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From A to Z — Why PBS Programming Might Take a Hit
Are PBS’s days numbered? Maybe, if the funding is eliminated. Western Reserve Public Media President and CEO Trina Cutter talks about the possibility.

Aired on WFMJ-TV, March 21, 2017


Trump budget would devastate public broadcasting, local stations say
President Donald Trump's proposal to end all federal funding for public broadcasting would have a devastating effect on Northeast Ohio PBS and NPR stations, and it could ultimately lead to the collapse of the entire public broadcasting model.

Published in The Plain Dealer, Feb. 16, 2017


Akron gets TV time thanks to Blue Green on PBS
The man with the colorful name hosts Around Akron with Blue Green, a monthly TV magazine on Western Reserve PBS. The latest installment airs at 8 p.m. Tuesday on Channels 45 and 49.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, Feb. 7, 2017


Today’s entertainment picks
Studio C Sessions” (9 p.m., Western Reserve PBS): Cloud Nothings and the Marcus King Band are the guest bands in this intimate performance series.

Published in The Vindicator, Feb. 3, 2017


‘More than a gym and a pool’
A new documentary detailing the future president's involvement with the Y can be seen on PBS' Western Reserve station.

Published in The Repository, Jan. 15, 2017


How a Sephardic spinach casserole from Cleveland made it to public television (recipe)
[Clevelander Joan] Yedid's love of cooking, and the roots of her Sephardic Jewish cooking heritage are part of "Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions," a sprightly documentary airing 11:30 p.m. Nov. 15 on WEAO and WNEO, the Kent and Alliance public television stations (with a repeat at 4 a.m. Nov. 16).

Published in The Plain Dealer, Nov. 7, 2016


‘Hugs and Knishes’ shows Beachwood woman’s Sephardic dishes
[Beachwood resident Joan] Yedid shares some of these family recipes in “Hugs and Knishes: A Celebration of Our Jewish Foods and Traditions,” which premieres at 11:30 p.m. Nov. 15 on Western Reserve PBS WNEO Channel 45 and WEAO Channel 49.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 8, 2016


Historic gem
[Finding Elizabeth’s Soldiers] will be broadcast all over the nation at various times chosen by individual PBS stations. Locally, it will premiere on Fusion (WNEO 45.2/WEAO 49.2) at 9:30 p.m. May 28, and repeat at the same time June 1.

Western Reserve Public Media’s high-def channels (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1) will air it on June 19.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, May 17, 2016


Write a Will Day 2016: Here are participating LAL partners
Several of the following LAL Partners will be hosting volunteer attorneys to draft free wills for clients, staff, or the public (in red) during the month of May.

Published in Record Publishing weeklies, April 24, 2016


Children’s Book Festival big hit with kids, adults
Mill Creek MetroParks, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Western Reserve Public Media and the International Altrusa Foundation Inc., a service organization dedicated to promoting literacy, were main sponsors.

Published in The Vindicator, April 17, 2016


City is topic on PBS show
Youngstown’s efforts to remake itself is the topic of a 10-minute segment that will air on PBS NewsHour today at 6:30 p.m. on Western Reserve PBS’ Fusion channel (45.2). - See more at: http://www.vindy.com/news/2016/apr/16/city-is-topic-on-pbs-show/#sthash.L00C1WwX.dpuf

Published in The Vindicator, April 16, 2016


Kids’ book festival marks 10th year
The Plant the Seed to Read Children’s Book Festival will be celebrating its 10th anniversary from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek Park’s Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave.

Published in The Vindicator, April 13, 2016


Charity events: Bowl for hunger, run for homeless
A “Downton Abbey” Evening — 5:30 p.m. Dec. 13 at the Akron Civic Theatre, 182 S. Main St. Enjoy classic English fare, jazz of the 1920s by the Jack Schantz Trio, signature cocktail, display of vintage and period-style fashions and wares, raffles. At 7 p.m., guests will move to the Civic’s balcony to watch the first episode of the sixth season of Downton Abbey. $50. 330-253-2488.

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 22, 2015


The HeldenFiles: Colorful times for grown-ups, find symphony tickets in books, ‘Downton Abbey’ at Civic Theatre
Downton Downtown. A special screening of the first episode of the final season of Downton Abbey will be at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 in the Akron Civic Theatre.

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal, Nov. 12, 2015


Trina Cutter: Soon, auctioning the public airwaves
In a few short months, the federal government will hold the mother of all auctions. For the first time in our nation’s history, your local over-the-air broadcast television stations will be given the opportunity to sell their channels to the highest bidder in an auction.

Published in the Akron Beacon Journal, Oct. 26, 2015


Documentary directed by TCC grad to be shown Labor Day weekend
The documentary film “Beyond the Powder,” directed by Tuscarawas Central Catholic graduate Kara Martinelli of Hemlock Films, will make its world broadcast premiere on Western Reserve Public Media this Labor Day weekend.

Published in Times Reporter, Aug. 22, 2015


‘Beyond the Powder’ to debut in September
Beyond the Powder focuses on the 1929 Women’s Air Derby, also known as the Powder Puff Derby, and contrasts the experiences of those pilots with women competing in the 2014 Air Race Classic.

Posted on Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association on Aug. 18, 2015


'Antiques Roadshow’ summer episodes
The upcoming season of "Antiques Roadshow" discovers that an 1864 Lincoln campaign poster has risen in value from $25,000 to $40,000, and an 1870s Navajo blanket also has increased in value $30,000 to $70,000.

Published in The Plain Dealer, June 8, 2015


TCTC teacher is one of 100 selected for PBS program
Kristofer Doran from Trumbull Career and Technical Center is one of 100 educators selected for the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators program.

Published in The Vindicator, April 14, 2015


‘Studio C Sessions’ is new collaboration between Western Reserve PBS, The Summit
"Studio C Sessions," a new weekly TV program featuring exclusive live music performances, will begin airing on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1) on April 3, at 9 p.m.

Published in Record Publishing weeklies, March 31, 2015


Goodbye Downton
The long-rumored end of Downton Abbey is now officially near. The next, sixth season will be the last.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal, March 26, 2015


Western Reserve PBS and the Summit teaming up for Sessions series
Beginning on April 3, Studio C Sessions, a new weekly TV program featuring exclusive live music performances, will begin airing on Western Reserve PBS (WNEO 45.1/WEAO 49.1).

Posted on clevescene.com, March 24, 2015


County may make clean break from Norton sewers
Also that evening, the Planning and Economic Development Committee recommended Council adopt legislation to contribute $45,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for the All-American Soap Box Derby to develop a fifth-grade curriculum based on gravity racing. The science, technology, engineering and mathematics curriculum, which is being designed by Western Reserve Public Media would be comprised of five modules with at least four lessons each and include a derby car kit, said Joe Mazur, Soap Box Derby president and CEO.

Published in West Side Leader, Feb. 26, 2015


Jim Tully: Legendary writer with Ohio roots is focus of documentary debuting Sunday night
Jim Tully’s extraordinary life story has long been a movie waiting to be made. Finally, it is one, at least in the form of a documentary that debuts Sunday night at 7 p.m. on Western Reserve PBS (Channels 45 and 49).

Published in The Plain Dealer, Feb. 12, 2015


Hobo author Jim Tully celebrated in new documentary on PBS
Now comes Road Kid to Writer - The Tracks of Jim Tully, a new documentary by Mark Wade Stone and StoryWorks.TV which airs February 15th on PBS in Ohio. At 50 minutes, it packs a punch, and should go a long way toward reestablishing the author as one of the significant American personalities of the 1920’s.

Posted on Huffington Post, Feb. 11, 2015




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