Friday, August 25, 2006

steel valley movie

"we are a network, and not a hierarchy"

such was the quote about the strength of the blogging community and their production of ideas, which came from the Meet the Bloggers recent interview with Tim Ryan - Youngstown's representative in the halls of Congress. You can listen to the entire interview here.

George Nemeth of Brewed Fresh Daily provided this opinion on the interview:
"I was engaged by this remarkable young man and his yearning for all of us to live in a world of ideas and limitless possibilities. He sees the vision, he knows how to lead us toward it, and he knows the difference between hierarchical and networked. He’s a communicator, and I guess you’ll just have to listen to the podcast to see what I mean. Tim Ryan may be the best chance any of us has, either side of the aisle, to move forward and attain our potential as a people. I can’t say enough. Listen. This is the future, beckoning."

now that's an endorsement of vision.

Another interesting thing I came across for the first time while surfing last night is a movie called "Steel Valley". The film has Youngstown native and Ursuline grad Ed O'Neil playing one of the movie's main characters.

So while the movie is not a dead-on biography of Mr. Ryan's rise to Congress, the plot shares a similar theme.

wow. that was quick.

I wonder when the first Jay Williams' movie is going to be in the theaters . . .


LibraryTavern Liz said...

They showed that movie (Steel Valley) at the Warren Community Amphiteatre last summer.

Janko said...

what did you think of the movie?