He spent a year or so shooting photos, across the region, of industry, and really what he was photographing was the end of industry, the beginning of architectural decay and of people starting to be sort of beaten down by the decline. And really what he was probably doing was kind of holding up a mirror to something we hadn’t really seen about ourselves. And to me that, at least in some ways, represents the beginning of what’s been I think a regional identity crisis for my entire adult life.
CLEVELAND (AP) — A brawl that started over spilled punch at a kindergarten graduation ceremony Friday resulted in the arrest of eight people, authorities said. Police were called when one participant pulled out a pipe and another a hammer.
Today, I am parked in Akron, Ohio, where Mitt Romney is set to campaign later today. Akron is, of course, the former home of The Black Keys, a band that has made many appearances on my campaign 2012 playlist. For your viewing/listening pleasure today: “I Got Mine” from their excellent album, “Attack and Release”
For decades, when you slid into a booth at a diner or a local coffee shop, the waitress probably arrived with a standard-issue, off-white mug. More than likely that mug came from the Ohio River town of East Liverpool, which calls itself “The Pottery Capital of the Nation.” A lot of that city’s pottery business is long gone. Now, one of the few remaining pottery factories in the battered town is pinning its survival on a major corporation.
Feel good story from Tuesday’s Morning Edition (Via NPR)