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Dick Anderson
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Dick Anderson, the owner of The Andersons, speaks with host Tom Walton about his parents and family, values and faith, the growth of the family business, and his contributions to the community.


Jim Brennan
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In this interview sports journalist and Toledo native Christine Brennan shares memories of her father, the late Jim Brennan, former head of the Lucas County Republican Party. Widely known locally as ‘Mr. Republican’, in 1977 Mr. Brennan became chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party. This was a position he would hold two more times in his career.


Andy Devine
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Andy Devine, retired Lucas County juvenile court judge, shares recollections of his personal and professional experiences with host Tom Walton. Passionate about youth advocacy, Judge Devine had a role in the initiation of a dedicated juvenile court in Lucas County.


Crystal Ellis
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Tom Walton interviews Crystal Ellis, the former superintendent of Toledo Public Schools. Ellis was the first African-American to play basketball at Bowling Green State University, and he was selected as one of BGSU’s 100 outstanding graduates.


Jamie Farr
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Host Tom Walton talks to actor Jamie Farr about his childhood, and then they an intensive discussion of his acting career, especially his years on the television show M.A.S.H.


Carty Finkbeiner
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Carty Finkbeiner speaks with host Tom Walton about his accomplishments as three-time mayor of the City of Toledo.


Frank Gilhooley
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Host Tom Walton interviews Frank Gilhooley about his life in baseball, from the time spent with his father on the road, to his years as a sportscaster for the Toledo Mudhens.


Jon Hendricks Part 1
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Host John Cleveland and jazz musician John Hendricks discuss his life, accomplishments, and experiences within the world of music.


Jon Hendricks Part 2
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Host John Cleveland and jazz musician John Hendricks discuss his life, accomplishments, and experiences within the world of music.


Jean Holden
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Host Norm Damschroeder speaks with Toledo songstress Jean Holden, an esteemed voice teacher whose career has spanned 50 years. At Lake Erie West, an event which honors achievement in music and the arts, Holden has won three LEW People's Choice Awards for best female vocalist, and in March of 2000, Holden was inducted into the Lake Erie West Lifetime Achievement category. Holden has been referred to as Toledo’s First Lady of Song.


Sandy Isenberg
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The former Lucas County Commissioner and member of Toledo City Council shares memories of her political and personal life with host, Tom Walton. Her interest in politics began in the late 1960s during a friend’s campaign. During her long career in politics Isenberg also served as County Recorder and was the first woman President of the Lucas County Commissioners.


Marcy Kaptur
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Marcy Kaptur, U.S. Representative for Ohio's 9th congressional district speaks with host Tom Walton. They discuss her early life, her school years, and political career.


Joel Lipman
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Host Meg Delaney and Toledo poet Joel Lipman discuss his family and educational background, his participation in the Toledo Poets Center, the influences on his creative life, and his view of how poets can and should impact their communities.


Clint Mauk
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Local businessman and historian, Clint Mauk, talks candidly with Tom Walton. Mr. Mauk shares personal stories about his family roots, livelihood in area banking, and involvement as a Rotarian. Additionally, he recounts many interesting stories about area times, events and people.


Tom McGlauchlin
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Glass artist Tom McGlauchlin talks with host Tom Walton about his childhood and school years, what drew him to glass and pottery, the Studio Glass Movement, and the influences on his creative life.


Bob Nichols
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The winningest basketball coach in the history of the Mid-American Conference shares stories of his personal and professional life. Spending most of his coaching career at the University of Toledo his teams achieved a winning record in 20 of his 22 seasons there. In this interview with Tom Walton he discusses his storied career and remembrances of his personal and professional life.


Bob Savage
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Bob Savage was born in Toledo and grew up working at his father's grocery store. These roots flourished into the growth of his own strong family values and dedicated public service. Bob served as a Toledo city councilman; thrived at building a major insurance and investment business; has been a strong civic leader; and has offered meaningful support to various projects at the University of Toledo. In this interview with Tom Walton, Bob shares his philosophy and numerous anecdotes.


Sam Szor
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Referred to as Toledo's "Mr. Music," Samuel Szor talks with host Tom Walton about creating wonderful music for the people of Toledo.


Art Tatum 100th Celebration
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A celebration of jazz pianist Art Tatum’s 100th birthday. The celebration was held October 10, 2009 at the Main Library of the Toledo Lucas Count Public Library.


George Tucker
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George Tucker speaks with host Tom Walton about his experiences in local, state and national labor unions.


Baldemar Velasquez
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Host Tom Walton speaks with Baldemar Velasquez, founder of the Farm Labor Organizing Committee (FLOC), a union composed of farms in Northwest Ohio asking for better working and living conditions. Thirty-three contracts were eventually signed. In 1986 Baldemar had a religious conversion and decided to become a minister. He founded the Farm Worker Network for Economic and Environmental Fellowship.


Marie Vogt
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Tom Walton interviews Marie Vogt, who spearheaded the formation of the Toledo Ballet Association to support quality dance in Toledo. For over fifty years, Vogt has been a leader in the community and the arts.


Gordon Ward
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Host Tom Walton speaks with Gordon "Skip" Ward. Ward has been in the public eye for many years in Toledo, first as a news announcer for WSPD-TV and as a salesman for a variety of products on television. Gordon, however, doesn't know the meaning of retirement. He has kept busy doing television commercials, narrating the selections at Music Under the Stars, and announcing for the Seagate Regatta.