Central State University Extension’s Community and Economic Development Program Launches “The Synergy Show” on WCSU FM 88.9

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CSUE launched “The Synergy Show” June 11. The show is designed to further their mission of Engaging Communities and Transforming Lives. The Synergy Show is produced by CSUE’s Community & Economic Development Program, which is taking an innovative approach to program delivery to ensure premier community-based outreach and educational programs are meeting the needs of families in rural, urban, and Appalachian communities.

The Synergy Show is a public affairs program whose purpose is to educate the community on important issues that impact economics, business, education, and development. The program, which is being produced through a partnership with public radio station WCSU FM, will feature impactful interviews with impactors from around the state, as well as local community influencers, and knowledgeable business professionals.

In addition to being broadcast on WCSU FM every third Wednesday at 4 p.m., episodes can be also be heard on the Extension web page, via podcast, You Tube, and the Central State University Extension Facebook page.

According to Anthony Barwick, the Community and Economic Development Program Leader for Extension, and producer of The Synergy Show, the program seeks to expand the ability of the CSU Extension Office to empower communities to achieve their goals through education and technical assistance with a particular focus on economics in urban and rural communities.

“The primary aim of this program mirrors the Extension office’s mission to address community development and revitalization, local economic development, and small business development,” said Barwick. “Through Synergy, we will empower individuals, groups, and communities to influence and change their circumstances for the better.”

Lena Arnold, communication coordinator for Land-Grant programs and initiatives will host the program and Ambrose Moses III, Cuyahoga County extension Agent, serves as the co-producer and content development coordinator.

The June 17 show features Dr. Alton Johnson, the dean of the College of Engineering, Science, Technology, and Agriculture and the Director of Central State Land-Grant programs; and Dr. Siddhartha Dasgupta, associate administrator of Extension.

“The program is designed to be business casual and informative,” stated Barwick. “We wanted to start with these two guests because we felt that it was important to inform the community on what it means for Central State to be a land-grant university and how this impacts the community, the state, and even the world.”

Future topics include:
• Starting a Business
• Business Structure
• Record Expungement & Certificate of Qualification for Employment (CQE)
• Building Community Partnerships

Contact Anthony Barwick at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to learn more about the Synergy show, to be a guest, or to suggest topics.

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