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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.

Democrats, Republicans Head to Ohio Supreme Court in Public Records Cases

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:44 AM

As the Ohio governor's race ramps up, Democrats and Republicans have taken each other to court. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports each party is suing its opponent for access to public records.

Ohio Makes $150 Million Available for Water Treatment After Toledo Emergency

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 10:12 AM

The Kasich Administration is rolling out new funding and policies to combat toxic algae -- this is in response to last week's crisis in Toledo that left hundreds of thousands of people without water. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was in Perrysburg for the announcement.

Clevelanders Join Nationwide Protests Over Police Killing of Michael Brown

Friday, August 15, 2014 at 5:30 AM

Using social media, protests over the fatal police shooting of an unarmed black teenager in a St. Louis suburb spread to cities around the country last night, including downtown Cleveland. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Cleveland Clinic’s Planned New Cancer Center Aims to Improve Patient Experience

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 4:37 PM

Today, the Cleveland Clinic unveiled plans for a big new facility that will bring most of its downtown cancer treatment services under one roof. Ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

County Exec Will Maintain Power to Fire Sheriff Without Consulting Council

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM

An effort to restrict the Cuyahoga County executive’s authority to remove the sheriff from office failed at Tuesday’s council meeting. ideastream's Joanna Richards reports.

FCC Member Talks NFL Blackouts, Net Neutrality and Press Freedoms

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:51 AM

The Federal Communications Commission is an agency that deals in very complex regulations, but with issues that are crucial to most media consumers. One of the five commissioners was in Ohio tthis week, and Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler sat down him to talk about some of the big issues the panel is facing.

House Chair Tapped to Study Ohio’s Harmful Algae Blooms

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 9:39 AM

After the recent water crisis in Toledo, finding a solution to Ohio’s harmful algal bloom crisis is moving up the priority list for lawmakers. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Same-Sex Marriage Could Benefit Ohio’s Economy, Study Finds

Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 5:39 AM

A new study says giving Ohio’s same-sex couples the right to marry would bring positive economic benefits to the state. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

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