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WGTE hosts Town Hall Program on Alternative Energy

Thursday, June 2, 2011


Contact: Michelle Smolenski or Tijuana Linzy, 419-380-4655,


WGTE TV to Host a Town Hall

on Alternative Energy


TOLEDO, OH – On Thursday, June 16 at 8:00 p.m., WGTE TV will host an important Town Hall event to discuss the developing field of alternative energy and its importance and viability as a mainstream energy source. Experts on wind, biomass and solar energy will join students and private industry officials to discuss the benefits and challenges of alternative energy sources.


The panel for this event will include:  Robert Kozar, director of research and development, University of Toledo; Daryl Stockburger of Northcoast Wind and Power; Dr. Randall Ellingson

associate professor, physics, University of Toledo; Clifford Fleener, environmental manager at Pilkington Glass; Dr. Constance A. Schall, professor, chemical and environmental engineering, University of Toledo; Bob Blythe, president, CH4 Biogas; and three students from PENTA Career Center's Green Energy Management Program - Nick Irving, Jon Stone and Ryan Murtha. Darren LaShelle will moderate.


Viewers are encouraged to participate in the discussion by calling 866-380-4664, emailing, or texting WGTEPublic to 41411 anytime during the program. This Town Hall will be broadcast on WGTE HD (Over the air channel 30.1; Buckeye Cable channels 9 and 630) and stream live from our website,


WGTE Public Media (The Public Broadcasting Foundation of Northwest Ohio) is a non-profit organization and a center of learning and education for Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan. Founded as an educational institute in 1952, education remains at the heart of what we do every day. From our entertaining, informative and educational programs that air on WGTE TV, FM 91, and, to our professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers and preschool day care providers, WGTE helps to make Northwest Ohio and Southeast Michigan a better place to live.