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Spanish-language Radio Station ‘La Mega’ Finding Its Place In Northeast Ohio

Spanish-language Radio Station ‘La Mega’ Finding Its Place In Northeast Ohio Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:10 PM

A little less than a year ago one of Northeast Ohio’s alternative rock stations switched formats—no more Pearl Jam or The Avett Brothers on 87.7 FM. Instead listeners heard “La Mega,” Northeast Ohio’s first Spanish-language radio station. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer reports.

Federal Economist Gives Largely Positive Update For Cleveland

Federal Economist Gives Largely Positive Update For Cleveland Wednesday, October 1, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Cleveland’s overall economic outlook is good so far this year, according to a researcher with the Federal Reserve Bank. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports on the highs and lows of northeast Ohio’s largest city.

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Insurers Ramp Up For Year Two Of the Affordable Care Act

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:30 PM

Tomorrow marks one year since the Affordable Care Act Marketplace opened up on healthcare.gov. And it's the first year of the so-called individual mandate-everyone is supposed to get health care or pay a tax penalty. Health insurance companies are ramping up their business. From Ohio Public Radio station WYSO Lewis Wallace tells us more.

DeWine Says He Doesn’t Expect Executions to Resume as Scheduled in February

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 5:02 PM

After several years of multiple executions, there’s only been one in Ohio this year, with the next one scheduled for February. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, there are questions about whether executions will start up again anytime soon.

Health Care Battle Shifts South

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 11:20 AM

Just over two years ago, we reported on the expansion of health care systems in the Greater Cleveland area. Now the battle among providers for turf dominance is moving towards the outer ring suburbs and Akron. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, it’s getting congested out there.

Kasich Rallies GOP Supporters with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Gov. John Kasich rallied supporters for his gubernatorial bid in Northeast Ohio yesterday. As ideastream's Nick Castele reports, Kasich shared the stage with a fellow Republican often mentioned as a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Caregivers in the Sandwich Generation

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:59 AM

About 1 in 8 Americans ages 40-60 are raising children, 'and' caring for older family members. ideastream producer Kay Colby talked with Morning Edition host Rick Jackson about the growing numbers of people in that position, and the impacts on their lives.

Budish and Schron Face Off Before the Cameras in City Club Debate

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 9:58 AM

The two men running for Cuyahoga County Executive tangled yesterday in a debate hosted by the City Club of Cleveland. ideastream's Nick Castele reports the candidates touched on the economy, social services and their backgrounds.

U.S. Supreme Court Stays Federal Early Voting Ruling

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:10 AM

Early voting that was set to begin today won’t happen after all. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, the nation’s highest court has put a hold on the in person, early voting in the Buckeye State.

Senator Portman Makes Case For Multipronged Attack Against Poverty

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 6:00 AM

Education, job training, and fighting recidivism and drug addiction are all key to alleviating poverty, according to U.S. Senator Rob Portman. The Ohio Republican shared his strategy while visiting a faith-based relief organization in Cleveland. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

CSU Prof will Work on Laws of Space with UN Delegation

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:42 PM

Mention “space battles” and you’re apt to picture alien invaders and rockets exchanging laser fire. But in reality, they usually involve diplomats, corporations and attorneys – including one from Cleveland. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

James Traficant Remembered for Charisma, Character, Crimes

Monday, September 29, 2014 at 7:23 PM

Deeply flawed but an unforgettable character – that’s how many are remembering former Youngstown area Congressman James Traficant. He died Saturday after being injured in an accident on his family’s Mahoning County farm. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

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