It is a privilege and honor for me to share my thoughts with you today as the recipient of the 2021 Honorary Degree in Environmental Arts and Peace Sciences from the International Center for Environmental Arts (ICEA).
This year presented a total of 15 candidates from 7 countries: India, Pakistan, South Africa, Denmark, Germany, Switzerland and the United States.
All the Worlds Children congratulates these Recipients as human rights defenders, environmentalists, artists committed to peace, and creators of initiatives for reconciliation, non-violence, justice, solidarity and peace, at local, national and international levels.
The CLEVELAND NATIONAL PEACE PLAN is being implemented and it is needed that since people have been working in many unimaginable ways, it’s time we begin to heal and overcome - together - in solidarity.  The 2021 Recipients have all succeeded in developing particular approaches incorporating Iceality that integrates justice, economics, culture and technology in one way or another to meet the challenges of today's societies.
Their holistic and collective initiatives will become lighthouses that mobilize one's hope to build a future American Culture of Peace with the Great American Peace Trail. They bring with them a world of tolerance and harmony that builds relationships between People, their Environment with respect to the Fauna and Flora living here: the Worlds Children.
This distinction is unique to Cleveland and is designed to recognize efforts that Northeast Ohio is the global home of the Environmental Arts Movement and will serve as an ongoing reminder of achievements through Iceality in making Northeast Ohio the 'Universal Cradle for a Culture of Peace' for all Living Things that will be an inspiration for future generations to follow.

The WCPM would like to thank everyone who participated in this edition for their openness to the new approach that is more collaborative than competitive. We are pleased to offer visibility to all your community peace initiatives, whether known or not. The only objective of this prize is to make known a maximum of initiatives and artisans of peace to the general public, and this goes beyond any form of competition! We remind you that as we announced in a previous e-mail, in this way we try to give greater visibility to each prizewinner and we invite you to expand the solidarity network of the artisans and peacemakers that the needs to highlight.

With warm good wishes,
Peace Friend,

Ambassador Renate Jakupca
Worlds Children Peace Monument


mothers day songs

Patriotism makes you feel alive. To the great people, living for the country must be the first goal. A patriot never choose money over country benefit. Be bold, a bright star, and brave heart. Always do proud of your country irrespective of its greatness by embracing your country's art, culture and values. Listen to local music and watch local movies. Make it a priority to visit your own country's destinations before traveling to other countries. Youth can also teach and encourage children to love and respect their countries, in order to grow their national pride. The true measure of a Patriot is when a person lays down their life with the knowledge that those he saves... will never know.




Guten Morgen, meine Damen und Herren. You are listening to wcsb Cleveland, 89.3 on your fm dial. Wilkommen zum heutigen, deutschen amerikanishen radio program, euer Heimatradio mit alte heimatslieder und folks melodian. Wir hoffen das jeder eine schoene Woche gehabt hat und wir wuenschen heute jedem einen schoenen Sonntag.

Christmas at Rockefeller Center






Guten Morgen, meine Damen und Herren. You are listening to wcsb Cleveland, 89.3 on your fm dial. Wilkommen zum heutigen, deutschen amerikanishen radio program, euer Heimatradio mit alte heimatslieder und folks melodian. Wir hoffen das jeder eine schoene Woche gehabt hat und wir wuenschen heute jedem einen schoenen Sonntag.

Welcome to the CGRS
I am sure all of you have a bit of German ancestry in your families, some more than others.  It is always curious to know how far back your German Heritage goes. Some of you might have followed through way back and found out about your life in a surprising way!  Some of you might not even know how much the
German community has impacted our life throughout the years.  
It’s estimated that 50 million Americans have German ancestry, around 17% of our population. With such a significant portion of our society being of German decent, with immigrants recorded as far back as the Jamestown settlement, it’s not surprising that German-Americans have made a great deal of significant contributions to society, both in the US and globally.

    Experts in traveling on wheels, Pennsylvania-Germans contributed both the Conestoga wagons that carried pioneers westward, and the Studebaker – the popular car produced by Clement Studebaker.
    The famous Brooklyn Bridge, connecting Manhattan and Brooklyn, was built by German immigrant and engineer John Roebling.
    Famous business entrepenuaers such as Boeing, Chrysler, Firestone, Heinz, Rockefeller, and Strauss are all of German-American heritage.
    TheAmerican rockets to the moon were designed and supervised by another German-American.
    As President Ronald Reagan pointed out, America also can thank German influence for Christmas trees, Broadway musicals, kindergartens, graduate schools, the social security system, and labor unions.

