Media

Quoted in Spencer Wells, “Cleveland’s Boosterism Approach to Civic Decline Creates an Economic Boomerang,” Nonprofit Quarterly, November 13, 2017.  Read

Guest on TV program “What is the Power of Believing in Cleveland?” Ideas, WVIZ-TV, November 2, 2017.  Watch

Interviewed by Jay Miller for “Cleveland State Professor’s Book Examines City’s Lengthy Image Battle,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, October 29, 2017.  Read

Quoted in Steven Litt, “Public Square’s Personality Conflict Has Lasted 221 Years,” Plain Dealer, January 8, 2017.  Read

Quoted in Vince Guerrieri, “Past Party:  Cleveland Played Host to 1924, 1936 Republican Conventions,” Elyria Chronicle-Telegram, July 17, 2016.  Read

Quoted in Colin Woodard, “The Hot New Park at the Center of the Republican National Convention” (What Works series), POLITICO Magazine, July 12, 2016.  Read

Interviewed by Mike McIntyre for “Hough:  Before and Beyond ’66,” The Sound of Ideas, WCPN 90.3 FM Cleveland Public Radio, July 11, 2016.  Listen

Interviewed by Darielle Snipes for “A Look at What Led to the Riots,” ideastream, July 8, 2016.  Watch

Interviewed by Laine Kaplan-Levenson for “New Orleans Tourist Dollars Can Come at a Price,” TriPod:  New Orleans at 300, WWNO 89.9 FM New Orleans Public Radio, June 2, 2016.  Listen

Interviewed by Laine Kaplan-Levenson for “Why New Orleans Leaned into Tourism,” TriPod: New Orleans at 300 (WWNO – New Orleans Public Radio), May 19, 2016.  Listen

Interviewed by Laine Kaplan-Levenson for “The Second Battle of New Orleans,” TriPod: New Orleans at 300 (WWNO – New Orleans Public Radio), April 21, 2016.  Listen

Interviewed by Roosevelt Leftwich for “Controversial Convention: Looking Back at the 1936 Cleveland RNC,” Fox 8 News, WJW-TV, April 11, 2016.  Watch

Interviewed by Andrew Billman for Believeland (30 for 30 documentary series), dir. Andrew Billman (ESPN, 2016), television; world premiere at Cleveland International Film Festival, March 31, 2016; television premiere, ESPN, May 14, 2016.

Quoted in Dan Shingler, “2016 RNC Visitors Can Rely on New App to Learn More About Cleveland’s History,” Crain’s Cleveland Business, July 14, 2015.  Read

Quoted in James P. O’Toole, “RNC Selection (and LeBron) Raises a City’s Profile,” Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, July 12, 2014.  Read

Interviewed for “Is Cleveland Passing Milwaukee By?” Wisconsin’s Morning News, WTMJ 620 AM, July 10, 2014.

Quoted in Abby Phillip, “GOP Convention Host Cleveland Tries to Shake ‘Mistake on the Lake’ Stereotype,” Washington Post, July 9, 2014.  Read

Quoted in Paul Kane and Reid Wilson, “So Cleveland Got the 2016 GOP Convention, but Could LeBron James Steal the Show?” Washington Post, July 8, 2014.  Read

Quoted in Trip Gabriel, “An Energized Cleveland Takes a Bipartisan Tack to Wooing Conventions,” New York Times, July 3, 2014.  Read

Quoted in Sara Dorn, “Mayfield Road Stores Offer Array of Ethnic Cuisine,” Cleveland.com, January 20, 2014.  Read

Op-ed:  “The Hilton by the Mall is the Prescription for a Healthy Downtown Cleveland,” Cleveland.com, November 22, 2013.  Read

Interviewed by Mike McIntyre for “Learning About Cleveland’s History,” The Sound of Ideas, WCPN 90.3 Cleveland Public Radio, October 10, 2013.

Interviewed by Elizabeth Cooke for “Illustrated History,” Furman Magazine 56, no. 1 (Spring 2013):  10-13.  Read

Quoted in Clay Latimer, “Thomas Cook: The English Globe-Trotter Behind the Package Tour,” Investor’s Business Daily, June 25, 2012.  Read

Op-ed:  “The Illusive Specter of Decline,” Heights Observer, November 2, 2011.  Read

Interviewed by Eve Troeh for “Big Easy Art Event Aims to Heal City,” All Things Considered, National Public Radio, October 30, 2008.  Listen

Quoted in Cain Burdeau, “As New Orleans Grapples with Public Housing, Maybe the Past is a Window onto the Future,” Associated Press State & Local Wire, December 21, 2007.

Interviewed by Eve Troeh for “Gulf Coast Gets Boost from Volun-Tourism,” All Things Considered, National Public Radio, April 26, 2007.