About Regionally Speaking
A series of programs moderated by Gladys Haddad, Professor of American Studies and Director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposium on “The Livable City” and Its Neighborhoods.” These conversational interviews engage community experts and leaders to discuss important issues for the City of Cleveland.
Beginning in May 2007 with "University Circle: A destination and a neighborhood," Regionally Speaking engaged civic leaders about this important center of excellence in Northeast Ohio. View the symposium archives to listen to past podcasts.
In 2008, Regionally Speaking began a specific focus on Neighborhood Progress, Inc. and its six Strategic Investment Initiative neighborhoods: Buckeye, Detroit-Shoreway, Fairfax, Glenville, Slavic Village and Tremont.
In 2009, Regionally Speaking explored the Greater University Circle Initiative, a program in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation that seeks economic inclusion and community wealth building in the neighborhoods surrounding University Circle.
Now in its fourth season, Regionally speaking is discussing the role of Case Western Reserve University's Social Justice Alliance and Institute (SJA/I) in developing partnerships with the Greater Cleveland community. SJA/I's debut collaborative is the East Cleveland Project. How did this partnership develop? What are the challenges for economic redevelopment in East Cleveland, and how will SJA/I bridge the gap between University Circle and East Cleveland?
Programs are announced in advance, and listeners are invited to join the conversation posting questions and comments. The programs produced at Case Western Reserve University are broadcast on its affiliated radio station WRUW-FM 91.1 (Mondays at 1:30pm) and permanently archived in podcasts to allow accessibility.