story’ set for Feb. 26 at Old Fort High School

OLD FORT — Old Fort High School is to host “Joey’s Story: A Community Event” starting at 6 p.m. with a free dinner Feb. 26 at the high school, 7635 N. CR 51.

Dinner is to be provided by Bone Boys BBQ and Lee’s Chicken.

“Joey’s Story” then is to begin at 7 p.m., presented by Lavin and Tom Schwan.

To RSVP, email lschwan@bellevue

hospital.com or visit the Bone Boys BBQ Facebook page.

Host of NPR’s ‘On Point’ fired over abuse claims

BOSTON (AP) — The host of one of National Public Radio’s most successful programs has been fired over allegations of workplace abuse.

Boston radio station WBUR said Wednesday “On Point” host Tom Ashbrook was cleared of sexual misconduct but created an abusive environment for staff. He’s been on leave since December.

Ashbrook said he’s “deeply disappointed” and called his firing “profoundly unfair.” He apologized to colleagues who found him and the show’s pace “just too much.”

The station had received complaints from 11 men and women who previously worked on the show and accused Ashbrook of verbal abuse, bullying and unwanted touching.

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