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Sound of Us

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Sound of Us

The Sound of Us initiative tells the stories of the people of Northeast Ohio.
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In connection with the International Institute of Akron, Arrivals tells the stories of five people who are newly settled in Northeast Ohio.
 Samsor Ziar does homework in his bedroom at his family's apartment in Akron.
Kelly Krabill
Ideastream Public Media
Samsor Ziar splits his time working as a full-time receptionist at the International Institute of Akron and attending evening classes at Stark State College of Akron. He restarted his education journey after leaving behind his home in Afghanistan.
We team up with individuals and communities to record and present stories of life in Northeast Ohio. We also teach people to record and produce their own radio.
Ideastream Public Media’s 2022 summer interns – all college students – took part in a workshop series where they developed these very personal stories exploring topics important to them.
The students at Richmond Heights Secondary School have big questions, including “What’s the point of school choice with no transportation?” and “What happened to school spirit?” The answers in this self-reported series surprised them.
+Voices shares the stories of LGBTQ+ young people, in partnership with the LGBT Center of Greater Cleveland.
Poetic Reentry mixes poetry with personal reflections on life both inside and outside prison -- all told in the voices of formerly incarcerated men.