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Ohio’s U.S. Senators Respond to Obama’s Moves Against ISIS

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:52 PM

Reaction is rolling in from lawmakers to President Obama's address to the nation last night announcing a more robust air campaign against Islamic State fighters in Iraq and Syria, and the deployment of military advisers.

$54 Million in State Opportunity Corridor Contracts Will Go to Minority Businesses

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:45 PM

Governor Kasich was in Cleveland today to announce that about one-fifth of the state funding for the Opportunity Corridor road project will go to minority contractors. ideastream’s Joanna Richards has more.

Cleveland Clinic To Issue Rare Century Bonds

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 3:21 PM

The Cleveland Clinic's top executives have been on the road this week marketing rare Century Bonds to investors. The $400 million in bonds will be used for the typical growth and expansion purposes for which companies take out debt. But ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble explains that these bonds are NOT typical...

Brown, Portman and Kaptur Introduce Bills to Address Harmful Algae Blooms

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 11:08 AM

Ohio’s U.S. Senators have introduced two bills that address the problems with toxic microcystins, a result of blue-green algae in the state’s waters. Toxins from algal blooms in Lake Erie caused a two-day shutdown of Toledo’s water system in August. But as WYSO’s Lewis Wallace reports for Ohio Public Radio, neither piece of legislation gets at the primary source of the pollution.

Glenn Beck Rallies Conservatives to Urge Passage of Anti-Abortion Bill in Ohio

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:51 AM

The group that’s been backing a bill that would ban abortion in Ohio after a fetal heartbeat can be detected is trying a new strategy to convince the state legislature to pass that measure. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports the group has enlisted the help of a popular and controversial talk show host.

Kasich Highlights Close Relationship with Business in Chamber of Commerce Endorsement

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 10:02 AM

For just the second time in its 120-year history, the Ohio Chamber of Commerce has endorsed a candidate for governor. And for the second time, they've endorsed Republican Gov. John Kasich. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, Kasich says the endorsement creates an important bond.

Northeast Ohio’s Prestigious, Yet Under-Appreciated Literary Gem

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 4:06 AM

One of the country’s most prestigious literary award ceremonies is being held tonight (9-11-14) in Cleveland. While the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize are more famous, the Anisfield-Wolf Awards have honored some of America’s top writers for nearly eight decades. Ideastream’s David C. Barnett has more on this under-appreciated prize and some of the people who have taken it home.

Exports’ Clout Begs The Question: Was NAFTA Good Or Bad?

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:29 PM

Exports support a hefty portion of American jobs, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce. Their numbers say last year, more than 11 million jobs were tied to the shipping of goods and services beyond the nation’s borders, 260,000 of those in Ohio. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, debate surrounds whether a controversial free trade law helped or hindered that growth.

Severe Weather Hits Northeast Ohio

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 11:04 PM

The National Weather Service reported on Twitter that tornadoes touched down in Hiram and Rittman. And one funnel cloud did damage just a half mile north of Stow Munroe Falls High School in Summit County. Reporter Mark Urycki has more.

Tackling The Issue Of Domestic Violence Follwing Rice Suspension From NFL

Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at 8:30 PM

Domestic violence has become a hot topic following an NFL player’s ouster from the league. Ray Rice of the Baltimore Ravens was let go after a security video showed him punching his then-fiance, Janay Palmer, out cold in an elevator earlier this year. Countless other cases exist beyond that incident. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the extent of responsibility and accountability of such abuse was touched on during today’s Sound of Ideas’ program on 90.3

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