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.

Renate print from here down......

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.
We would like to thank everyone for joining us today!  The light of longer spring days is finally about to end the dark of winter. Let’s use these spring days to inspire us to get up, get moving, and increase our daily efforts as we build our best lives and pursue our priority goals and dreams.

“Let your unique awesomeness and positive energy inspire confidence in others.” “Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” “If you want light to come into your life, you need to stand where it is shining.” “Success is the sum of small efforts repeated day in and day out.”

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. Stop waiting until you finish school, until you go back to school, until you lose ten pounds, until you gain ten pounds, until you have kids, until your kids leave the house, until you start work, until you retire, until you get married, until you get divorced, until Friday night, until Sunday morning, until you get a new car or home, until your car or home is paid off, until spring, until summer, until fall, until winter, until the first or fifteenth, until your song comes on,  until you are born again to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy.
You can do all of these things with all the vigor you can muster after relaxing and listening to your favorite songs on the Cleveland German Radio Show.
We have a lot of nice topics today.....the Schrebergaerten in Germany...think about building one by your own home....Also, the ramp season is coming up so I have a nice garlic recipe for you.  And, join us to wish Dr. Joseph Wendel a happy birthday!  This is Ambassador Renate und.........

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We are overhauling parts of our garden, and it made me think about Schrebergarten or Kleingarten. These little private gardens are an oasis of green for people living in urban areas.  Schrebergärten, Germany’s suburban garden kingdoms and every city has them. Little gnome-rich garden kingdoms in the suburbs where nature is given license to prosper – as well as a short back and sides.
Schrebergarten colonies are an unmistakable feature of German suburbia, particularly if you travel anywhere by train. Ordered, trimmed, enclosed, ornamental, each strip has some kind of glorified shed that thinks it’s a Shangri-la. Floral and vegetable displays compete, and an abundance of garden gnomes gather around plastic windmills to compare fishing rods. As for people, they’re only temporary visitors, because however fabulous the summerhouse/cottage/shed – and some are very fancy –one of the many hundreds of rules is that a Schrebergarten is non-residential, and rules are there to be obeyed. These enclosures are the garden equivalent of white bread: nature with the wildness extracted – and with more fertilizer per square metre than any farmer would dare to use.
Although the movement started in Leipzig, Berlin is where it is at its most visible. Here, at the end of the 19th century, workers snatched – or were granted access to – land along railway lines to plant potato patches. These days the Berlin association represents some 500,000 gardening members, their rights to their plots having been passed from one generation to the next. Waiting lists for particularly popular city center gardens can be several years long.
My Opa and Oma Schlapak in Laupheim, Germany had a beautiful garden.  I loved visiting them and learned many valuable lessons.  Now as an adult, I garden in my own backyard. I wish my grandparents could see how much they influenced me and my gardening.  If you would like to read more about it, go to our Cleveland German Radio Show Facebook page.

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word of the week------TREPPENWITZ

The “staircase joke” or “staircase wit” possibly gets its name from the witty retort or clever comeback that comes to mind when you are on your way out, walking down the stairs following a situation, i.e. after it’s too late.

We’ve all experienced a situation where a snappy response fails us in the heat of the moment, but only pops up after the fact or perhaps later in the day or on the way home. It’s known as the Treppenwitz phenomena.  I know it happens to me from time to time.  I walk down our outside steps heading toward the car and realized I did not have my keys with me.  Does it happen to you David?


recipe of the week

Whether you crave sweet, savory, decadent or healthy, we have a top-rated dessert recipe to satisfy your every desire. STRAWBERRIES & CREAM ALMOND PASTRIES
A quick, easy and pretty dessert for dinner or a springtime luncheon! I am sure everyone will love them!  We are also coming into the strawberry time of the year.  Fresh homegrown strawberries would be simply delicious for this recipe!    
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Chill Time: 30 minutes
Bake Time: 15 minutes
Yield:  Approximately 1 dozen

For the recipe, please go to our Cleveland German Radio Show Facebook page

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Next week starts Armed Forces Week
The creation of a single day celebration for all five branches of the United States military made sense due to its recent unification under the Department of Defense. Today, Armed Forces Week is celebrated leading up to Armed Forces Day which is always on the third Saturday of every May, this year falling on May 21.
Dr. Josef Wendel's Birthday
From our listeners and friends of German Central, Lenau Park, Maennerchor, Sachsenheim, Gottscheer of Cleveland and of course from us here at the Cleveland German Radio Show as well as from Joe Kocab and Zenon Domanski, we want to wish you the happiest of birthdays.  May you have a year filled with lots of nice surprises, good health, good luck and may you always be surrounded by good friends and peace.  Alles gute zum deinem Geburtstag, Joe!  


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Nach einem Kindergedicht über den Frühling


Ich sehe Regenwolken. Ich sehe Vogelnester,

Auch Schmetterlinge! Auch Blumen!

Alles wächst. Der Wind weht sanft.

Der Frühling ist da! Der Frühling ist da!

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The 2022 Saxon Trachtenball was a success with many friends coming out to Celebrate. Special guests were Rebecca Horeth and the Aylmer Saxonia Dance Group, who traveled all the way from Canada to entetain and spend the evening with everyone. The cute and adorable saxon children's group also made a impact on the evening. Senator Michael Skindell, ATS President Denise Aeling Crawford were also in attendance.
Fred Ziwich and his International Sound Machine played well for dancing and Christine Roppelt gets kudos for putting on a Great Evening!  If you would like to know more about the Trachtenball or see some pictures, go to our Cleveland German Radio Show Facebook page.

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Lily of the Valley-----I have a poem here dedicated to this lovely smelling flower.  It is one of my favorite flowers!


                    ~ Sonnet ~

The first, the last, beginning and the end,

To bring the spring’s first warning, a low

Coquette does rarely let beauty attend –

The ill forgotten dreams the valleys stow.


The good of nature will encourage plants,

For whatever reason, first discovers,

My getting to know what disparage grants

Significant forfeits, love struck hovers

Rest assured I stand, as the darker shades,

The spumy show in which death will follow,

Then, my first idle worship, fear parades,

Breathless wonder, why silent pangs wallow.


It’s then, too late, to see the last of spring,

Begin my first, the season’s past will bring

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Maigloeckchen lautet in dem Tal,
das Klingt so hell und fein,
so kommt zum Reigen allzumal,
ihr lieben Bluemelein!


whatever paths you take in life always take your music with you or you can take CGRS also

music is the glue that holds us together when everything else around us is falling apart

You hear the music with your ears but listen with your heart

Renate End Here

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.
We would like to thank you for joining us today!











CGRS Word of the Week:





Guten Rutsch in den neuen Monat Mai
As this new month of May begins, here are my wishes for you...
May this month bring you satisfaction, peace, joy and iceality.
May all the desires of your heart be granted.  
May this be the beginning of new things in your life.
stay strong, be positive and fulfill your dreams
O Maria! Wir krönen dich heute mit Blüten
Königin der Engel, Königin der Mai

Die Freunde und die Musik, mit denen wir aufgewachsen sind, werden immer einen besonderen Platz in unseren Herzen haben


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