Sunday, October 12, 2008

the living cities - friday Oct 17th at 8pm

A live one-hour show produced by the newly renamed Western Reserve PBS will host a discussion responding to Forbes Magazine's labeling of the country's 10 fastest-dying cities (more correctly, dying regional metro areas) - three of which are located in Northeast Ohio.

The program will feature interviews with city officials and business leaders; a review of the statistics used by Forbes to make its assessments; the cities’ economic development plans and neighborhood revitalization projects; plus regionalism efforts.

Also included will be a studio-based conversation during which viewers will be invited to participate through live call-in, e-mail, Twitter and other instant response technology.

you can check out all the people who will be interviewed and involved in the forum on this press release.

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Slightly switching topics, in recent months the regional pbs stations have done some rebranding efforts, and clipping from their interesting self-description:
Western Reserve Public Media is owned and operated by Northeastern Educational Television of Ohio, Inc., a private, nonprofit corporation and consortium of Kent State University, The University of Akron and Youngstown State University.

Western Reserve PBS, a service of Western Reserve Public Media, is the only broadcast television service that reaches all of northeast Ohio. It is available to 1.8 million households and 4.4 million people in the Cleveland and Youngstown designated market areas.
You can check out their archive of Youngstown 2010 shows here, which includes September's broadcast titled "Neighborhoods: Revive to Survive".

Among the topics covered:
- the new Grow Home initiative
- the Garden District
- neighborhood organizations, featuring Idora's
- the highly-visible housing/recreation area/construction in Arlington Heights

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