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Reflecting on Dr. King

Reflecting on Dr. King January 19, 2015

Monday, the nation celebrates the life of civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. and the struggle for equality that continues in the 21st century. We'll spend the hour on The Sound of Ideas discussing his legacy and remembering his visits to Cleveland in 1967 a year after the Hough riots. We'll also visit with two authors who have unique insights into King's life and his legacy. Join host Mike McIntyre

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up January 16, 2015

A suburban hospital says it's shutting down its current home in about a year's time, then creating a brand new; $30-million health center. Lakewood Hospital will undergo changes that so far, 'everyone' seems happy with. The G-O-P sets its Cleveland convention for mid-July of next year. And we'll celebrate the winning ways of Ohio State, led to the national championship by a kid from Cleveland! Join host Rick Jackson

Lawyers for the Indigent

Lawyers for the Indigent January 15, 2015

People charged with crimes have a Constitutional right to legal representation and when they can't afford it, the state provides a lawyer for them. In Cuyahoga County, judges often assign lawyers when defendants are arraigned on criminal charges. Prosecutor Tim McGinty has long pushed for reforming that system and Common Pleas Court Judge John Russo has agreed to let the Supreme Court review it. We'll lay out the process and discuss the concerns.

Paris on the Cuyahoga?

Paris on the Cuyahoga? January 14, 2015

Haters take heed: The New York Times, LA Times, Travel & Leisure, Fodor's Travel, BuzzFeed and even the ABC Travel Guides for Kids all say Cleveland is a must-visit in 2015. Cleveland is hot right now, praised for its authenticity, its stellar restaurants and cultural institutions including the new Museum of Contemporary Art and Playhouse Square. Why all the love? And do the locals appreciate what others are praising? Join Mike McIntyre this morning at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.

Science Cafe: Vaccines and Health

Science Cafe: Vaccines and Health January 13, 2015

Vaccines help us to ward off diseases that used to fell humans: mumps, measles, malaria, even the plague. The flu shot -- when scientists get the mix right -- helps keep influenza at bay. And when devastating diseases like Ebola wreck havoc,the race is on to find a vaccine. On this Science Cafe edition of the Sound of Ideas, we talk about the science behind vaccines and their impact on society now and in the future.

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