Panel Discusion | Technology Innovation Luncheon | October 6, 2009 | Hilton Garden Inn


Run Time: 59:02

The Regional Growth Partnership moderated a panel of community thought leaders for a technology innovation luncheon.

The distinguished panelists included:  Tom Brady, Chairman and CEO, Plastic Technologies, Inc. and Dean of The University of Toledo College of Education: Linda Stacey, Ohio Skills Bank Coordinator, The University of Toledo: Steve Gruetter, Director, Platform Labs and Mr. Bruce Baumhower, President, UAW Local 12.

P.J. O'Rourke | Best-Selling Humorist | September 28, 2009 | Toledo Rotary Club


Run Time: 49:14

P.J. ORourke spoke at the Toledo Rotary Club meeting.  He is a best-selling humorist and regular panelist on NPRs "Wait Wait Dont Tell Me!"

ORourke has written 15 books, including Parliament of Whores, Give War a Chance, Eat the Rich, The CEO of the Sofa, Peace Kills and On the Wealth of Nations. His most recent book, Driving Like Crazy, was published in June.

Michelle Rhee | Chancellor of Education of the D.C. Public Schools | July 27, 2009 | Toledo Rotary Club


Run Time: 41:32

Michelle Rhee spoke, via video conference, at the Toledo Rotary Club.

Dr. Wayne Roberts | ''Food Policy and the New Urban Vision'' | September 28, 2009 | Toledo Library


Run Time: 51:24

Dr. Wayne Roberts, Manager of the Toronto Food Policy Council, spoke on "Food Policy and the New Urban Vision" at the Toledo Library.

He has worked to demonstrate that what is good for the environment is also good for jobs and ordinary people. "Its a vision that integrates economic, social and environmental well-being," he says.

Toledo City Council Meeting | September 29, 2009


Run Time: 1:32:18

Toledo City Council meeting from September 29, 2009.

Sandra Knudsen | ''Was it Greek to Them'' | September 18, 2009 | Toledo Museum of Art


Run Time: 48:22

Sandra Knudsen, Associate Curator of Ancient Art, presented "Was it Greek to Them?" at the Toledo Museum of Art.

In ancient Athens being literate meant you were fashionable. Inscriptions were painted on vases to be read aloud. Sandra Knudsen discussed what the inscriptions tell us today about the wit, pride, and celebrities of the city.


Amy Stone | "Planning for Next Year" | September 9, 2009 | Toledo Botanical Gardens


Run Time: 15:25

Amy Stone disused what plants did well this year and how to repeat that success.

Susan Rapp | "Fall Planting and Seed Collection" | September 9, 2009 | Toledo Botanical Gardens


Run Time: 37:35

Susan Rapp covered the best way to extend your gardening season this year. She discussed the plants that you can plant even in September to have fresh produce before fall.

Nancy Durnford | "Harvesting and Preserving Herbs" | September 9, 2009 | Toledo Botanical Gardens


Run Time: 39:46

Nancy Durnford demonstrated methods of harvesting annual and perennial herbs and discussed ways of preserving and storing them for future use.

Patrice Powers-Barker and Evan Straub | ''Food Preservation'' | September 9, 2009 | Toledo Botanical Gardens


Run Time: 32:38

Patrice Powers-Barker and Evan Straub reviewed common techniques such as canning, freezing and drying fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden.  Some of the topics included were: how to choose the best preservation method, the basics of each technique, tools of the trade and the importance of food safety in any food preparation.

Dr. Debra Rowe | "Education and Action for a Sustainable Future" | September 11, 2009 | Terra Community College


Run Time: 56:28

Dr. Debra Rowe presented "Education and Action for a Sustainable Future" at Terra Community College.

Dr. Jeffrey Gold | Toledo Rotary Club | September 12, 2009


Run Time: 31:45

Dr. Jeffrey Gold discussed the importance of top tier health care systems to community success for the Toledo Rotary Club.  The meeting was held at the University of Toledo Medical Center.

Dr. Gold joined the University of Toledo in May 2005 from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center in New York City where he was professor and chairman of the Department of Cardiovascular & Thoracic Surgery.

Dr. Lawrence Anderson- Huang | "The 'Weightiness' of Light" | September 16, 2009 | University of Toledo


Run Time: 46:02

Dr. Lawrence Anderson-Huang, University of Toledo professor of astronomy and director of the Ritter Planetarium, addressed The Weightiness of Light. He covered theories of light from ancient times to present, he considered spiritual, particle and wave concepts leading to the understanding of the weightiness or volume of light-filled spaces. These observations were used to illuminate qualities of light that appear in works of art.

The presentation was held at the University of Toledo.

Steve Charter | "Coming to America" | August 21, 2009 | Sauder Village


Run Time: 1:15

Steven Charter, Head University Archivist from the Center for Archival collections at Bowling Green State University, presented "Coming to America: A Land of Opportunity." Mr. Charter spoke about the early 19th century immigrants who came to Northwest Ohio.

The lecture was held at Sauder Village.

Toledo City Council Meeting | September 16, 2009


Run Time: 1:31:23

Toledo City Council Meeting on September 16, 2009.

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