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Cleveland Immigration Attorney Margaret Wong: President’s Immigration Actions ‘Very Timid’

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 6:23 PM

President Obama last week announced executive action on immigration. The action is multi-pronged, so for perspective ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke with Cleveland immigration attorney Margaret Wong.

Protesters Bring Gridlock To Cleveland

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:59 PM

Shoreway now clear of demonstrators. - AS 6:05PM Public Square was shut down for an hour; reports of at least one guy got arrested. The Shoreway has also been shut down in one part. Marchers were headed for city hall; police trying to make them disperse now. - Ida L 5:20pm The West Shoreway IN BOTH DIRECTIONS (between E. 9th and Browns Stadium) is blocked by protesters, who've made a 'chain' across all lanes in both directions. Traffic is stopped in both directions. Motorists being interviewed have been sitting there almost an hour; one van is surrounded by protesters and they won't let that van go through. - JH 5:26pm Public Square was shut down for an hour; reports of at least one guy got arrested. The Shoreway has also been shut down in one part. Marchers were headed for city hall; police trying to make them disperse now. - Ida L 5:20pm

Role of Race in Police Shooting of 12-year-old Debated

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:19 PM

The Cleveland police officer who shot and killed 12-year old Tamir Rice is expected to return to duty by Wednesday and his name will be released at that time, according to a report on The black youth was carrying what turned out to be a BB gun in the shape of a 9mm pistol. We do now know that the officer is white. That was revealed by the police union president on Tuesday's during on The Sound of Ideas. David Molpus reports.

A Quest For Wild Gobblers Becomes Fowl Obsession

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 10:45 AM

Chances are you’ll be serving up the Butterball variety of turkey this holiday season…big birds bred for maximum plumpness. But there is a wild variety running around Northeast Ohio as well…and it kept ideastream’s Brian Bull trudging across parks and wilderness areas for more than a week. But was it a wild goose – er, turkey, chase? We’ll let Brian explain.

Legislation to Help Family Caregivers

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 8:47 AM

Over 60 million people provide care for chronically ill, disabled, or aged family members. And nearly three-quarters of these family caregivers also work, and many have children to look after as well, so it's a real juggling act and advocates say we need new policies to help them out. ideastream's Anne Glausser spoke with Elaine Ryan, the Vice President of Governmental Affairs at AARP, about the legislation they're promoting to help family caregivers, called the CARE Act.

Cuyahoga County Arts & Culture Groups Split $27-million in Cigarette Tax Revenues

Tuesday, November 25, 2014 at 5:35 AM

Nearly 200 arts and cultural organizations in Cuyahoga County will share a little over 27-million-dollars-worth of support over the next two years. The grant awards announced Monday by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture are based on revenue from a local tax on cigarettes. But ideastream's David C. Barnett reports that the cigarette tax revenues are trending downward. (LINKS to award amounts listed below)

Be Well: Caregivers [Full Program]

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Over 60 million - that is how many caregivers there are in the United States right now and experts agree that number will continue to grow. We explore some of the complexities and challenges of caregiving in Northeast Ohio, plus give you information that will help you and your family make informed decisions.

Cleveland Police, Mayor Address Officer Shooting Of Boy With Pellet Gun

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 6:25 PM

Cleveland police say two officers are on leave, and an investigation is underway after a policeman shot and killed a 12-year-old boy at a city park over the weekend. Police say the boy had been reaching for what appeared to be a handgun, and turned out to be a replica that fires plastic pellets. Ideastream's Nick Castele has the latest on the case, and he spoke to Tony Ganzer.

Toy Gun Bans

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 4:56 PM

The fatal shooting by Cleveland police of 12-year old Tamir Rice over the weekend has prompted calls for state restrictions on toy guns. That's not a new notion in Northeast Ohio, as ideastream's David Molpus reports.

Violent Weekend in Cleveland Leaves Several Dead

Monday, November 24, 2014 at 9:59 AM

This morning we’re following several stories of gun violence in the City of Cleveland. Five people, including a pregnant woman and her unborn child, were killed by a gunman over the weekend. In a separate incident, two other men were found shot to death elsewhere in the city. But we begin with a third incident – a 12 year old boy named Tamir Rice shot and killed by Cleveland police Saturday afternoon. ideastream’s Nick Castele talks with host Rick Jackson.

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