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Weight of Sound, Ep. 1: Bruckner Symphonies

In episode 1 of Weight of Sound, Toledo Symphony Orchestra President Emeritus Bob Bell discusses his decades-long connection with Bruckner symphonies as an audience member, a percussionist and a community leader: "We want quick satisfaction—whatever we want to do we want to always go as fast as we can. Bruckner’s music is for another time. Things are a little slower and more lofty in a way. But every bit is relevant today as ever..."

Working as a Hero, Living as an Example: Fire Chief Brian Byrd on Leadership During Crisis

“I just can never turn the firefighter off. You can never turn off that desire and willingness to help somebody in a bad spot,...

Jeans: They’re more than just pants.

Jeans—from their humble origins in the working class to their role in the denim-filled fashion of the ‘90s—are regarded as a clothing staple throughout the world. By delving into the history of these pants, one can discover a deeper relationship between what we wear and the society we live in.

The Mills Race: A Historic Test of Seamanship on Lake Erie

Friday, August 9, 1907 was a fair-weather day on the western end of Lake Erie. Boaters from Cleveland, Detroit and Toledo flocked to the...

Eating Local: A Digital Sampler

If you’ve grown up here, you’ve probably heard at some point that Toledo has the most restaurants per capita. While that’s not exactly true,...

Great Lakes, Great Toledo

Toledoans still reminisce about the city’s “golden era”—a time of bustling shops, streets and waterways downtown: the Toledo that embodied founder Jesup Scott’s prophetic...

Toledo, the Home of Champions: Sports History in the Glass City

https://youtu.be/SrldwP5aYus From the "Maumees" to the Mud Hens, the "Storm" to the Walleye, the Glass City's sports identity has shifted as the city changes, but...

The Heart of Toledo: WPA Projects in the Modern Day

Today we live in a disposable society: use it and throw it out, buy more. Most foods are prepackaged. Immediate gratification prevails. We...

Finding Home: From Korea to Toledo, Ohio

Hi, how may I serve you? 저희 치킨 하나랑 빵 하나랑 샐러드 하나 주세요... "Finding Home" is a narrative about a girl’s experience from immigrating from...

Timeline of the Skyline: Toledo’s Horizon through the Years

You may not immediately recognize this skyline as Toledo's: "Timeline of the Skyline" is an interactive project showing a chronological representation of Toledo's horizon. Click on a specific building on the timeline below to learn more about its history and present...

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