Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Lynch: Republicans Are Liberal, Dems Progressive

Republicans in congress and at the statehouse in Columbus have abandoned traditional conservative values, according to outgoing State Representative Matt Lynch.

On the federal level, Lynch cites the failure of republicans to repudiate the Obama administration following the November election.

In the state legislature, the failure of the Heartbeat Bill and the Common Core repeal effort prove republicans no longer represent the wishes of conservative constituents, according to the Bainbridge republican.  Lynch leaves the legislature at the end of 2014, following his loss in the primaries to Congressman Dave Joyce.

Lynch doesn't rule out running for office in the future, but for now he hosts a radio show on which he promotes a conservative point of view.  Listen to Matt Lynch every Wednesday and Thursday at 6:30 PM on 1220 AM, WHKW.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

You Can Ride The Euclid Beach Carousel Again

John Fredo and Dudley Humphrey on the Thriller Car/Photo credit: Jim McIntyre

The carousel that once graced Euclid Beach amusement park has been restored and relocated to the Western Reserve Historical Society, where you can ride it once again.

In this interview, John Fredo, a "Euclid Beach Boy," and Dudley Humphrey of the Humphrey family that founded Euclid Beach explain the extraordinary effort behind finding and fixing the carousel.

Bruce Feiler Follows Pilgrims On Six Sacred Journeys

Best-selling author,columnist and documentary filmmaker Bruce Feiler accompanies a variety of American pilgrims in his latest PBS series, which airs tonight, December 16 at 8:00 PM.  Among those making a pilgrimage to Shikoku, Japan is Cleveland-area resident Alexander Wu.  Feiler also travels to Lourdes, Jerusalem, Mecca, India and Africa.  The series continues Tuesday, December 23 and concludes December 30.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Former Cleveland Police Chief Promotes the Benefits Of Community Policing

Patrick Oliver/Photo provided by Cedarville University
The recent Department of Justice report detailing the use of excessive force by Cleveland police officers points to a glaring deficiency; the lack of effective community policing.

Patrick Oliver, a former Chief of the Cleveland Police Department and current Director of the Criminal Justice Department at Cedarville University explains how community policing can improve relations between police and segments of the community where mistrust of police can lead to problems like the ones experienced last summer in Ferguson, Missouri and Staten Island, New York.

The Lovemaster Finds Ultimate Love and Happiness

Craig Shoemaker/Photo provided by Daybreak Entertainment
Comedian/Actor/Author Craig Shoemaker may have written the first book based on a private messaging conversation on Facebook.  In this interview, Craig explains how Lovemaster'd: A Digital Journey to Ultimate Love and Happiness began with a private message from a fan who was going through a divorce.  Craig had his own divorce issues, and the digital conversation provided the material for the book.

Craig's credits include movies like Scream 2 and Pleasantville, and TV shows such as Parks and Recreation and The Bold and the Beautiful. But he is best known as The Lovemaster, a peace-loving new age hippy dedicated to using laughter to heal the world.  

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Reliving the Glory Days of Tribe Town with Terry

Tom Hamilton and Terry Pluto/Photo provided by Gray and Co. Publishing

From 1994 to 1997 screaming fans packed Jacobs Field every night and a young baseball team helped rejuvenate a city.  The book, Glory Days in Tribe Town, from Plain Dealer sportswriter Terry Pluto and Indians play-by-play broadcaster Tom Hamilton recounts that magical time in Cleveland sports history.

In this interview Terry Pluto recalls some of his favorite memories about those seasons.  He also shares his thoughts on the current Cleveland Browns and Cavaliers.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Cleveland Foundation's Parting Gift: Day of Family Fun

Bob Eckardt, Executive Vice President of The Cleveland Foundation and Jim McIntyre, Host of The 11th Hour

The Cleveland Foundation is ending its centennial year celebration in a big way.

All year long, the nation's first community foundation has been offering Northeast Ohioans monthly gifts to help celebrate its founding in 1914, and the final gift includes a day of family fun throughout six counties in Northeast Ohio.

Executive Vice President Bob Eckardt explains why the Cleveland Foundation has been so generous, partnering with more than 2 dozen agencies to provide expense-free benefits to more than 170,000 people in 2014.