The Landscape

The Landscape

Crain’s Cleveland Business reporters and guests will discuss the latest trends and issues impacting business, news and politics in Northeast Ohio. Host Dan Polletta brings over 20 years of award-winning on-air experience as a broadcaster, writer and storyteller, most recently with NPR Ideastream.

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May 14, 2021 13 min
Elizabeth McIntyre is the Executive Editor of Crain's Cleveland Business. She hosted the Cleveland Press Club event this month featuring Bill Adams, senior vice president and senior economist for The PNC Financial Services Group , and Kay Strong, a professor of Economics at Baldwin Wallace University. We take the most important clips from that press club event and help you navigate the latest news on recent economic data, secto...
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Kim Palmer is a Crain's Cleveland Business reporter covering Government and Policy. Michelle Jarboe is an Enterprise Reporter at Crain's Cleveland Business covering Real Estate & Economic Development. Both Kim and Michelle join host Dan Polletta to walk through the legacy of 4-term Cleveland Mayor, Frank Jackson, who has officially stated he will not run for a record fifth term. We look back at his rise from City Counci...
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May 7, 2021 26 min
Today we sit down with Kristin Warzocha, President and CEO of the Greater Cleveland Food Bank, to discuss a year unlike any other for her organization. Kristin explains how the food bank was able to rely on volunteers, farmers, the city of Cleveland, donors and more to accommodate the incredible increase in demand for their services. Plus, their upcoming expansion with an aggressive timeline of 2022, a revamped use of their current...
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In this episode of The Landscape we welcome two Crain's Cleveland reporters, Lydia Coutr?, focusing on Health Care and Nonprofits, and Rachel Abbey McCafferty who focuses on Manufacturing, Technology and Education. As 2020 showed us, internet access is an essential need for children and adults alike. For those that don't readily have access to internet or broadband service, they're sure to be at a disadvantage relative ...
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April 28, 2021 18 min
With warmer weather, a renewed sense of hope for normalcy has followed. To see what that means for those businesses reliant upon visitation, we sat down with Carrie Boldman, the VP and GM of Cedar Point Amusement Park to discuss their expectations for this Spring and Summer season. Visit cedarpoint.com/150 for more information on how they’re celebrating their 150th anniversary this year.  
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April 27, 2021 21 min
Second only to the Super Bowl, the draft is the largest event on the NFL calendar. This year, Cleveland plays host to both the league and the first large in-person event of the year. Kevin Kleps joins Dan Polletta to discuss all the details in and around the draft including financial impact, residual effects for local businesses, expected attendance and more. If you have a question about the NFL Draft in Cleveland this week, it get...
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April 23, 2021 24 min
Mallory Martin joins Dan Polletta to discuss an unprecedented season for the Cleveland International Film Festival. What was once a cultural in-person event in Cleveland became an exclusively virtual one during 2020 and 2021. We ask Mallory about the challenges and triumphs of pivoting during the pandemic, and what model the film festival may adapt in the future. Plus, some of this years most successful films and expectations for f...
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April 20, 2021 22 min
The inaugural episode of The Landscape welcomes David Gilbert, President & CEO of Destination Cleveland and the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission. A brief look back at the impact of the pandemic on events in 2020 leads us into 2021 and beyond, including why the future is bright for tourism, conventions and sporting events in downtown Cleveland. Plus, the NFL Draft is sure to bring an economic impact to the area this month, we...
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