This edition of Making the Case features Ambassador Heather Hodges. Heather Hodges is President and Ambassador in Residence of the Cleveland Council on World Affairs. She is a Westlake native and graduate of Magnificat High School, she has come home after a career in the foreign service to run one of America’s oldest and most respected councils on world affairs. Ambassador Hodges was the US Ambassador to Ecuador from August 2008 to April 2011. In April 2011, the Government of Ecuador declared her “persona non grata” and expelled her in reaction to the publication of confidential State Department cables by WikiLeaks.
Making the Case Featuring Heather Hodges
On the Air
WordplayWordplay is an offbeat mix of poetry, comedy, and an ongoing exploration of the possibilities of the spoken word. Wordplay's opening monologue blends music and language (and sometimes sound effects) into a surreal, funny, often darkly serious meditation on the state of one man's struggles to live in the bewildering world of contemporary America. The show also features guest appearances by local poets and nationally known writers. But the real strength of Wordplay is the interaction between co-hosts George Bilgere and John Donoghue. The two poets read short, interesting poems by important writers. They banter about poetry, argue about it, and generally give each other a hard time. A Plain Dealer article about Wordplay called the show "the Click and Clack of poetry." Not a bad description.
@8:30 am w/George Bilgere and John Donoghue - Poetry
The Vindictive Alarm Clock
@9 am w/The Rocket - Hard Rock