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The Purpose Economy

The Purpose Economy November 6, 2014

You've heard of the agrarian economy, the industrial economy and the information economy? Some say it's time to usher in the Purpose Economy with Cleveland in the vanguard. Purpose proponents say workers, especially millennials, seek more than a paycheck; they want purpose, impact, personal growth and community. And providing that is good for society and good for the bottom line.

The 2014 Mid-Term Election

The 2014 Mid-Term Election November 5, 2014

Here's the good news: You will not see any more over-the-top campaign ads on your TV tomorrow. Election Day puts an end to those and, for the time being, an end to political campaigning. So what result did all that campaigning bring for local, state and national races? And how will the vote totals shape your government? The Sound of Ideas offers election analysis and even just a place to vent with host Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00.

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall November 4, 2014

Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a seminal moment in history not just for Germans, but for the rest of the world. We'll examine the history of the wall, erected in 1961 and viewed as a physical embodiment of the Iron Curtain. What led to its dismantling? And a quarter century later, what has been the political, economic and humanitarian impact? Join our conversation.

Politics: What’s Going on Outside Ohio?

Politics: What’s Going on Outside Ohio? November 3, 2014

The League of Women voters is a nonpartisan organization, but on one topic, it takes a strong stance: Voter access. On the eve of election day, the league's national president, Elisabeth MacNamara, joins us in studio to talk about the voting process -- and the state of access to the polls -- in Ohio and beyond. We'll also gauge the national political picture and how election day might shape it.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up October 31, 2014

A local candidate is challenged by the opposing party's state chairman to return a huge campaign loan. Yes, Election Day is right around the corner. Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas we look at local and state races and the apathy that's surrounding many of them. The reconstituted Cavaliers finally hit the court we'll review the opening night hoopla and have expectations for the season ahead. And since when is getting your ducks in a row illegal? One Ohio village has stripped an Iraq war vet of his right to keep his therapy birds. It's the reporter's roundtable with Rick Jackson starting at 9:00 on 90.3.

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