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Abortion Regulation Proposals Could Be Among First Considered By General Assembly

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:13 PM

Proposed new regulations on abortion could be among the first measures that state lawmakers will see in this new General Assembly. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Cleveland a Leader in Midwestern Health Care Investment

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 6:10 PM

Cleveland is known for its health care industry. A new study reaffirms that reputation, showing 2014 was a banner year for investment. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

South Korean Cosmetics Company Opens First U.S. Plant In Solon

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:11 PM

The South Korean cosmetics company Cosmax has officially opened its first plant on U.S. soil. As ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the move is bringing 200 jobs to Northeast Ohio.

Slavic Village Redevelopment Effort May Be a Model for Other Neighborhoods

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 5:09 PM

Cleveland’s Slavic Village neighborhood had the highest home foreclosure rate in the country in 2008. An innovative revitalization effort began in early 2013. Now, a study of the project’s first 18 months shows it’s working. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Be Well: CDC Talks Ebola & Other Troublesome Infectious Diseases

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 7:45 AM

Most people will remember the scare we had in Ohio back in October, when Dallas nurse Amber Vinson visited family in Northeast Ohio before coming down with the Ebola virus. Vinson is ok now, and she wasn’t symptomatic while here and no one else got sick, but it still really shook the community and hit home the global nature of the Ebola outbreak going on right now in West Africa. Ideastream’s Anne Glausser helped cover Vinson’s visit and she recently went to D.C. to hear from directors with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention about the aftermath of the U.S. Ebola scare and the other infectious diseases that keep CDC officials up at night. She spoke with Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson.

The Unlikely Comeback of Polka

Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 1:56 AM

Northeast Ohio has a world-wide reputation for being home to Classical Music, as well as Rock and Roll. But, another old, local musical heritage is experiencing new life. ideastream’s David C. Barnett heads to the dance floor, exploring the unlikely comeback… of polka --- and a band that’s leading the charge.

Cuyahoga County Funds New Round of Heroin-Overdose Medication Naloxone

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 7:42 PM

Cuyahoga County’s addiction and mental health board is redoubling its efforts to distribute a life-saving antidote that treats heroin overdoses. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports the board is putting $100,000 toward buying another round of the anti-overdose medication.

City of Cleveland Defends Record on Police Use of Force

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The city of Cleveland is responding to a series running on Cleveland.com about police use of force lawsuits that ended in settlements. ideastream’s Nick Castele reports spokesman for the mayor’s office posted answers on the city blog to questions posed by the Plain Dealer and Northeast Ohio Media Group.

Plain Dealer and NEOMG Examine Civil Rights Lawsuits Involving Cleveland Police

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:32 PM

Cleveland police have come under criticism since long before the chase and shooting of 2012 or the fatal shooting of Tamir Rice in Nov. 2014. It is forefront news at any point, as evidenced by 60 Minutes’ recent piece on the challenges facing the police. Today on Cleveland.com, and coming up later in the Plain Dealer are two weeks of in-depth reporting on the Cleveland Division of Police, with stories that did not become public knowledge in most cases. Kris Wernowsky of the Northeast Ohio Media Group and Kathy Siemon of the Plain Dealer talk with ideastream’s Rick Jackson about their series, Forcing Change.

Family Justice Center Offers New Strategy to Help Violence Victims

Monday, January 26, 2015 at 6:23 PM

Survivors of violence, especially domestic violence, face a number of hurdles once leaving their volatile situation. Along with the psychological, physical, and emotional wounds needing care, survivors also have bureaucratic hurdles, like getting access to social services. Cleveland recently launched a central location for survivors to find many of these services and help. The Family Justice Center opened its doors in December, which some say represents a new, more effective model for providing safety and helping survivors rebuild their lives. ideastream’s Joanna Richards visited the center recently, and joins me now.

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