6 episodes

Living in the Heights is a monthly podcast that features interviews with local groups and individuals who have stories to share about our local community that are of historical interest. We will also bring you up to date on what’s new at the library in terms of local history programs and our Ohio Memory archive. Some tips and tricks on great local history resources will also be shared, all of them free to use with your library card!

Living in the Heights Jessica Lee

    • Society & Culture

Living in the Heights is a monthly podcast that features interviews with local groups and individuals who have stories to share about our local community that are of historical interest. We will also bring you up to date on what’s new at the library in terms of local history programs and our Ohio Memory archive. Some tips and tricks on great local history resources will also be shared, all of them free to use with your library card!

    Peggy Spaeth Talks about Heights Arts 

    Peggy Spaeth Talks about Heights Arts 

    Peggy Spaeth, founding director of Heights Arts, talks about the history of the organization, and also the important role that art plays in the Heights community at large.

    Harvey Pekar Comic Book Fest Collaborative Oral History Recording

    Harvey Pekar Comic Book Fest Collaborative Oral History Recording

    During the 5th annual Harvey Pekar Comic Book Fest, community members and visitors shared their opinions of what makes the Heights so special and unique, along with some of their memories of our community.  We encourage all of our listeners to send us their fall memories of the Heights for future inclusion in this podcast.

    • 25 min
    Oral History Interview with Deborah Elliot

    Oral History Interview with Deborah Elliot

    Deborah Elliot reminisces with local history librarian Jessica Robinson about her childhood growing up in University Heights in the post World War II era, attending Laurel School, and her life in California before returning to the Heights.

    • 46 min
    Hessler Street Fair Oral History Part 1 An Interview with Spa John

    Hessler Street Fair Oral History Part 1 An Interview with Spa John

    Learn about the origins of the Hessler Street Fair as Jessica Robinson, local history librarian for Heights Libraries, interviews the infamous Spa John!

    • 11 min
    An Oral History of Heights Libraries An Interview with Bill Rubin

    An Oral History of Heights Libraries An Interview with Bill Rubin

    Long-time Heights Libraries staff member Bill Rubin talks with Jessica Robinson, local history librarian, about his experience working for Heights Libraries. Bill shares some of his favorite memories of the library system, and also talks about the significant role that libraries play in the history of their evolving communities.

    • 40 min
    Your History In Your Words

    Your History In Your Words

    Jessica Robinson, local history librarian for Heights Libraries, introduces the Living in the Heights oral history project, encouraging residents of Cleveland Heights and University Heights to send in their stories so that they can be included in our new oral history archive and podcast.

    • 8 min

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