Today’s teens spend much of their down time pressing a “thumbs up” icon. It didn't take long for the marketing community to figure out a way to turn that little thumbs up into a dollar sign. Marketers are using today’s teens to sell their products through social media for them. But do teens know they’re being used by companies to sell their products? Do they even care?
How far along is the promised shale gas and oil boom in Ohio? And where do fears about the environmental impact of horizontal fracture drilling stand? We check in on the Utica shale play. Sales taxes are up in counties with big shale activity, according to a Cleveland State University study, but big job gains haven't yet happened despite a thousand permits granted since 2010.
What changes might come to the Cleveland Police Department, now that a new set of leaders is in place? Personnel changes at police headquarters were mirrored by personnel changes at Browns town in Berea amid reports that at least one top player wants out, after the revolving door has brought his third head coach in as many years.
In his State of the Union address, President Obama called for an end to unequal pay for men and women. The president said women still make 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. An oft-cited statistic, but controlling for college majors and occupation drops that wage gap to 93 cents. What can women do to finally close that gap? And why haven't laws like the Equal Pay Act done it already?
Author Andrew Solomon's Far From the Tree examines the most intense challenges parents can face: Adapting to a new reality when a child inherits or acquires an identity that makes him or her profoundly different. How does the difference caused by autism, or dwarfism or sexual identity impact the family dynamic? Originally broadcast 9/16/13.
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