So what does October 6th actually commemorate? It’s the date when German families from Krefeld landed in Philadelphia. These families went on to found Germantown, Pennsylvania, the first German settlement in the original thirteen American colonies. Originally known as “German Day”, the holiday was celebrated for the first time in 1883, on the 200th anniversary of the arrival of the settlers from Krefeld. The custom died out during World War I as a result of the anti-German sentiment that prevailed at the time, but the holiday was revived in 1983, when in 1987 President Ronald Reagan proclaimed October 6 as German-American Day to celebrate and honor the 300th anniversary of German American immigration and culture to the United States.

Looking for some ways to honor your German heritage this month? Spend some time researching your German ancestors. If you’re looking for some other ideas our CGRS show is full of them Today.  

This Is Ambassador Renate und......

David here. well it is Official -- Mayor Justin Bibb has proclimed Oct 6th as Cleveland German American Day ( and drumm role )
the whole Month of October as German American Heritage Month. We will be picking up his Proclamation on Oct 6 as Part of Clevelands German Day Celebration
highlighting the Worlds Children Peaced Monument and the new Christkindlmarket Cleveland going up on the Mall in Downtown Cleveland brought to you by the good folkes from the Ohio German American Business Assoc.

Joe Wendel
On a very sad note, Dr. Josef Wendel has passed away recently. His family is planning a Celebration of Life at Reinecker's Bakery ( on October 22, 2022. Please Check our Cleveland German Radio Show Facebook Page for future details.

Dr. Joe Wendel began his broadcasting career in 1961 on former ethnic radio station, WXEN as a sportscaster! He was the voice of the Cleveland Stokers, a professional soccer team that was brought over from England by some local investors. But, the Stokers only lasted a couple of years and Joe – an Austrian native – turned his radio focus to spreading the word about Greater Cleveland’s German-speaking citizens. Sports and radio aside, Joe has also boosted the German culture through his expertise on the “stomach Steinway” --- the accordion he sports as the leader of the Joe Wendel Orchestra. This ensemble regularly tours around the country, playing numerous local festivals, as well as such entertainment hot spots as Las Vegas and the Taj Mahal in Atlantic City. Music, whether it is on the radio or on the stage is a labor of love for Joe Wendel. In addition to being an entertainer, Joe has a long history as an educator, holding a doctorate in Educational Administration and School Law. His radio career continued as host of the popular GERMAN AMERICAN RADIO SHOW on WCSB 89.3FM.



How to Observe German-American Heritage Month

    Visit a museum. Get some friends together and explore the history and discover the contributions that German-Americans gave to America.
    Make a dish. Invite your friends and family over for a night of wine and dining. ...There are so many museums right here in Ohio that involve
the history of Germans.  
    Social Media.

CGRS recipe  of the Day  September 25th is German Butterbrot Day! ๐Ÿž

There is nothing more satisfying than a toasted butterbrot in the morning with a soft boiled egg!  I also love toasted butterbrot with pieces of garlic sprinkled on top. It is making my mouth water already!  And, of course, butterbrot with some homemade jam.....delicious!  What kind of butterbrot do you
๐ŸžThe day was established in 1999 by the Central Marketing Association of German Agriculture to draw more attention to bread as a breakfast food since many people ate cereal, muesli and other things for breakfast.
๐Ÿž ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ literally just means ‘bread and butter’. The ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ used to be a common breakfast and is mentioned in Goethe’s “Werther” and in Luther’s writings. You’ll also find it in art.
๐ŸžOther words for ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ are ๐—•๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—บ๐—ฒ (Saxony), ๐—ž๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ณ๐˜๐—ฒ (Ruhr), ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ and ๐—ฆ๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ (North, Northeast, Berlin), and ๐—•๐˜‚ฬˆ๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ป (North Rhineland, Ruhr area).
๐ŸžA ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ is just a slice of bread with butter, but in some parts of the German speaking world, it may also include a slice of buttered bread topped with jam, lunch meats, cheese etc.
The general term for that kind of bread is ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜.
๐Ÿž A ๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ is a ๐—•๐˜‚๐˜๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ (often with cheese or jelly) that children take to school to eat during their break (๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ). It’s normally folded like a sandwich. The German word for sandwich is ๐—ž๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ or ๐—ž๐—น๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐˜€๐˜๐˜‚๐—น๐—น๐—ฒ.
๐Ÿž ๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ means “evening bread”, and it’s what many Germans eat in the evening. It’s slices of bread with butter and some toppings like salami or cheese.
๐Ÿž ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ (bread time), also called ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜, is a snack break between breakfast and lunch, also called second breakfast, and comes originally from Bavaria. Most people have a snack during the morning but might not call it ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜. ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐˜‡๐—ฒ๐—ถ๐˜ or ๐—๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฏ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜ sometimes refers to a snack between other meals, not just breakfast and lunch.
๐ŸžYou will also find ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—ด๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—•๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ฒ at parties, often topped with fancier things like smoked salmon and mini shrimp salad, often cheese and salami are decorated with cherry tomatoes or olives, among other things. You can call these ๐—ฆ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ป๐—ถ๐˜๐˜๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป (little slices), ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฒฬ๐˜€, or ๐—›๐—ฎฬˆ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ป (little bites).
๐Ÿž There are 3200 varieties of bread in Germany.
๐Ÿž Since 2014, German bread has been a UNESCO intangible cultural heritage.
๐Ÿž What is your favorite topping?  Let us know.  You can find out more by going to our Cleveland German Radio Show Facebook Page.  

