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Be Well: Making Flu Shots a Priority For Seniors

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:35 AM

With cooler temperatures hitting Northeast Ohio and winter on the horizon, many medical experts say it's time to protect ourselves against the flu. And, as ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble found out, there is a particular push to vaccinate those 65 and older.

Online Voting Service Keeps Students Alert And Ready For Election Day

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 11:01 PM

Getting out the student vote is getting easier. A growing, online service lets college students register and cast their ballots. Among TurboVote's customers are a number of Ohio universities and colleges. Ideastream's Brian Bull reports:

ODOT Moving Forward on 16-Mile, $429 Million Project in Southern Ohio

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM

The Ohio Department of Transportation is set to being the largest single construction project in its history. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, agency spokesman Steve Faulkner explains the Portsmouth Bypass is the first ever public private partnership of its kind in Ohio.

Lack Of Political Debates Leaves Some Speechless

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 3:25 PM

For the first time in over 30 years Ohioans will be voting for governor without ever hearing the candidates spar over the issues head to head. In fact, incumbents in nearly all statewide races are bypassing debates, begging the question: is the public missing out? That matter WAS debated, on today’s “Sound of Ideas” program….ideastream’s Brian Bull has more:

Ohio State Joins Alliance To Help More Post-Secondary Students Make It To Graduation

Monday, September 22, 2014 at 9:28 AM

Ohio State University is joining with ten other public research universities across the country to find way to boost their graduation rates. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports the effort is aimed especially at lower income students.

Knight Foundation Initiative Aims to Get Under-Served Audiences into Akron Museums & Concert Halls

Sunday, September 21, 2014 at 10:48 PM

The Knight Foundation is funding a multi-million-dollar initiative aimed at bringing more young people and minorities into Akron area museums and concert halls. ideastream's David C. Barnett has some details.

Using Art to Help Create a Sense of Place

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 7:03 PM

The resurgence of Cleveland's Playhouse Square from a dead row of shuttered theaters to a thriving entertainment district was celebrated this past Spring. A relatively new program, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts is looking to use the power of arts & culture to help revive communities across the country by creating a "sense of place". ideastream's David C. Barnett got some details from the head of ArtPlace America.

Fracked Wells Can Pollute Groundwater, But Solution May Be Straightforward, Study Shows

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM

Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State University researcher offers some insights about the risk. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.

Lawmakers Renew Call for Program Protecting Addresses of Domestic Violence Survivors

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 11:13 AM

State leaders are reviving their call to protect survivors of domestic abuse by allowing them to keep their addresses confidential. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- they believe the current national spotlight on domestic violence could help their cause.

Auditor Dave Yost, Challenger John Patrick Carney Make Case for Election

Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:51 AM

The state's chief money counter has gotten a lot of attention, with controversies involving the job-creating entity JobsOhio and the data scrubbing scandal that's hit a major school district. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler sat down with the two major party candidates running for auditor of state.

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