Category Archives: Oberlin – City

Kickstarter 2015: The stories Oberlin tells

I recently took a cab from Fairview Park to Oberlin. The driver was a high school classmate and although we connect on Facebook, we hadn’t really talked in years. By the time 45 minutes had gone by, we had gotten … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell is the food distribution coordinator at Oberlin Community Services. I caught up to him Thursday evening before he left work for the day. We talked about growing up next to, or in many ways on, the Oberlin College … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Kurt Russell

Twenty-four years after graduating from Oberlin City Schools, Kurt Russell has 20 years into teaching history in the district. A basketball coach and active member of Mt. Zion church, Kurt shares his memories of his neighborhood growing up and what made Oberlin … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin No. 1: Harvey Pratt

So what do you do when a small community rallies around you and helps you raise funds to start a podcast? You think back on what you told them about your mission, and you follow through. The mechanisms of Amazon.com … Continue reading

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Kickstarter success

I reached my $500 funding goal about a week ago. That was very gratifying. I’m thankful for all of the people who pledged their support. Now, while I wait for the fundraising window to close on June 21, I’ve started … Continue reading

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Oh, Oberlin: Dawn Neely-Randall talks about too much standardized testing

Through almost five years in Oberlin I don’t think I spent the time talking with elementary language arts teacher Dawn Neely-Randall that I did today. And that’s a shame. The show today revolved around her recent activity as an advocate for … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin, April 12: Interview with John Gates

Saturday I interviewed Oberlin resident John Gates, one-time elementary school teacher and principal (I had him as a teacher in second and fifth grade in the Oberlin City Schools). Gates is active now with the Oberlin Farmers Market. He also … Continue reading

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Issue 22 in Oberlin

Quick check. Who would be interested in a call-in show about Issue 22? I could try to get this in for the May 3 episode of “Oh, Oberlin.”

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When recording my show goes awry

In my college days I did a blues radio show for three years with my roommate. Grinnell College, in the middle of an Iowa corn field, had a radio station that could be heard for maybe five miles in any … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin March 15: Ev Tyree

Listen to the WOBC radio show here.

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