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LuminUS — May 2023

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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.

 

May 2023

Ken Nordine: Video for the Ear

Ken Nordine: Video for the Ear

PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Saturday, May 27, at 3:30 AM
 

FUSION (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, May 8, at 9:30 PM
 

Ken Nordine, nationally known voice-over and commercial recording artist, is featured in a new local production that is the work of Uniontown resident Carl Palmer of Wild Life Media. KEN NORDINE: VIDEO FOR THE EAR celebrates Chicago’s oldest living hipster and original beatnik. Musical and performance artist Laurie Anderson provides narration for the production.

Learn more about KEN NORDINE: VIDEO FOR THE EAR online.


 

The Ohio and Erie Canal 

PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Thursday, May 18, at 8:30 PM
Friday, May 19, at 1:30 AM

 

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.


 

Memoirs of World War II

Memoirs of World War II 

PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Monday, May 22, at midnight
Tuesday, May 23, at 9:30 PM
Wednesday, May 24, at 2:30 AM
 

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.


 

Veterans of America—Our Heroes in Uniform:  They Served Too

Veterans of America—Our Heroes in Uniform: They Served Too

PBS WESTERN RESERVE (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Sunday, May 28, at noon
 

The story of female veterans is as varied as the story of females in all walks of life. This 30-minute local production highlights many of the challenges and successes of area women in uniform. 

The show also speaks about Sharon Lane, a Canton resident who was the first female casualty of the Vietnam War. In addition, it touches on female veterans’ high rate of homelessness and how Summit County Executive Ilene Shapiro has gotten involved in helping homeless female veterans.

Watch VETERANS OF AMERICA 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, May 1, at 5 PM: A Community Enflamed—East Palestine’s Devastating Train Derailment

Monday, May 1, at 5:30 PM: Rockin’ the RV Life

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Monday, May 1 & Saturday, May 6: Cool Kidz on the Block

Monday, May 8 & Saturday, May 13: Israeli Rock Star Jamming in Akron

Monday, May 15 & Saturday, May 20: BBB Consumer Protection

Monday, May 22 & Saturday, May 26: Entrepreneur on Social Media

Monday, May 29 & Saturday, June 3: Campy and the CAVS

 

Watch FORUM 360 online.


 

Studio C Sessions

NEW SEASON!
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, May 5, at 8:30 PM: Langhorne Slim / Freedy Johnston

Friday, May 12, at 8:30 PM: Nikki Lane / Jade Jackson

Friday, May 19, at 8:30 PM: The Sublets / The Beyonderers

Friday, May 26, at 8:30 PM: Angela Perley / Samantha Fish

 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Sunday, May 7, at 8 PM: Langhorne Slim / Freedy Johnston

Sunday, May 14, at 8 PM: Nikki Lane / Jade Jackson

Sunday, May 21, at 8 PM: The Sublets / The Beyonderers

Sunday, May 28, at 8 PM: Angela Perley / Samantha Fish
 

 

Watch STUDIO C SESSIONS online.


 

Around Akron with Blue Green

Around Akron with Blue Green


PBS Western Reserve (WNEO 45.1 / WEAO 49.1):

Thursday, May 18, at 8 PM
Friday, May 19, at 1 AM
Saturday, May 20, at 11 AM
Wednesday, May 24, at 4 PM
Sunday, May 28, at 9 AM
Monday, May 29, at midnight
Wednesday, May 31, at 11:30 PM
 

Fusion (WNEO 45.2 / WEAO 49.2):

Saturday, May 20, at 2:30 PM
Sunday, May 21, at 7:30 PM
Tuesday, May 23, at 10:30 PM
Sunday, May 28, at 8:30 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.