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  • S3E1: Ask the Treasurer

    Cuyahoga County residents were invited to submit questions about their property taxes for a live event with the Treasurer.

    Guests:

    Cuyahoga County Treasurer Brad Cromes

    31m | Feb 8, 2024
  • S2E9: Adoption

    What is Cuyahoga County’s role in finding permanent support for children in our care? 

     

    Guests: 

    Division of Children and Family Services, Deputy Director, Karen Anderson 

    Division of Children and Family Services, Deputy Director, Beverly Torres 

    Adoptive Parent, Christine Ivaskovic 


    https://cuyahogacounty.gov/executive/news/lets-talk-cuyahoga-podcast

    40m | Nov 20, 2023
  • S2E8: Special - State of the County

    County Executive Chris Ronayne delivered his first State of the County address on June 30, 2023 at Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica. It was hosted by City Club of Cleveland.

    1h 6m | Jul 3, 2023
  • S2E7: Healthy Homes and Lead Poisoning Awareness

    What work is being done to protect Cuyahoga County residents from lead poisoning and promote healthy homes? 

    Guests: 

    Cuyahoga County Board of Health, Stephanie McConaughey  

    Cuyahoga County Office of Early Childhood/Invest in Children, Interim Director, Shawna Rohrman 

    City of Cleveland, Lead Senior Strategist, Karen Dettmer 

    34m | Jun 1, 2023
  • S2E6: Reentry – Restoring the Returned

    What is Cuyahoga County’s role in helping reentrants reach their goal of becoming restored citizens? 

    Guests:  

    Cuyahoga County Office of Reentry, Director, Simeon Best 

    Case Western Reserve University, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social SResearcher and Professor, Dr. David Hussey 

    Cleveland Peacemaker’s Alliance, Outreach Specialist and restored citizen, Vince Evans 

    34m | Apr 24, 2023
  • S2E5: Chief of Staff Eric Wobser

    100 Day Check In: Get to know your Chief of Staff.

    Guests: 

    Cuyahoga County Chief of Staff Eric Wobser 

    18m | Apr 19, 2023
  • S2E4: Medicaid Changes

    What kind of impact will a return to routine operations for Medicaid have on Cuyahoga County residents? 


    Guests:  

    Cuyahoga County Department of Job and Family Services, Administrator, Kevin Gowan 

    Center for Community Solutions, President and Executive Director, John Corlett 

    MetroHealth Medical Center, Social Work Supervisor, Jason McMinn 

    25m | Mar 31, 2023
  • S2E3: Strategic Action Plan for Homelessness

    How is Cuyahoga County responding to residents who are experiencing homelessness? 


    Guests: 

    Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry Shelter Coordinator, Angelo Anderson 

    Lutheran Metropolitan Ministry, Vice President of Housing and Shelter, Michael Sering 

    Cuyahoga County Office of Homeless Services, Director, Melissa Sirak 

    35m | Mar 16, 2023
  • S2E2: SNAP Changes

    How is Cuyahoga County preparing to help its residents who are facing the end of emergency allotments for SNAP benefits? 

     

    Guests: 

    Cuyahoga County Resident, Brittany Robinson 

    Cuyahoga County Department of Job and Family Services, Administrator, Kevin Gowan 

    Center for Community Solutions, President and Executive Director, John Corlett 

    Greater Cleveland Food Bank, Vice President of Client Services, Tiffany Scruggs 

     

    30m | Feb 28, 2023
  • S2E1: Special – Inauguration

    County Executive Chris Ronayne took the Oath of Office at his Ceremonial Inauguration on January 21, 2023. This is his Inaugural Address.

    35m | Feb 17, 2023
  • S1E15: State of the County

    County Executive Armond Budish provides the community with the five major steps the County took to improve the lives of residents, and to lay the foundation for an even more exciting future for northeast Ohio.  

