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  • 01:00

    Metalsmith Benchtalk: Past Favorites with Enamel Jewelry Artist Michael Romanik

    in Art

    This Thursday, May 7th, 2015  at 3 p.m. PST on MetalSmith BenchTalk we'll go back into the archives for a Past Favorites epiosde with artist Michael Romanik. Since 1992, Michael has created production, 'limit-production' and one-of-a-kind cloisonne' enamel jewelry. 


     


    About: As a student studying enameling in art school, I became intrigued with the technique of cloisonne', creating linear designs and images with flat wire embedded between layers of colored granular glass. This was my first introduction to enameling. In my pursuit to learn more about this medium and wanting to perfect my skills with it, I spent many years researching and experimenting with this art form.


     


    Some early inspiration for my work was derived from my interest in the objects and images of ancient cultures: the grandeur of ancient Egypt, the colorful painted relief carvings on Mayan architecture, the symbols of the Celts. Recent inspiration comes from nature: the vibrant plumage of a songbird, the delicate markings of a butterfly wing, the gentle curve of a small branch. A new interest is the repetitive geometric patterns and motifs of Asian and Indian textiles.


     


    I was born in 1966 and raised in the Cleveland OH area.  My home and studio are in East Cleveland.  I am a 1989 graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Art with a BFA Degree in Drawing and minors in both Printmaking and Glass.  I am a recipient of a 2011 Creative Workforce Fellowship, generously funded by Cuyahoga Arts and Culture, The Community Partnership for Arts and Culture, and the residents of Cuyahoga County OH


     


    For more info, visit: http://www.michaelromanik.com/.

  • 01:59

    COOL CRITICS feat ROBERT GARRITY, ATTORNEY

    in Radio

          Once upon a time, there was a story, and the story had to be told, and there was no way to tell the story.  But someone said, SHOUT IT OUT, and many will hear you!  Hear what? asked the person who was wanting to spread a word or two - Spread what you want to say to people.  Oh, was the reply.  Then came the Cool Critics, you know the crew that is not afraid for any type of discussion, are you?  347-205-9366.  Enough said!


            Bob also has personal experience, strength and hope to share about his own journey through addiction and recovery.  Despite many setbacks, Bob has persevered and has a desire to help those still suffering, and also to educate those who may be directly or indirectly affected by an addict or alcoholic’s behavior.  Bob speaks on the subject of addiction nationally and internationally.  He is a recipient of the 2012 Advocacy Award from the Cuyahoga County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board.

  • 01:00

    Dr. Derrick A. Pledger, CEO of Advanced Concepts in Personal Development, Ltd.

    in Business

    Dr. Derrick A. Pledger is a service-disabled veteran, author, lecturer, renowned motivational speaker, and founder/CEO of Advanced Concepts in Personal Development, Ltd.  Drawing upon his personal experiences in turning “adversity into action” and inspired by his desire to restore hope and confidence in people, Dr. Pledger founded Advanced Concepts in October of 1996.


    After earning his G.E.D, he spent 33 straight years obtaining an Associates Degree in Contract Management, a Bachelor’s and Masters of Business Administration and a Doctorate Degree in Special Education and Organizational Leadership.  He is an industrious achiever who humbly began his employment path by earning a certificate in the building trades, which provided him with the opportunity to work in maintenance in public housing for nearly two years. In search of a better life, he enlisted in the U.S. Air Force where he became an Information Management Specialist and Procurement Specialist/Supervisor.


    Dr. Pledger is currently an adjunct faculty member at Cuyahoga Community College, where he teaches micro and macro- economics and organizational behavior. He is also adjunct faculty member/dissertation chair at Nova Southeastern University. He was named “Outstanding Faculty member of the Year” at the Community College of Southern Nevada in 1995. He is also former Assistant Principal and continues his duties as a Special Education Consultant.


    Dr. Pledger has also authored several interpersonal and professional development books/manuals.


