East Cleveland: A City in Transition

TUE, DEC 21, 2010 (30:04)

The City of East Cleveland initially received 2.2 million dollars of federal funds as part of the Neighborhood Stabilization Program. With this and other funds, dilapidated homes have been demolished and other homes rehabilitated. What does this mean for the residents of a city that is in the first stages of economic redevelopment?

This program brings together two people from the East Cleveland Mayor’s Office: Anthony Houston, Program Manager for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program, and Mansell Baker, Assistant to the Mayor’s Chief of Staff. An additional voice in the conversation is Fannie Hall, a resident of East Cleveland who has lived in the same East Cleveland home for 49 years. With these different perspectives, listen to how economic redevelopment measures are shaping a city in transition.

+ BIO: Anthony Houston

Anthony Houston is the Program Manager for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program for the City of East Cleveland, Ohio.

+ BIO: Mansell Baker

Mansell Baker, Assistant to the Mayor’s Chief of Staff, City of East Cleveland

+ BIO: Gladys Haddad

Gladys Haddad is Professor of American Studies at Case Western Reserve University and the founder and director of the Western Reserve Studies Symposia, an annual event now in its twentieth year that offers a forum and WEB site for the study of the history and culture of a distinctive northeastern Ohio region. She earned a B.A., Allegheny College, B.F.A., Lake Erie College, M.A. and Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University. She is professor of American Studies emerita at Lake Erie College where she was academic dean and executive assistant to the President.

A historian and regionalist her scholarship is centered in Ohio's Western Reserve. She has published on the history, literature, and art of the region. She is the author of Ohio's Western Reserve: A Regional Reader, Anthology of Western Reserve Literature and Laukhuff's Book Store: Cleveland's Literary and Artistic Landmark: An Epilogue. She is the editor of Western Reserve Studies: A Journal of Regional History and Culture and Western Reserve Studies Symposia Papers.

She is the Project Archivist, Researcher and Author of the CASE website "Selected Philanthropic Families of Case Western Reserve University."

+ BIO: Fannie Hall

Fannie Hall, a resident of East Cleveland

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