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America’s Changing Demographics

America’s Changing Demographics February 10, 2015

In 2011, for the first time, more minority babies than white babies were born in the United States. By 2050, there will be no such thing as minorities -- the nation will no longer have a white majority. Renowned demographer William Frey of the Brookings Institution, author of the Diversity Explosion, joins the Sound of Ideas to discuss the many ways this demographic shift will remake the nation.

Impact of the Affordable Care Act

Impact of the Affordable Care Act February 9, 2015

In his book "America's Bitter Pill," award winning journalist and author Steven Brill identifies a huge problem with the Affordable Care Act, even as he praises it for providing coverage to millions of people. The problem? It doesn't address raging health care costs caused by hospitals, medical device makers and drug companies. We'll talk with Brill Monday morning at 9 and get reaction from Bill Ryan of the Center for Health Affairs, a hospital advocacy group.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up February 6, 2015

It wasn't the best of weeks for the Cleveland Browns, with two players and the team's general manager in trouble. Police body cameras are finally on the streets in one Cleveland Police district. We'll look at that, as well as at the recommendations of a citizen group calling for a change in police behavior. Join host Rick Jackson for the reporters' roundtable starting at 9:00 on 90.3.

An Update on the Rape Kits Investigation

An Update on the Rape Kits Investigation February 5, 2015

In 2013, authorities began to test DNA evidence in rape cases, evidence that had sat for years unchecked on police department shelves. Since that time, as investigators raced to beat the statute of limitations, more than 240 indictments were issued in Cuyahoga County. Convictions were reached in nine out of ten resolved cases. We'll talk a look at the status of cold-case rape investigations in Cuyahoga County and beyond.

Blueprint for a New Ohio

Blueprint for a New Ohio February 4, 2015

You could say Governor Kasich's budget proposal, released this week, makes him a tax hiker. Or a tax cutter. Both are correct. This budget makes him a tax shifter. Kasich wants to axe income taxes again and eliminate taxes on small business while seeking a higher sales tax and fees for gas and oil drillers. Join Mike McIntyre and his guests as we analyze the tax plans and the spending proposals in the Governor's budget, Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

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