Terrorist Attacks - The Youth Response
Posted Friday, September 28
The attacks of September 11 sent a wake-up call throughout American society. How to protect the nation from future acts of terrorism has become a dominant concern for many of us. High school and college students across the country have also begun thinking about what a war against terrorism might mean for them. Many echo their parent's resolve to support some kind of military action, while a few say they want no part of war. But apparently most do not see the events of the last two weeks as an immediate call to arms. 90.3 WCPN's Karen Schaefer reports.
George Martin: The “Fifth Beatle”
Posted Wednesday, September 26
On November 29, 2001, Beatle George Harrison passed away after a long illness. One week later, Beatle fans throughout the world observed the 21st anniversary of the death of John Lennon. While we recognize the talent of the "Fab Four," it should be noted that all the recordings of the Beatles sound the way they do - because of one man. Sir George Martin (known by many as the "fifth Beatle"), the producer of all of the Beatles recordings from their first to their last. On September 26, 2001, Sir George Martin spoke at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, about his career (over 50 years) as a record producer, before, during, and after the Beatles. 90.3 WCPN'S Jim Goldurs, stopped by the Rock Hall earlier that day, and spoke with Martin at the Rock Hall's studios. Click below to listen.
Posted Thursday, September 20
America lost more than lives and buildings following last week's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. The country also lost its sense of security. As individuals, many here in Cleveland are still dealing with fears about traveling by air or working in buildings that could be targets for terrorism. Others remain shaken by the mere fact of a direct attack on American soil. But as we move towards regaining our sense of safety, most of us recognize that some things may never be the same again. 90.3 WCPN's Karen Schaefer reports.
A National Trauma
Posted Wednesday, September 19
The surviving victims of disaster scenes can carry hidden wounds that only surface with time. Now that the initial shock of the World Trade Center collapse has passed, some local psychological counselors are concerned about the after-effects of September 11th on individuals - and on the nation as a whole. 90.3 WCPN's David C. Barnett prepared this report.
Posted Tuesday, September 18
Cleveland's Arab-American community has been the target of some of the anger generated by the tragedies of last week. There have been several reports of general harassment and vandalism, a firebombing at a Bedford Gurdwaras, or Sihk place of Worship, and last night a car slammed through the entrance of the Grand Mosque in Parma. Arab-Americans are pleading with the community not to link them with the senseless acts of a few Muslim fanatics, and community leaders are backing them up. 90.3 WCPN's Bill Rice reports.
Conversing With Children About Terror
Posted Monday, September 17
Cleveland's teachers are facing new challenges this week as they deal with student questions and reactions to last week's terrorist attacks. And as 90.3 WCPN's Renita Jablonski reports, conversation is key.
Cleveland Hopkins Airport Re-opened
Posted Friday, September 14
Cleveland Hopkins airport is once again open for business. But officials warn there may be long delays for people waiting for flights. 90.3 WCPN's Karen Schaefer reports.
On-Site Clinics at the Workplace
Posted Thursday, September 13
Some large corporations are finding employees can get more work done by having a doctor's office right at the job site. After all, sick workers want to stay home or must leave early to get medical help. But how safe are your medical secrets when your boss pays the doctor's bill? 90.3 WCPN's Mike West examines the issue.
Cleveland Reacts to the Terror
Posted Wednesday, September 12
Streets in Cleveland were kept as clear as the skies last night as Mayor Mike White urged people to stay away from downtown. Police remained on high alert. While Cleveland is far away from Washington and New York, 90.3 WCPN's Janet Babin reports that the miles were not enough to insulate the city from the impact of the country's tragedy.
Ohio Lake Erie Conference
Posted Friday, September 7
The Ohio Lake Erie Commission held its annual conference in Mentor yesterday. Among other business, the Commission released its first progress report on a strategic plan to restore and protect the Lake Erie watershed. But it may be the upcoming work of a Commission subcommittee that will have the greatest impact on the future health of the Lake Erie ecosystem. 90.3 WCPN's Karen Schaefer has this report.
Mayors and the Media
Posted Thursday, September 6
Cleveland's mayoral candidates are on the prowl, looking for coverage and endorsements from local news outlets. It may be a bit early to say how well the candidates are doing, getting their message out, but it's already clear most of them are working on presenting themselves as approachable. Whoever inherits the front office at 601 Lakeside will inherit a press corps toughened by 12 years of Mike White. The new mayor's relations with these reporters will set the tone for the next four years. 90.3 WCPN's April Baer reports.
Adding the Arts to Cleveland’s Political Agenda
Posted Wednesday, September 5
With a month to go before Cleveland's primary election, mayoral candidates are putting out position papers on their building blocks for a better city. Stronger schools, safer neighborhoods and more jobs are common themes. But, members of the local arts community think that their needs are being ignored. 90.3 WCPN's David C. Barnett reports on a call to add arts and culture to Cleveland's political agenda.