Ideastream Public Media and Evergreen Podcasts Team Up to Address Poor Livability Metrics for Black Women Through New Podcast: Living for We

Ideastream Public Media and Evergreen Podcasts Team Up to Address Poor Livability Metrics for Black Women Through New Podcast: Living for We
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Ideastream Public Media (Ideastream) and Evergreen Podcasts (Evergreen) are proud to announce the launch of Living for We, a new bi-weekly journalistic podcast series surrounding the health and wellness Black women face in Northeast Ohio. The podcast, hosted by Ideastream's Marlene Harris-Taylor, is part of Connecting the Dots between Race and Health, an ongoing Ideastream Public Media initiative that looks at how racism contributes to poor health outcomes in Northeast Ohio. HeyFranHey of The Loud Speakers Network's The Friend Zone and HBO's Insecuritea podcast is acting as creative director and contributing producer for Living For We, a podcast produced in collaboration with Cleveland's Enlightened Solutions

"We hope this podcast takes the listeners on a journey with Black women from Cleveland, as we try to make sense of this study that ranked Cleveland dead last in terms of livability for Black women," says Marlene. "There are so many positive things happening in the city, but Black women say in some respects they are still on the margins, struggling to be seen and heard."

The podcast pulls inspiration from Project Noir, a report created by Bethany Studenic and Chinenye Nkemere of Enlightened Solutions. They were inspired to create the report after Bloomberg CityLAB reported on a newly released study that placed Cleveland as dead last regarding livability for Black Women. In response, Project Noir- a survey featuring over 450 Black women from the Cleveland area sharing firsthand accounts of experiences in Cleveland's workplaces, schools, and educational systems- was published.

"Our partnership with Ideastream on this special community-focused initiative is a proud moment for Evergreen," says David Allen Moss, Evergreen's Chief Creative Officer. "This new series really lives up to our belief that podcasts can have a profound impact on the lives of residents in communities like Cleveland. We are all coming together in the name of positive change."

The limited-run journalistic podcast series will be released bi-weekly through June 2023. Season One of the Connecting the Dots between Race and Health Podcast: Living for We, is made possible by generous support from Dr. Donald J. Goodman and Ruth Weber Goodman Philanthropic Fund of the Cleveland Foundation. One can subscribe to the podcast for free on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, and many other podcast platforms. 

The partnership with Ideastream adds to Evergreen's ever-increasing robust lineup of over 200 podcasts on six unique podcast networks - EvergreenKiller PodcastsPit Pass MotoFive Minute NewsArs Longa Media, and Big Whig Podcasts. Evergreen is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio. 

About Ideastream Public Media
Ideastream Public Media serves the people of Northeast Ohio as a trustworthy and dynamic multimedia source for illuminating the world around us. Publicly supported and locally owned, Ideastream is indispensable and highly valued for its unique ability to strengthen our community. It is the home of five public television stations (WVIZ, WVIZ OHIO, WVIZ WORLD, WVIZ CREATE and WVIZ KIDS); WKSU, Northeast Ohio's NPR news, and public affairs radio station; WCLV, Northeast Ohio's classical music radio station; and The Ohio Newsroom. Ideastream produces the award-winning children's educational series "NewsDepth" and manages The Ohio Channel and the Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau on behalf of all Ohio's public broadcasting stations. As Ohio's largest independent, publicly supported media organization, Ideastream provides free programs and services to 3.6 million people in 22 counties across radio, TV, and digital platforms. For more information about Ideastream's rich legacy of innovation and credible content, visit

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