Ben Speggen

http://www.eriereader.com/author/ben-speggen
 

Writer. Reader. Observer. Enemy of inertia.  

Ben Speggen currently serves as a contributing editor at the Erie Reader. He served as the publication's managing editor from March 2011 to Sept. 2015. 

He also hosts the community affairs-based program Weekend All Things Erie on WQLN, which airs Saturday mornings at 7 and is available online.

Wednesday, August 17th, 2016 at 2:45 PM

Forging ahead with Velocity Network and Behrend’s AMIC. 

Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 at 10:30 AM

And if it wants to succeed, Erie must experiment.

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Detroit Mayor Mike Duggan follows through on a free education plan for local high school grads.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Ex-convicts deserve a fair chance at employment. 

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 5:30 PM

Playwright Richard Boler debuts a new one-act comedy in Erie.

Wednesday, February 17th, 2016 at 1:45 PM

The divisive conversation continues. 

Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016 at 11:15 AM

In addition to solar potential, we also have a lot of wind. Thus, we must have a lot of answers blowin’ about in it.

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016 at 10:30 AM

Buffalo is booming through the manufacture of solar panels; Erie should be taking note.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 2:30 PM

Evaluating the impact of local investment by small businesses.

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Because if we don’t, we may not have a future to argue over, as 2016 goes out with a whimper and not a bang.

Erie Reader: Vol. 6, No. 20
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CURRENT

Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Here are three good opportunities to lighten up as the nights grow longer.

Dancing Wheels bring a world premiere to Mercyhurst.

IN THIS ISSUE

Now serving up good vibes on State Street

Fighting for change in our most vulnerable communities.

Running into a blazing building can be ‘terrifying,’ but some choose to do it, anyway. 

Here are three good opportunities to lighten up as the nights grow longer.

Dancing Wheels bring a world premiere to Mercyhurst.

Shapeshift With Me, relative to the band’s spectacular catalog as a whole, is certainly one of their less powerful studio albums.

Grate every road in downtown Erie all at once.

Some ‘multigrain’ bread has a little more protein than you’d like. 

Don’t just dream it. Be it!

If De Palmas trip down memory lane whets your appetite, come back to the museum for one of his most underrated movies a week later.