Philip de Oliveira

Walton D. Clarke Fellow/Morning Edition Producer

Philip is the Walton D. Clarke Fellow at WKSU, where he reports and produces Morning Edition.

His reporting and music criticism have appeared in The Chautauquan Daily, Cleveland Scene magazine and Cool Cleveland. His reporting has aired locally, statewide on Ohio Public Radio stations, and nationally on NPR. Before pursuing journalism, he earned a degree in music composition and piano. He also spent some time traveling northern Africa, the Middle East, and Europe. He lived in Brazil for three years before moving to northeast Ohio. He currently lives in Cleveland Heights.

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photo Voters in Cuyahoga County
FILE PHOTO / WKSU

Donald Trump has called for his supporters be on the lookout for voter fraud at polling locations.

But people who want to volunteer in Ohio as election observers must be certified by their county’s board of elections. And they are not allowed to record, persuade, challenge or otherwise engage with voters.

Mike Brickner from the ACLU of Ohio says observers are given official credentials to present each time they enter a precinct.

portrait of Beethoven
WIKIMEDIA COMMONS

A new orchestra is coming to Cleveland. Orchestra 19 is a group that specializes in music of the 19th century.

General Director J.C. Sherman is an instrument builder and restorer. He says that while most orchestras play 19th-century music on modern instruments, his musicians are faithful to the composers’ original orchestrations.

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CHRIS WALLIS / WKSU

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is kicking off a week-long celebration of the life and work of Johnny Cash as part of its Annual Music Masters series. Performances, panels and educational programs will commemorate the legacy of “The Man in Black.”

Rock Hall of Fame Education Director Jason Hanley says Cash’s vast career has made him an influential figure.

“He was there at Sun Records in the 1950’s and recorded for Columbia Records later on. [He] had a career that spans decades.”

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ACDL.info / ASHTABULA COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY

The Ashtabula County District Library is offering patrons the chance to interact with and learn from what they’re calling “human books.”

Human books are people from all walks of life, including a decorated World War II veteran, a tattoo artist, someone who identifies as bisexual, and someone living with autism. Participants can “check out” a human book for a thought-provoking one-on-one conversation.

photo of Donald Trump
ANDY CHOW / OHIO PUBLIC RADIO

A recent report from the non-partisan Southern Poverty Law Center shows Donald Trump’s campaign is having a negative effect on classrooms around the country. The report, titled "The Trump Effect," says teachers are noticing an increase in bullying and racial tension in the classroom.

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