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Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up April 4, 2014

A square by any other name...he's no shakespeare, but a national writer focuses the brightest of spotlights on Playhouse Square's renovations and the reviews are outstanding! Could a merger of two area medical competitors really be under consideration? And how do you top having the President as last year's spring commencement speaker? At OSU complaints abound over just 'how much' lesser known the next speaker is. Join host Rick Jackson Friday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Understanding Autism

Understanding Autism April 3, 2014

According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of the autism among 8-year-olds increased 30 percent from 2008 to 2010. Researchers are still uncovering what causes autism. A recent study at CWRU found the brains of autistic kids are “noisier” than non-autistic kids. Another recent study suggests autism starts in the womb. Bit by bit, we're gaining a better understanding of autism.

Youth Versus Hate

Youth Versus Hate April 2, 2014

Prejudice, ignorance, bad behavior, even hate all are realities of life. Unfortunate realities. But that doesn't mean they have to be accepted. Wednesday morning at 9:00, Mike McIntyre talks with young people from Northeast Ohio who are practicing intolerance -- against intolerance. Hear their stories and what they're doing to bring harmony to the community. And share your thoughts, too, right here on 90.3.

The Dropout Crisis

The Dropout Crisis April 1, 2014

An estimated 24,000 students drop out of school each year in Ohio. Not getting a high school diploma can cost a student in the long run, people with a bachelor’s degree make on average $17,500 more annually than those with only a high school diploma. High school dropouts make another $10,000 less than their peers who did graduate or got a GED. What can be done to stem the dropout crisis?

Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know

Affordable Care Act: What You Need to Know March 31, 2014

The first roll-out for Obamacare is just about to come to an end. Are you ready? The much-maligned health care exchanges seem to be working pretty well but time runs out Monday. Well, sort of. Many who haven't signed up can get an extension just by asking. Monday on The Sound of Ideas Mike McIntyre talks with experts about the status of enrollment, the tax considerations enrollees will have to stay on top of, and what it's been like navigating the exchange. And we'd like to hear your story, Monday on 90.3.

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