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The Listening Project

Radio Special: A Decade Since the Quiet Crisis

This radio program is based on a community forum held earlier this year. Back in May, Civic Commons ideastream held a community forum to discuss where the Northeast Ohio economy is now, over 10 years after The Plain Dealer and ideastream reported on the “Quiet Crisis” series.

The forum Panelists included developer Ari Maron, executive director of Cuyahoga Arts & Culture Karen Gahl-Mills, the president of The Fund for our Economic Future Brad Whitehead, the chair of the Cleveland and Cuyahoga County Board of Workforce Investment Board Quentin McCorvey, and former Plain Dealer editor Joe Frolik.

They talked about the past 10 years of economic development in the region, stemming back to the “Quiet Crisis” series that ran from 2001 to 2004. They discussed what worked, what didn’t work, and what our priorities should be in the next 10 years. You can watch a video of their full conversation during the forum here.

Based on their discussion, we put together a special 90 minute radio program that broadcast on 90.3 WCPN in August. If you missed it, you can hear it again right here.

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