Thursday roundup: Jackson lands in Cleveland; Kalish remembers Adler

• Maxie Jackson, formerly president of the National Federation of Community Broadcasters, is now managing WCPN-FM in Cleveland, part of the ideastream public media network, the station announced Wednesday. The hire is part of an organizational restructuring at ideastream stations WVIZ/PBS, 90.3 WCPN and WCLV Classical 104.9. • Pubradio freelancer Jon Kalish wrote a remembrance of NPR reporter Margot Adler for the Jewish Daily Forward. Adler, who died Monday, was known for being a Wiccan priestess, but Kalish also saw her as “one of the many prominent Jews in the 1960’s counter-culture who, like Allen Ginsberg and Abbie Hoffman, rebelled against the established order.” Kalish worked with Adler at New York’s WBAI.

In review of pubTV stations, CPB’s Krichels sees “energy in the system”

Ted Krichels, CPB’s senior v.p. for system development and media strategy, recently talked to Current about the 50-page “Public Media Models of the Future” report he co-authored this fall with PBS Director of Strategy Stephen Holmes. Edited, rearranged and condensed excerpts from that conversation follow. Current: How did you start the process? Did you survey the entire system, or was it more word of mouth? Ted Krichels: Stephen and I initially were collecting stations, ones you would have heard about.