The use of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook by street gangs has been recurring area of interest for WCPN this year. One question we’ve been asking ourselves is whether “cyber-banging,” as some have called it, represents truth, fiction or a blend of the two. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer returns to this topic by exploring a recent 299-count indictment targeting a gang on Cleveland's west side.
In response to the Justice Department’s critical review of Cleveland’s Division of Police, the City Council’s Public Safety Committee is gathering comments in hearings throughout the city. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports the committee heard a lot of complaints and some specific policy suggestions at its first stop in the majority-black Lee-Harvard neighborhood Thursday night.
Thursday, December 18, 2014 at 5:10 PM
Some are criticizing a pricey charter flight Cleveland State University’s president took last year to meet with Governor Kasich in Columbus. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports the university is defending the expense.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:56 PM
The Ohio Democratic Party has elected new leadership. The new chair is David Pepper, former Hamilton County commissioner and the failed candidate for recent campaigns for attorney general and auditor. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, he’ll be joined by another former statewide candidate and State Senator.
A new bill that changes the method of drawing the lines for state lawmakers’ districts will now go before voters after Ohio House members approved it earlier Wednesday. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.
The Greater Cleveland area is seeing a greater need for emergency food assistance, as well as an uptick in homeless families. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports The annual U.S. Conference of Mayor’s status report on hunger and homelessness recently highlighted the level of homelessness in Cleveland.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 10:28 AM
The man accused of killing an Akron police officer has been indicted on numerous counts, including murder. ideastream's Nick Castele reports the man could face the death penalty if convicted.
Tuesday, December 16, 2014 at 7:45 AM
The Columbus area leads the nation in per capital Medicare-certified home health agencies. Cuyahoga County is second only to Franklin County in fraud cases statewide... with this one of only states eight lacking strong regulations. After a two year investigation, the Columbus Dispatch published findings this week. lead reporter Ben Sutherly talked with ideastream's Rick Jackson about the report.
Six new performers are set to enter the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The inductees represent a wide range of music, from California punk, and Texas blues to the New York underground. ideastream's David C. Barnett has more on the Rock Hall class of 2015.
Monday, December 15, 2014 at 8:33 PM
Some athletes have taken of late to using the field of play as a platform to deliver a message about deaths of African Americans at the hands of police. ideastream's Nick Castele reports on the debate that has sparked.
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