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court gould, m.p.a

Sustainable Solutions Consultant

Erie Region Should Take Fresh Look at CBAs to Benefit Developers, Communities Alike - 06/21/2021

CARING FOR ERIE'S ECONOMY: CHILDCARE IS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT- 7/23/2021

Erie's diversity is the path to prosperity: tackling the teacher-to-student mismatch- 9/24/2021

Larry Flatley, J.D.

Jefferson Speaker

COVID-19 PANDEMIC IS A TEACHABLE MOMENT ON NATIVE AMERICAN HISTORY - 04/28/2020

Judith Lynch, Ph.d.

Jefferson Scholar-in-Residence

ERIE’S BATTLE WITH TUBERCULOSIS: HOW IT WAS WON - 04/22/2020

FORMIDABLE ERIE COUNTY WOMEN: ELIZABETH BATTLES - FORMER BATTLES BANK IN GIRARD STOOD ALONE TRIUMPHANTLY DURING GREAT DEPRESSION - 05/01/2020

Talon Brings Growth During the Depression Falls to Global Competition Creates the Tool and Die Capital of the World - 05/08/2020

MARX TOY COMPANY: BORN IN THE DEPRESSION AND KILLED BY OVERSEAS COMPETITION - 05/15/2020

America, Erie Region Celebrate Memorial Day's Message - 05/22/2020

Ainsworth to Tailored Pet Nutrition: Pluck, Resilience, and Risk-Taking - 06/16/2020

The History of Labor Day: Why We Should Celebrate the Origins and Importance - 09/07/2020

Making the Case for a Management Alliance as Region Faces Possible Record Year for Algal Blooms - 09/09/2020

Early Women Leaders Reflect Nationwide Struggle - 10/01/2020

Helen Schluraff: State’s First Female County Commissioner Led by Example as she Broke Barriers - 10/09/2020

Women’s Political Strength Grows in Three Movements - 10/20/2020

Major Reforms Led to New County Government - 10/28/2020

More Barriers Tumbled as Savocchio Became Erie Mayor - 11/04/2020

Domitrovich Broke Judicial Glass Ceiling - 11/10/2020

Savocchio Broke One Glass Ceiling After Another - 11/17/2020

Brenda Pundt Made Mark as City Controller - 12/02/2020

David Frew, Ph.D.

Jefferson Presenter and Writer

ON THE WATERFRONT: Searching for Loons One of Lake Erie’s Most Beautiful Birds - 04/15/2020

On the Waterfront: How Does the Osprey Know? Earth Connections? - 04/20/2020

ON THE WATERFRONT: Pymatuning State Park: Where the Ducks Walk on the Fish - 04/29/2020

SHIP-SPOTTING 101: THINGS TO DO IN ERIE OR ELSEWHERE - 05/06/2020

THE EDMUND FITZGERALD, LIGHTFOOT, AND ME: 45th Anniversary of the Historic Shipwreck - 05/14/2020

ON THE WATERFRONT: WHERE DID LAKE ERIE'S BLUE PIKE GO? - 05/20/2020

Strong Estate: Bayfront Adventureland of the 1950s - 05/27/2020

Strange Headline from 1853: Submarine Sinks Offshore - 06/03/2020

Lake Erie Trawling: Problems with Rainbow Smelt - 06/10/2020

It's a small, small world: Crossley Net-Pullers, Fredrick Wakefield, and Tobermory - 06/17/2020

Building a Shipwreck Exhibit: Author Spotted Leaving a Seedy Motel by ‘Most of my Friends’ - 06/24/2020

Ted Sprague: From Freeport to Carnegie Mellon, New Orleans, D-Day, and Back - 07/01/2020