More than Beer and Schnitzel


German Word of the Day: Charivari
(wait, what? that doesn't sound German...)
Well, strictly speaking, it's French. (Don't tell anyone we called it German.)
Men's Charivari worn at Oktoberfest
A Charivari - which literally means pandemonium or commotion - is what we call the traditional decorative chain worn across the drop fly of Lederhosen, or, less commonly, with Dirndl. Charivari probably originated from the tradition of decorating pocket watch chains with small hunting trophies. They are usually either solid silver or silver-plated, and are adorned with gemstones, coins, teeth, antlers and other types of trinkets.
And yes, of course we have them! Charivari chains are among the many accessories we offer at Hollerbach's Outfitters Trachtenladen (traditional German folk apparel store) in Historic Downtown Sanford - come by and take a look!
Charivari, Lederhose and belt available at Renate's Tracht and Tradition Store.................. on our cgrs facebook page

A Proclamation on German-American Day, 2021
Break 7

Okay, here we go.  One of my favorite topics again......CHOCOLATE!!!!  You can never get enough of it!  
Did you know that there is a bear in Toblerone’s logo?

Toblerone has become the chocolate of choice for people traveling through airports across the world. What is it about traveling that makes so many of us want to grab a bar? Next time you find yourself with a bar of Toblerone, take a look at the mountain. It turns out the Swiss chocolate has been hiding a bear on the package all this time.

Most people thought it was a patch of snow, but it turns out there is a good reason that the bear is there. The bear is on the coat of arms of the town Bern. This is the hometown of the chocolate, and the creators thought it was the perfect way to honor the candy’s roots.  

So, next time you buy a Toblerone chocolate bar, take a look!  And, by the way, sometimes at internationa airports, they have these giant sized Toblerones.
You can never have enough of them, so stock up!


CGRS Community Day
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2022 from 12 PM until ?
Wallace Lake Park in Berea, Ohio
Bring the amily, pack a Picnic lunch and a good autmn attitude!
Join us for a CGRS Meet and Greet and harvest Festival for a fun and festive day filled with activities for all to enjoy such as inflatables, face painting, music, characters, magic show, mini pumpkin patch, trick-or-treating, vendor show, fireworks and more!
The event is free and open to the public! (non-members or anyone on or off Facebook)






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WUNDERBAR TOGETHER is a national German American venture put on the German Mission to the United States. In Cleveland, the The gift of Peace to America from Germany is the "Worlds Children Peace Monument" (WCPM) and is the Wunderbar Together Project. The WCPM is the cornerstone of the national coast to coast and the "Great American Peace Trail" . These Peace Projects are international public participatory art projects designed to engage children with cross-cultural awareness in order to attain the common goal of sharing peace and diversity with their neighbors.  The peace projects have direct community impacy through neighborhood beautification, community and economic development while building self-esteem and hope in America.  They will help to build better neighborhoods where everyone can live, respect and accept each other as they diplomatically negotiate errors and differences of prejudice and hatred and instill in its place the belief in the necessity of communication. It is also the purpose for Mayor Bibb to celebrate German American Day at Cleveland City Hall on October 6th this year. As Joe Namath says on TV --- ITS FREE! so I hope everyone will attend and acknowledge your German/Austrian heritage.  For more information, contact your German/American organization or the Cleveland German Radio Facebook page.




Good Morning to all our Cleveland German Radio Fans!

I hope each of you is having a great weekend so far. Here at Cleveland German Radio Show, we’ve been enlightened by the insightful and inspiring messages of our remarkable guests on the CGRS Facebook page, and we think you will be, too.

It has been an absolute dream to keep in touch with and learn from our Cleveland German Radio listeners and friends. It’s been a great opportunity to continue our theme of Playing Heimatslieder and Schlager hits while preserving our German community heritage and promoting the future. Maybe by listening to our Cleveland German radio Show, you’ll find something that inspires you or changes your perspective, or helps you take your goals to the next level.  Stay tuned for the latest topics of our Cleveland German radio Show!   We will talk about the legendary Hank Haller, special recipe of the week and also our word of the day and a few other topics. You won’t want to miss them.

