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The Artist as Change Agent

The Artist as Change Agent October 8, 2014

Art isn't just colors on canvass decorating a wall or random words strung together and called a poem. Art, through history, has played an important role in society. And artists, through their work, have provoked us to think, to see, sometimes to act. Wednesday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas: Artists as social agents and art as a vehicle to spur action. It's the yearlong theme at the Cleveland Institute of Art and the hour long theme of The Sound of Ideas. Join host Mike McIntyre. Photo Credit: Carlos Barria/Reuters

Workplace Violence

Workplace Violence October 7, 2014

Employees expect their workplace to be a safe place and usually it is. But when violence at work makes the headlines, it's worth asking whether you are prepared. Are you? Whether it's a disgruntled employee shooting or even beheading co-workers or simply threats of violence, what actions would you take? On this edition of The Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss workplace violence, how to prevent it and what to do in the rare event it happens at your job.

Violence Prevention Ideas

Violence Prevention Ideas October 6, 2014

There are plenty of big, long-term ideas and big differences of opinion about how to make our society a safer one. But what about the short term? Are there steps that can be taken right now -- by police, by churches, by government, by you to stop violence? Monday morning on The Sound of Ideas, we need to hear from you as our panel discusses taking action to bring safety to the streets. Join host Mike McIntyre, right here on 90.3.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup October 3, 2014

The Supreme Court acts but will reducing early voting hours cost any Ohio voters their opportunity to vote or just make it less convenient? The city of Akron and the Ohio legislature consider banning powdered alcohol, a relatively new product one local abuse group is calling a nightmare. And watch your step! Cleveland opens a downtown dog park. Join host Rick Jackson for The Sound of Ideas Friday morning on 90.3.

State of the Working Poor

State of the Working Poor October 2, 2014

New Census data released in September 2014 shows that not much has changed in the last decade for Cleveland's poor. About one in three Clevelanders lives in poverty. And many more are toiling away at jobs, but still struggling to stay afloat. We take a closer look at the working poor and talk with those who are trying to help out. Join the conversation, right here on 90.3.

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