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The Sound of Ideas

Rebuilding and Renewal:  Securing a Prosperous Future for Our Communities

Posted Friday, December 14, 2007

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This week Ideastream and the Plain Dealer have been bringing you stories from the Cleveland Neighborhood of Mount Pleasant. What can really be done to end the cycle of poverty and violence? We'll talk with local and national leaders about solutions to the problems in today's inner cities and get your take on the series. We invite you to join the conversation when the series wraps up ... Friday morning at nine on 90.3.


Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Regional Economy/Business - News


Geoffrey Canada, Harlem Children's Zone (Pre-taped)
Paul Hill Jr., CEO and President of the East End Neighborhood House (Live)

Additional Information

It's not all bad news - there are a number of community organizations working to preserve our neighborhoods. If you want to share information about community-based programs in any of Cleveland's neighborhoods, write to us at to have your organization added to the list! Grass roots organizations too - let us post your information so friends and volunteers can find you!
Mt. Pleasant Community Zone
Mt. Pleasant Now
Special Series: Poverty in the City

Andrew moved to Cleveland last January from Milwaukee, Wisconsin and has a few thoughts on what Clevelanders are doing wrong, and what they're doing right. We played an excerpt of Andrew's Last Word message on today's show, but you can listen to the unedited version here.

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