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Will Recreational Marijuana Use Be Legalized in Ohio?

Will Recreational Marijuana Use Be Legalized in Ohio? February 19, 2015

Ohioans may get a chance this fall at the polls, several actually, to decide whether recreational marijuana should be legal here. But even proponents disagree on how that should happen. One group wants state regulated growing zones funded by a pot tax and limits on home-grown weed. Another wants to make marijuana "as legal as lettuce." Another is pushing just medical marijuana. Do any stand a chance?

Housing, History and Race

Housing, History and Race February 18, 2015

To understand the struggling neighborhoods of Northeast Ohio -- the mostly black neighborhoods where chronic disease, crime, poor education and foreclosures are more prevalent, we must first understand history. These neighborhoods were designed to be at a disadvantage. Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, a look at the history of purposeful segregation in Cleveland and its impact on the well being of our neighborhoods today. Join host Mike McIntyre.

Liars and the Lies They Tell

Liars and the Lies They Tell February 17, 2015

Tell the truth now, have you ever been known to embellish a good story to make it even better? Did you know you were doing it? Or is it possible you were just unaware that you weren't telling the truth? NBC News anchor Brian Williams says he just got confused about taking fire while in a wartime helicopter. His story was untrue. How often does that happen and when does a little embellishment become a big problem?

New Era for School Testing

New Era for School Testing February 16, 2015

Starting Monday, Common Core counts. Practice is over. The new tests to measure progress for Ohio's school children are about to begin. Most students will take the mandatory tests using computers. And much of the multiple choice format is gone: The tests, which still have many vocal opponents, require more critical thinking. Monday morning on the Sound of Ideas, test prep. We'll talk about the changes and what students, and districts, can expect. Join host Mike McIntyre.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup February 13, 2015

Crafting the state budget, pushing a balanced federal budget, slashing costs on college campuses; where isn't Governor Kasich's focus these days? For now, he's off visiting other red states. Cleveland's city council this week okayed a new taxing district in the Flats, but did they miss a deadline that could scrub those plans and cost the city money? Answers and more, with Rick Jackson and The Sound of Ideas Friday morning on 90.3.

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