Jackie Shafer

Jackie Shafer is the Producer of Broad & High. When she's not exploring all the fabulous arts and culture Columbus has to offer, she's choreographing very complicated and physically impossible roller-skating routines in her head.

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Retiring BalletMet dancers, 19th Century Hair Art Preview

Retiring BalletMet dancers, 19th Century Hair Art Preview

| May 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the next Broad & High, two veteran BalletMet ballet dancers exit the stage, a look at 19th century jewelry made out of hair, and we celebrate the artist journey out of recovery.

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Weinland Park Billboard Project

Weinland Park Billboard Project

| May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Local artists met with neighborhood children on a project designed to “take back” the billboard and reclaim some community pride. A community-created mural whose design will rotate every three months for one year.

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Vaud-Villities

Vaud-Villities

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

Vaud-Villities is a local performance group that stages a huge variety show every year showcasing talent around Columbus. But it started in 1943 in the Tri-Village area as a minstrel show put on by First Community Church

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Italian Heritage Story

Italian Heritage Story

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

The families of the early Italian settlements in Columbus were known for their hard work in the quarries, on the railroads and running markets and restaurants. One family, though, broke the mold and made a mark on the music scene in the 30s and 40s.

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Hidden Talent: Amy Leibrand

Hidden Talent: Amy Leibrand

| May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Grandview artist Amy Leibrand* is an environmental researcher for a global research and development non-profit organization where she studies climate-change impacts and renewable-energy technologies.

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Hidden Talent: Neil Clark

Hidden Talent: Neil Clark

| May 13, 2015 | 1 Comment

Neil Clark is a founding member of Grant Street Consultants and probably best known in Ohio’s political circles as a veteran lobbyist for the movers and shakers in the Republican Party. He has played a key role in the GOP domination of the Ohio Statehouse since the early 1980s when he was a Senate staffer.

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Columbus Neighborhoods: Stories of Tri-Village Full Episode

Columbus Neighborhoods: Stories of Tri-Village Full Episode

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

On Monday, May 18, WOSU-TV will premiere its latest installment of the Emmy-award winning “Columbus Neighborhoods” documentary series. The Tri-Village neighborhood encompasses Marble Cliff, Grandview Heights and Upper Arlington, each a distinct community but with a shared history.

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Weinland Park Billboard Project, Little Free Libraries Preview

Weinland Park Billboard Project, Little Free Libraries Preview

| May 13, 2015 | 0 Comments

On the next Broad & High, children in the Weinland Park neighborhood find a creative new way to welcome you into their community. Plus, see the inner workings of Little Free Libraries in Columbus Neighborhoods and the Columbus Metropolitan Library.

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Lewanda Lim at the Cultural Arts Center

Lewanda Lim at the Cultural Arts Center

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

The current exhibit at the Columbus Cultural Arts Center offers a rare glimpse into the multi-faceted works of Lewanda Lim, a Filipino-American artist who lives in Gahanna.

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ARTifacts: Japanese Friendship Doll

ARTifacts: Japanese Friendship Doll

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

In the 1920s, U.S. immigration restrictions created a strained relationship with Japan. In an effort to promote goodwill and ease cultural tensions, an American missionary in Japan initiated an exchange of dolls between children.

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