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Sound of Us

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Sound of Us

‘Sound of Us’ tells stories Northeast Ohioans want to tell — in their own voices.
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The local farming community is full of hardworking Ohioans who are finding new and creative ways to keep agriculture thriving. This series features farmers in and around Wooster, Ohio.
Eve Hershberger, the daughter of David and Emily Hershberger, helps her mom milk cows after school.
Kelly Krabill
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David and Emily Hershberger said organic dairy farming allows them to produce a profitable type of milk without compromising their Amish traditions and beliefs.
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.
Poet and roofer Cardell Belfoure interviews formerly incarcerated people who are now activists. He coaches them on writing poetry about their experiences.
With the proportion of never-married people 40 and older at an all-time high, our community storytellers explore why they got married or not — and, if they are married, how they're making their unions work.
Senior citizens at an activities center in Parma share personal stories including surviving World War II in Europe, coming out as transgender later in life and maintaining romantic relationships into their 90s.
In connection with the International Institute of Akron, Arrivals tells the stories of five people who are newly settled in Northeast Ohio.
Former Ideastream Public Media intern Xeaiver Bullock interviewed Northeast Ohioans about their lives and work. His conversations covered creativity, car repair and overcoming generational poverty.
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.