“Neighbor Up Spotlight” Season 2 Out Now

Our podcast “Neighbor Up Spotlight” is kicking off Season 2. Hosted by Cleveland resident Carol Malone, the podcast focuses on members of Neighbor Up, a network of about 3,000 Greater Cleveland residents making positive change in their neighborhoods. Each episode is like listening in on a kitchen table conversation between Carol and her guest.

Season 2 launches with a conversation between Carol and longtime friend David Smeltz discussing addiction, redemption and music.

Neighbor Up was launched and is supported by Neighborhood Connections, the community-building program.

Carol had the idea for “Neighbor Up Spotlight” after volunteering for three years as a member of the grant making committee with Neighborhood Connections. Committee members review grant applications, interview applicants and make all funding decisions.

“I met so many sincere and passionate citizens who were creating programs and activities for their neighborhoods and neighbors,” Carol said. “Now I have the opportunity to create a podcast to showcase residents who are making positive contributions to their

“Neighbor Up Spotlight” is produced by Neighborhood Connections in partnership with Bad Racket Studios.

Season 1 episodes include:

  • The power of storytelling: Neighbor Up member Oluremi Oliver and Michelle Rudolph talk with Carol about their work with the Cleveland Association of Black Storytellers and youth in Hough.
  • The crisis of infant deaths in Cleveland: Neighbor Up member Christin Farmer talks with Carol about her group Birthing Beautiful Communities, a sister circle of women in Hough helping women deliver healthy babies.

Tune in and listen to “Neighbor Up Spotlight.” You can find us on Soundcloud and iTunes. Your support is appreciated!


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