Checked Out Podcast

Checked Out with hosts Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein
Checked Out is the official podcast of the Euclid Public Library in Euclid, Ohio. We interview people in our community, talk about books, movies, library services and events. Each podcast ends with some entertaining and always amusing news.

Veggie Talk with Farmer Lee
Veggie Talk with Farmer Lee

If you think vegetables and farming are boring listen to this podcast. Our special guest in this episode is Farmer Lee Jones whose farm in Huron, Ohio supplies vegetables to restaurants all over the world. He has worked with former first lady Michelle Obama to promote nutrition and has been used as a Jeopardy answer! Farmer Lee's tips and enthusiasm for veggies will inspire you to run to the nearest farmer's market.

Life Lessons for Young People
Life Lessons for Young People

In this podcast episode, we chat with special guest Dr. Charles Modlin, the first and only African American kidney transplant surgeon in the history of the Cleveland Clinic. Dr. Modlin is the author of It Isn't Difficult to Do It If You Know How to Do It, a YA book he created to share life lessons and tips for success.

Black to the Future
The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival

The Greater Cleveland Urban Film Festival is underway (September 15-23, 2022). The theme is “BlackFuturism: Black to the Future.” Movie fans can expect sci-fi films, a virtual reality exhibition, and even a Meta Ball, a sci-fi version of the famous Met Ball. EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talked to the festival's executive director Donna Dabbs in this episode.  

Game on at Euclid Public Library
Game On at EPL!

Are you fantastic with Fortnite? A natural playing NBA2K? A master at Mario? The place to go to show off your amazing video game skills is Euclid Public Library.  Teens love playing their favorite games on huge screens. Recently, EPL added virtual reality games and the library will host a NBA2K Blacktop Tournament on September 7th. Listen as Checked Out podcast hosts Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein have a conversation about the library's lively video game program with Ray Ford.

Euclid and the 2020 Census
Episode 2: Euclid and the Census

Audrey Wynne from the U.S. Census Bureau joins Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein in a conversation about why you should participate in the 2020 Census and how you can make sure you are counted. 

Community Support
Community Support Conversations

Clinical social worker and therapist Angela Flowers joins Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein in a discussion about community conversations and the loss of black lives around the country. Flowers is hosted a series of community support sessions with Euclid Public Library.

 

VOTE
Voting 2020

Early voting has begun! In Cuyahoga County, you have options when it comes to voting.  Do you have a voting plan?

In today's podcast, EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Ben Fagan talk Simeon Best, the Department of Health & Human Services Voting Rights Coordinator to learn how to prepare for the election.

 

Let's talk about the Oscars
Let's Talk About the Oscars!

The Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars, is Hollywood's most prestigious artistic award in the film industry. Euclid Public Library's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein had a lively discussion about the Oscars and movies with Frederick Gooding Jr., author of the book Black Oscars: From Mammy to Minny, What the Academy Awards Tell Us about African Americans.

Community Festivals Are Coming Back!
Community Festivals Are Back!

This year, you'll have a wider variety of festivals to attend in Greater Cleveland--including the Cleveland Asian Festival in May and One World Day in August. In today's podcast episode, EPL's Kacie and Mike celebrate the return of community festivals with Cleveland Festival Producer Johnny Wu.

Saving Our Butterflies
Saving Our Butterflies

It wouldn't be spring and summer without seeing colorful butterflies fluttering around our flowers. Unfortunately, today, fewer butterflies can be found in our gardens and some butterflies, like the Monarch, have been added to the endangered species list. In this episode of "Checked Out," EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talked to biologist Marci Lininger from the Ohio Pollinator Initiative about this problem and what we can do to help save our butterflies.  

 

Supporting Small Businesses
Euclid Means Business

In this episode of our podcast Checked Out,  EPL’s Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein learn about opportunities for small businesses in Euclid. Their special guests are Dana Heil from the Euclid Chamber of Commerce and small business owner Shantelle Myers. 

