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Contentious Debate Erupts Over Lethal Injections

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:21 PM

A bill to help the state secure a proper supply of drugs for lethal injections turned into a debate over secrecy in the process. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports.

Two Cleveland Men Leave Jail After 39 Years

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Two men walked out of jail in Cleveland today, free for the first time in nearly 40 years. They were convicted of murder in 1975 but their release comes after a witness changed his story.

DeWine Pledges More State Resources for Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Cases

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 3:32 PM

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine is pledging new resources to investigate unsolved sexual assaults in Cuyahoga County. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Cleveland’s Carousel Comes Back Home

Friday, November 21, 2014 at 9:48 AM

This weekend marks the return of a piece of Northeast Ohio history. A huge carousel from Cleveland’s historic Euclid Beach Park will start spinning again in its new home at the Western Reserve Historical Society. The return of this popular ride is a rare triumph of historic preservation in a time when many similar attractions have been demolished or moved elsewhere. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has the story of how the Cleveland carousel came back home.

Cleveland Lights Up Internet Highway

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:38 PM

The 100-gigabit network will provide the fastest commercial internet capacity in the nation, according to the city. It will be operational next year in a slice of Cleveland that stretches from the Global Health Innovation Center downtown to Case Western Reserve University. Those involved say it'll put Cleveland in a unique position to serve the health and technology sector and attract new business. ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Architect Ralph Johnson on Creating a Sense of Place for New CWRU Student Center

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 5:30 PM

From century-old stone structures, to the curving brick and metal of a Frank Gehry creation, the campus of Case Western Reserve University is a study in eclectic architectural styles. The latest addition to the school's built environment creates yet another contrast. Where the Gehry-created Peter Lewis Building features flamboyant curves, the new Tinkham Veale University Center has jutting angular shapes and a lot of glass. Architect Ralph Johnson will be delivering the keynote speech Friday night for the annual design awards meeting of Cleveland's American Institute of Architects chapter. He recently spoke with ideastream's David C. Barnett about the challenges in designing a building meant to be a focal point at the center of the sprawling campus. Johnson noted that there's more to the task than simply putting up a structure on an empty piece of land.

Port Authority Announces Dredging Solution

Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 3:52 PM

The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Port Authority has approved a dredging plan that’ll keep the harbor deep enough for cargo ships. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the plan also resolves a dispute between two agencies.

A Billion-Dollar Industry Hides in Cleveland

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 7:07 PM

As Northeast Ohio tries to transform its old industrial base into new companies to drive an economic recovery, it’s changing the very concept of what an industry is. A new study suggests Cleveland already has a billion-dollar industry hidden in plain sight. ideastream’s David C. Barnett has more on the economic impact of the visual arts.

Innocent Man Will be Released from Prison Friday After Serving 39 Years

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:49 PM

A Cleveland man will be released from prison after serving 39 years for a murder he didn’t commit. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports Ricky Jackson will walk out of the Cuyahoga County jail a free man Friday.

Ohio School Superintendents Hear Hi-tech Pep Talk at White House

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 5:42 PM

Two Ohio school superintendents were among 100 others from around the country who visited the White House today (Wed). They were invited by President Obama for their efforts to introduce technology in the classroom. The president asked them to spread the word of online learning.

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