December 5, 2013
According to the CDC, more than 1 out of every 10 American children has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a 41 percent increase over the last decade. Of those, 69 percent are taking medication. Some people say ADHD is a public health epidemic, others says it's over-diagnosed and over-medicated. We'll take a look at why so many people are being diagnosed with ADHD and how to cope with it.
December 4, 2013
A new Case Western Reserve University study reports that pre-school can pay big dividends in preparing young people to learn, especially those who start out struggling. Tomorrow on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with the study's author and others about the effect of high-quality preschool in closing the education gap. We'll also look at what constitutes high-quality and at how parents can know the difference. Join host Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00 on 90.3.
December 3, 2013
Violet Spevack first started writing for the Cleveland Jewish news in March of 1965, shortly after its launch. At 97, she’s still typing away at her typewriter (seriously) about the Cleveland Jewish community. Energetic and witty, Spevack is described not so much as someone who covers parties but rather the life of every party. This year Vi was inducted into the Cleveland Press Club Hall of Fame.
December 2, 2013
Remember the rotary phone? Can you imagine kids using one of those today? Their heads might explode just waiting to dial the next number. Rotary phones are so yesterday. And even the newest of newfangled land line phones are soon to be obsolete, too. What else have we lost or are about to lose? Goodbye chalk boards and checkbooks. And while cash is king now, will it soon be deposed? Originally broadcast Jan. 15, 2013.
November 28, 2013
Join host Mike McIntyre as he shares Thanksgiving memories from across the region; some poignant, some hilarious, all entertaining. We also hear from some of the people who are working hard to ensure that the less fortunate are able to have a holiday feast. It's a holiday fun edition of The Sound of Ideas, Thursday morning at 9:00.
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