Erie's Cascade Docks: An Unimaginable Transition - 07/17/2020

Salina: Old Salt Schooner Helped Win Battle of Lake Erie - 07/22/2020

Chestnut Pool: The Bay-Rat Country Club - 07/29/2020

Trinity Sunday: Don't Go Near the Water - 08/04/2020

The Gem Theater: Bay Rat High Culture - 08/12/2020

The North Channel: An Essential Field Trip - 08/19/2020

Brebner and Beckman: Ship Chandlers, Engineers, and Provisioners - 08/26/2020

Theological Underpinnings: Catholic Schools and Protestant Schools - 09/02/2020

Erie Was Once Freshwater Fishing Capital of the World - 09/09/2020

Dreamer: A Sailmaker’s Gift - 09/16/2020

Hoppy, Gene, Roy, and Mirages: Apparition or Science - 09/23/2020

ERIE’S FINNISH COMMUNITY: THE WATER PEOPLE - 09/30/2020

The Goosewood A Land Deal that Profoundly Changed Erie’s West Bayfront- 10/06/2020

Cascade Creek: Stream of Dreams - 10/23/2020

Bay Rat Athletics: Right Field Out - 10/27/2020

Cascade Creek Restoration - 11/03/2020

Bay-Rat Rhapsody: Riding the Bus to the Y - 11/11/2020

West Fourth Street Music Scene - 11/18/2020

Strong’s Pond: Mystery and Tragedy - 12/04/2020

Daniel Dobbins’ Three Favorites: Lady Washington, Salina, and Ohio - 12/08/2020

Neighborhood Bars and Clubs: Where Were Our Dads from 3:30 to 6? - 12/16/2020

Train Wars: American Flyer, Lionel, and Marx - 12/22/2020

Ozzie and Harriet Became My Academic Advisors - 12/29/2020

Crystal Set Creates a Monster: Radio Nights - 1/05/2021

The Ragman A Bay Rat Salvage Business - 1/12/2021

From Erie’s Downtown YMCA to Port Dover The Mysterious Strong Vincent Kid from the Steamships - 1/19/2021

Finding the Forts: Schwinn Expands Our Territory - 1/26/2021

Bay Rat Refrigeration: The Iceman Cometh (With Apologies to Eugene O’Neil) - 2/02/2021

The Hardy Boys: Bay Rat Literature - 2/09/2021

The Mercer Boys: Psychological Roots of a Dream - 2/16/2021

mister peanut: annual neighborhood visitor - 2/23/2021

the park fountain: Perry Square Offers Free Family Fun - 3/2/2021

Air raids and bomb shelters: ‘Wholesome’ Childhood Images and Bad Dreams from the 1950s - 3/9/2021

Straight Arrow Cards: Bay Rats and Shredded Wheat - 3/16/2021

Gazing North from the Bluffs: Remembering Some Favorite Brantford Indians - 3/23/2021

The jewel tea man: bay rats had their own amazon prime, Starbucks - 3/30/2021

Bay Rat Marketing: Pour a Koehler Collar - 4/6/2021

Bay Rat Road Trips: Take Me Out to the Ball Game - 4/13/2021

The Tinker: Our Regular Neighborhood Visitor - 4/20/2021

The Fuller Brush Man Bay Rat Cleaning Tools - 4/28/2021

Field of American Dreams: From Italy to Baseball - 5/4/2021

THE DAY THE SUN DIED: SEPTEMBER 1950, ERIE’S PRO FOOTBALL TEAM, AND DOOMSDAY THEOLOGY - 6/1/2021

The Bello Family, Sailors’ Inn, and Spanish Flu - 6/8/2021

Boarders: A Bay-Rat Neighborhood Phenomenon - 6/15/2021

Frew Family Connections and Roots From Wilmington, Delaware to Erie's West Fourth Street - 6/22/2021

Bugging State Street: An Erie Rite of Passage - 6/29/2021

AMAZING ARMENIAN NEIGHBOR: DEAD FISH, CHICKEN FEATHERS, AND BUNNY POOP - 7/07/2021

Erie's Iconic Downtown Retailer: Cheap Gasoline, Sunday Motoring, and Boston Store Waypoints - 7/14/2021

Old friends?: niagara, Michigan, and a random frigate - 7/21/2021

Connections and Inspiration: From West Fourth Street to Polk State and L'Arche - 7/28/21

