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Make Room for the Boomer Boom

Make Room for the Boomer Boom November 10, 2014

In case you hadn't noticed, we're getting older. And that's a good thing, considering the alternative. But it also presents many challenges for individuals, family and society. Join Mike McIntyre Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas as we discuss gearing up to meet the needs of a graying population and how retiring baby boomers might change the country. Our guest list includes a vice president of the AARP. Your comments and questions are welcome.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up November 7, 2014

Five separate attempts to unseat Republican incumbents add up to one big loss for Ohio Democrats. Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas, a look at what went right for Republicans and how state Democratic leaders plan to fix what went wrong. Hopes for new or increased school levies, sales taxes, and income taxes all went up in smoke at the polls but already there are calls to try, try again. We'll look at what it takes to get the message to voters. And an area musician thinks Akron needs an amusement park. Join host Rick Jackson for discussion.

The Purpose Economy

The Purpose Economy November 6, 2014

You've heard of the agrarian economy, the industrial economy and the information economy? Some say it's time to usher in the Purpose Economy with Cleveland in the vanguard. Purpose proponents say workers, especially millennials, seek more than a paycheck; they want purpose, impact, personal growth and community. And providing that is good for society and good for the bottom line.

The 2014 Mid-Term Election

The 2014 Mid-Term Election November 5, 2014

Here's the good news: You will not see any more over-the-top campaign ads on your TV tomorrow. Election Day puts an end to those and, for the time being, an end to political campaigning. So what result did all that campaigning bring for local, state and national races? And how will the vote totals shape your government? The Sound of Ideas offers election analysis and even just a place to vent with host Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00.

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

25th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall November 4, 2014

Next week marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, a seminal moment in history not just for Germans, but for the rest of the world. We'll examine the history of the wall, erected in 1961 and viewed as a physical embodiment of the Iron Curtain. What led to its dismantling? And a quarter century later, what has been the political, economic and humanitarian impact? Join our conversation.

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