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Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees

Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Ohio attorney Alvaro DeCola tells ideastream's Tony Ganzer about the refugees held in a facility in Artesia, New Mexico. DeCola offered legal aid to some refugees, and heard about and saw their hardships.

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Ohio Groups Gear Up For Another Round Of Obamacare Outreach

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:23 AM

The federal government has announced a new round of grants for Ohio health insurance navigators, as the time for open enrollment in federal health plans rolls back around. From Ohio Public Radio member station WYSO, Lewis Wallace has more on what to expect.

National Science Group Says Common Core Repeal Bill Opens Door for Teaching Creationism

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:15 AM

New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports that for that group, the language is all too familiar.

Be Well: Lyme Disease On The Rise In Ohio

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:35 AM

A new study from Ohio State University says that black-legged ticks and Lyme disease are now an emerging public health concern in Ohio, particularly in the eastern half of the state. Lyme disease is now the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson talks with ideastream Health Reporter Sarah Jane Tribble about the increase in the illness and the carriers.

Statehouse Agency Offering Grants to Bring in School Field Trips

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Next week, the rush will be on among school districts around Ohio to snag a share of money set aside to help pay for bus trips to the Statehouse.

Study Shows Geographic Disparities in Child Well-Being in Ohio

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

A new study shows Ohio's kids are growing up in very different realities. And the disparity, perhaps unsurprisingly, cuts along rural, metropolitan and suburban lines.

Literacy Advocate Talks Up Campaign For Grade-Level Reading

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

A national advocate for literacy told a Cleveland audience Monday that efforts to boost kids’ reading skills must extend beyond the walls of the public schools.

Gloria Steinem speaks at Severance Hall Tuesday

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The feminist activist shared her thoughts on current issues affecting women on ideastream's Sound of Ideas

App could help visitors enjoy Cuyahoga Valley National Park

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 3:22 PM

National parks draw lots of visitors who like the outdoors, but may not know much about what they see, whether it’s plants or animals or geology. A new digital app could help them learn. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Sponsor of Common Core Repeal Bill Wants More Hearings on Education Standards

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 8:56 AM

More than a hundred people have participated in the argument over a repeal of Ohio’s current education standards called the Common Core. Now as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, at least one leader would like to see the debate take a slight change in course.

Reading Groups are Calling for Literary Selfies

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 4:32 AM

It seems like we're bombarded with "selfies", these days. People are constantly sharing those arm's-length pictures of themselves with friends, famous monuments, and even celebrities. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that some local literacy groups are asking Northeast Ohioans to use that technique today to show off a love of reading.

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