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‘Eagles on Their Buttons’: Ohio’s African-American Soldiers In The Civil War, WWI

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:45 PM

Saturday in Columbus, the Ohio History Connection will look back at Ohio’s African American soldiers, from the 5th United States Colored Troops of the Civil War to the 9th Battalion of the Ohio National Guard in World War I. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke with military historian John Haas.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s Adviser Talks About African-American Progress, Then and Now

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:39 PM

Black History Month sparks reflection on the civil rights movement of the 1950s and ‘60s. Those remembrances have particular resonance right now, with the wave of outcry over police violence against black men and boys. Ahead of a visit to Cleveland Friday, Martin Luther King Jr.’s lawyer and adviser, Clarence Jones, spoke with ideastream’s Joanna Richards about how he sees today’s racial turmoil.

Goodyear Blimp Gondola to Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 5:01 PM

The Crawford Auto and Aviation Museum in Cleveland brought back to life the refurbished Euclid Beach Carousel a few months ago. Next week it will take ownership of another local icon. Ideastream’s Mark Urycki has details.

Some Parents Boycott PARCC State Testing

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Ohio students are taking the first round of standardized testing using the new assessment known as the PARCC. But some parents are leading a movement to boycott these tests. Andy Chow reports for StateImpact Ohio.

Quintuple Murder Case Unsolved And Under The Radar

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 2:33 PM

This Saturday marks three months since Cleveland suffered its deadliest homicide of 2014. A masked gunman invaded a home a mile southeast of University Circle and took five lives, including a mother who was 7 months pregnant. All the victims were African-American. The murders received little media attention or public outcry after the first few days, overshadowed by the police shooting of 12-year old Tamir Rice that same November weekend. Today ideastream Reporter David Molpus revisits the multiple homicide and the aftermath of murder.

U.S. Army Corps Of Engineers: Dredging, But No Dumping, In 2015

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 7:05 PM

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has decided that it will NOT dump dredged sediments into Lake Erie this year. But as ideastream’s Brian Bull reports, the Corps hasn’t ruled out 2016.

Remembering One Of Cleveland’s Hottest Jazz Clubs: Cafe Tia Juana

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:30 PM

In the late 1940s, the Café Tia Juana was one of THE hottest jazz clubs in Cleveland, attracting top acts from the day. In 1947, the club sat on East 105th in Glenville, and opened after the eventual owner was turned away from a segregated club. ideastream's Tony Ganzer spoke to freelance writer Ryan Miday about the club, featured this month in the Call & Post newspaper.

Years Later,Race-based Housing And Zoning Practices Still Affects Many Cleveland Communities

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:13 PM

Decades of discriminatory housing practices have caused long-term disparities within many eastern cities, including Cleveland. The topic of redlining was featured on today’s Sound of Ideas on 90.3. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:

Ohio’s Obamacare Enrolls Nearly 235,000

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 4:48 PM

The deadline to enroll for individual health insurance under the Affordable Care Act was February 15 and federal officials say they are pleased. HHS' Kevin Counihan said Wednesday that turnout was good across the country, including in Ohio.

Charter Critics Offer Praise

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 12:47 PM

Ohio leaders are taking steps to reform the state's charter school system. There are two plans out there right now that could expand accountability. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- a big critic of charters actually calls the plans a positive step.

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