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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.

Ohio Attorney Recounts Time At New Mexico Refugee Center

Ohio Attorney Recounts Time At New Mexico Refugee Center Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

In August, civil rights groups sued the federal government over refugees held in Artesia, New Mexico. The groups claim the Obama Administration is holding asylum seekers to near insurmountable standards to prove asylum claims. Alvaro DeCola is an attorney in Akron who offered pro-bono work to refugees in New Mexico. He spoke with ideastream's Tony Ganzer.

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Lane’s unit at Allen Oakwood prison had record of security problems

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:13 PM

An investigation is underway into how Chardon school shooter TJ Lane and two other inmates managed to escape from a Lima prison last night. But some charge the facility had a history of security problems. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

ALS Ice Bucket Prank Investigation Wraps Up, As Ohio Lawmaker Seeks To Expand Hate Crimes Law

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 4:01 PM

The investigation into the pranking of an autistic student in Bay Village is expected to wrap up today. Meanwhile, an Ohio lawmaker hopes the incident will give mileage to her bill extending the state’s hate crimes law. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Ken Burns Speaks About His Film ‘The Roosevelts’

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 3:29 PM

Filmmaker Ken Burns' new work "The Roosevelts: An Intimate History" will begin to air on WVIZ/PBS on Sunday, September 14. He spoke with ideastream's Tony Ganzer about why Burns chose to look at the lives of Theodore, Franklin, and Eleanor, and what viewers might glean from this deep dive into history.

UPDATE: T.J. Lane Back In Custody

Friday, September 12, 2014 at 12:18 AM

T.J. Lane, sentenced to life without parole for a 2012 shooting spree in Chardon that killed three classmates and wounded three others, escaped last night from the Allen Correctional Institution in Lima, Ohio. He was found just hours later after an intensive search by state and local authorities.

State to Release School Report Cards

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Schools and school districts across Ohio will find out today how well they did last year in meeting a range of benchmarks.

For Some, Shale Gas Boom’s a Headache

Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 6:56 PM

For many of Ohio’s rural residents, the shale boom has been a godsend of money and jobs. But for some, it’s a constant, deafening headache. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

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.

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