Community Focus – February 3, 2021

2020 was a challenging year for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools.   The district has had to confront COVID-19, and it’s impact for families and the classroom.  But in the midst of challenges there have also been things to celebrate.  88.1 the Park’s Public Relations Director, Kyla Schilling, spoke with Superintendent of Schools, Monica Merritt, about COVID-19 and the challenges faced by the district.


Community Focus – January 27, 2021

Music teachers for the Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have challenged their students to pursue music even during the COVID-19 pandemic.  88.1 the Park’s Elise Taylor, spoke with East Middle School Band Director, Matthew Kazmierski, about the challenge of teaching music in a virtual setting, and his excitement to return to in person learning with students.


Community Focus – January 13, 2021

The Plymouth-Canton Community Schools have announced plans for a phased in return to in person learning for students.  The return begins January 19, with elementary students and continues through March 1, when 10th through 12th grade students return through hybrid or in person classes.  88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with Executive Director of Communications and Marketing, Nick Brandon, about the plans the board of education is considering.


Community Focus – January 6, 2021

Executive Director of the Plymouth Historical Museum, Elizabeth Kelley Kerstens and the Executive Director of the Penn Theatre, Ellen Elliott, have written a book called “Plymouth Railroads.”  The book is published by Arcadia Publishing and was released in April of 2020.  They are also working on a new book on Civil War History in Plymouth.  88.1 the Park’s Station Manager, Bill Keith, spoke with them about the railroads and a search for Civil War history that has become so much more.


Community Focus – December 16, 2020

Farmers in India are protesting recent government actions that impact their ability to earn a living.  Their protests are finding solidarity in the Indian community around the world, including here in Canton.  88.1 the Park’s Sumedha Sethi spoke with three of the organizers of a protest that took place in Heritage Park.  Her guests were Harry Cheema, Aman Jhajj, and Amrinder Grewal.  They discussed the challenges faced by Indian farmers, the importance of farming around the world, and the impact protests in Canton are having.


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