North Coast Conversation

North Coast Conversation is a public service program of WEOL dedicated to events and issues affecting Lorain County. Hosted by Bruce Van Dyke, It airs Sunday at 7am on AM930/100.3FM WEOL.

4/7/24 North Coast Conversation full show

4/7/24 Cleveland Guardians VP Bob DiBiasio talked about the start of the baseball season and what fans can expect for the home opener on the same day as the solar eclipse. (15:00)

4/7/24 Janine Trottier, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator and Andrea Ferguson, Population Health Strategist with Lorain County Public Health gave us last minute tips and reminders on how to safely view the eclipse and navigate the crowds arriving in Lorain County for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024 (11:00)

3/31/24 North Coast Conversation full show

3/31/24 SILENT VOICES: People with Mental Disorders on the Street (2nd Edition) is an updated book by psychiatrist Dr. Robert Okin. He spent two years on the street talking and photographing homeless mentally ill people. Dr. Okin talks about the national crisis of homelessness, the causes and some solutions. (27:00)

3/24/24 North Coast Conversation full show

3/24/24 Dave Freeman, Director of Lorain County Department of Emergency Management talked about the preparation for the total solar eclipse on April 8, 2024. What the county is doing to deal with all the visitors and what individuals can do to safely experience the event. (15:00)

3/24/24 Members of the Black River Astronomical Society, Jeff Woytach and Steve Schauer talked about the solar eclipse and being in the path of totality. (12:00)

3/17/24 North Coast Conversation full show

3/17/24 Colleen Walts from the United Way of Greater Lorain County talked about their signature event “A Night at The Bee”, April 19 at LCCC. The game night-style competiton raises funds for their education initiatives. She also shared an update on the current Free Tax Prep sessions. (11:00)

3/17/24 Laura Malone, Development Officer with The Community Foundation of Lorain County reminded us that scholarship applications are due April 1 as well as the Education & Youth Development Community Grant Cycle. It’s also time for non-profits to register for the Connect to a Cause giving day. (12:00)

3/10/24 North Coast Conversation full show

3/10/24 Roger Dorsey, Executive Director of Good Knights of Lorain County talked about the nonprofit that builds beds for children in need, and the campaign to raise funds for a new facility. (16:00)

3/10/24 Lorain County Public Health is one year into the Lorain County Community Health Improvement Plan. The 3-year plan addresses the most pressing health issues in Lorain County: chronic disease, maternal and child health, mental health, substance use and cancer. Andrea Ferguson, Population Health Specialist and Mitch Dandurand, Epidemiology Program Manager talked about the plan and the use of data to track the progress. (13:00)

3/3/24 North Coast Coast Conversation full show.

3/3/24 Susan Bartosh from Second Harvest Foodbank of North Central Ohio talked about the Harvest For Hunger campaign, food distribution, volunteerism and the need for monetary donations to help fight hunger. (15:00)

3/3/24 Joellen Podoll from Connecting for Kids talked about an upcoming Resource Fair at LCCC. The free fair features more than 65 local mental health, academic and disability providers. She also discussed the role Connecting for Kids plays in helping families deal with child development issues. (10:22)