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Deadly by Design?

Deadly by Design? March 24, 2014

Toyota was just slapped with the largest criminal penalty for carmaker in United States history: $1.2 billion. A Justice Department investigation found the company concealed defects that could cause sudden, unintended acceleration. Sandusky lawyer Tom Murray, an expert on sudden acceleration, says the problems throughout the industry go much deeper than the Toyota settlement reveals. We'll talk about it Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas. Join host Mike McIntyre.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup March 21, 2014

An iconic structure from the middle 70's could be about to vanish from the landscape to be replaced with job-creating businesses. Is it the shot in the arm one suburb has long needed? Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas host Rick Jackson will also take your responses to the latest advertising effort to craft Cleveland as a vacation spot. But is chasing millennials and abandoning boomers the best idea? And why are hundreds of birds dropping dead over Lake Erie? Those stories and more starting at 9:00 on 90.3.

The Future of Car Fuel

The Future of Car Fuel March 20, 2014

Some auto insiders believe the time for diesel fueled vehicles has finally arrived. Already immensely popular in Europe, some say “2014 is shaping us as the Year of the Diesel, with the number of diesel-fueled cars sold in the U.S. set to double over the next 12 months.” But diesel has had its problems over the years. And what about electric or hybrid vehicles? What's the fuel of the future?

Burying Climate Change

Burying Climate Change March 19, 2014

Billions of tons of carbon are floating in the atmosphere and you might be surprised to discover where it came from. Farming practices, including the simple act of tilling the soil, allow carbon to escape. But there's hope, says former Cleveland author Kristen Ohlsen, in her book, "The Soil Will Save Us." It's possible to put the carbon back where it came from. She joins Mike McIntyre for The Sound of Ideas this morning at 9:00 to tell us how.

Funny Politics

Funny Politics March 18, 2014

Politicians have long been a favorite source of jokes for the late night host set, but lately it seems like the politicians figure if you can’t beat them, join them. Last week President Obama sat down with Zach Galifianakis on his popular awkward-comedy show, Between Two Ferns. He’s also a regular on late night TV, as is Michelle Obama. Have politicians mastered the art of comedy?

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