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The U.S. Attorney’s Perspective On Cleveland Gangs

The U.S. Attorney’s Perspective On Cleveland Gangs Thursday, August 21, 2014 at 4:00 PM

Last month ideastream reported on gangs in Cleveland, with special attention on the so-called Heartless Felons which have suffered high-profile indictments this year. ideastream's Tony Ganzer continues our look at gangs in a conversation with Steven Dettelbach, the U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio.

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Is Manziel Too Much of a Distraction for the Browns?

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 10:21 AM

The Browns have just begun their preseason schedule, and rookie quarterback Johnny Manziel is drawing attention for off-the-field partying and—this week—giving the finger to his opponents. NPR's David Greene spoke with John Ourand, a writer for Sports Business Journal, about whether Manziel is an investment or a liability for the Browns.

DeWine: Grand Jury Will Investigate Dayton-Area Walmart Shooting

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 9:37 AM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine says a grand jury will investigate the recent shooting death of 22-year-old John Crawford. For Ohio Pubic Radio, WYSO's Lewis Wallace reports.

Drug Court, MetroHealth Put Lifesaving Overdose Drug in Hands of Opiate Addicts

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:34 PM

As opiate addiction has risen, so have deaths from overdoses. There’s an antidote that can save users from an overdose, and a Cleveland court is launching an effort to get it into the hands of drug users. Ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Push for Common Core Repeal Lacks Support from Kasich, Senate Ed Chair

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 6:21 PM

A House committee reconvened Tuesday to hear more testimony from opponents of the education standards known as Common Core. But in order for the bill to get anywhere after the House, it needs to get support from some major players. And as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, that seems unlikely.

Kasich Continues Low-Key Reelection Bid with Stop in Beavercreek

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:53 PM

Democrats have always hoped for a strong anti-Kasich sentiment in this year’s election. There was a little of that at a very small campaign stop for the incumbent governor today near Dayton. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler was there.

How Will FitzGerald’s Trouble Affect Democrats’ Chances This November?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Top Democratic Party officials insist Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is in the race to stay, despite the fact that his top staffers are leaving his campaign. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles takes a look at what that means to his campaign and to other statewide races on the Democratic ticket.

House Hears Bill to Repeal Common Core

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM

The set of education standards known as Common Core is under attack just as schools around Ohio begin to implement it. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was at a hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core.

Top Aides to Leave FitzGerald Campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has details.

Be Well: Being a “Good Doctor”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM

HOST: Today ideastream's health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble talks with Dr. Barron Lerner about his latest book, "The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics." Lerner grew up in Cleveland and is now a physician and bioethicist at NYU's school of medicine. His father was the well-known Cleveland infectious disease specialist Dr. Phillip Lerner, who spent most of his career at Mt. Sinai before succumbing to Parkinson's disease at the age of 80. Later in his career, Phillip Lerner became a practicing advocate around end of life care issues. In his new book, Barron Lerner reflects on his father's approach to these issues. He begins his conversation by talking about an incident in which his father prevented other doctors from resuscitating a patient.

Communities Applaud $150 Million To Fight Algae, But Question Whether It’s Sufficient

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Water treatment operations along Lake Erie and beyond are welcoming word that the state is setting aside $150 million for upgrades to help them battle an escalating problem with algae blooms. But that money may just be a drop in the bucket. From Ohio Public Radio Stations WKSU M.L. Schultze explains.

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