A mumps outbreak at the Ohio State University has affected some 82 people. There was a similar outbreak at Fordham University in New York City, and a measles outbreak among school kids there too. California officials are stumped by an outbreak of polio-like symptoms. Haven't all these diseases been eradicated by vaccinations? How come some students who received the MMR vaccine got sick anyway?
Burke Lakefront Airport is 450 acres of prime waterfront property in Cleveland that many people believe could be put to better use. Cleveland's mayor says it's already being put to its best use -- as an airport. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss Burke and its place in the aviation mix. Is it needed now that Cleveland Hopkins and other airports are running well below capacity? If it weren't an airport, what would you like to see on that land? Tell us Wednesday morning at 9:00 and join Mike McIntyre for the conversation.
One family inters its matriarch at the bottom of the Atlantic. Another holds a memorial weenie roast for the dearly departed. Death is never easy, and everyone mourns differently. Author and public radio producer Kate Sweeney’s book, American Afterlife, delves into the various mourning rituals practiced by Americans. Plus, an obituary writer's experience with covering grief as a daily beat.
Toyota was just slapped with the largest criminal penalty for carmaker in United States history: $1.2 billion. A Justice Department investigation found the company concealed defects that could cause sudden, unintended acceleration. Sandusky lawyer Tom Murray, an expert on sudden acceleration, says the problems throughout the industry go much deeper than the Toyota settlement reveals. We'll talk about it Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas. Join host Mike McIntyre.
An iconic structure from the middle 70's could be about to vanish from the landscape to be replaced with job-creating businesses. Is it the shot in the arm one suburb has long needed? Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas host Rick Jackson will also take your responses to the latest advertising effort to craft Cleveland as a vacation spot. But is chasing millennials and abandoning boomers the best idea? And why are hundreds of birds dropping dead over Lake Erie? Those stories and more starting at 9:00 on 90.3.
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