The seven people seeking to be Cleveland's next mayor have less than three weeks to win over voters.
A primary on September 14 will narrow the field down to two. those two final candidates will face one another in the November General Election. Cleveland mayor Frank Jackson is not seeking re-election and will retire at the end of his current term-his fourth consecutive leading the city.
Ideastream Public Media has focused on the candidates and issues throughout the campaign in our podcast"After Jackson: Cleveland's Next Mayor".
This week, Ideastream Public Media Senior Reporter/Producer Nick Castele looks at development within the city, where some neighborhoods are booming, while others are struggling. This week's podcast also has the candidates weigh in on the West Side Market as vendors and stakeholders of the iconic landmark watch the mayor's race and the change in city leadership unfold.
We begin with a look at the week on the campaign trails that included a number of high profile endorsements.
The After Jackson: Cleveland's Next Mayor podcast will follow the campaign and issues up to the September 14 primary and then right on through the general election on November 2.
You can follow the After Jackson: Cleveland's Next Mayor podcast and download it from iTunes, Spotify, Stitcher and NPR One. We will also continue to bring you the episodes weekly here on The Sound of Ideas.
Earlier this week we talked about Cleveland Walls. It is a weeklong mural festival being held throughout Cleveland's MidTown neighborhood.
A group of diverse local and global artists are creating murals that will be installed throughout MidTown this week. The canvases for the artists are the exterior building walls that make up the neighborhood. The block party will also feature performance art and other family-friendly activities. Throughout the run of the festival artists will also host talks about how art intersects with all aspects of life including entrepreneurship and social change.
Cleveland Walls is an extension of PowWow, a traveling, international mural festival. This is the first PowWow festival ever to be held in the Midwest.
Organizers say they hope the artwork murals will add to the neighborhood's vibrancy.
Antwoine Washington, Cleveland Artist
Tati Suarez, Miami Artist
Joyce Huang, MidTown Cleveland