November 15, 2013
President Obama comes to Cleveland to hype manufacturing comebacks and offers a fix for the problems plaguing the Affordable Care Act. But his visit to a steel plant is somewhat upstaged by an announcement in Akron that 500 local jobs are leaving and a high tech plant there is shutting down. We'll also talk about upgrade plans for FirstEnergy Stadium and concerns over who will foot the nine-figure bill. Join host Rick Jackson for the Sound of Ideas.
November 14, 2013
This week the RTA celebrates the fifth anniversary of the Health Line along Euclid Avenue,carrying 4.6 million people in 2012, a 3 percent increase from 2011. The RTA is working on several other projects. Demand for more mass transit is high, especially among young people moving back into the city. But RTA does have its challenges, mainly financial. How would you like to see transportation change?
November 13, 2013
Hunters are doing their part to thin deer herds in Ohio but, despite record harvests during hunting season, the state's deer population is at an all-time high. That's not good for the deer, who compete for food, or for humans: There are 20,000 deer-car accidents each year in Ohio. Some communities cull herds by shooting them. Should more do that? Would you be in favor? And what about other solutions? Join us Wednesday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
November 12, 2013
Twenty years ago Congress ratified the North American Free Trade Agreement. Leaders at the time hoped that creating a trade bloc made up of Canada, Mexico and the US would boost the economies of all three nations. By some measurements, NAFTA is the biggest trade bloc in the world. But to this day economists argue about whether NAFTA was the right move. So, 20 years in, how is NAFTA doing?
November 11, 2013
New York Times national correspondent John Schwartz knew his son, Joseph, was gay long before the child came out. Before he could fully come to terms with his sexuality, Joseph tried to kill himself. Schwartz's memoir about his son's struggles, and eventual triumph, seeks not to dispense advice, but to share the experience with other families in similar circumstances. And he'll share his thoughts with us.
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