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Headwinds for the Governor’s Tax Plan

Headwinds for the Governor’s Tax Plan March 16, 2015

Governor Kasich says his tax plan is aimed at making Ohio more welcoming to business. He wants to slash income taxes for individuals and small business, paying for it with various tax hikes. The state's largest chambers of commerce say that will actually make Ohio a less welcoming place for business. Discussion with Mike McIntyre Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup March 13, 2015

A police officer is shot point blank and spared by his safety vest while the man who fired the shot is killed. We'll talk of that and of a northeast Ohio manufacturer implementing a new animal welfare policy and reaping praise for fighting abuse. And what's this about turning a boxy parking deck into the media facility for the Republican Convention?

Internet Incivility

Internet Incivility March 12, 2015

Even the most innocent of on-line posts can find internet trolls waiting to pounce. Maybe you heard about the recent experience of retired major league pitcher Curt Schilling. Let's talk about internet incivility -- does anonymity, or just the lack of face-to-face contact, just turn people into jerks? Why would you say something online that you wouldn't say to someone's face?

Hidden Surprises from a Long Winter

Hidden Surprises from a Long Winter March 11, 2015

The long, long winter is weakening its grip as temperatures rise. But there are still plenty of prospects for discontent. We may yet get another blast or two or three of frigid weather, but it's clear that the thaw has begun. And that could mean wet basements, leaking roofs, tire-eating potholes and a yard full of land-mines courtesy of Fido. We survived the winter. Now, let's talk about surviving the big melt, Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Making Sense of Cancer Screening Guidelines

Making Sense of Cancer Screening Guidelines March 10, 2015

There are many conflicting guidelines when it comes to screening for cancer. Some say screenings should be widely used as early as possible. Others contend it actually does more harm than good to over-screen and potentially overdiagnose and overtreat slow-moving, non-aggressive cancers. The independent panel of national evidence-based medicine experts, known as the US Preventive Forces Task Force, weighs in on a regular basis with their recommendations for cancer screening guidelines after an exhaustive review of the available evidence. Still, their recommendations are not always an easy sell to people because the idea of real harm coming from a simple screening test is hard to digest. On today's show, we’ll provide plenty of thoughts for you to chew on regarding cancer screenings, and the idea of overdiagnosis and overtreatment. How can a consumer make sense of it all?

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