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Parsing Fact From Fiction With Street Gangs Online

Parsing Fact From Fiction With Street Gangs Online Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 4:30 PM

The use of YouTube, Twitter and Facebook by street gangs has been recurring area of interest for WCPN this year. One question we’ve been asking ourselves is whether “cyber-banging,” as some have called it, represents truth, fiction or a blend of the two. Ideastream's Tony Ganzer returns to this topic by exploring a recent 299-count indictment targeting a gang on Cleveland's west side.

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State Board of Education May Drop Requirement for Art Classes

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Operating Standards Committee wants to drop requirement that schools must hire certain "educational service personnel." Affected positions include elementary art or music teachers, counselors, nurses, and librarians.

Cleveland Helped Pioneer the Modern Art Movement in America

Monday, December 8, 2014 at 8:36 AM

The American art world was turned on its ear a little over a hundred years ago at a New York exhibition that we’ve come to know as “The Armory Show”. 1300 paintings, sculptures and other art objects from Europe were put on display in a huge military armory, in February of 1913. For many, the Armory Show was the first look at the modern stylings of Matisse, Picasso and Van Gogh. But, a new book makes the argument that the techniques of what we now know as “Modern Art” were in full effect right here in Northeast Ohio --- at least five years earlier.

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