    Advanced Concepts Ltd.
    2401 Dysart Road
    Cleveland, OH 44118
    Phone: (216)  533-7750
    Fax: (216) 371-5635
    ceo@advancedconceptsltd.com


    www.advancedconceptsltd.com

  • 01:00

    Reentry Court: One Community's Model to Help Youth Returning Home

    in Legal

    After spending time in a correctional facility, youth are often released without family, system, or community support.  For a myriad of reasons, these youth face high rates of unemployment and education failure, have limited viable housing options, and are unable to access the assistance they require. Many now realize that in order to achieve long-term success, that reentry planning must occur way before a youth returns to his or her community. In order to address this disconnect and increase chances of success, the Juvenile Court in Cuyahoga County, Ohio, in partnership with the Ohio Department of Youth Services, Division of Parole, and community-based services, created a reentry court. Using evidence-based practices and with a goal to reduce recidivism and re-incarceration of youth, the project begins to work with youth several months before release and the support continues post-release. Guests on this episode will discuss the development and implementation of the collaborative effort, provide an overview of the mechanics of the reentry court itself, and share lessons learned.


    Guests:


    Karl M. Cetina, MPA, LICDC-CS, Director of Juvenile TASC for Cuyahoga County Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland


    Ian Fraser, Cleveland Regional Parole Administrator, Ohio Department of Youth Services


    Magistrate Terease Neff, Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas, Juvenile Division 

  • 01:55

    Cleveland Inspirations feat. Sherrie Miday

    in Elections

    Kicking of the show, Mr. Yancey will continue to give a fact about breast cancer and a statistic about domestic violence. Tracie P. will get us updated about the latest in the entertainment world. With the election tomorrow, are you fully informed about the candidates running for office? Joining Mr. Yancey and Tracie P. live in the studio will be Sherrie Miday, candidate for  judge on the Court of Common Pleas in Cuyahoga County They will talk about Ms. Miday's background in politics, as well as what she will bring to the bench if she is elected. You can call in with your questions and comments at (914)338-0665. You can also watch them live in the studio on UStream at http://www.ustream.tv/channel/who-has-the-power-radio-network .

  • 00:29

    My how the Might have Fallen

    in Religion

    If you wish to know just how powerful Satan is look no further than this article written for Cop Block titled “CUYAHOGA FALLS POLICE: CIVIL FORFEITURE OF ALMOST 800K”  These things have been happening for years and no one has said or tried to do anything about it which makes those who conduct this type of activity feel as though they are justified and those around them so afraid of stepping up that they just act like a beaten slave and go along to get along.  I, personally, am so tired of hearing crap like this going on but you can only educate people about Satan so often before you begin to say it’s time to shake the dust from my feet and move on.  Why they choose him, only God knows but why we sit around and don’t vote or do all that we can about it, only we know.  Be it made clear here America, you can sit on your hands and your spine if you choose to but in the end, when all that is done in the dark is brought to light, you will have to pay for your inaction.  Hope you are ready for it.


     

  • 02:03

    "STAY ALIVE; HOW NOT TO BECOME A VICTIM" CAST APPRECIATION CELEBRATION

    in Women

    I Am A Superwoman Radio Presents:


    Survivor Laura Cowan CEO/Founder of the Laura Cowan Foundation and Playwright Joey Ruffin and the Cast of "STAY ALIVE...How Not To Become A Victim" Celebrate our Encore Performance December 5, 2014 Cleveland State University, Cleveland, OH


    Joey Ruffin and Laura Cowan will talk about the most intense Stage Play you will ever see... 
    "STAY ALIVE... How not to become a victim" 
    A dramatic story about human trafficking depicting actual events of 
    Laura Cowan's life.


    Joey is a man who has recovered from drug and alcoholic addiction, Joey Ruffin reaches into his family roots as an entertainer to help people overcome personal obstacles in their life by writing and producing films and plays about real life stories. His first major project began with “Man Cry The Movie”, a film and play done on his life, to the now in production ”Stay Alive”, a play based on the life of Laura Cowan, and scheduled for the big screen in 2015. 


    Laura Cowan: Laura is a pillar of strength, inspiration and aspiration in the Greater Cleveland community. (Widower), Single mom of 3 children. A graduate of Bryant & Stratton College, working in the field of Information Technology at Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority as their I.T. Technical Trainer;.  


    Laura is a woman who despite the devastating events that have occurred in her life has been able to use those experiences to empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse. As An Advocate for Domestic Violence-and survivor of Domestic Violence and abuse Laura has turned her personal experience into a tool to empowerment for other women. 


    Laura is a friend and a community leader who works diligently to end abuse against women. 

