Contact Interviews

An exhibit on guitars opens February 14 at the Imagination Station. We talk with HP Dewquist,
the director of the National Guitar Museum.




Lee Conklin, WGTE-TV anchor, discusses with us what could be some of the key stories in the
in 2015 and why. Among the stories mentioned is the proposed move by ProMedica to downtown
Toledo, the effort to fight the Lake Erie algae problem, and the sincerity of the new Toledo police
chief.



Benjamin Davis is an Associated Professor at the University of
Toledo College of Law. In this three-segment interview, we discuss the
recent release by the Senate of the report on CIA interrogation tactics
following the 9/11 attacks.

Greg Schwartz, a personal trainer, discusses the importance of staying
in shape, it’s never too old to begin to exercise, and never too late to
eat healthy.

Dick Eppstein from the local Better Business Bureau gives us advice on how to be a savvy shopper this holiday season, whether in the store or online.

The Red Kettle Campaign is underway for the Salvation Army. We discuss its importance to our community and the work done by the Salvation Army.

FASD (Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders) is 100% preventable when a pregnant woman abstains from alcohol.  There is no safe amount or type of alcohol while pregnant.

Sarah Otis, Vice-President of Child Development of the YMCA and JCC of Greater Toledo, discusses developmental milestones and how to pick an appropriate daycare facility.

In the aftermath of the tragic death of Robin Williams, I talk with Marsha Drees at Harbor about mental health first aid. How do we recognize the signs of depression. What steps can we take?


For the past 50 years, Toledoans have been determining which new products and packages make it to the store shelves. Toledo is an ideal test market because of the mix of consumers — white collar, ethnic diversity, rural and urban living. We talk with Lori Dixon, president of Great Lakes Marketing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Of Interest

The Toledo Public Schools will host an informational meeting for parents to discuss standardized  testing, including PARCC and AIR Testing. Topics for discussion range from how TPS prepared for the tests, consequences on a school district if a student does not take a test, state mandates surrounding standardized tests and the impact testing has on students. This meeting is being sponsored by Partners in Education and the newly-formed Parent University. WHEN: Wednesday, March 25 – 6-8 p.m.WHERE: Grove Patterson Academy, 3020 Marvin Ave.

The City of Toledo Department of Public Utilities Division of Engineering Services is hosting a series of informational meetings to regarding upcoming street and utility projects.  Meetings are scheduled in all six council districts, but residents are invited to attend the forum that is most convenient to them.  All meetings will take place from 6 pm to 8 pm:

  • March 24, 2015  District 2               Epiphany Lutheran Church, 915 N. Reynolds Road
  • March 26, 2015  District 3               East Toledo Family Center, 1020 Varland Avenue

The grand re-opening of the Toledo Zoo Aquarium will be March 27. Find out more by following this link.

More than 1,500 people will convene at the Rossford Business Association’s (RBA) tenth annual Business Fair on Saturday, March 28, 2015 from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Owens Community College, Student Health and Activities Center (30335 Oregon Road, Perrysburg). More than 60 booths will showcase products and services of the businesses and organizations from the Rossford and surrounding communities.

Monroe County Community College’s Student Government will host Family Fun Night on April 17 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on the Main Campus. The event will be held in the Gerald Welch Health Education Building.  MCCC is located at 1555 S. Raisinville Rd. in Monroe. Admission is $1 per person.  Additional donations are welcome.

The Ohio Department of Job and Family Services in partnership with OhioMeansJobs, the state’s electronic job placement system, has launched a new website designed to help people with physical and developmental disabilities find work.  OhioMeansAccessibility.com  functions as a job board for those looking for work and a resource for employers with job openings. It also acts as a tool for service providers who need to pair people served with employment opportunities.

Want to run a 5K, but not sure where to start? Let the Toledo Zoo help; you still have time to register and get fit for the Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash on Saturday, May 16. Medical Mutual is the title sponsor of the Dart Frog Dash; Dave’s Running is the packet pick-up sponsor. Learn more at toledozoo.org/dartfrog.