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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.

6/23/24 North Coast Conversation full show

6/23/24 Kaitlyn Donaldson with the Lorain Historical Society talks about the 100th anniversary of the Lorain tornado on June 28, 2024. There is a remembrance event planned at Lakeview Park and the society’s website has picture postcards and stories from that tragic Saturday in 1924. (20:00)

6/23/24 Betsy D’Annibale, author of The 1924 Tornado in Lorain and Sandusky, shares stories from her book about the deadly tornado. This interview from the WEOL Morning Show was conducted in 2014, the 90th anniversary of the tornado. (17:00)

6/16/24 North Coast Conversation full show

6/16/24 Jennifer Winkler with the Lorain Public Library System talked about the Summer Reading Challenge.  All ages can sign up and complete different reading challenges for prizes. She also talked about the use of the library during the summer and the unique “Little Library on the Lake” at Lakeview beach in Lorain. (17:00)

6/16/4 Lorain County Horticulturalist Charles Behnke talks about garden care and ant and insect control. (8:00)

6/9/24 North Coast Conversation full show

6/9/24 Kat Bray with Lorain County Public Health talked about how they are involved in traffic safety. They are coordinating a Comprehensive Safety Action Plan with city officials, residents and traffic safety experts to reduce injuries and deaths on the roads. They are asking for residents to participate in the survey here. (15:00)

6/9/24 Lorain County Horticulturalist Charles Behnke joined us to talk about planting your vegetable garden. (10:00)

6/2/24 North Coast Conversation full show

6/2/24 Lorain County celebrated its 200th birthday on May 24, 2024. Here is a portion of the event featuring County Commissioner Jeff Riddell, Tony Gallo from the LC Chamber of Commerce, Dennis Sadowski with the Black River Stamp Club, Rose Street, Post Office Retiree announcing the pictorial postmark winners and Kerri Broome of the Lorain County Historical Society (28:00)

5/26/24 North Coast Conversation full show

5/26/24 Amherst Marion L. Steele defeated Avon Lake High School on the final broadcast of the 2024 season of Scholastic Games radio quiz show to take championship honors by a score of 360 to 230.   Steele’s winning panel consisted of Mort Wilson, Aiden Workman, and team captain Mark Vitelli. They talked with Bob Tayek after the win. (25:00)

5/19/24 North Coast Conversation full show

5/19/24 Greg Klima, Executive Director of NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) Lorain County talked about expanding service for education and support for people affected by mental health conditions. He discussed a new Zoom support group for people with eating disorders and an informational session with Mercy Health on the new ketamine based medication for treatment for depression. (24:00)

5/12/24 North Coast Conversation full show

5/12/24 Dr. Robert Cain, President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine talked about the current state of healthcare. (7:00)

5/12/24 Lorain County Community College President Dr. Marcia Ballinger discusses the affordability of the college and training a technology workforce. (10:00)

5/12/24 Celebrating Teacher Appreciation Week with Becky Pringle, President of the National Education Association. (9:00)

5/5/24 North Coast Conversation full show

5/5/24 Lorain County Public Health offers many services to help new and expectant mothers. Danielle Benham, Community Outreach Specialist and Erin Murphy, Director of Population Health detailed the Neighborhood Navigation program that connects with moms through texting.

5/5/24 (Rebroadcast) Arnie Milner, President of Agudath B’Nai Israel Synagogue in Lorain talks about his program for Holocaust Remembrance Day featuring Holocaust survivor Carol Wilner, her granddaughter Oberlin Conservatory Alumna Emily Mandell and the Violins of Hope. Programs will be May 5 at Oberlin College and May 6 at the Lorain Palace. (22:00)

4/28/24 North Coast Conversation full show

4/28/24 Jim Nagy from Murray Ridge and Brandon Xavier from Mega Championship Wrestling talk about “Breaking Down Barriers XII, the annual wrestling fundraiser for the Friends of Murray Ridge. The event is May 4 at 4:30pm at Lorain County Community College Field House. (15:00)

4/28/24 Tiffany Smedley, an investigator with the Federal Trade Commission discussed the Top Frauds of 2023. Consumers have loss more than $10 billion to scams She offered tips on how to identify a scam and how to report it.

4/21/24 North Coast Conversation full show

4/21/24 Arnie Milner, President of Agudath B’Nai Israel Synagogue in Lorain talks about his program for Holocaust Remembrance Day featuring Holocaust survivor Carol Wilner, her granddaughter Oberlin Conservatory Alumna Emily Mandell and the Violins of Hope. Programs will be May 5 at Oberlin College and May 6 at the Lorain Palace. (22:00)

4/21/24 Elyria Schools Superintendent Ann Schloss talked about the importance of community involvement as part of her “State of the Schools” address at LCCC. (6:00)

4/14/24 North Coast Conversation full show

4/14/24 Lorain County horticulturalist Charles Behnke prepares us for a successful gardening season with tips on lawn care, early planting and pruning. (28:00)

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)