Posts by Christopher Johnston

Cover Story: The Christian Science Monitor: “Cleveland uses literature to empower youth, overcome social divides

Christopher Johnston
PUB: Christian Science Monitor

By welcoming and engaging its citizens from all corners through literature, the city is spawning discussions that could help it tackle tough social issues from homelessness to substance abuse. At a long conference table on the east side of Cleveland, Daniel Gray-Kontar listens closely as one of his students, a high school senior, starts to read her latest poem.

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Cleveland Magazine | The Storyteller

Christopher Johnston
PUB: Cleveland Magazine

So, have you heard the one about the Irishman who walked into a bar to apply for a job and 10 years later walked out the owner? No, this isn’t a joke. It’s a story – a story about a storyteller. The Irishman is Brendan Ring, proprietor of Nighttown restaurant and bar. Top of Cedar Hill, Cleveland Heights.

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Cover Story: The Christian Science Monitor | CSI Cleveland: How the city is curbing sexual violence

Christopher Johnston
PUB: The Christian Science Monitor
February 21, 2016

Registered nurse Elizabeth Boothis was haunted by one rape victim: petite, late 20s, clad in jeans and a sweatshirt. Sitting alone, crying, nose running, with a hollow look on her face as she twirled the long blond hair coursing down her back, while waiting in the perpetually frenetic emergency room of MetroHealth Medical Center on Cleveland’s Near West Side.

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American Theater | The Velocity of Eric Coble

Christopher Johnston
American Theater

You’re playwright Eric Coble. You’ve spent two decades getting more than 40 original plays and adaptations produced on six out of seven continents and racking up numerous awards.

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Scientific American | Personal Grooming Products May Be Harming Great Lakes Marine Life

Christopher Johnston
PUB: ScientificAmerican.com
August 11, 2010

Thanks to hybrid hydraulics, there is something especially awesome in the power of the next generation of garbage and delivery trucks that will soon be rolling through your neighborhood. Although they may still look like big, bulky trucks, inside they boast hydraulic power-train systems that are significantly more energy and fuel efficient than similar conventional or gasoline-electric hybrid vehicles.

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Freshwater Cleveland | Legal clinic helps people expunge criminal pasts

Christopher Johnston
PUB: Freshwater Cleveland
July 9, 2015

On an overcast Saturday morning, when most attorneys his age are golfing, James Levin sits behind a metal desk in a basement office of the Famicos building on Ansel Road in Glenville, trying to unravel the convoluted legal history of a Cleveland man named Albert.

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