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NEOtropolis

NEOtropolis

NEOtropolis that looked at three forces of change at work in Northeast Ohio: technology, globalization and diversity. Host Luke Frazier explored how these forces intersect with how we work, learn, live and play.

Aired 2009-2012.

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Season 3

If It Looks Like Tech...

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Is all tech-sounding stuff created equal?

A Little Something Extra

27:42
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Where do diverse combinations of technologies intersect in Northeast Ohio?

Taste and Place

28:19
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Explore the connection between local food and the forces of technology and globalization.

Thirsting for Meaning

27:02
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Northeast Ohioans are set on a course to improve people's health.

Regeneration Junction

27:00:00
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We explore cellular regeneration and why place matters when it comes to public health.

Rituals and Reasons

27:30
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Visit Ohio's Phoenix Coffee in Cleveland Heights and Foxfield Preserve in Wilmot.

This With That

27:00
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Explores creative ways to reuse items by turning them into something completely different.

Global News, Local Views

27:01
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Be a part of the discussion about news and information in the digital age.

Star Light, Future Bright

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Gain insight into ways that technology is changing lives in Northeast Ohio.

And We'll Call It Home

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NEOtropolis explores how forces of technology and globalization affect our idea of "home."

The Languages of Expression

27:01
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People use different "languages" to express themselves, and not just the verbal type.

Naturally Futuristic

27:04
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Luke Frazier and guests discuss design principles that imitate nature's best ideas.

Call Me the Breeze

27:00:00
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Find interesting applications for wind power currently in use in Northeast Ohio.

Intrepid Entrepreneurs

27:46
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Thomas Mulready and entrepreneur Chris Cutter talk about being on the StartupBus.

Phantom Borders

27:01
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Learn about a Burmese refugee's bold mission in Northeast Ohio and the Ohio Farm Project.

Technology in Time and Place

27:40
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Social media gets organized, turntables get spun and more on the premiere of NEOtropolis!

Season 3 Extras

Quasar Energy Group

5:33
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Find out how Quasar Energy Group is recycling energy in North America from organic wastes.

Beecology Offers Bee-centric Body Care

5:42
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David Rzepka's formation of the company Beecology came in a roundabout way.

Ohio City Farm

5:07
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Just blocks from downtown Cleveland is Ohio City Farm.

Comet Technologies Specializes in Social Network Marketing

10:39
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Comet Technologies is a leader in live mobile video transmission.

Gravity-Assisted Power

3:04
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A Northeast Ohio company has patented a new way of harnessing energy.

Online Connections

6:00
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Andrea Wood, of The Business Journal, describes how the publication has transformed.

Season 2

Art of Cloth

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A Chagrin Falls company designs and manufactures unique hand-dyed women's clothing.

Earth's Abundance

26:03
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The Earth's Garden in Huron provides sustainably grown vegetables, herbs and greens.

La Dolce Vita

25:23
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The Swaldo family has turned a former farm into Gervasi Vineyard in Canton, Ohio.

The Dinner Is the Show

25:29
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The Culinary Arts Center in Boardman, Ohio, offers recreational cooking classes.

Liquid Crystal Innovations

30:02
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Liquid crystal technology is advancing to a new level at Kent State University.

Road Runner Akron Marathon: Cool Running

29:13
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Find out how the Road Runner Akron Marathon impacts the regional economy.

Pendulum Power

29:52
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A Northeast Ohio company has patented a new way of harnessing energy.

Helping Pets Find Their Way Home

29:42
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One of a Kind Pet Rescue is organization that saves pets in danger of euthanasia.

Cultivating a New Business

29:43
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Something New, an event decor and floral design firm, has experienced impressive growth.

Goat Cheese, Please!

29:55
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Visit Lucky Penny Creamery and join the discussion about small-farm business concepts.

Mahoning Valley Chamber of Commerce Program Helps...

25:28
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Businesses benefit from an assistance program that helps to secure a stable future.

Innovations in Feeding Tube Technology

24:42
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Syncro Medical Innovations markets an innovative feeding tube called Blue Tube.

Parker's Unique Hydraulic Hybrid System

26:04
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A division of Parker Hannifin Corporation has developed innovative technology for trucks.

Barbasol Manufactured at New Ashland Plant

26:20
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The father of all shaving creams is manufactured at a new plant in Ashland, Ohio.

