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Toledo Mud Hens Story

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Join the Mud Hens for a look at their humble beginnings to today. This one-hour long documentary chronicles the history of the Toledo team. Archival footage, photographs and interviews help tell the story of the Mud Hens, including a special appearance by Toledo native Jamie Farr.

Metroparks of the Toledo Area

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The development and preservation of Northwest Ohio's eight park system is detailed. Relive the history of the parks' creation and find out what each park offers in the way of beauty and recreation. Side Cut, Farnsworth/Bend View, Providence, Oak Openings, Swan Creek, Wildwood, Pearson and Secor Metroparks are profiled.

Let's All Go Down to Tiedtke's

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Inhale, once again, the aromas of the first floor food displays. Thread your way through the crowds to see "the giant" and find a seat in the Seaway Cafeteria for Art Barrie's "Summit Conference" radio broadcast. See where the sidewalks bustle with shoppers making plans to meet at Tiedtke's.

Lake Erie: Ohio's Great Lake

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Explores Lake Erie's impact on the history, economy, agriculture, recreation and industry of communities in Ohio. Using archival film, photographs, and high definition footage, WGTE illustrates how this invaluable natural resource influences virtually every aspect of the lives of those living near the lake. The program examines the geology of how the lake was created, the Native American presence, the settlement of the state, the recreation the lake provides, and the impact of industry, agriculture and human interaction on the lake itself.

Hearts Afire

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This program explores the history of eight congregations of women religious in the Toledo Diocese, and reveals the inspiring and sometimes surprising missions of nuns in today's society. Find out why sisters choose to serve and how they go about making a positive difference in the world around them.

Fort Ticonderoga

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This fort played a key role in both the French and Indian War (1754-1760) and the American Revolution (1775-1783). In 1755, the French began constructing Fort Carillon on the Ticonderoga peninsula at the southern end of Lake Champlain. The largest battle of the French and Indian War was fought here on July 8, 1758, when the French defeated a British army five times larger. Later captured by the British, in 1759, it was renamed Fort Ticonderoga. America's first victory of the American Revolution came on May 10, 1775, when Ehtan Allen and Benedict Arnold captured the fort.

Fort Meigs

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This nationally-important fort, located in northwest Ohio on the banks of the Maumee River, played a crucial role in the War of 1812. Built by General William Henry Harrison to defent the Ohio Country against British invasion, Fort Meigs consitutes the larges wooden walled fortification in North America.

This video is available on DVD at Fort Meigs in Perrysburg, Ohio.

Fate of a River: Apathy or Action

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In 1965, the Junior League of Toledo produced this film depicting foaming detergents, raw sewage, industrial discharges, gasping fish and algae-laden streams in the Maumee River Watershed. This film helped citizens throughout Northwest Ohio recognize that their actions were negatively affecting local waterways and proposed actions they could take to clean up the environment.

Disaster: Are We Prepared?

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Familiarizes citizens with the different types of hazards they face, so they can learn how to protect themselves and find out how our public and private organizations prepare for natural disasters, chemical spills, terrorism and biological events.

Presented in conjunction with the Toledo-Lucas County Health Department, the local Metropolitan Medical Response System, the University of Toledo Health Sciences Campus and Owens Community College, this original WGTE production explores in-depth the question: "What can I do in case of an actual emergency?"

A Clear Vision: Architecture, Art and a Culture of Transparency (Part Four)

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This day-long symposium explores the design and significance of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Dr. Katerina Tuedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, moderates this discussion held on May 9, 2005. The Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, Ltd., is explored prior to the completion of it's construction through the lens of history, art, design, technology and exhibition.

A Clear Vision: Architecture, Art and a Culture of Transparency (Part Three)

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This day-long symposium explores the design and significance of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Dr. Katerina Tuedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, moderates this discussion held on May 9, 2005. The Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, Ltd., is explored prior to the completion of it's construction through the lens of history, art, design, technology and exhibition.

A Clear Vision: Architecture, Art and a Culture of Transparency (Part One)

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This day-long symposium explores the design and significance of the Toledo Museum of Art's Glass Pavilion. Dr. Katerina Tuedi Ray, Director of the School of Art at Bowling Green State University, moderates this discussion held on May 9, 2005. The Glass Pavilion, designed by Tokyo-based architectural firm SANAA, Ltd., is explored prior to the completion of it's construction through the lens of history, art, design, technology and exhibition.

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