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Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees

Ohio Attorney Tells Of ‘Breaking Point’ Working With Refugees Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 5:08 PM

Ohio attorney Alvaro DeCola tells ideastream's Tony Ganzer about the refugees held in a facility in Artesia, New Mexico. DeCola offered legal aid to some refugees, and heard about and saw their hardships.

Ohio Attorney Recounts Time At New Mexico Refugee Center

Ohio Attorney Recounts Time At New Mexico Refugee Center Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 4:52 PM

In August, civil rights groups sued the federal government over refugees held in Artesia, New Mexico. The groups claim the Obama Administration is holding asylum seekers to near insurmountable standards to prove asylum claims. Alvaro DeCola is an attorney in Akron who offered pro-bono work to refugees in New Mexico. He spoke with ideastream's Tony Ganzer.

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Ohio’s Community College Funding Model Changes

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 6:01 PM

A new law that tweaks the way Ohio's community colleges earn their state funding went into effect earlier this month. StateImpact Ohio's Amy Hansen spoke with the head of Ohio's higher education system, who explained why the shift is necessary right now.

Ohio Supreme Court Hears Case Involving Stormwater Management Issues

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 5:52 PM

On Tuesday, Ohio Supreme Court justices heard a case on whether the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District can manage stormwater runoff for nearly 60 communities, as well as impose fees for that service. As ideastream's Amy Hansen reports, eight of the communities oppose that plan.

Globetrotting Family Rolls Through Ohio

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Most children in Ohio are in classrooms this week learning about the world around them. But three kids are learning from the saddle of their bicycles. That’s the plan for a family from Quebec, Canada who have set out to see the world by bicycle. They are travelling through Northeast Ohio this week. Reporter Mark Urycki caught up with them on a trail at Towner’s Woods Park in Portage County….

Ohio Groups Gear Up For Another Round Of Obamacare Outreach

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:23 AM

The federal government has announced a new round of grants for Ohio health insurance navigators, as the time for open enrollment in federal health plans rolls back around. From Ohio Public Radio member station WYSO, Lewis Wallace has more on what to expect.

National Science Group Says Common Core Repeal Bill Opens Door for Teaching Creationism

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 9:15 AM

New language in a bill to repeal the Common Core is under fire by an organization that advocates for the teaching of evolution. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports that for that group, the language is all too familiar.

Be Well: Lyme Disease On The Rise In Ohio

Tuesday, September 9, 2014 at 7:35 AM

A new study from Ohio State University says that black-legged ticks and Lyme disease are now an emerging public health concern in Ohio, particularly in the eastern half of the state. Lyme disease is now the most commonly reported vector-borne illness in the United States. Morning Edition Host Rick Jackson talks with ideastream Health Reporter Sarah Jane Tribble about the increase in the illness and the carriers.

Statehouse Agency Offering Grants to Bring in School Field Trips

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 7:00 PM

Next week, the rush will be on among school districts around Ohio to snag a share of money set aside to help pay for bus trips to the Statehouse.

Study Shows Geographic Disparities in Child Well-Being in Ohio

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:54 PM

A new study shows Ohio's kids are growing up in very different realities. And the disparity, perhaps unsurprisingly, cuts along rural, metropolitan and suburban lines.

Literacy Advocate Talks Up Campaign For Grade-Level Reading

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 6:07 PM

A national advocate for literacy told a Cleveland audience Monday that efforts to boost kids’ reading skills must extend beyond the walls of the public schools.

Gloria Steinem speaks at Severance Hall Tuesday

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 4:52 PM

The feminist activist shared her thoughts on current issues affecting women on ideastream's Sound of Ideas

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