The Rise and Demise of the Cleveland Press was Discussed on America’s Work Force

Looking back on the history of the press in Cleveland was a main topic of discussion during the Jan. 29 edition of America’s Work Force.

Michael D. RobertsCleveland journalist, Mike Roberts, detailed his career and the history of the Cleveland press during his appearance on AWF. Roberts first discussed how the press was everyone’s main source of reliable news and it began to fail with the expansion of the city. He said with Cleveland expanding, it became difficult for newspapers to be delivered, and the increase in news on television made competition incredibly fierce. Roberts discussed one of his biggest assignments he covered; the Vietnam War. He also covered the Kent State shooting in 1970, among other major event in Northeast Ohio.

Rise Up RetailCarrie Gleason, campaign manager with Rise Up Retail, discussed campaigning for the workers of SEARS during her Jan. 29 appearance on AWF. She talked about the fight for making sure that the workers will receive their pensions that they are owed before SEARS executives receive bonuses. She also mentions their Toys R Us campaign and fighting to make sure the workers receive their severance pay.

AWF host Ed “Flash” Ferenc discussed the government reopening and having government workers get back to work and more importantly, get paid for it. He also mentions that the government shutdown cost the United States economy 11 billion dollars.



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