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How Will FitzGerald’s Trouble Affect Democrats’ Chances This November?

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 5:32 PM

Top Democratic Party officials insist Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is in the race to stay, despite the fact that his top staffers are leaving his campaign. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles takes a look at what that means to his campaign and to other statewide races on the Democratic ticket.

House Hears Bill to Repeal Common Core

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:20 AM

The set of education standards known as Common Core is under attack just as schools around Ohio begin to implement it. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow was at a hearing on a bill to repeal Common Core.

Top Aides to Leave FitzGerald Campaign

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 9:04 AM

After weeks of bad headlines, low poll numbers and disappointing fundraising, there’s a major shakeup rattling the campaign of the Democratic candidate for governor. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler has details.

Be Well: Being a “Good Doctor”

Tuesday, August 19, 2014 at 7:35 AM

HOST: Today ideastream's health reporter Sarah Jane Tribble talks with Dr. Barron Lerner about his latest book, "The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son, and the Evolution of Medical Ethics." Lerner grew up in Cleveland and is now a physician and bioethicist at NYU's school of medicine. His father was the well-known Cleveland infectious disease specialist Dr. Phillip Lerner, who spent most of his career at Mt. Sinai before succumbing to Parkinson's disease at the age of 80. Later in his career, Phillip Lerner became a practicing advocate around end of life care issues. In his new book, Barron Lerner reflects on his father's approach to these issues. He begins his conversation by talking about an incident in which his father prevented other doctors from resuscitating a patient.

Communities Applaud $150 Million To Fight Algae, But Question Whether It’s Sufficient

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 6:48 PM

Water treatment operations along Lake Erie and beyond are welcoming word that the state is setting aside $150 million for upgrades to help them battle an escalating problem with algae blooms. But that money may just be a drop in the bucket. From Ohio Public Radio Stations WKSU M.L. Schultze explains.

Ohio’s Most Stolen Vehicle Of 2013 Is…..

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:57 PM

Ohio car thieves are still most fond of a truck. From Ohio public radio station WOSU, Steve Brown reports on the most stolen vehicles in Ohio last year.

Two Northeast Ohio Suburbs Face Racial Imbalance Between Police and Residents

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The shooting of 18-year-old Michael Brown by police in Ferguson, Missouri, has drawn attention to racial disparities between the community and law enforcement there. Though Ferguson is mostly African-American, all but a few police officers are white. Ferguson is hardly alone in having that kind of imbalance, including some Northeast Ohio agencies. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.

KSU Professor Printing Building Bricks

Monday, August 18, 2014 at 9:12 AM

A Kent State University professor has won a coveted award from Architecture Magazine for making bricks with a 3D printer. As Mark Urycki reports, his innovation could change the way buildings are designed and constructed.

SummaCare Ordered to Suspend Medicare Enrollment

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:14 PM

Akron-based SummaCare is under fire from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for allegedly mishandling supplemental coverage for Medicare recipients. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

Ohio Unemployment Rate Rises in July

Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM

For the first time in nine months, Ohio’s unemployment rate went up last month. And as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, this news has the political spin machines working on high speed.

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