The gang problem and the violent crime that comes with it is growing in Cleveland. And one gang in particular, the Heartless Felons, concerns even those who once were involved in gangs. The Heartless Felons, they say, are different: there appears to be no code of respect for anyone. And you can find them on Facebook. We'll talk to former gang members and those working to bring peace to the streets.
In a recent international survey of financial literacy, American 15-year-olds scored average. That score was less than thrilling to financial experts, who say students from the most developed country on the list should have done better. In Ohio, financial literacy is mandated, but no curriculum is specified. What are American youth not being taught and how does it affect them later in life? And what financial literacy tips could the rest of the country learn?
Movies are filled with inspiring teachers. Think Michelle Pfeiffer in Dangerous Minds, or Robin Williams in Dead Poets Society. They seem to be blessed with an innate ability to teach. Is it really that simple? Author and journalist Elizabeth Green says the idea of the "natural born teacher" is a myth, but good teaching can be taught. We'll hear her thoughts on how that can be done. And we'll talk to an outstanding local educator about what makes a good teacher. Bring your pen and paper; class starts Monday at 9:00 a.m. on The Sound of Ideas.
One of the smaller fish in the Cuyahoga County corruption scandal is back at work after three years probation but there is some outrage over where the new job is. Could you survive a full week on just $77for your food, transport, utilities, entertainment and incidentals? Three members of Congress want to give it a shot but is it a good faith effort or a slap in the face? Nearly $400 thousand in public money to refurbish a house for a new hire? Sweet deal.
Crain's Cleveland's Women of Note may seem to have little in common at first glance. Some work in business, others run non-profits. Some deal with medicine, others with money. But all of them have overcome challenges in their lives to persevere and succeed. We'll hear the stories to four of these remarkable women, and find out what advice they have to succeed in work and in life.
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