So stay with us and start your day in a positive way by listening to the Cleveland German Radio Show WCSB Cleveland on 89.3FM. 
Be inspired, be encouraged and get connected.
This is Ambassador Renate und.........

David here you know the Cleveland German Radio Show supports our local ethnic organizations and business because they care about and are invested in the well-being of your community and its future. Ethnic businesses are more accountable to their local communities and donate more resourese to the community then regular businesss. Supporting ethnic businesses is good for the creating more jobs to encourage more younger people to stay in the area. This not only allows people to work closer to home, but also improves the quality of life for the community by increasing  revenue, creating a more self sustainable community, and connecting all the german community together.   Please join us in this worth while cause.................and now the music folks






We have another reason to celebrate at the CGRS this week!  We have reached over 1,000 members on our Cleveland German Radio Show Facebook page!
These are some of the coolest people who've recently joined our group.
1001 Member Joined on Saturday Kirsten Edwards
1000 Member Joined on Saturday Vera Dickerhof
999 Member Joined on Saturday John McKone
998 Member Joined on Saturday Sarah Kovach

On their own, these people have a magnetic draw that lands them in conversations in living rooms and online forums across the world --- it's hard for even the most uninterested onlookers not to take notice.

Other times, the CGRS elite club spend time doing everyday things or meeting to discuss upcoming projects. Although most of the US will never share a drink or a dance together, everyone can share experiences and life in general together!

So, there is still time to join our group.....the Cleveland German Radio Show! 


Please remember that if you enjoyed listening to this show, it is available all week long, 24 hours a day worldwide on the internet at  Please share this with your friends and family because this program belongs to everyone and they should know about it.


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"Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Yellow Polka Dot Bikini" is a novelty song telling the story of a shy girl wearing a revealing polka dot bikini at the beach. It was  first released in June 1960 by Brian Hyland. The Hyland version reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became a worldwide hit.

The song has been adapted into German as "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu-Strand-Bikini", reaching number one on national charts in both languages.

At a time when bikini bathing suits were still seen as too sexy to be mainstream, the song prompted a sudden takeoff in bikini sales. It is credited as being one of the earliest contributors to the acceptance of the bikini in society. The early 1960s saw a slew of surf movies and other film and television productions that rapidly built on the song's popularity.

In Germany, the song was renamed "Itsy Bitsy Teenie Weenie Honolulu-Strand-Bikini" and with German lyrics. It was recorded by Club Honolulu, an alias for French-born Italian singer Caterina Valente and reached number one on the West German charts.'

Remember These Words

It is a time of the season when we should remember the words of our ancestors.   These are words that need to be remembered.  If you are going to remember one thing for the rest of your life, let it be their teachings,  If you are only going to pass down one thing to your children, let it be that they have given them to you, and me for all the world to hear.  There are no doors,no bars, all men are free to enjoy our legacy
There in the air, like a joyous prayer you can hear them say, this is our country, this is your home, Keep its splendor and guard its glory, We need these words in our hearts, but this does not happen effortlessly or by accident.
We need to take that responsibility and pass on the teaching, Rehearse the words as you travel. Go to sleep and get up with these words on the tip of your tongue. If you are sitting or standing, walking or talking, remind yourself and others about these words. There are no other words as important as these. We must not forget our greatest treasures
The words our ancestors gave us are no longer just ours, but belong now to everyone in the whole world,  They are like a song of freedom rising up from the valley bottoms to the highest mountain tops, that never ever stops, and all the birds in the wind are like a choir, and you can hear them sing, You're free to be here, all creeds, all races, are one.
And as  you rest on this beautiful day God has brought, there falls into your soul a feeling of peace, and serenity, and we give thanks to the old folkes, or maybe in the eyes of your heart, you see the heritage they have given to you, and to me.  So in your heart, take a good look, If you follow the words, OH,  you are sure to find your reward. so let us all join in and raise our voices as one, and say the words past down to us, as one great community,  and people, if you have never done it yet, for once in your life say them like you mean them,  allright everybody, Altogether now 

und David here
You will notice there is a good deal of German music on the programme, which is rather more to my taste because there is only german music or bad music so Under the influence of Oktoberfest music I think that you feel what you actually do not feel and you understand what you do not understand  I will be playing selections from Deutscher Music Verien, Blauen Junges, Frank Morachek, Hank Haller Ensamble , Fred Zivich and the International Sound Machine, Frankie Yankovich Willie Plaff, And the late Great Dr Joe Wendel and his orchestra and many more