Category Archives: podcasts

Oh Oberlin: Incubating businesses

In September, I attended a business incubator session by Lisa Hutson, director at the Small Business Development Center at Lorain County Community College. When Corey Butler and Ms. Ann mentioned their business plans in the last episode, it was this … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: entrepreneurial grind

In this episode, the entrepreneurs at SEEDVentures are 10 days into business at 29 S. Main Street. I spoke with Ann Mickel (a.k.a. Ms. Ann), about her business, Love Delivered and went back for a second helping of pretzels with Corey … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: An entrepreneurial gala … or, five new businesses walk into an Oberlin store front

This is the first actual episode with new interviews in a couple months. I ran for Oberlin City Council in the meantime and had a wicked chest cold during which I recorded a couple of what kids these days would … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin political extra: Comings on the environment

So, it has been a while since I posted a podcast. They are around … but the post today represents what has been going on simultaneously for the last few months: my run for Oberlin City Council. This recording was … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Down to business

What is the story of business in Oberlin? That can sound really complicated when you listen to the owners who put everything they have into starting a new venture. Buying a bookstore a few years before online reading strikes your … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin extra: Meeko Israel interviews Tiffany Ames

I don’t have a lot of background on Tiffany Ames. Meeko Israel interviewed her during the first hour of his Sept. 20 show, the same show I was on for the second half. I offer it as an Oh Oberlin … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin Extra: Peter Comings with Meeko Israel

So, there I was on the other side of the mic …  or pushing the working mic back and forth at WOBC with Meeko Israel. Israel asked me if I’d like to be on his show earlier this week after … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: David Orr

David Orr is the founder and visionary behind the Oberlin Project. Borrowing from oberlinproject.org: A grant-funded venture, the Oberlin Project has four full-time staff who coordinate stakeholder teams working on energy, education, policy, community engagement, economic development, transportation, research, and … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Aaron Appel/Oberlin alumni soccer 2015

This week I talk with Aaron Appel, a rising Oberlin College senior with a developed interest beyond academia in the city of Oberlin. He wrote this bio for me: “My task this summer was to create a Soft Skills Development … Continue reading

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Oh Oberlin: Liz Schultz

This week’s interview is with Liz Schultz, who is scheduled to take over from Pat Murphy as the executive director of the Oberlin Heritage Center. Schultz started eight years ago as the museum education and tourism coordinator. The Heritage Center has its … Continue reading

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