Category Archives: Oberlin – City

A show about Oberlin?

I asked on Twitter the other day if there would there be community interest in a regular show on the college radio station talking with residents about what’s going on in town. Why? Because for all that I live in … Continue reading

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Nothing to see here

Reading along one of my twitter streams a few days ago I came across a link to a story by Tom Geller in beltmag.com describing his happiness in choosing to move to Oberlin even as the people he was leaving … Continue reading

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Technology connecting local residents

At least for my own amusement, I figured out a few days ago how to technically tie together my phone and desktop computer for working a Google Hangout on Air. I don’t have a mic or camera for the computer … Continue reading

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Whose voice on what issue?

I’ve become a big fan of the idea of podcasting as a way to deliver stories. When they’re well-produced, they convey a sense of immediate emotional and sensory participation in the way that radio can, though does not always, deliver. … Continue reading

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The next social media site

It struck me a few days ago reading a post by Johnathan Saragossi on thenextweb.com, that the next social network may be more “us” than “them.” Saragossi’s piece offers broad ideas for what the next great social media platform might … Continue reading

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Oberlin? Sure, there’s an app

There is an app for almost anything you can think of these days; counting among those other subjects now, the city of Oberlin. According to a story published in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, the app launched Sept. 28 at Oberlin’s Culture … Continue reading

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Walk around Oberlin

Walking around town for the citywide garage sale today and took this shot of work being done on Groveland Street. Oberlin works a great balance between building sidewalks and giving those sidewalks a purpose. I’ve seen more than one city … Continue reading

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What would you ask, or tell, the city?

The city of Oberlin is advertising for a social media intern. The job description reads: “The Social Media/App Coordinator Intern assists the Economic Development & Housing Officer, the City Manager and various department heads in promoting the City to visitors … Continue reading

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You know you’re from Oberlin

There is a great Facebook group that pulls together memories of Oberlin. I suppose any city could have a similar group, but this one belongs to my hometown. As I ask variations of the question, “What makes Oberlin sustainable?” I’m … Continue reading

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What is ‘sustainable?’

According to Merriam-Webster, “sustainable” can be defined as “of, relating to, or being a method of harvesting or using a resource so that the resource is not depleted or permanently damaged <sustainable techniques> <sustainable agriculture>”; or “of or relating to … Continue reading

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