Ohio's Constitutional Modernization Commission collapses & story night for adults

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Before there was Netflix or even books, there were bards – professional storytellers keeping the medieval people entertained. Northeast Ohio is seeing a resurgence in their ancient art of live narrative. You might be familiar with the NPR show “The Moth Radio Hour” or have heard Keep Talking on our airwave, but amateurs and studied storytellers alike are taking to the stage in bars and libraries across the area too. We’re talking to some of the people who started it here in Cleveland. Can story time be for adults too?

"We, the people of the State of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and promote our general welfare, do establish this Constitution." It’s been quite a while since those words were scrawled down to bring law and order to the state of Ohio. Yes, there have been amendments along the way, but a recent effort to modernize the constitution, including verbiage considered in some cases not just antiquated but offensive, was cut short before any work could be done. We’re talking with members of the defunct Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission.

 

Cleveland Storytimes:

Story Club Cleveland

Full Circle Storytelling

Told Cleveland

Keep Talking

Guests: 

Ohio Statehouse News Update

Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief

 

Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission

Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D- Kent)

Fred Mills, commission member 

 

Live Storytelling in Northeast Ohio

Dana Norris, Founder of Story Club and Story Club Cleveland

Josie Woodall, Cleveland Story Club Champion

Benjamin Rexroad, Managing Artistic Director Wandering Aesthetic and Full Circle Storytelling

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