WOSU’s ‘Columbus Neighborhoods’ Series to Continue
Originally developed as part of Columbus’ bicentennial celebration (which officially concluded earlier this week), WOSU announced plans today to extend it’s documentary series on the history of Columbus neighborhoods. Six additional communities will be featured through 2015:
- The South Side
- The Tri-Villages (Upper Arlington, Marble Cliff, and Grandview Heights)
- ‘New Americans’ (a look at Columbus’ immigrant population)
“All of these neighborhoods — the people, the places — are the heart and soul of Columbus and Central Ohio,” said Tom Rieland, General Manager of WOSU Public Media. “We are truly fortunate to have so many distinctive and historic neighborhoods where we play and work, and ultimately love to live.”
The first phase of the series featured the Short North, German Village, King-Lincoln, Downtown/Franklinton, The University District and Old Towne East. Each episode sparked dialog within and about the neighborhoods that it examined while also serving as a jumping off point for related projects, like public forums on community issues and lesson plans developed for use in area classrooms. The series won an Emmy Award and was also recognized last fall with the 2012 Award of Artistic Excellence from GCAC.
More information can be found at www.wosu.org/2012/columbus-neighborhoods/.