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LuminUS: Stories About Us

LuminUS: Stories About Us

PBS Western Reserve presents LuminUS—a collection of stories that are singularly focused on this region that we all call home. LuminUS explores the people, places, history and events that make Northeast Ohio and Western Pennsylvania so special.

 

January 2023

The Master Craftsman

The Master Craftsman 

PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Monday, Jan. 2, at 9 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 3 AM
Friday, Jan. 6, at 10:30 PM
Saturday, Jan. 7, at 3:30 AM & 1 PM
Monday, Jan. 16, at 3:30 PM
 

FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Wednesday, Jan. 4, at 9:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 6, at 7 PM
Sunday, Jan. 8, at 7:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 12, at 8 PM
Friday, Jan. 27, at 10:30 PM
 

For more than 50 years, Richard Grell has been hand-crafting Windsor chairs on his Hudson, Ohio, property, using wood from his farm. His museum-quality chairs are owned by institutions, businesses and individuals across the country, including famous actors, musicians, Fortune 500 CEOs and presidents. THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN is an intimate look into Grell’s woodworking skills and techniques.

More about THE MASTER CRAFTSMAN.


 

The Ohio and Erie Canal 

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Monday, Jan. 2, at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 3:30 AM

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Wednesday, Jan. 11, at 9:30 PM
Sunday, Jan. 15, at 7:30 PM
 

From its immense benefits to commerce in the 1800s to its present-day natural, historic and recreational importance, the Ohio and Erie Canal has impacted life in Ohio and the nation.

Watch THE OHIO AND ERIE CANAL online.


 

Nick Cave, Summit Lake: Heard

Nick Cave, Summit Lake: Heard

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Thursday, Jan. 5, at 9:30 PM
Friday, Jan. 6, at 2:30 AM
 

This local production brings to life the transformational journey of a small, urban community in Akron, touched by a unique performance by internationally renowned artist Nick Cave.

Watch NICK CAVE: SUMMIT LAKE—HEARD online.


 

Memoirs of World War II

Memoirs of World War II

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Wednesday, Jan. 18, at 9:30 PM
 

Through World War II veterans’ personal accounts of real life during the war, this short-film series honors their sacrifices. It also offers younger generations an understanding of what it was like to live through the war and an opportunity to learn from it.

Watch MEMOIRS OF WORLD WAR II online.


 

Forum 360

Forum 360


PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

First Monday of every month at 5 PM and 5:30 PM 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Mondays at 7:30 PM and Saturdays at 5 PM

 

This public affairs series provides a local viewpoint on global topics. Subjects covered are both educational and entertaining, and are hosted by a Northeast Ohio community member who assists in determining the show’s content.
 

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Monday, Jan. 2, at 5 PM:  New Laws–New Director

Monday, Jan. 2, at 5:30 PM:  Minding Mental Health

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, Jan. 2 & Saturday, Jan. 7: What’s New at the Cleveland City Club

Monday, Jan. 9 & Saturday, Jan. 14: Aging Gracefully

Monday, Jan. 16 & Saturday, Jan. 21: From Akron to Beyond Europe and Back

Monday, Jan. 23 & Saturday, Jan. 28: Why Women Should Invest and How to Get Started

Monday, Jan. 30 & Saturday, Feb. 4: Israeli Guide Dog Center for the Blind

 

Watch FORUM 360 online.


 

Studio C Sessions

Studio C Sessions

 

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Fridays at 8:30 PM 
Saturdays at 1:30 AM

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sundays at 8 PM 

 

Enjoy live performances that capture artists and audiences connecting in the closest of confines. To experience these unique concerts live, you have to be a member of The Summit FM, a public radio station serving Akron, Canton and Youngstown. This series allows you to watch these intimate music moments on PBS Western Reserve.
 

PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, Jan. 6: JD Eicher / Will Hoge

Friday, Jan. 13: Beth Hart / John Waite

Friday, Jan. 20: Anti-Flag / Pixies

Friday, Jan. 27: The Vindys / Lissie

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sunday, Jan. 8: JD Eicher / Will Hoge

Sunday, Jan. 15: Beth Hart / John Waite

Sunday, Jan. 22: Anti-Flag / Pixies

Sunday, Jan. 29: The Vindys / Lissie

 

Watch STUDIO C SESSIONS online.


 

Around Akron with Blue Green

Around Akron with Blue Green


PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Sunday, Jan. 15, at 2:30 PM
Monday, Jan. 16, at 3 PM
Tuesday, Jan. 24, at 10:30 PM 
Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 3:30 AM 
Saturday, Jan 28, at 3:30 PM
 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sunday, Jan. 1, at 3:30 PM
Thursday, Jan. 19, at 8 PM
Saturday, Jan. 21, at 2:30 PM
Wednesday, Jan. 25, at 9:30 PM
Saturday, Jan. 28, at 9:30 PM
Sunday, Jan. 29, at 4:30 PM

 

This monthly half-hour shines a spotlight on all of the good things that Akron has to offer. Each show consists of four stories, including segments on dining, arts and culture, history, business, and movers and shakers.

 

Watch AROUND AKRON WITH BLUE GREEN online.