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Efforts to Improve Literacy in Northeast Ohio

Efforts to Improve Literacy in Northeast Ohio September 9, 2014

Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan describes literacy as a "bridge from misery to hope." However, one in five adults in the United States reads below the fifth grade level. And worldwide, nearly 800 million adults - 2/3rds of them women - cannot read or write a simple sentence, according to the UN. We explore efforts to improve literacy in Northeast Ohio and beyond.

Feminism with Gloria Steinem

Feminism with Gloria Steinem September 8, 2014

Writer and activist Gloria Steinem has been beating the drum of equality between the sexes since the 1970s. Often hailed as the mother of the "modern feminist" movement, Steinem has been front and center on women's issues over the years, from the Equal Rights Amendment to Roe v. Wade to the pay gap that still persists. How has the feminist movement changed over the last 40 years?

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup September 5, 2014

Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas- fast food, and health care-not often linked, but apparently they do go together -- at least when it comes to workers in those fields demanding better pay; for the services they provide. We'll be discussing the impact of their joint Cleveland protests. And it's easy to legalize something controversial, when you're already a judge. A quartet of Ohio appellate justices is ready to strap on their side arms and take to the bench - even without certain permits.

What’s the Latest with Fracking and Shale Drilling?

What’s the Latest with Fracking and Shale Drilling? September 4, 2014

For the last forty years America has worried about where to get its energy from. But the discovery of fracking and the apparently abundant supply of shale has turned those tables. Some say this boom in the local energy industry will lead to a renaissance in manufacturing. Others advise caution, and point to a recent fire at a drilling site as the impetus for new rules to govern the industry.

Water Technology Innovators in Ohio

Water Technology Innovators in Ohio September 3, 2014

A Wooster company makes an absorbent glass that can suck contaminants like oil spills from water. A Solon firm makes tiny pellets that filter heavy metals from industrial water. On today's Sound of Ideas, we'll learn about these companies and other water technology innovators in Ohio, where the necessity of cleaning up after a history of industrial contamination has proven to be the mother of some pretty nifty inventions.

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