Thu, Dec 11, 2014 2:02 pm

Crisis management and working with the media is a far more difficult process today that it has been in the recent past.

The 24-hour news cycle plus the advent of instantaneous commenting through social media means that corporate executives, CEO’s, and political figures need to be well trained in media techniques to try to “stay ahead of a story.”  Otherwise, great damage can be done to their company or cause in an extremely short amount of time.

Wed, Dec 10, 2014 12:56 pm

Host Carolyn Lewis talks with Cliff Warren and Lantz Repp about the services that Athens On Demand Transit provides to the disabled residents of Athens County. Athens On Demand Transit is a pilot program providing accessible and affordable door to door transportation service for only $2 for a one-way trip anywhere in Athens County.

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 3:35 pm

Judge Gayle Williams-Byers of the South Euclid Municipal Court in Cuyahoga County acknowledges that there is a high degree of distrust by citizens of the legal system and of grand juries.

She feels that people don’t understand the complexities of the legal process and that judges, lawyers, prosecutors and police do not do a very good job of explaining complex legal processes.

In short, people don’t trust what they don’t understand and there is a rising level of public outrage about the judicial system from police interaction with citizens to prosecutors and courts.

Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:48 pm

Tom Walker of the National Alliance On Mental Illness talks with Leslie Powlette Stoyer about her experience with Perinatal depression, also known as Postpartum depression, which affects 10%-20% of new mothers. Leslie suffered from the depression after the birth of her first child, and reflects on the symptoms and her subsequent treatment with her psychologist.

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Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:21 pm

Join host Ivars Balkits, with guests Wendy McVicker and Albert Rouzie, for a poetry reading that dips into the realm of dreams with its surrealist themes.


Poetry featured:

Julia Vinograd - "The Drums", "Full Moon", "Street Vendors" (from her book, Street Sense)
Robert Hayden - "Those Winter Sundays"
Galway Kinnell - "Turkeys"
Elise Paschen - "The Wide Stars Above Our Sky"
Claire Bateman - "LIX" and "LXII" (from her book, Locals)