To understand the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, one must look back at the beginnings of the Zionist movement and the creation of the nation of Israel. Ari Shavit does that with unblinking honesty in his book, "My Promised Land," non-fiction winner of the 2014 Anisfield Wolf Book Award. But knowing the history still doesn't make clear a solution for lasting peace.
The NFL's slap-on-the-wrist two-game suspension of one of its stars, Ray Rice, became an indefinite ban after video surfaced showing him knocking his fiancee out with a punch. Most domestic violence cases aren't played out so publicly or generate so much discussion. Discussion about abuses, about victims who sometimes stay, about the role of employers. And about public opinion.
Former United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan describes literacy as a "bridge from misery to hope." However, one in five adults in the United States reads below the fifth grade level. And worldwide, nearly 800 million adults - 2/3rds of them women - cannot read or write a simple sentence, according to the UN. We explore efforts to improve literacy in Northeast Ohio and beyond.
Writer and activist Gloria Steinem has been beating the drum of equality between the sexes since the 1970s. Often hailed as the mother of the "modern feminist" movement, Steinem has been front and center on women's issues over the years, from the Equal Rights Amendment to Roe v. Wade to the pay gap that still persists. How has the feminist movement changed over the last 40 years?
Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas- fast food, and health care-not often linked, but apparently they do go together -- at least when it comes to workers in those fields demanding better pay; for the services they provide. We'll be discussing the impact of their joint Cleveland protests. And it's easy to legalize something controversial, when you're already a judge. A quartet of Ohio appellate justices is ready to strap on their side arms and take to the bench - even without certain permits.
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