11th annual book festival promotes reading in children
The goal of the 11th annual book festival is to promote a love of reading, said Patty Zitello of Altrusa International of Youngstown, one of its planning organizations. Typically, about 1,000 children attend the event at Fellows Riverside Gardens in Mill Creek MetroParks. Other partner organizations for the free event are the park, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County and Western Reserve PBS.
Published in The Vindicator, April 30, 2017
Children’s book festival set
The 11th “Plant the Seed to Read” Children’s Book Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Mill Creek Park’s Fellows Riverside Gardens, 123 McKinley Ave. The event is a partnership of Altrusa International of Youngstown, the Public Library of Youngstown and Mahoning County, Mill Creek MetroParks and Western Reserve PBS.
Published in The Vindicator, April 25, 2017
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
‘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
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
[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