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Banning the Box

Banning the Box August 26, 2014

If you own a business and you've got an open position, should you have a right to know everything there is to know about a prospective employee? What if you are looking for a job. Is everything about you on the table? Pregnancy? Marital status? A felony record? Some say employers have a right to know, but others argue potential employees also have a right to privacy.

Cafeteria Man

Cafeteria Man August 25, 2014

School lunches don't have to be processed mystery meat and preservative pizzas. Fruits and veggies don't have to come from a can. Fresh is good says nutrition apostle Tony Geraci, the focus of a television documentary -- Cafeteria Man -- which airs Monday evening on WVIZ-PBS. And he's our guest Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas. What are we feeding our kids and what should we feed them? Join host Mike McIntyre.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup August 22, 2014

It's been a rough week for the gubernatorial candidate from Cuyahoga County. What can Ed FitzGerald do now to make a the race--a race? No less a tough time for the mayor of one area suburb where residents have signed off on a recall election just eight months into her term. Federal statistics put Ohio as number one in the nation for last month. But that's not good news since they were counting how many jobs we lost. Join Rick Jackson for the regional roundtable.

Preventing Teen Suicide

Preventing Teen Suicide August 21, 2014

The number two cause of death among teens and young adults in Ohio, behind accidents, is suicide. More than twice as many people die by suicide in this state each year than by homicide. We do so much to protect our kids. Protecting them from themselves may be the hardest thing of all. State legislators are proposing a bill that would try to increase awareness on college campuses around the state. What else can be done to reduce suicide among young adults?

Wraparound Schools

Wraparound Schools August 20, 2014

Kids are heading back to school this week. But some students will carry more than books to school: They'll bring hunger, illness, maybe the baggage that comes with living in neighborhoods where poverty and crime persist. How do you teach children when life gets in the way of learning? One approach is the wraparound school. We'll tell you what that is and why the concept is expanding in districts like Cleveland's.

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