Blogs / Articles

  • Mike Talks about the Value of Learning a Skilled Trade October 8, 2014 Mike opens up on pay, public office and the ‘skills gap’ “I’d love to see every hard worker paid handsomely, including teachers.” ~ Mike Rowe (CNN) — Between Mike Rowe’s television work and his philanthropic efforts with the Mike Rowe Works Foundation, Rowe holds true to one central passion: tipping his hat to those who work hard without much fanfare. In Rowe’s new ... read more...
  • A Barge, Anderson Cooper… October 8, 2014 So I’m down here on the Ohio river, standing on a garbage barge and preparing to speak with Anderson Cooper via satellite. read more...
  • Up Early on HLN ~ Somebody’s Gotta Do It October 8, 2014 Robin Meade is a very perky person and hosts a show called Morning Express on HLN read more...
  • A Perfect Sort of Day October 5, 2014 Sunday afternoon, just outside Fells Point. A perfect sort of day. The Natty Bo is cold, read more...
  • Fridays With Freddy: Wrestling Match Gone Wrong October 3, 2014 The biped’s back in Baltimore, (wherever that is,) watching a “playoff,” (whatever that means.) read more...
  • Rowe Roots Orioles & Sings Opera! October 3, 2014   Mike talks about being a native of Baltimore and who his favorite players were when he was growing up.     You gotta see this!  Mike shows off his opera skills as he sings with Soprano Chelsea Buyalos before she sang  the National Anthem at the playoff game.   MLB.com read more...
  • Shameless Plug Complete! October 3, 2014 5 to 3. Top of the 6th. read more...
  • Go Orioles! October 2, 2014 Back home in Baltimore. Gorgeous evening. Over there, just beyond the bourbon, the Orioles are crushing the Tigers. read more...
  • OFF THE WALL: Passion is Too Important to be Without, but Too Fickle to Be Guided By September 30, 2014 Stephen Adams, Auburn, AL “Hi, Mike. Let me begin by saying that I love what you and your foundation are attempting to do. However, I’m confused by your directive to NOT “follow your passion.” I think it can be safely argued that if no one followed their passion, companies like Apple, Microsoft, Dow, and many more wouldn’t exist. If no one ... read more...
  • Baltimore Ladies have Raised the Bar September 29, 2014 Due to the breathtaking variety of submissions… read more...
  • OFF THE WALL: A Price Worth Paying September 27, 2014 “Mike- you were recently tagged in Glen Beck’s post about being interviewed on his program. Do you realise how many people are upset about this because they despise Glen Beck?! I am disappointed that you did the interview because I want nothing to do with Beck. It’s a travesty.” Posted by Tobey Gloss, 3:20 pm, 9/25/2014 Hi Tobey I’m not so sure ... read more...
  • Mediaplanet USA Today – Manufacturing in America September 26, 2014   Mike’s call to Empower America’s Tradesmen ENCOURAGING THE NEXT GENERATION: ‘We need to nurture mechanical talent in all those who possess it and encourage all forms of learning.’ I have a neighbor named Doris, she’s approximately 130 years old and legally blind. Doris called me on Labor Day and asked if would help her assemble a bookshelf — I said sure. Why ... read more...
  • Dear Apple… September 26, 2014 Fridays With Freddy ~ I’d like to take a moment to publicly apologize for crapping all over your Genius Bar. read more...
  • Mike Visits Glenn Beck Somebody’s Gotta Do It September 25, 2014 Mike Rowe is one of Glenn’s favorite guests to have on radio, for a variety of reasons. read more...
  • Dubiski Career High School & Holt Cat doing their part to Close the Skills Gap September 25, 2014 Spent yesterday in Grand Prairie Texas, just outside Dallas. There’s a trade school there called Dubiski. They train kids for jobs that actually exist, and they are without question one of the best facilities I’ve ever seen. Nearby, there’s a Cat Dealership called Holt. As many of you know, Cat has supported my efforts with mikeroweWORKS for years. Down here in ... read more...