Regional Programs — News & Public Affairs
Beyond the Limits: The Regional View

Beyond the Limits: The Regional View

For years, business and community leaders have discussed issues of regionalism — the many ways that cities and towns throughout northeast Ohio are bound by economic, ecological and societal issues. But what does the term “regionalism” really mean and how does it affect citizens living in areas as varied as Cleveland and Norwalk? What ties bind northeast Ohio's larger cities to the surrounding suburbs? Premiered in 2006.

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A Closer Look: Mitochondrial Disease

A Closer Look: Mitochondrial Disease

This Western Reserve Public Media production offers important information about mitochondrial disease, a debilitating and often fatal condition, through personal stories plus interviews and discussion with Akron Children’s Hospital health care professionals. Premiered in 2014.

Funding for the program is provided through generous support by Akron Children's Hospital, Northeast Ohio Medical University and United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation.

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A Closer Look: Palliative Care

A Closer Look: Palliative Care

Western Reserve Public Media presents a panel discussion about palliative care, which is specialized care for people with serious illnesses. Host Toni Kayumi welcomes guests from NEOMED University and Akron Children's Hospital — both located in Northeast Ohio. Premiered in 2013.

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Guns N’ Pubs: CCW and Ohio SB 17

Guns N’ Pubs: CCW and Ohio SB 17

In light of changes to Ohio's concealed carry laws that went into effect on Sept. 30, 2011, Western Reserve Public Media explores how concealed carry permits work in the state of Ohio and what the new changes from Ohio Senate Bill 17 may mean. The program explores the divergent perspectives of gun rights advocates and those working to end gun violence. Premiered in 2011.

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The Living Cities

The Living Cities

An August 2008 Forbes.com report that named Canton, Cleveland and Youngstown to its list of top-10 “fastest-dying cities” has generated much local discussion. Western Reserve PBS gave community leaders an opportunity to respond in our one-hour live broadcast. Premiered in 2008.

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Main Street America

Main Street America

Is downtown Akron worth saving? Do "revitalization" plans actually work? Jody Miller of NewsNight Akron looks at revitalization projects in four U.S. cities, including Akron, to see once-decayed Main Streets in various stages of revitalization. Premiered in 2002. 

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Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business

Micro Business for Teens: Starting a Micro Business

Micro Business for Teens makes creating a micro business an achievable goal for teens who have a good idea and the enthusiasm to implement a plan of action. It discusses what a micro business is, gives examples, offers instruction on writing a business plan and financing the business and more. Carol Topp, a certified public accountant, hosts the program, which is based on her book series. Premiered in 2012. 

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NEOtropolis

NEOtropolis

NEOtropolis explores the business and economy of northeast Ohio and the challenges and opportunities unfolding in our region. It’s not “business as usual.” Aired 2009-2012.

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NewsNite

NewsNite

Western Reserve Public Media’s half-hour news program offers interesting stories about the greater Akron area and the entire Northeast Ohio region. Aired 1998-2013.

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Northeast Ohio Times

Northeast Ohio Times

Northeast Ohio Times features interesting people, places and events in northeast Ohio. Aired 2005-2006. 

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Portraits of Life, Love & Legacy Through Pediatric Palliative Care

Portraits of Life, Love & Legacy Through Pediatric Palliative Care

For more than 10 years now, the Haslinger Family Pediatric Palliative Care Center at Akron Children's Hospital in Akron, Ohio, has been providing care for children facing complex, chronic and potentially life-threatening medical conditions. Premiered in 2013.

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Public TV’s William Baker, “State of American Television”

Public TV’s William Baker, “State of American Television”

In his speech, “The State of American Television,” Baker drew upon his more than 40 years in the broadcast industry to share insights featured in a book he coauthored, titled Down the Tube: An Inside Account of the Failure of American Television. Premiered in 2006. 

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Q&A: Medicare Part D

Q&A: Medicare Part D

Answers may be just a telephone call away for northeast Ohio seniors who are confused about Medicare Part D, the new voluntary prescription drug benefit. Premiered in 2006.

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Reclaim the Dream

Reclaim the Dream

Western Reserve PBS and WKSU-FM radio, together with the Beacon Journal, co-sponsored a public forum on the subject of saving money and reducing debt on Oct. 14, which was taped for this broadcast. Premiered in 2008.

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Reporting the War: The Journalists’ Perspective

Reporting the War: The Journalists’ Perspective

Host Eric Mansfield, himself a veteran of the Iraq war, talks with Akron and Cleveland-area journalists including Leon Bibb, Virgil Dominic, Larry States and others about their experiences as reporters, soldiers or both. Premiered in 2007.

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Twenty-Four Hours

Twenty-Four Hours

Find out how local news works. Premiered in 2001.

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Where We Stand in Northeast Ohio

Where We Stand in Northeast Ohio

Experts from northeast Ohio discuss the education system’s strengths and weaknesses. Premiered in 2008.

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Who’s Your Boss?

Who’s Your Boss?

Right here in northeast Ohio, young entrepreneurs are having remarkable success in creating and marketing new products. Who’s Your Boss? celebrates National Entrepreneurship Week by profiling the achievements of six northeast Ohio youths and the organizations that support them. Premiered in 2009.

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