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Be Well: Shingles

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 7:30 AM

Ask anyone who’s ever had shingles and they’ll tell you a story. Shingles causes a skin rash with blisters and can be very painful. About one in three Americans will get shingles sometime in life according to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. A vaccine to help prevent it was approved in 2006. But there’s some confusion about the age at which folks should consider getting it.

Cincinnati Overpass Falls - One Killed

Tuesday, January 20, 2015 at 5:55 AM

One person is dead, and another hurt, as a the bridge decking of an unused overpass falls onto the highway below. Bill Rinehart of member station WVXU has more.

3 Arrested in Protests Against Police Use of Force in Cleveland

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:44 PM

This Martin Luther King Jr. Day saw protesters in cities across the country drawing attention to the issue of police use of force. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Greater Cleveland Partnership Prepares Two-Year Agenda

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:27 PM

The group representing Northeast Ohio businesses is preparing its lobbying efforts as a new session of the state legislature gets underway. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the Greater Cleveland Partnership released its public policy agenda for the next two years.

USDA Offers More Grants To Limit Farm Run-off

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 5:52 PM

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is now offering more grant money to encourage farmers to keep fertilizer run-off out of the public waterways, in a bid to combat toxic algae growth. Statehouse reporter Andy Chow has more.

King Oratory Contest Winners

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 11:18 AM

For 15 years, kids around Ohio have honored Martin Luther King Jr. every year by competing in an annual oratory contest with a theme inspired by the civil rights leader. Last week, an audience came together in a downtown Columbus church to hear the winners perform their entries, on the theme of building a loving, nonviolent community.

Former Congressman Says There’s Still Room to Fight Racial Disparities

Monday, January 19, 2015 at 8:00 AM

It's been more than fifty years since the late Dr. Martin Luther King's March on Washington. One of King's friends, African American community leader and former longtime Democratic U.S. Congressman Louis Stokes, says progress has been made in fighting racial disparities, but can still go further. ideastream's Amy Hansen reports.

Kasich Administration Rolls Out Community-Police Relations Task Force

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 5:33 PM

Sparked by a series of cases involving police use of force, this week Governor John Kasich announced a new statewide committee tapped to analyze the relationships between communities and law enforcement. One committee member is former longtime democratic U.S. Representative Louis Stokes, who told ideastream's Amy Hansen the group’s mission is vital.

Seeing Rural Ohio Through A Swiss Immigrant Artist’s Eyes

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Ferdinand Brader was a Swiss artist who traveled through 19th century Pennsylvania and Ohio—hubs for German-speaking immigrant farmers. His work closely captured those immigrants’ farms, and a collection of his works is on display in Canton until March, coinciding with a book looking at the art, and the context of Brader’s time here. ideastream's Tony Ganzer reports.

Ohio Department of Education Changes Definition of “Faith-based”

Friday, January 16, 2015 at 3:21 PM

Governor Kasich’s new mentoring program for school children is undergoing some changes after objections over its requirement that faith-based organizations be involved. State Impact Ohio's Mark Urycki reports it all depends on the definition of "faith-based."

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