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An RTA ride down memory lane with Al Roker and Leon Bibb

CLEVELAND — Had you been there, you might have thought you were in a theater watching a couple of comedians throwing out humorous lines to whoever would listen. There were quick one-liners and longer stories, which called for double-takes on the guy laying down the comedy. It wasn’t a theater, but the inside of an RTA Rapid Transit car rolling through Cleveland.
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WKYC Studios’ Leon Bibb honored at the Values Matter Awards

CLEVELAND — On Wednesday May 5, WKYC Studios’ Leon Bibb was honored with The Alan R. Schonberg Community Rescuer Award, which recognizes “unsung” heroes in our community who do good. The event was presented by Values-in-Action Foundation, an organization empowering individuals to build communities of kindness. The award was given to Bibb by his former co-worker Obie Shelton, who worked with Bibb at WKYC Studios in the late 80s.
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Leon Bibb: A verdict and a renewed hope for justice

CLEVELAND — Sighs of relief lifted into the air when guilty verdicts for Derek Chauvin were announced this week. Across the country, anxieties moved aside. Many in the nation took in a collective deep breath and then exhaled with renewed hope for justice. The breaths taken in are the ones George Floyd could not find as life was sapped out of his body under the heavy weight of a police officer's knee.
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Leon Bibb: Are we really listening?

CLEVELAND — It has sent shock waves again. Another case of the sound of a gun's blast and a law enforcement officer's fatal bullet fired into black man's body in a controversial police roadside stop. ANOTHER controversial police officer killing of a Black person. This time it is Brooklyn Center,...
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Leon Bibb: Chauvin trial could be a turning point

CLEVELAND — The scene is shocking, deeply distressing. Horrible by any account of it. Through the moving video of the death of George Floyd of Minneapolis, the world saw the man struggling and pleading for life, gasping for the breaths he could not take while under the knee of a police officer.
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Leon Bibb: The wait is almost over

CLEVELAND — They are images from around the world. And through the ages. Each different from the next although a common thread of family is woven through them all. Family – the building block of culture, no matter where. For the last year, so many families have struggled. The pandemic...
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Leon Bibb: Spring's arrival is just the shot we need

CLEVELAND — Spring is working to get a foothold in Northeast Ohio. The new season is always slow in coming in this part of the world. Often, there is what I call an "artificial spring" the way winter can disguise itself as it is flirting with us, pretending to be the springtime lover who brings early flowers and soft touches for a day or two before showing it is really winter with a still-frosty hand.
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Leon Bibb: Twelve months in, what have we learned?

CLEVELAND — We are twelve months into it, having gone through four seasons of the pandemic which still nags us. It changed us in that its touch was deadly and demanded so much of us in so many ways. So I ask if we have learned anything from a world-wide...