Louis Stokes Autobiography and Living on a Budget

Credit: The Ohio State University Press
Credit: The Ohio State University Press
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It was Congressman Louis Stokes’ dream to write his life’s journey from Cleveland to Capitol Hill. He accomplished that goal, but passed away a few days later in 2015. This month, his autobiography, The Gentleman From Ohio, is hitting the shelves. We’ll discuss his legacy with those who knew him best, including daughter Shelley Stokes-Hammond. Then, how some are embracing the frugal life. That’s on The Sound of Ideas.



WVIZ/PBS ideastream documentary: Stokes: An American Dream

The Sound of Ideas: A Conversation with Louis Stokes


-Shelley Stokes-Hammond, eldest daughter and Historian

-Brent Larkin, Columnist, Cleveland.com

-David Chanoff, Author and Collaborator, The Gentleman From Ohio

-Teresa Murray, Banking & Consumer Finance Columnist, The Plain Dealer 

-Mara Strom, Blogger, Kosher on a Budget

-Jay Seaton, Retired Credit Counselor, Former Executive with Consumer Credit Counseling of Northeast Ohio

Ohio Channel On-Demand Video

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