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Northeast Ohio is full of creative people following their dreams while trying to make a living. From jewelry crafted out of broken street glass to sound equipment engineered for rock stars, see what people are "making" in the community.

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Transforming Ohio Steel into Furniture

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Transforming Ohio Steel into Furniture

Jason Radcliffe designs furniture out of unfinished, locally-sourced steel.

Transforming Ohio Steel into Furniture

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Mother Trades Corporate Job to Sculpt Metal

Elizabeth Meadows isn't intimidated by the largely male culture of metalworking.

Mother Trades Corporate Job to Sculpt Metal

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Rust Belt Riders Transform Food Waste

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Rust Belt Riders Transform Food Waste

Rust Belt Riders collect food waste and reprocess it into compost and animal feed.

Rust Belt Riders Transform Food Waste

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Nooma - From Ice Rink to Sports Drink

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Nooma - From Ice Rink to Sports Drink

Nooma helps replenish electrolytes lost during intense workouts and when you're dehydrated

Nooma - From Ice Rink to Sports Drink

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Guarino's Restaurant Stands the Test of Time

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Guarino's Restaurant Stands the Test of Time

The oldest restaurant in Cleveland, Guarino’s, has been serving Little Italy for 100 years

Guarino's Restaurant Stands the Test of Time

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Mushrooms and Building Materials Created From Waste

The Biocycler uses fungi to transform construction and ag waste into useful products.

Mushrooms and Building Materials Created From Waste

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Mr. Neon Keeps Signs Glowing in Canton

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Mr. Neon Keeps Signs Glowing in Canton

Neon sign shop owner says his lighting business is good despite competition from LEDs.

Mr. Neon Keeps Signs Glowing in Canton

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Melding Chocolate and Community at Sweet Designs

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Melding Chocolate and Community at Sweet Designs

Sweet Designs creates uniquely molded chocolates and employs refugees and others in need.

Melding Chocolate and Community at Sweet Designs

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Spoil Your Pet with Locally-Sourced Treats

When a pet treat made her dog ill, Dawn DeFrank took matters into her own hands.

Spoil Your Pet with Locally-Sourced Treats

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Peaceful Fruits Creates Snacks with Purpose

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Peaceful Fruits Creates Snacks with Purpose

Located in Barberton, Peaceful Fruits provides healthy snacks and community opportunities.

Peaceful Fruits Creates Snacks with Purpose

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Diane Linston's Dreams of Designing Fashion

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Diane Linston's Dreams of Designing Fashion

Linston achieves success as Cleveland's only African American female clothing manufacturer

Diane Linston's Dreams of Designing Fashion

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Battle Toss Brings On the Family Fun

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Battle Toss Brings On the Family Fun

Russell Horner of Brook Park uses his woodworking talents to create a family-friendly game

Battle Toss Brings On the Family Fun

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Custom Handbags Crafted in Leather

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Custom Handbags Crafted in Leather

Designer Luchis Royster's eye for the unique makes his bags one-of-a-kind.

Custom Handbags Crafted in Leather

Video thumbnail: WVIZ/PBS ideastream Specials Abolition Bakery Cooks for Charity

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Abolition Bakery Cooks for Charity

Old Brooklyn's Abolition Bakery donates all proceeds to the fight against sex trafficking.

Abolition Bakery Cooks for Charity

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