November 27, 2013
New national heart health guidelines may give pause to some Northeast Ohioans making preparations for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast. The American College of Cardiology in association with the American Heart Association recently released new recommendations that would dramatically boost the number of people who take cholesterol-reducing statin drugs. Noted Cleveland Clinic cardiologist Steven Nissen calls it a “tectonic shift” in heart care, and that shift has produced an earthquake in the medical community. While some praise the guidelines as long overdue, others claim they are too severe. We’ll spend this hour, looking at the larger issue of heart health, the difference between good cholesterol and bad, what statins actually do, and who should take them. Join us with your questions and your thoughts on maintaining a healthy heart.
November 26, 2013
StoryCorps founder Dave Isay and his team have been listening to the stories of regular Americans for a decade. Isay calls listening "an act of love," also the title of his newly released book. He asks us all to celebrate the National Day of Listening this coming Friday, and to watch the first ever StoryCorps animated feature this Thanksgiving on PBS. We sit down with Isay to hear his stories.
November 25, 2013
The stock market has been going great guns, recently topping the 16,000 mark -- an all-time high. And 401K retirement accounts are healthier than they've ever been. What does that mean for the average person? Is Main Street feeling flush, too, or is this another Wall Street bubble about to burst? Are you thinking about getting into this hot market, but worried about getting burned? Join us Monday morning as some local experts help us analyze Northeast Ohio’s financial picture and offer some practical advice.
November 22, 2013
Whether you consider it a step toward legal self defense or you think it's 'a license to kill,' Ohio has taken a big step toward changing the law regulating when guns can be legally discharged. Is now the time that East Cleveland and Cleveland should come together as one? There are calls to consider a merger and the groundswell may be growing. Join Rick Jackson for discussion on these and other stories Friday at 9:00 a.m.
November 21, 2013
Done with your turkey? Then head to the mall! This year, many stores are starting their Black Friday sales on Thursday afternoon. Some say that's an infringement on family time. One state lawmaker wants employees who have to work on those days to get paid triple their regular wages. But the holiday shopping season accounts for 20-40 percent of all sales annually for the retail industry.
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