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Weekly Regional Roundtable

Weekly Regional Roundtable April 11, 2014

Did the region's "Council for Economic Opportunities" have its pockets picked by its own executives? That's the allegation from the US Attorney's office and the organization's president has resigned in response. We'll detail that case plus look at the state budget revisions - which won approval this week, over objections of Democrats. A movie may soon begin production to tell the story of Michelle, Gina, and Amanda from the inside. And the Cavaliers will be packing their bags for a long, long road trip this fall. Rick Jackson and his guests discuss details Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas.

Growing Hemp in Ohio

Growing Hemp in Ohio April 10, 2014

Growing hemp, the non-psychoactive version of the cannabis plant is illegal in Ohio, and most of the the United States. It’s not that Americans don’t use hemp; it’s just that we don’t make it here. Hemp oils are used in food and cosmetics products, hemp rope and other materials can be seen in our every day life. So why don't American farmers grow hemp, and should they be allowed to?

Common Core Update

Common Core Update April 9, 2014

Ohio is getting closer to full implementation of new minimum learning standards shared with most other states known as the Common Core. Next year, computerized Common Core tests will replace the state's standardized tests. As that draws closer, there are still many questions, some apprehension and a healthy dose of criticism. Mike McIntyre and his guests address them all, Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Ohio’s Recidivism Rate

Ohio’s Recidivism Rate April 8, 2014

Ohio’s recidivism rate has fallen to almost 27 percent, far below the national rate of 44 percent. According to the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, reentry programs are obviously making a difference. But according to some experts, the real reason for the low recidivism rate is that the state has eased its drug laws. What's Ohio doing right? What more could be done?

Gay Marriage Ban: Partial Reversal

Gay Marriage Ban: Partial Reversal April 7, 2014

A federal judge has said he'll strike down part of a decade-old gay marriage ban in Ohio. It means that gay couples legally married in other states can have their unions recognized here. The ruling wouldn't specifically legalize gay marriage, but advocates of that see it as a huge step. We'll examine the ruling and the implications, Join Mike McIntyre Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

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