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Bucks vs Ducks

Bucks vs Ducks January 12, 2015

Even if you went to Case or CSU, if you're really a BG Falcon or an Akron Zip, even if you went to the University of Michi....OK, maybe not YOU ... you're probably pulling for Ohio State to win the college football national championship. Come Monday, we're all Buckeyes. Join us for pre-pre-game Monday morning at 9:00 as we talk football and fandom, and learn more from his high school coach about the young Clevelander who'll quarterback the team, Cardale Jones.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up January 9, 2015

Savings at the gas pump lead to 600 layoffs in Lorain. Also Friday morning, the still unfolding story of Cleveland policeman Timothy Loehmann who shot 12-year-old Tamir Rice. New revelations this week show the rookie officer in an even less favorable light. And we'll look forward to the Buckeyes hunt for a national collegiate football title Monday. Join host Rick Jackson for the weekly news round-up.

Ohio’s Charter Schools

Ohio’s Charter Schools January 8, 2015

There are nearly 400 public charter schools in Ohio, offering students an educational choice. But it's not always a better choice. Research by Stanford University and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation found that Ohio's charter schools, as a whole, perform worse than public schools. Governor Kasich has proposed tough regulations. On this Sound of Ideas, we talk about the good and bad, and ideas for reform.

Oil Prices Hit New Lows

Oil Prices Hit New Lows January 7, 2015

How low can they go? According to a popular iphone app, they're selling a gallon of regular for as low as $1.79 in Cleveland, $1.69 in Akron. The figures are constantly changing. That's a far cry from $4 a gallon. Wednesday morning on The Sound of Ideas, we'll look at why gas prices are so low and how long they're likely to stay that way. It's like a tax cut for drivers, but are there drawbacks to cheap gas, too? High octane conversation with Mike McIntyre, Wednesday morning at 9:00.

Stories to Watch For in 2015

Stories to Watch For in 2015 January 6, 2015

Will Ohio's Affordable Care Act expansion of Medicaid be rolled back by state lawmakers? Income taxes, which already have been cut, may get even lower. And Armond Budish promises to grow jobs as Cuyahoga County executive. Our beat reporters covering government, science, medicine, education and the arts join us to talk about the big stories they'll cover in the year ahead. What do you want to know more about in the New Year?

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