    16m | Dec 9, 2022
  • S1E14: Let’s Talk Cuyahoga Haunted History

    The county has a haunted history. We gather round the Cuyahoga campfire to hear some spine tingling stories about eerie visitations. 

    Guests: 

    Cuyahoga County Archivist, Dr. Judith Cetina 

    Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office, External Affairs Manager, Christopher Harris 

    27m | Oct 13, 2022
  • S1E13: Livable Cuyahoga 

    How is Cuyahoga County preparing to help its residents age successfully, and what does the Livable Cuyahoga designation do to help that work? 

    Guests: 

    Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Host 

    Cuyahoga County DSAS Interim Administrator, Natasha Pietrocola 

    Cuyahoga County DSAS Executive Officer, Patricia Newell 

    https://www.cuyahogacounty.us/executive/news/lets-talk-cuyahoga-podcast for more information

    23m | Sep 15, 2022
  • S1E12: The Impact of Trees

    What are the hidden values of trees, and how can we grow our tree canopy in Cuyahoga County? 

    Show notes:

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     Guests: 

    Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish 

    Cuyahoga County Director of Sustainability Mike Foley 

    Holden Forests & Gardens President & CEO Jill Koski 

    25m | Aug 29, 2022
  • S1E11: Medical Examiner’s Office Citizen’s Academy

     

    How does Cuyahoga County invite residents to learn more about the work that goes into death investigations? Citizen’s Academy provides a real-world peek behind the curtain of forensics. 

    Guests: 

    Christopher Harris, External Affairs Manager, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office 

    Kiki Compau, Citizens Academy participant 

    Cynthia Morrow, Citizens Academy participant 

    Dr. Thomas Gilson, Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner 

    22m | Jul 15, 2022
  • S1E10: Kinship Care in Cuyahoga County

    How does kinship care meet Cuyahoga County's mandate to protect and serve the children in our care?


    Guests: 

    Jeanelle Greene, Adoptive Mother and Cuyahoga County employee 

    Amada Matei, Child Protection Specialist, Cuyahoga County Division of Children and Family Services 

    Bryant Stanton, Foster and Adoptive Recruitment Supervisor, Cuyahoga County DCFS 

    28m | Jun 6, 2022
  • S1E9: Let’s Talk BACK – Follow up from the Lakefront Public Access Plan

    Public response to the Lakefront Public Access Plan was overwhelming. We get answers to your questions and share your thoughts for future features along the Cuyahoga County lakefront.

    Guest:

    Michael Dever, Cuyahoga County Public Works Director

    18m | May 16, 2022
  • S1E8: Small Business Week in Cuyahoga County

    It’s National Small Business Week. Cuyahoga County has a number of programs to help local entrepreneurs grow their business with financial support and advisory services. We asked some local business owners to share their experiences and their recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.


    Guests:

    -Kathleen Kanan, Omar’s Pizza and Mediterranean Grill, Fairview Park (:51)

    -Kim Pavlisin, Bubblenest Grooming LLC, Parma Heights (6:05)

    -Jasma Love, Jazzy Cakez, Cleveland (9:24)

    -Chris Hatala, Games Done Legit, Cleveland (14:22)

    -Paula Pascarella, The Little Gym of Shaker Heights, Shaker Heights (19:10)

    25m | May 6, 2022
  • S1E7: Broadband Access in Cuyahoga County

    What does a long-term, comprehensive solution to increasing connectivity look like in Cuyahoga County?

    Guests:

    Catherine Tkachyk, Cuyahoga County Chief Innovation & Performance Officer

    Wanda Davis, Ashbury Senior Computer Community Center (ASC3) Executive Director

    22m | Apr 22, 2022
  • S1E6: Special - American Rescue Plan Funding Round 4

    Cuyahoga County Executive and council members announce the fourth round of proposed funding from the American Rescue Plan.

    Includes: Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish, Council President Pernel Jones Jr., Yvonne M. Conwell from County Council District 7 and Dale Miller from County Council District 2

    17m | Apr 11, 2022
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