Student-Run Store

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Four students from Kent State University have opened an international foods store.

Sensing Your Well-Being

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NASA has created a microchip to monitor your vital signs. Learn more about the technology.

An Update on Body Phyx

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The manufacturer of an automated stretching machine is feeling no pain as business grows.

New Business Owner Swarms Into Natural Bath Products Market

30:40
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David Rzepka's formation of the company Beecology came in a roundabout way.

Progressive Field Transforms for Winter Fun

29:25
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The Cleveland Indians introduce a clever use for Progressive Field: Snow Days!

Biomedical Imaging Research

29:47
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We discuss a unique biomedical imaging research collaboration in Northeast Ohio.

YSU Journalism Students Gain Professional Experience

26:59
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Regional media outlets use work of Youngstown State University journalism students.

New Markets Initiative

23:25
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A Northeast Ohio initiative connects suppliers and manufacturers with emerging markets.

Revving Up Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1

26:53
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A Ford auto plant in Ohio is building a new engine as the result of a unique partnership.

Communication Is Key

26:23
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Learn more about FedEx Custom Critical in Uniontown, Ohio.

Schwebel's Bakes a Recipe for Success

29:34
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Schwebel's Baking Co. in Youngstown has the ingredients for running a successful company.

Sunny Days

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Babcock & Wilcox has partnered with a California company to harness solar energy.

Mint Brook Meadow Teas

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A Northeast Ohio dairy farmer turned a sour milk market into sweet mint success.

New Year's Edition

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Our New Year's Eve show highlights companies that were profiled on NEOtropolis this year.

Love Where You Live

29:59
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A new Gallup study links people's love of their community with local economic growth.

Akron's University Park Alliance Plans for Revitalization

25:50
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Excitement is building as work begins on downtown Akron's revitalization plan.

Comet Technologies Leads in Internet Innovations

25:55
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Comet Technologies is a leader in live mobile video transmission.

Sustainability and Business

26:51
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Humanitys Loom is a consulting firm that strives to reverse the harm to the environment.

Happy Trails Farm Sanctuary

25:29
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In Ravenna, Ohio, an experienced entrepreneur takes on a challenging labor of love.

Macedonia Company Heats Up

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Southern cooking with convenience comes to Northeast Ohio.

Youngstown Company Reinvents Business Communication

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Youngstown's via680 has introduced exciting new information exchange software.

Shearer's Plant Goes Platinum

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Find out about Shearer's Foods' innovative new manufacturing facility and more.

Special Holiday Edition of NEOtropolis

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Tune in for a special highlights show of companies that were profiled on NEOtropolis.

A Visit to MesoCoat

29:50
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Find out more about MesoCoat Inc., an advanced coating/cladding technology company.

Season 1

Ohio's "Green Cemetery"

29:30
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Foxfield Preserve provides an environmentally friendly alternative to modern burial.

The Power of Waste

29:59
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Find out how Quasar Energy Group is recycling energy in North America from organic wastes.

The Business of Sports

29:49
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GaREAT Sports Complex is an example of achieving a vision based on a solid business plan.

Fashion Forward

29:02
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Former fashion merchant uses her expertise to help designers interact with retail stores.

Kick-Start Minority Businesses

29:35
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This week, NEOtropolis looks at support aimed to help minority-owned businesses.

Industry Clusters Hold Promise

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NorTech has identified two industry clusters as having the most potential for Ohio.

Moving to Market: Receiving Valuable Start-Up Help

30:11
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You've got a great new product or innovation, but how do you go about marketing it?

Exclusive Interview With Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

29:47
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NEOtropolis presents an interview with environmental advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.

Big-City Education

30:09
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Large cities' education systems are under pressure.

Youngstown's Big News; Remodeling Industry's Solid Growth

29:41
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NEOtropolis discusses the V&M Star's $650 million expansion project in Youngstown.

The Business of Brides

Ohio's wedding industry brings in $2 billion a year, but it's not immune to the poor economy.

Arts & Culture (Special Edition)

The region's arts organizations are finding new and different ways to attract audiences.

Black Friday

In a special Black Friday edition, NEOtropolis visits retailers from the region who offer their expectations for this year's sales in light of the tough economy.

Recipe for Success

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We spotlight Sandridge Food Corporation, a refrigerated foods manufacturer in Medina.

