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Red Light, Speed and Body Cameras

Red Light, Speed and Body Cameras October 20, 2014

Have you ever opened your mailbox to find one of those "lovely gifts" from a local municipality? The kind with a picture of your car kinda, maybe, just possibly going a tick over the speed limit? No one likes opening an envelope to find a traffic camera ticket. Some Clevelanders are doing more than fighting the ticket, they're fighting the cameras with a ballot issue that would effectively ban them in the city. Discussion with Mike McIntyre Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up October 17, 2014

The unthinkable happens and Northeast Ohio joins Dallas, Texas as an American hot spot for Ebola attention even though there is no actual case here. Do we have anything to fear? Also on The Sound of Ideas reporter's roundtable, Steris Corporation plants its flag in a foreign country in the search for lower taxes. And is the devil stalking the aisles at a Summit County church? If so, whose side is he on? Join host Rick Jackson and the roundtable Friday at 9:00 a.m.

A Conversation with Diane Rehm

A Conversation with Diane Rehm October 16, 2014

Usually, the Diane Rehm show follows the Sound of Ideas. But today, we turn the tables on Diane as she's our guest. She'll be answering, not asking, the questions, from how she got her start as a radio host to some of her most memorable interviews. We'll talk about her life, her career and her show. Join us with your questions.

Community Foundations at 100

Community Foundations at 100 October 15, 2014

The Cleveland Foundation is the world's first community foundation, founded on the notion that your don't have to be a Rockefeller to be a philanthropist. Community foundations pool resources and invest in a community to improve the quality of life of its people. Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, we'll learn in detail about the community foundation model and their impact on Greater Cleveland and nearly 2,000 other communities worldwide. Join host Mike McIntyre.

The Latest on Ebola

The Latest on Ebola October 14, 2014

The biggest Ebola epidemic of all time crossed over from West Africa to the United States recently when a Liberian man infected with the disease came to visit family. That man has since passed away, and a nurse who cared for him was confirmed to have Ebola this weekend. Local officials say there is no cause for alarm, but the local West African community says there is a great need for support.

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