Cleveland Foundation Documentary; League Park; The Cleveland Flea; Artist John Gurche

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We preview a documentary about a "radical and nutty" idea - at least, that’s how it sounded to his contemporaries when Cleveland Foundation founder Frederick Goff decided to launch a community based philanthropic organization in 1914. On the 100th anniversary of Goff’s groundbreaking institution, WVIZ/PBS ideastream, in partnership with Telos Productions, has produced a documentary called Enduring Trust: The History and Aspirations of The Cleveland Foundation.

More than 20 years before the Cleveland Foundation opened its arms to philanthropy, Cleveland’s League Park opened its gates to the public. Recently, the ballpark received a $4 million makeover, thanks to the efforts of the late Cleveland City Councilwoman Fannie Lewis, who saw the renovation as the corner stone for revitalizing the Hough neighborhood. This week, we field a conversation about the Park’s history with Robert Zimmer, founder of the Baseball Heritage Museum located at League Park, baseball historian and author, Morris Eckhouse, and Curtis Danburg, Senior Director of Communications for the Cleveland Indians.

One of the biggest challenges facing artists is connecting with patrons. That problem is being met head on by The Cleveland Flea, a monthly market in the parking lot of Tyler Village at 36th and Superior that includes everything from art to antiques, jewelry to vintage clothes.

Most children go through a phase in which they love dinosaurs. but few go on to make a career out of drawing them. John Gurche is a professional artist who has spent his career creating art inspired by the prehistoric age.

Guests: 

Robert Zimmer, The Baseball Heritage Museum
Morris Eckhouse, Author
Curtis Danburg, Cleveland Indians.
Stephanie Sheldon, The Cleveland Flea
John Gurche, Prehistoric Artist

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