Friday, October 12, 2007

know thyself

Have you ever found something online that makes you scream out:
"YES, this is exactly what I'm looking for!"

Something that weaves together design, economic development, technology, city planning, and the plans for the future . . .

It happened to me recently as I discovered the archives of Dr. Sherry Linkon's radio interview show, Lincoln Avenue.

These shows regularly air on Wednesdays at 7:30pm on wysu, and you can now listen to the shows as mp3s or subscribe to them as podcasts. You can even leave comments about the interviews on the show's blog.

It's my humble opinion that everyone in Northeast Ohio should be listening to these shows. It's a great way to get plugged in on all the things going on in the region.

If you even wanted a crash course on the tech-based economic development landscape of Northeast Ohio, this interview with Chris Mather from TechLift last week is a great place to start.

This recent interview with Tim Ryan (yesterday's show) goes over the ideas for the TechBelt initiative: a research, innovation, and commercialization corridor running from Cleveland to Akron to Youngstown to Pittsburgh.

Here's one with Hunter Morrison from two weeks ago concerning the the big picture of where Youngstown is headed.

And another with Martin Abraham, the dean of YSU's new STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) College, where the university's departments were recently re-aligned.

Finally, another good one with Jim Cossler, Chief Evangelist of the Youngstown Business Incubator.

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Our friends at the Lakewood Observer newspaper (a great model for a community news source) would say "we want Lakewood to be the city that knows itself better than any other."

look at yourself in the mirror. Look out over the Valley.

Do you truly understand the vision you see?

know thyself.

and thy region.


Tyler said...

Thanks for featuring Sherry. She's amazing! Also, of course, her and John Russo's Center for Working-Class Studies, which is one-of-a-kind in the nation.

Anonymous said...

Applause! Very well written and activist-energizing.

"Dovremmo conoscerci stesso PRIMA!"

The awareness, confidence, self-respect, and strength of identity that I saw in Brooklyn this past weekend was MOST remarkable. Williamsburg: All should visit.

Seek knowledge of self.

-gattino, North Yo!


alee said...

Knowing yourself is a great start to contentment and success, I'm learning.