ideastream's Amy Eddings and lifestyle blogger George Hahn engage the curious at the intersection of urban policy and lifestyle.
The Downtowner - Episode 12: Americans Against the City
Is Northeast Ohio a region reliant on Cleveland populated by people who don't like Cleveland very much? Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/the-downtowner-episode-12-americans-against-the-city.
The Downtowner - Episode 11: Where Are Cleveland's Gays?
Cleveland doesn't have a "gayborhood." Is that a sign to others that the city isn't open to diversity? Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/the-downtowner-episode-11-where-are-clevelands-gays.
The Downtowner - Episode 10: Cleveland's Surfeit of Surface Parking Lots
What's with all the surface parking lots in the center of our fair city? Are they hindering Cleveland's progress? Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/the-downtowner-episode-10-clevelands-surfeit-of-surface-parking-lots.
The Downtowner - Episode 09: The Rise and Fall and Rise of The Flats
What caused the bar scene in the Flats to fail, and will its make-over avoid those mistakes? Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/the-downtowner-episode-09-the-rise-and-fall-and-rise-of-the-flats.
The Downtowner - Episode 08: Is Downtown Cleveland Becoming a White, Luxury Enclave?
We're talking about gentrification with Cleveland State University urban studies scholar Richey Piiparinen, Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/the-downtowner-episode-08-is-downtown-cleveland-becoming-a-white-luxury-enclave.
The Downtowner - Episode 07: Downtown Cleveland's Going to the Dogs
From perks like dog washing stations to downsides like other dogs, a look at city living, doggie-style. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/the-downtowner-episode-07-downtown-clevelands-going-to-the-dogs.