In today's episode, the MOOStories team welcomes Maribeth Feke to the recording studio. Maribeth is the Director of Planning at the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (GCRTA). Listen to learn more about the concerns our young team members have about riding transit and why a sledding hill means so much to the Buckeye neighborhood.
Daniel is a returning student to the MOOS program. He has dreams of being a basketball coach or a police officer, or after learning to build at Britt Oval, maybe owning his own construction business. We get to know a little bit about Daniel and his community in this mini-episode, as he tries interviewing on his own for the first time.
The MOOS team made a long list of people they'd like to interview, including architects, business owners, and other podcasters. On today's episode, the team interviews one person with experience in all those areas. Jennifer Coleman is the Senior Program Officer for the Arts at the George Gund Foundation. They talk about everything from career to cuisine.
After some audio equipment training, the MOOS kids take it to the streets. They interview strangers to see what they would like to change and not change; and what they like and don't like in their neighborhood.
On today's episode, the Making Our Own Stories (MOOS) team interviews Wayne Mortensen, Director of Design & Development at Cleveland Neighborhood Progress (CNP). CNP is a local community development funding intermediary with over twenty-five years of experience investing in community revitalization work in Greater Cleveland. Cleveland Neighborhood Progress owns Britt Oval, the green space where MOOS students are building outdoor furniture and playscapes for the Buckeye neighborhood.
Kids have a ton to say about the places where they live, but they're seldom heard. What frustrates them? What excites them? What do they want to see change? For one group of kids in Cleveland, the answers are smart, funny -- and often surprising.