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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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Statewide Democratic Nominees Aim to Turn Out Voters as Early Voting Nears

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 10:15 AM

During a four-day tour around Ohio, some of the Democrats running for the five statewide positions on this fall's ballot stopped in Columbus in hopes of reaching younger voters with a campaign relying more on energy than money. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, the nominees didn't shy away from criticizing Republicans for the absence of debates this year.

Richmond Heights Voters Recall Mayor Miesha Headen

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at 1:10 AM

Richmond Heights voters have ousted Mayor Miesha Headen, in a recall election that wrapped up last night. After the votes were tallied, 57.5 percent supported removing her, with 42.5 percent against. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports.

Democrats Sponsor Legislation Urging Candidates to Debate

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:32 PM

The lack of debates in this election season has been a hot topic among political junkies, and has sparked an idea with two state lawmakers. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

State Supreme Court Hears Case Against Charter School Operator White Hat

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 5:26 PM

The Ohio Supreme Court heard arguments Tuesday in a case that could change the nature of many charter schools in Ohio.

Advocates Rally for Immigration Reform in Downtown Cleveland

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:51 PM

About 100 immigration reform advocates rallied outside the federal building in downtown Cleveland, after word from the White House this month that President Obama won't move on immigration until after the election. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Colleges Work to Curb Sexual Assaults on Campus

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:41 PM

The Obama administration's "It's On Us" campaign is getting traction on college campuses around the country, including Ohio. The public awareness initiative aims to end sexual assaults on college campuses, in part by encouraging students to get involved when they see it happening. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen spoke with the University of Cincinnati about its plans to implement the program's principles.

Key Bank CEO Named America’s Most Powerful Woman in Banking

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 4:11 PM

The most powerful woman in banking is working right here in Cleveland. Financial magazine American Banker has given that title to Key Bank’s CEO Beth Mooney for the second straight year. ideastream’s Amy Hansen tells us why the publication decided to give Mooney the top spot.

Be Well: Making Flu Shots a Priority For Seniors

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

With cooler temperatures hitting Northeast Ohio and winter on the horizon, many medical experts say it's time to protect ourselves against the flu. And, as ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble found out, there is a particular push to vaccinate those 65 and older.

Online Voting Service Keeps Students Alert And Ready For Election Day

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Getting out the student vote is getting easier. A growing, online service lets college students register and cast their ballots. Among TurboVote's customers are a number of Ohio universities and colleges. Ideastream's Brian Bull reports:

ODOT Moving Forward on 16-Mile, $429 Million Project in Southern Ohio

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The Ohio Department of Transportation is set to being the largest single construction project in its history. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, agency spokesman Steve Faulkner explains the Portsmouth Bypass is the first ever public private partnership of its kind in Ohio.

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