Bill Harris hosts this important Town Hall, call-in event, originally broadcast on Thursday, November 4th at 8:00 p.m. The program explores how in Lucas County there are huge disparities in birth weight outcomes based on where a mother lives. Suburban newborn weights are within healthy ranges; however mothers in Toledo's inner-city neighborhoods have increased rates of low birth weight births. These babies are at higher risk for physical and developmental problems.
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"The depth of our financial ignorance is startling...and at a time when we're borrowing more than ever, most Americans can't explain what compound interest is." So wrote journalist James Surowiecki, whose column about business and finance appears each week in The New Yorker.
WGTE addresses the important issue of financial literacy for students in this live Town Hall program, hosted by Bill Harris. Expert panelists answer questions and give advice for parents and educators on the importance of teaching financial literacy to young people, as well as how to do so effectively.Read more
Bill Harris hosted this live, one-hour special that connects parents with local resources to help them better communicate with their children on the current financial situation including the mortgage crisis. Topics included losing a job and/or home; feelings of insecurity; the concept of want versus need; language and approach for differing age groups; need for security; and much more.
Panelists included Mike King, Consumer Credit Counseling Service; Eric Young, Harbor; and Kristi Hannan, Lucas County Help Me Grow.Read more
WGTE Public Media presented this live Town Hall hosted by Bill Harris. This one-hour television special connected people facing mortgage foreclosure to the local organizations that can help them stay in their homes.
Panelists and mortgage specialists, including Richard Alston, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality; Mike King, Consumer Credit Counseling Service; Pam Mayer, Neighborhood Housing Service; T. Mari Taoka, Lucas County Common Pleas Court Judge; and Keith Foster, Fair Housing Center answered questions during this live broadcast.Read more
WGTE Town Hall: Elephant Care and Preservation
This town hall event, hosted by Bill Harris, examines The Toledo Zoo's mission of inspiring others to join them in caring for animals and conserving the natural world. They strive to accomplish this goal in many ways, but one of the most fascinating aspects of their work involves elephant care.
A new elephant environment called the Tembo Trail blends elephant care with a unique visitor experience. What is the balance zoos must achieve between elephant care and public display? How do animal care professionals keep these intelligent animals entertained and engaged in learning activity? Who are the people who care for the elephants, making sure they are healthy in body and mind?
This program is made possible by Susan L. Conda
Photo by Lynn Lyons
In 1812, a very young United States of America had its sights set on expansion to the north and the west. But the British wanted to keep its former colony tightly contained. In the balance were the lands of the Northwestern Frontier.
England's Canadian provinces wanted a buffer zone between their lands and what they perceived as a hostile United States. The native peoples who called this land their home, wanted it declared a self-governing Indian territory; an independent nation. The United States wanted to settle the frontier, as they felt they had been promised at the end of the Revolutionary War.Read more