Fashion and Comfort in Medical Clothing

29:18
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RonWear Port-able Clothing creates warm clothing for those receiving medical treatments.

Innovations in Medical Planning

29:45
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A look at new options in health care planning.

Forging New Frontiers

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Business incubators throughout the region offer invaluable support to new companies.

The Effect of Health Care Reform on Small Businesses

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The panal discusses how health care reform will impact workplace compliance requirements.

Local Libraries are More Important Than Ever

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Northeast Ohio has more top-performing libraries than any other region in the country.

A Great Future in Plastics -- and Medical Devices

30:10
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Ohio's advantage in polymers is giving it a edge in the production of medical devices.

Positive Changes at Lordstown

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The future of the Chevy Cruze is in the hands of General Motors' Lordstown plant.

Urban Redevelopment in Northeast Ohio

29:58
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The urban redevelopment concepts of new urbanism and shrinking cities.

Action! Ohio's Moviemaking Adventure

30:10
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Northeast Ohio is positioning itself as a location for motion picture production.

What Makes a Great Workplace?

Find out what some businesses are doing to help attract and retain their top talent.

Great Lakes

Discussion focuses on the importance of Lake Erie to our region. James White, executive director of the Cuyahoga River Remedial Action Plan, offers information on the Great Lakes Compact.

Wind Turbines

Find out about the region's wind turbine industry. Visit BizVeo, a Youngstown Business Incubator company, which offers online video training.

Digital Marketing Strategies

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Howard Zoss talks about Zig Marketing and its focus on digital marketing solutions.

Fabulous Ideas Take Shape in Fab Lab

29:51
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Lorain Community College's Fab Lab is a great place to try out ideas for new products.

Farm Country in the City

29:58
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Just blocks from downtown Cleveland is Ohio City Farm, which was established in July.

Accountable Care

30:18
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Health care as we know it is changing, and it's evolving right here in our region.

In Vogue: Fashion Designers in Northeast Ohio

30:26
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Instead of looking at what businesses are fashionable, we examine the fashion business.

Marketing Northeast Ohio's Travel and Tourism

31:00
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We take a look at tourism marketing efforts aimed to make Ohio a prime destination.

Northeast Ohio: One Big College Town

30:52
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Our region reaps the benefits of an abundance of quality colleges and universities.

Auto Industry Upturn

29:36
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A strong car industry means big business for Northeast Ohio.

Revitalizing the Region

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Find out about two different approaches to urban revitalization.

Staying Afloat

Lake Erie boating and recreation are big business in Northeast Ohio.

News at Your Fingertips

Panelists discuss how traditional media as we know it is changing due to new technology and the economy.

Making Cities More Appealing

Business representatives throughout the region discuss what regionalism means to them.

Third Frontier

Visit Body Phyx International, an incubator company specializing in automated physical therapy equipment.

Catching Rays

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Bernie Sater and Neil Sater lead GreenField Solar, a Cleveland-area solar energy company.

First-Class Flying

29:47
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One of the best ways to fly in and out of Northeast Ohio is via the Akron-Canton Airport.

New Media in Northeast Ohio

29:58
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Andrea Wood, of The Business Journal, describes how the publication has transformed .

Alternative Energy Source Is a Breeze

30:00
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Find out what an auto salvage yard and a wind turbine have in common.

Momentum on Main Street

30:08
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Community leaders discuss challenges and initiatives in sustaining downtown areas.

Merging Management With Design

29:56
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Good design is imbedded into every aspect of good business.

Taking Biomedical Research to the Next Level

29:45
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This week's show looks at new businesses in the biomedical industry.

Immigrant Entrepreneurs

30:11
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Find out why immigrant entrepreneurs are important to Northeast Ohio's economic success.

Food Accommodations

28:37
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Local executives talk about how they deal with food allergy and food access issues.

Reflection During Economic Uncertainty

Panel discussion and news segments focus on the economic outlook for 2010.

Sustainability (Special Edition)

Panelists discuss sustainable green technology, including wind turbines, in our region.

Regionalism

NEOtropolis discusses the regionalism movement in northeast Ohio.

NEOtropolis Premiere

PBS Western Reserve introduces a new weekly program that will build northeast Ohio viewers' knowledge of regional economic issues, strengthen their confidence in the economy of northeast Ohio and provide them with helpful information and resources to endure challenging economic times.