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What to Do With What’s Left of Summer

What to Do With What’s Left of Summer August 14, 2014

There's a chill in the air and school is just around the corner. But there's still time to do lots more besides your back-to-school shopping. No need to cram in a costly trip overseas: staycations are still hugely popular. Plus there are county fairs to visit, festivals to attend, concerts to rock out to and outdoor patios to lounge on, umbrella drink in hand. Thursday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas: how to make the most of the last few weeks of summer.

Meet Your Makers

Meet Your Makers August 13, 2014

Anyone who grew up on tinker toys or erector sets knows the pleasure of making things. Now, millions of American are rediscovering that feeling, and turning a profit. The maker movement, a coalition of entrepreneurs, inventors, and crafty types who make things from gadgets to clothes to food, are shaking up the economy. Some makers argue Cleveland embodies what the movement is all about. Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, meet Cleveland's makers. Hosted by Ida Lieszkovszky. Photo credit: Andrew Salamone.

Science Cafe - Restoring Sensation

Science Cafe - Restoring Sensation August 12, 2014

When you prick your finger, what you feel is a consequence of activity in the brain, not the finger itself. Biomedical engineers using this concept are leading an evolution in protheses that help the estimated 2 million Americans who suffer from limb loss to "feel" their missing limbs again. This emerging field of devices for sensory restoration has applications far and beyond those afflicted by limb loss.

Women in Tech

Women in Tech August 11, 2014

Roughly 20% of software developers are women according to the Labor Department, a number that's decreased over the years. The number of female computer-science graduates dropped 37% between 1985 and 2012. Among women who do make it in tech, they say sexism is rampant in the male dominated field. Why are there so few women in tech, and how can those trends be reversed? Originally aired 6/12/14.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup August 8, 2014

Coming up Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas, all eyes on Ohio as a federal appeals court hears arguments that could change the face of marriage in several midwestern states at once. New problems arise for county executive Ed FitzGerald. Why wouldn't he answer questions about what was once 'no big deal' --enlarging the story, while delighting his political opponents? And food additives of the unexpected variety nearly cause a prison riot. Join Rick Jackson beginning at 9:00, on 90.3.

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