Monday, April 14, 2014

Learn to Swim Before Swimming Season Begins

Rob Butcher wants you to learn to swim.  He is the Executive Director of U.S. Masters Swimming, which has declared April Adult Learn to Swim month. He sounds crestfallen to hear that some adults don't know how to swim, even some who live on Lake Erie.

Swim for Diabetes

The annual fundraiser takes place April 26th.  Tina Milano, President and CEO of the Diabetes Partnership of Cleveland and Director of Programs Cheri Collier discuss the event and the latest in diabetes treatment and research.

Friday, April 11, 2014

Another Intergenerational School Planned in Collinwood

Another improvement to Collinwood, where the Waterloo Arts District is flourishing is planning to open this August.  Lakeshore Intergenerational School will be the third Intergenerational School to open in Cleveland.

Cathy Whitehouse is the founder of the Intergenerational Schools, which offer an interesting, alternative education model.  She is joined by Brian Friedman, Executive Director of Northeast Shores Development Corporation, who is quickly becoming an expert in education, as he helps establish a public charter (community) school in Cleveland's Collinwood neighborhood.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Michael Medved Previews "Getting Back on Track" Event With Texas Governor Rick Perry in Westlake

Afternoon host Michael Medved is coming to Cleveland, as part of AM 1420 The Answer's event, "Getting Back on Track 2014." He and Texas Governor Rick Perry will discuss issues pertinent to the political scene as the midterm elections approach, and look ahead to the 2016 presidential campaign.

Medeved says there's a lot more to Governor Perry than most people think, following his flawed campaign for the republican nomination for president in 2012.  In this wide-ranging interview with Jim McIntyre, one of America's leading conservative voices discusses the state of the republican party and other hot button issues.

"Getting Back on Track 2014" will be held the evening of April 28th at LaCenter Conference and Banquet Facility on Detroit Road in Westlake.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Lance's Brewery Tour Winds Down With #BeerAutismHope Day

#BeerAutismHope Day is inspired by Lance Rice, a Vermillion man with an amazing knowledge of beer, who happens to also have autism.  In honor of Lance's year long tour of America’s greatest breweries, autism organizations and families nationwide will take to Facebook and Twitter to start a movement by sharing Lance's message of hope and the hashtag #BeerAutismHope.

Lance's Brewery Tour has taken him to over 70 beer breweries, while his nephew Aaron Rice films a documentary, due out later this year. Lance has traveled 25,000 miles, has spoken at autism schools and centers for the disabled, has met families with special needs children, and was named one of Cleveland Magazine’s “Most Interesting People of 2014.”

A year ago, Lance was an unknown beer historian who was reticent to talk to strangers or even leave his house.  He gave Jim his first interview, which is replayed here, along with an updated interview with Aaron on the tour, the movie, and the book Lance plans to write about his brewery tour.

Monday, April 7, 2014

A Talk with the Son of Cleveland's Monuments Man

Retired attorney and gentleman farmer Louis Rorimer is the son of one of the Monuments Men. He grew up in Cleveland, as did his father James Rorimer. The elder Mr. Rorimer and several other art historians and experts helped save and return tens of thousands of works of art the Nazis were first trying to steal.  When defeat was inevitable, they tried to destroy the artwork.

The movie is based on the book The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves, and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History, and Louis says the movie stays true to the book.

James Rorimer was portrayed by Matt Damon in the fine movie that was recently in theaters.  In fact, it's still on the big screen (as of 4/7/14) at the Regal Cobblestone Square 20 in Elyria.

Louis Rorimer tells his father's story in this interview.

Right to Life Groups Call for Investigation of Preterm

Mike Gonidakis/Photo credit: Ohio Right to Life
Right to life groups are calling on state officials to shut down Preterm, a Cleveland abortion clinic, following the recent death of a young woman, who was taken from the facility via ambulance to a hospital. No cause of death ruling had been made by the Cuyahoga County medical examiner as of the time of this interview with Mike Gonidakis, President of Ohio Right to Life .