Cleveland, OH -- Entrepeneurs at Work | WAMU 88.5 - American University Radio

Cleveland, OH -- Entrepeneurs at Work

Cleveland, Ohio is a city that was made by entrepreneurs, but for decades, it’s been known as a city that’s a shell of its former manufacturing-era glorious self. However, Cleveland is being embraced by a new generation of entrepreneurs as a place to put their dreams in motion. This is a now a city of entrepreneurship in a range of incarnations in their kids’ education, in the environment, even in beer. This is an hour of entrepreneurial stories, taking a look at that go-get-em-seize-your-dreams energy in a variety of forms.

Segment A
We begin the hour with an introduction to Cleveland’s illustrious entrepreneurial history. Then an innovative idea for old, empty warehouses and factories.

Segment B
The fall, the fund of funds, and the future for Cleveland. Then, how laundry can mean a lot more than just dirty clothes getting clean. Later one man’s incredible find on a factory floor, and then we hear a letter from a Cleveland resident.

Segment C
From the burning Cuyahoga River to bringing the river back. What groups are doing to restore the river. Then, transforming a neighborhood… with beer. And the incredible determination of a group of parents concerned about their children’s education. Finally, we hear from Cleveland residents about the changing entrepreneurial culture in their city.

NPR

A 'Lasciviously LA' Lunch With Crime Novelist James Ellroy

Ellroy's new novel, Perfidia, follows the Los Angeles police response to a brutal murder on the eve of Pearl Harbor. In a vintage steakhouse, the author discusses the book and his tech-free lifestyle.
NPR

Reality Check For Young Farmers: It's An Expensive 'Habit'

More young people are trying their hand at farming, hoping to make a living out of it. But, as it turns out, passion and grit are just a few of the prerequisites for success.
NPR

Clintons Return To Iowa To Rally Democratic Hopefuls

The Clintons are back in Iowa at an event that is the place to see and be seen for ambitious Democrats. NPR's Arun Rath talks with national political correspondent Don Gonyea.
NPR

Gaming Expert: Destiny Is Good, But 'There's Not Much There'

The much-anticipated video game, Destiny, was released this week. NPR's Lynn Neary speaks with gaming expert Adam Sessler about the new game and whether it was worth all the hype.

Leave a Comment

Help keep the conversation civil. Please refer to our Terms of Use and Code of Conduct before posting your comments.