Bipolar Butterfly ARt
Bipolar Butterfly Art

When local artist Kimmy Henderson learned she was bipolar; her first instinct was to draw butterflies. Today, her butterfly art is in demand all over Ohio bringing awareness and helping to end the stigma about mental illness. Listen to her story in this podcast episode. Stop by the library, her art is on display in EPL's art gallery this August and September.

Euclid Basketball Events
Euclid Basketball Events

If you love basketball, listen to this episode of "Checked Out." Hosts Frank Antloga and Temah Britt-Jackson talk with Euclid Police Department Sgt. Vashon Williams about the annual 3-on-3 Crossover Classic Basketball Tournament and the NBA 2K22 Virtual Blacktop Tournament.

 

Exploring the sky
Stargazing

Stargazing is a great way to experience nature and feel that “wow” moment. Not sure where to start? Listen to this episode of our podcast “Checked Out.” We talked to the hosts of WKYC TV 3’s In the Sky series Jay Reynolds and Gail Franko.  Also, register online to join us at the library on September 29, 7:00 pm-10:00 pm as stargaze with members of the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association. For adults/teens https://euclidlibrary.libcal.com/event/9224085

Reproductive Rights - image of a court gavel
Reproductive Rights

 

The Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark ruling that established the constitutional right to abortion last June. Since then, there has been some confusion as to what does the ruling mean for women in Ohio. In this episode of EPL’s podcast “Checked Out,” we talked to Jessie Hill from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

Books To Movies 2022
Books To Movies 2022

Is the Book always better than the Movie?  

Find out by listening to this episode of our podcast “Checked Out.” EPL’s Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talk to Adult Services manager Karla Bowman about books that will be turned into movies and TV shows this year. 

Amazing Audiobooks
Amazing Audiobooks!

Discover why audiobooks are amazing in this episode of "Checked Out!"

EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein celebrate audiobook month with Youth Services Manager Christine Pyles and Reference Librarian Marjory Mogg. Learn the different ways to access free audiobooks and how to fully enjoy them. This podcast also features, audiobook recommendations and anticipated new releases.

Asian & Pacific Islander Experiences in America
Asian & Pacific Islander Experiences in America

In this episode of Euclid Public Library's podcast Checked Out, Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talk to Amy Breslin, Outreach Librarian for the Lorain Public Library System, and a member of Ohio Progressive Asian Women’s Leadership. They discussed the Asian American and Pacific Islander experience in America and how libraries and communities can work together to fight the rise in Asian hate crimes.

Improving your life with yoga
Improving Your Life with Yoga

The practice of yoga offers far more than physical postures and stress relief. Did you know that yoga can also help you lose weight, lower blood pressure, and  "bad" cholesterol? In this episode of Checked Out, Euclid Public Library's Marjory Mogg and Mike Stein talk to yoga instructor Melissa Miller about the benefits of yoga and how to get started. Melissa teaches yoga classes at EPL once a month. For more information about the free classes go to: https://www.euclidlibrary.org/libcalendar

2022 Anticipated Books
2022 Anticipated Books

It’s a new year and a new opportunity to read some new, exciting books. In this episode of EPL’s podcast “Checked Out,” Euclid Public Library's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talked to adult librarian Brianna Mayle and Senior Youth Services Librarian Ami Bray about the 21 most anticipated books of 2022. 

covid update
COVID, vaccinations for children and teens and the new Omicron variant

In the latest edition of EPL’s podcast Checked Out EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talked to Euclid’s Dr. Marcus Germany to answer questions you have about COVID, vaccinations for children and teens, the new Omicron variant, and more.

Covid-19 Coronavirus vaccine vile
How much do you know about the COVID vaccine?

In today's podcast, EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talk to Euclid's Dr. Marcus Germany.

 

Aerial photo of Euclid captioned Euclid's Rich History
Euclid's Rich History

In this episode of Checked Out, EPL's Kacie Armstrong and Mike Stein talk about Euclid, Ohio's rich history. Our special guest is Tom Pappas from the Euclid Historical Society.