  • 01:19

    AFTER YOU CAST YOUR VOTE... WHAT VOTING REALLY MEANS TO YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY

    in Elections

    This show is not just about the importance of voting, but we will be looking at and discussing the consequences of not casting your ballot. The reality of the election process and a look and review of the campaiging process. Most importantly we will discuss the impact your vote has on you and your community. What questions you should be asking the candidates and what the levies and laws mean to you.


    Tonight lets talk about...


    - What is Voter Apathy
    - Voter turn out in Minority Communities
    - The Role of the Supervisor of Elections
    - Laws . Levy's and Candidates
    - What’s On the Ballot and How Do I Read It
    - Does One Vote Really Count
    - The Differences  between the parties Democrat . Republican & Independent
    - What the Politicians Know and What You Don’t
    - Should You Be Running For Office and Which One


    THIS EVENINGS SHOW GUEST(S)


    Dennis Anderson, Supervisor at Cuyahoga County Board of Elections


    Stephanie Howse, Candidate for Ohio State Representative


    Stephanie Pope, Nina Turner Campaign & Vote Like A Girl

  • 01:55

    CHOOSE YOUR PARTNER CAREFULLY: Your child's life may depend on it.

    in Entertainment

    The story has a depressingly familiar ring to it. A small child lies near death after being severely beaten and the live-in boyfriend of the biological guardian stands charged with the crime.


    Most statistics show that child abuse by unrelated adults living in the same household as the child is the exception rather than the rule.


    Anecdotally, however, child abuse experts paint a different picture. In single-mother households, in particular, the boyfriend frequently ends up abusing the child, for a simple reason: a failure to bond with the child.


    78 % of Child Deaths investigated by Cuyahoga County in 2008 and 2009 were caused by a mother’s partner; often, the boyfriend or step-father of the child. 



    When choosing your partner, you are not just choosing for yourself. You are choosing for your child, too!  Your partner plays an important role in your child’s life. Choosing the wrong partner can be deadly. 

    Violence affects children from every income level and race.  Each year, thousands of children end up seriously injured or killed nationally. 


    Sometimes, when you are in love, you can miss the warning signs. One of the most important signs to look for is how your child acts when left alone with your partner. Is your child afraid every time you leave? Does he or she cry often? Shake with fear? Has your child begun to show new behaviors like bed-wetting, thumb sucking, being clingy to you, or crying often when you leave the room?

  • 01:01

    Reach The Masses - Guest: Jack Schron

    in Radio

    Show#17


    Topic: "A Candidate's Platform: Discussion with Cuyahoga County Executive Hopeful: Jack Schron"


    Host: Shane K. Floyd, Ph.D.


    Cultural Analyst: Fred B. Ward


    For more information about the show please contact: www.reachdrshane.com

  • 02:04

    Superwoman Radio Presents:"STAY ALIVE" A Story of Human Trafficking and Survival

    in Women

    I Am A Superwoman Radio Presents:
    Survivor Laura Cowan CEO/Founder of the Laura Cowan Foundation and Playwright Joey Ruffin and the Cast of "STAY ALIVE...How Not To Become A Victim"


    Joey Ruffin and Laura Cowan will talk about the most intense Stage Play you will ever see... 
    "STAY ALIVE... How not to become a victim" 
    A dramatic story about human trafficking depicting actual events of 
    Laura Cowan's life.


    Joey is a man who has recovered from drug and alcoholic addiction, Joey Ruffin reaches into his family roots as an entertainer to help people overcome personal obstacles in their life by writing and producing films and plays about real life stories. His first major project began with “Man Cry The Movie”, a film and play done on his life, to the now in production ”Stay Alive”, a play based on the life of Laura Cowan, and scheduled for the big screen in 2015. 


    Laura Cowan: Laura is a pillar of strength, inspiration and aspiration in the Greater Cleveland community. (Widower), Single mom of 3 children. A graduate of Bryant & Stratton College, working in the field of Information Technology at Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority as their I.T. Technical Trainer;.  


    Laura is a woman who despite the devastating events that have occurred in her life has been able to use those experiences to empower women who have been affected by domestic abuse. As An Advocate for Domestic Violence-and survivor of Domestic Violence and abuse Laura has turned her personal experience into a tool to empowerment for other women. 


    Laura is a friend and a community leader who works diligently to end abuse against women.