Episode #51: “When will we re-take Cleveland?”

The boys sit at the feet of…

Filmmaker and Urbanism Master Ron Blatman

For what may be their wonkiest episode ever, peppering the four-time regional Emmy winner (for his 2011 documentary “Saving the Bay”) with questions about his newest venture, a 13-part documentary called “Saving the City.”

Among the citified topics discussed are why San Francisco can’t be more like Vancouver, how uniform subway fares prevent homogeneity, if “modern” cities like Atlanta and Dallas are real cities, why you should wait before booking tickets on California’s high-speed rail and if urban living was/is/will be good for the Jews, because Jews are certainly good for the cities.


This is the last synagogue in Cleveland. No Joke.

About Larry Rosen

Was born Jewish, raised Jewish and educated Catholic. He is a “Jewsuit”. He is also a husband, father, newspaper and magazine writer, habitual wearer of baseball caps and author of the soon-to-be-released memoir about his son’s bar mitzvah, “The Rabbi Has Left the Building.”