This region must slam the brakes on new outward growth and concentrate on redeveloping aging urban centers, according to a just-completed report funded by the federal government. The Vibrant NEO 2040 project's report is a clear vision for a more sustainable future, its advocates say. Less clear is how that vision, with need for buy-in from 400 cities and townships, will be realized by 2040, or ever. Join host Mike McIntyre and let's talk about it Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
About one in five Americans suffers from an anxiety disorder, making it the most common mental health diagnosis. All of us suffer from episodes of anxiety from time to time, but at what point does periodic anxiety become a problem that needs attention? For some patients, anxiety is pervasive and manifests itself physically. And if you do suffer from severe anxiety, what are the treatment options?
Potholes can eat tires, twist your tie rods and empty your wallet. We'll talk about what to do if your car has a pothole attack, and find out what engineering science is doing to design pavement better suited to withstand a harsh northeast Ohio winter.
The Governor brings down the house at his annual speech; not with his words, but with his guests! And a poll shows 81% of Ohioans would say yes to medicinal marijuana or at least to legalization. Might Ohio drop the state sales tax for one day a year - right when people are headed back to school? It would spur the economy and keep people from running to Pennsylvania to avoid tax on clothes.
Nearly a hundred people overdosed on heroin in the first half of 2013 in Cuyahoga County alone. Half live in the suburbs. And a quarter of all fatal drug overdoses in Ohio in 2011 involved heroin. We'll talk about the progression from pain killer addiction to heroin junkie and hear from a Vermilion mom who lost her 26 year old son to overdose. Originally aired 9/11/13.
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