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LuminUS — June 2022
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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.

 

June 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):

Wednesday, June 1, at 2 AM

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, June 4, at 1:30 PM

 

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.


 

Monumental Devotion: The McKinley National Memorial

Monumental Devotion: The McKinley National Memorial

 
PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Wednesday, June 1, at 4:30 AM
Sunday, June 19, at 5:30 PM
Monday, June 27, at 12:30 AM

 

This half-hour production explores the design and construction of the president’s final resting place, William McKinley National Memorial, located in Canton, Ohio. It also examines the life of President McKinley, including his devotion to his wife, Ida, his path to the White House and his assassination.

 

Watch MONUMENTAL DEVOTION: THE MCKINLEY NATIONAL MEMORIAL 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, June 3: Beth Hart / John Waite

Friday, June 17: The Vindys / Lissie

Friday, June 24: River Matthews / J. L. Mayfield

 

Watch STUDIO C SESSIONS 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 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, June 6, at 5 PM: From Attorney to Entrepreneur

Monday, June 6, at 5:30 PM: Hospice of the Western Reserve

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, May 30 & Saturday, June 4: Cleveland City Council President

Monday, June 6 & Saturday, June 11: Money and Politics–Local Elections

Monday, June 13 & Saturday, June 18: International Institute

Monday, June 20 & Saturday, June 25: Youth Violence

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

 

Watch FORUM 360 online.


 

Blue Green

Around Akron with Blue Green


PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Saturday, June 18, at 6 PM
Sunday, June 19, at 5 PM
Monday, June 20, at 12:30 AM
Friday, June 24, at 10:30 PM
Saturday, June 25, at 3:30 AM
Sunday, June 26, at 1 PM

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sunday, June 19, at 1:30 PM
Friday, June 24, at 7:30 PM
Saturday, June 25, at 2:30 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.

 

June 2022

Oh Snap Photo Lab, Victory Pose, Northside Cellar and Julie Costell from Akron to Farm Community.

 

Watch AROUND AKRON WITH BLUE GREEN online.


 

Séances and Slot Machines: The Story of Brady Lake Park

Séances and Slot Machines: The Story of Brady Lake Park

 
PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Sunday, June 26, at noon

 

Brady Lake Park, located between Kent and Ravenna, opened in 1891 as a beautiful, rustic resort offering picnics and pony rides to the upper class in Northeast Ohio. It closed six decades later as a tired and seedy gambling den run by the Cleveland mob.

Learn more about SÉANCES AND SLOT MACHINES: THE STORY OF BRADY LAKE PARK online.