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ACWA Interviews Austrian Diplomat on WZIP 88.1 FM

Tom Beck, Station Manager, WZIP; Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder, Head of Press & Information Service, Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.; Jane Walker Snider, ACWA Executive Director

Tom Beck, Station Manager, WZIP; Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder, Head of Press & Information Service, Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C.; Jane Walker Snider, ACWA Executive Director

WZIP's Community Concern Program

Sat., May 1 @ 12:30 p.m. - or -
Sun., May 2 @ 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder, Head of Press & Information Service, Embassy of Austria, Washington, D.C., will discuss how Austria has reinvented itself since WWII, through its own efforts and favorable external factors: peace in Europe, an expanding European Union, the collapse of communism and growing global prosperity. Dr. Renezeder will be interviewed by ACWA Executive Director Jane Walker Snider for WZIP's Community Concern Program at 88.1 FM. The program will be aired on Saturday, May 1 at 12:30 p.m. and repeated Sunday, May 2 at 12:30 p.m.

Dr. Wolfgang Renezeder will focus on:

  • How, since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989, Austria has become one of the most important investors in the emerging markets of the new democracies of Central and Eastern Europe (CEE).
  • Austria’s continuing its legacy as mediator and peacekeeper in regions of conflict, accepting many asylum-seekers from regions of conflict while serving as headquarters of the UN in the EU.
  • Austria’s national programs that address the Holocaust and compensate victims of the Nazi regime. The Austrian Holocaust Memorial Service sends its youth to other countries to serve at Holocaust institutions focused on remembrance.
  • Austria’s operational center coordinates opportunities for U.S. Companies conducting their business in Eastern Europe.
  • As a pioneer in the field of energy efficient building, how Austria is moving towards collaboration in U.S. markets on environmental technology.

WZIP-FM and ACWA are partnering to produce Community Concern Programs featuring ACWA guest diplomats as a means to educate WZIP listeners on international issues that affect Northeast Ohio interests, economically and politically. This program and previous programs will soon be available on the ACWA web site.

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