Philip de Oliveira

2017-2018 Walton D. Clarke Fellow

Philip is the Walton D. Clarke Fellow at WKSU for 2017-2018, 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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Here are your morning headlines for Monday, May 7:

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Over the weekend, President Trump made his second visit to Northeast Ohio in less than two months. While in Cleveland, he met with Republican donors, talked about tax cuts passed last year, and endorsed Republican Senate hopeful Jim Renacci.

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Cleveland is known as “America’s polka capital,” where the traditional music and dance still draw devoted fans. But the genre is struggling to reach a broader and younger audience.

In this week’s Shuffle, WKSU’s Phil de Oliveira met a husband-and-wife duo who’s taking polka all over Cleveland.

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Go to the Hofbrauhaus in downtown Cleveland on a weekend, and you’ll probably hear Nancy and Eric Noltkamper playing German polkas.