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Area Vaccination Rates Too Low To Prevent Measles

Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 7:58 PM

Cuyahoga County's vaccine supervisor warns that low vaccination rates could lead to a measles outbreak. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports nearly a quarter of kindergartners in Cuyahoga County's public schools aren't fully vaccinated, according to the latest state data.

The Players Who Broke Football’s Racial Barriers

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:45 PM

Browns diehards likely know the names of Marion Motley and Bill Willis: two of the first African-American football players in the modern era. They were both incredible players, Pro Hall of Famers, who faced incredible discrimination on and off the field. Marion Motley's grandson, Tony, spoke to ideastream's Tony Ganzer.

“Sense Of Urgency” To Complete Federal Consent Decree

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 4:30 PM

U.S. Attorney Steven Dettelbach said Friday that there is a sense of urgency in completing a federal consent decree to address Cleveland's police department's use of force. ideastream's Sarah Jane Tribble reports ...

When Warming Up The Car Might Be Illegal…

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 2:25 PM

On these cold winter days, many Ohioans might be doing something illegal and not even know it. From our Statehouse Bureau Jo Ingles reports.

Cleveland-Akron Gay Games Break Revenue Record

Friday, February 20, 2015 at 1:11 AM

Last Summer's Gay Games brought thousands of visitors to Northeast Ohio for an Olympic-styled athletic competition. Last night, the City Club of Cleveland hosted a panel discussion about the lessons and legacies of the Games, which included funding to promote a cultural acceptance of LGBT people and issues. ideastream's David C. Barnett reports.

Putting the Technology Behind Ohio’s New Standardized Exams to The Test

Thursday, February 19, 2015 at 7:30 PM

Ohio's students are taking a new batch of standardized testing aligned to the Common Core, the math and English standards adopted by the majority of the country. This year, state officials initially planned for the test to be delivered strictly on a computer, but as StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen explains, only about 60 percent of students will take a portion of the test that way.

‘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.

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