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Breast Cancer Updates

Breast Cancer Updates September 30, 2014

The fight against breast cancer is an all-out offensive and the growing number of survivors -- it's very likely that you know one -- shows the immense progress that has been made. We're doing all we can to beat breast cancer. But we might be doing too much. We'll try to make some sense of that on today's Sound of Ideas. Join us for a very important discussion on the latest research in breast cancer screening, treatment and prevention.

The Life and Times of James Traficant

The Life and Times of James Traficant September 29, 2014

Flamboyant Ohio politician James A. Traficant, Jr. is gone, but likely never to be forgotten. Fanciful descriptions pepper the press: 'He wore a pompadour that looked like it was combed with a Sunbeam Mixmaster,' said one writer. 'A bellicose bully who wouldn't hurt a fly,' wrote another. Despite his flaws, the plain-spoken Traficant spent 17 years in Congress and was a hometown hero in the Mahoning Valley. Join Mike McIntyre for a look at Traficant's career and the corruption charges that brought him down.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup September 26, 2014

What would prompt Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democratic challenger David Pepper to shout at each other and bang fists on tables? And since there are no debates this year exactly where did this happen? We'll answer those queries on the reporters' roundtable along with a look at this week's indictments of a local common pleas court judge, and have the latest on the state's court appeal over early voting procedures. Join host Rick Jackson Friday morning at 9:00 for The Sound of Ideas.

Paid Sick Leave

Paid Sick Leave September 25, 2014

If you have a job and you get sick, what do you do? Stay home and take a sick day, right? What if you don't get sick days? 40% of the American workforce, many of them low-wage workers, have no paid time off for illness. If you want to be paid, you've got to go to work. Some say sick pay should be mandated by law. Many businesses say such a mandate would be a costly burden. What do you think?

They Chose to Stay in School

They Chose to Stay in School September 24, 2014

When David Boone was homeless and 15, he'd sleep on the wooden bleachers in a Cleveland park. And the next day he'd be in school. In a district where dropouts are common, Boone stayed. He's a junior at Harvard now and has a co-op job with Microsoft next spring. He'll be with us on The Sound of Ideas along with students and graduates from around the region, to talk about staying in school when dropping out is common. Hosted by Mike McIntyre.

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