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  • 2014 Martin Luther King, Jr. Unity Day Celebration

    "Defending the Dream" was the theme of the 2014 Martin Luther King Jr. Unity Day Celebration.

    WGTE presested the event live from the University Of Toledo's Savage Hall, featuring local musicians, dignitaries and presentations of the 2014 University of Toledo MLK scholarships and the Toledo Unity Award. 

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  • WGTE Town Hall: Preventing Bullying = Creating Safety Town Hall (Program 3) -

    January 30, 2014

    Moderated by Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, the third WGTE Town Hall for Preventing Bullying = Creating Safety, featured three young adults who have experienced.

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  • Views: 1364 WGTE Town Hall: Alternative Energy -

    The Northwest Ohio region has a multitude of alternative energy stories to tell, including cutting-edge biomass fuel research being developed and tested at the University of Toledo's College of Engineering, and the activities of the many solar energy firms headquartered in the Toledo area (a legacy of Toledo's history as the nation's major glass manufacturer).   In addition, Lake Erie is being considered as the site of a future wind farm to capture prevailing winds across the lower Great Lakes region.

    Can alternative energy sources realistically replace our reliance on petroleum, coal and nuclear power?  Can the Midwest take an aging rust belt industrial tradition and turn it around to manufacture solar panels and wind turbines?  Join the discussion and post your questions for our experts to answer.

  • Views: 959 WGTE Town Hall: American Graduate -

    WGTE presented this live Town Hall program "American Graduate - Finding Solutions for Toledo's Kids"

    We also broadcast special editions of "Deadline Now," focusing on graduation rates and community solutions in October and December.

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  • Views: 186 American Graduate Initiative on WGTE

    WGTE Public Media has initiated a series of broadcast, online and community activities as part of ”American Graduate: Let’s Make It Happen,” a national public media initiative funded by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB) to help Toledo and other communities across America to address the high school dropout crisis.  WGTE is bringing attention to the Schools as Hubs program developed by the Toledo Public Schools and the United Way of Greater Toledo.


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  • WGTE Town Hall: Preventing Bullying = Creating Safety (Program 2) -

    Bill Harris hosts this special event, this program addresses identifying and responsing to bullying.  What should parents, school officials, bystanders and those being bullied do when bullying happens.  Bullying behavior is can occur wherever young people gather, whether in an educational environment or after school activities.  

    Discussion also centers on state laws and mandates for schools to have anti-bullying policies in place, including off-campus cyber-bullying when it is levied against a student.

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  • Views: 147 WGTE Town Hall: Preventing Bullying = Creating Safety (Program 1) -

    This WGTE Town Hall Program is hosted by Bill Harris and is the first of three Town Hall programs aimed at raising awareness and creating discussion about bullying. During this program we explore the causes and consequences of bullying, intimidation and violence among youth in our community.  How can we identify the signs of bullying early?  And, how can we find ways to foster understanding and healing, instead of division and violence?

    The program features William Geha, Sylvania Public Schools; SRO/Ptl. Tim McLeod, Oregon City School District/Oregon Police Division; Dr. Lisa Pescara-Kovach, The University of Toledo; Neil Rochotte Washington Local School District.

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  • Views: 69 Eggs 'n Issues- Season Three, Episode One

    Does Cooperation Lead to Job Growth?

    Originally recorded on April 30, 2010.

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  • Views: 83 Eggs 'n Issues- Season Three, Episode Two

    Why Branding?

    Originally recorded on June 11, 2010.

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  • Views: 69 Eggs 'n Issues- Season Three, Episode Three

    A Solid Plan for the Future!

    Originally recorded on September 17, 2010.

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  • Views: 544 Eggs n' Issues | Green Michigan Speedway

    Find out how the Michigan International Speedway is Going Green. By the time fans pull into MIS for a NASCAR race in 2009, it is hoped that 10 to 15 percent of the facility's energy will be produced by windmills and solar panels. Learn more about the green initiatives planned at MIS in this presentation of Eggs N' Issues, taped in February of 2009.  Speakers include:  Roger Curtis, President of MIS and Michael Printup, Sr. Dir. Facility Development.  Hosted by Carol VanSickle from the Toledo Regional Chamber of Commerce and Richard Johnson, Eastmas & Smith, Ltd.

    Originally recorded:  February 2009

  • Views: 470 Eggs 'n Issues | Green Construction Initiatives

    Speakers discussed what is going on in the architectural, contracting and engineering worlds with going green. Speakers from TRACE, The Collaborative, SSOE, Inc. and Bostleman Corporation gave updates on trends, new patterns and the economics of Green Means Business.

    Originally recorded:  March 27, 2009

  • Views: 320 Eggs 'n Issues | Green Manufacturing

    Lloyd Jacobs, President of the University of Toledo discusses how science, technology and innovation are transforming energy use in today's buildings.  Features Dr. Praveen Paripati from SuGanit Systembs; Mark Sobczak from Toledo City Council; Dr. Al Compaan from UT; Chuck Lehnert, VP of Facilities at UT.

    Originally recorded: April 24, 2009

  • Views: 281 Eggs 'n Issues | Green Public Spaces

    The world of public spaces is going green!  Speakers include Lucas County Comissioners Gerken and Wozniak; Owens Corning; LEED certification experts;  and a discussion of the economics of Green Means Business. Thanks to our Presenting Sponsor: Eastman & Smith, Ltd. Thanks also to our Silver Sponsor: Mosser Construction,WGTE Public Media and Buckeye CableSystem.

    Originally recorded:  May 29, 2009

  • Views: 1111 Disaster: Are We Prepared?

    Familiarizes citizens with the different types of hazards they face, so they can learn how to protect themselves and find out how our public and private organizations prepare for natural disasters, chemical spills, terrorism and biological events.

    Presented in conjunction with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the local Metropolitan Medical Response System, the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus and Owens Community College, this original WGTE production explores in-depth the question: "What can I do in case of an actual emergency?"

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  • Views: 2246 WGTE Town Hall: Facing the Mortgage Crisis -

    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.

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