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LuminUS — July 2022
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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.

 

July 2022

Under Fire, Under Siege: Strikebreakers in Kent, Ohio

Under Fire, Under Siege: Strikebreakers in Kent, Ohio

 
PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, July 1, at 5 PM
Sunday, July 3, at 4 AM

In June 1936, two truckloads of Cleveland strikebreakers crashed through a peaceful picket line in Kent, Ohio. They fired sawed-off shotguns and tear gas in an attempt to intimidate the workers and break a six-week-old strike at the Black & Decker Co. The strikebreakers not only failed to end the strike but had the tables reversed on them as more than 100 strikers and sympathizers firing high-powered rifles at them for six hours. This local production tells the story of the strike, attack and siege.

Watch UNDER FIRE, UNDER SIEGE: STRIKE BREAKERS IN KENT, OHIO 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 8:30 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.
 

Friday, July 1: Phoebe Bridgers / Anderson East

Friday, July 8: Caitlyn Smith / Glen Phillips

Friday, July 15: Flora Cash / Posies

Friday, July 22: Chris Stills / English Beat

Friday, July 29: Frankie Cosmos / Mondo Cozmo

 

Watch STUDIO C SESSIONS online.


 

Forums 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 8 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, July 4, at 5 PM: Money and Politics

Monday, July 4, at 5:30 PM: Pandemic Radio

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, June 27 & Saturday, July 2: Rahab–Human Trafficking

Monday, July 4 & Saturday, July 9: Mike Olszewski – Author, Educator, Journalist

Monday, July 11 & Saturday, July 16: Business and Mindset Coach

Monday, July 18 & Saturday, July 23: Wellness Works for You

Monday, July 25 & Saturday, July 30: David Pepper – Laboratories of Autocracy

 

Watch FORUM 360 online.


 

The Ohio and Erie Canal

The Ohio and Erie Canal

 
PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, July 12, at 8 PM
Wednesday, July 13, at 1 AM
Thursday, July 21, at 10 PM
Friday, July 22, at 3 AM
Saturday, July 23, at 8 PM
Sunday, July 24, at midnight
Tuesday, July 26, at 4 PM

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Friday, July 15, at 7 PM
Sunday, July 17, at 8 PM
Monday, July 25, at 8:30 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.


 

The Forgotten Dead

The Forgotten Dead

 
PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Tuesday, July 12, at 8:30 PM
Wednesday, July 13, at 1:30 AM
Saturday, July 23, at 8:30 PM
Sunday, July 24, at 12:30 AM

 

Schneider Park in Akron seems like your typical family-friendly park. What local residents who enjoy the park may not realize, though, is how many bodies—and secrets—are buried beneath their feet.  

From the mid-19th to early 20th century, this green space was the cemetery attached to the county poorhouse, which housed elderly and disabled people of that era. 

 

Watch THE FORGOTTEN DEAD online.


 

Blue Green

Around Akron with Blue Green


PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Friday, July 15, at 10:30 PM
Saturday, July 16, at 3:30 AM
Sunday, July 17, at noon
Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 PM
Friday, July 22, at 3:30 AM
Monday, July 25, at 9:30 PM
Tuesday, July 26, at 2:30 AM  
Wednesday, July 27, at 3 PM
Sunday, July 31, at 2:30 PM

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Friday, July 15, at 7:30 PM
Monday, July 18, at 7 PM
Thursday, July 21, at 8 PM
Friday, July 29, at 7:30 PM
Saturday, July 30, at 2 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.

 

July 2022

Essentially Dipped Delights, Mueller Honey Bee, ArtSparks and Killinit Kayaks.

 

Watch AROUND AKRON WITH BLUE GREEN online.