Slick sleeve: bay rat hygiene lessons - 8/4/21

zip codes & destiny: The west sixth street bridge - 8/11/21

DDT and me: my mother should have known rachel carson - 8/18/21

pool, booze, cards: remembering the modica social club - 8/25/21

legacy of the tannenbaums: from the ragman to erie's skyscrapers to paca building - 9/1/21

back to the birds: presque isle's ospreys- 9/8/21

BAy rat holiday shopping: remembering Erie's 5 & 10 cent stores- 9/15/21

ethnic enclaves: westerdahl's Swedish STORE- 9/22/21

bay rat fashion accessories: shopping at the army surplus STORE- 9/29/21

the cormorant: erie's newcomer shorebird- 10/6/21

BAY RAT social media: rotary phones and party lines- 10/13/21

WARNING SIGNS: SPECIAL BAY RAT INVITATIONS- 10/20/21

WALDAMEER SCHOOL PICNICS: SCANTILY CLAD LADIES, NUNS ON A ROLLER COASTER, AND THE AMAZING CHICKEN- 10/27/21

CLASSIC RE-RUN: ERIE WAS ONCE FRESHWATER FISHING CAPITAL OF THE WORLD- 11/3/21

CLASSIC RE-RUN: STRONG ESTATE: BAYFRONT ADVENTURELAND OF THE 1950s- 11/10/21

TWO KINDS OF HOTELS AND ACTIVE BAY RAT IMAGINATIONS- 11/17/21

Pat Cuneo, B.A.

Jefferson Publications Coordinator

1918 FLU EPIDEMIC STRUCK ERIE, NATION, WORLD - 03/26/2020

ERIE BUSINESSES AND COVID-19 - 04/14/2020

Global summit xii week one report - 05/15/2020

Jackson Janes, Ph.d.

Jefferson Global Summit IX Presenter 

and Distinguished Visiting Speaker

Report from Europe: Impact and Reactions to COVID-19 - 04/06/2020

Rev. Dr. Charles Brock

Brock Institute for Mega Issues

BERNIE, JOE, and DONALD on RELIGION and POLITICS - 04/07/2020

Mystics for Skeptics - 04/21/2020

FRANCIS OF ASSISI: PATRON SAINT OF ECOLOGY - 04/28/2020

Bernard of Clairvaux: Mystical Interpreter of Love - 05/05/2020

Plato on Love and Mysticism - 05/12/2020

Mystics for Skeptics - Dalai Lama: A Mystic and Saint - 06/02/2020

Mystics for Skeptics On Trump, Mysticism, and the Power of Positive Thinking - 06/09/2020

Mysticism of Joan of Arc Examined: Patron Saint of France helped inspire nation's liberty - 06/16/2020

Moses: The Mystic Prophet Like No Other - 06/23/2020

Jesus: Fulfilling the Mission of God - 06/30/2020

Obama the Mystic - 07/21/2020

VISIONARY J.S. BACH PAINTED IN MUSIC AND RELIGION - 07/28/2020

Lao-Tse: 'When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be' - 08/05/2020

Mysticism of Buddha: Finding Nirvana Can Be Goal for the World - 08/11/2020

Poetry of Hafiz Resonates More Than 600 Years Later - 08/18/2020

Mysticism of Tutu: Tutu Works to Make Sure Faith Affects People, Politics - 08/25/2020

Lincoln’s Mysticism: He tried to link his will with God’s - 09/01/2020

D.H. Lawrence: Get Cracking with your Definition of God - 09/08/2020

John Adams: One of Few Presidents Open to Other Religions - 09/15/2020

Smarsh would not have made it without her ghost - 09/22/2020

Mysticism, Politics Are Central to Great American Hymns - 09/29/2020

Foreign Policy, American Narrative Linked - Part One - 10/14/2020

Foreign policy: The point is not just to compromise, but to appreciate others Part Two - 10/20/2020

mystics for skeptics: Jefferson and lincoln on good friday- 3/31/2021

MYSTICS for SKEPTICS: John Brown – Puritan Mystic - 6/30/2021

George W. Bush Remarks on 9/11 and 1/6 Enlighten National Conversation  - 9/22/2021