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The U.S. Attorney’s Perspective On Cleveland Gangs

The U.S. Attorney’s Perspective On Cleveland Gangs Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Last month ideastream reported on gangs in Cleveland, with special attention on the so-called Heartless Felons which have suffered high-profile indictments this year. ideastream's Tony Ganzer continues our look at gangs in a conversation with Steven Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Two Northeast Ohio Suburbs Face Racial Imbalance Between Police and Residents

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has drawn attention to racial disparities between the community and law enforcement there. Though Ferguson is mostly African-American, all but a few police officers are white. Ferguson is hardly alone in having that kind of imbalance, including some Northeast Ohio agencies. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

KSU Professor Printing Building Bricks

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:12 AM

A Kent State University professor has won a coveted award from Architecture Magazine for making bricks with a 3D printer. As Mark Urycki reports, his innovation could change the way buildings are designed and constructed.

SummaCare Ordered to Suspend Medicare Enrollment

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Akron-based SummaCare is under fire from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for allegedly mishandling supplemental coverage for Medicare recipients. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

For the first time in nine months, Ohio’s unemployment rate went up last month. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, this news has the political spin machines working on high speed.

Downtown Cleveland…Is It Going To The Dogs?

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 8:30 PM

For all the recent reports on residency rates and renovations across downtown Cleveland, someone’s ultimately bound to ask: “What’s in it for the dogs?” ideastream’s Brian Bull reports on a new fundraiser geared towards giving man’s best friend a place to romp, socialize, and other stuff….

Finding ‘Effectiveness’ Of Curfew Laws

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Last week, Baltimore put into place what's being touted as the 'most strict curfew in the country,' which is only slightly more strict than the curfew in Cleveland. The issue of curfews is not without controversy, as we still see from developments in Ferguson, Missouri. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer talked about curfews with Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Emanuella Groves.

School Costs And Spending Increase, Pinching Family Budgets

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Back to school costs are up….and so's the demand for free or donated school supplies. For StateImpact Ohio, ideastream's Brian Bull reports:

Ohio Lawmaker Explores Sales Tax-Free Holiday For Back To School Shopping

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 3:10 PM

School’s not quite yet started, but many parents at least are doing their math in figuring out costs for their kid’s supplies. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports for StateImpact Ohio, a state senator says his bill will relieve some of their financial burden.

The Global Struggle for LGBT Identity

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 1:31 PM

Attitudes toward the LGBT community are rapidly changing in the U.S. but that’s not the case for gays in some parts of the world. ideastream’s David C. Barnett explored some of their experiences in conversations with participants at the International Gay Games in Cleveland.

As Charter School Shuts Down, Democrats Want Faster Response

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 11:00 AM

Another Ohio charter school shut down this week -- the first week of school for many Ohio students. The VLT Academy in Cincinnati is the 22nd community school to close this fiscal year. As Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, that's angering those who say they're trying to do something about failing charter schools -- but are being ignored.

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