For the last forty years America has worried about where to get its energy from. But the discovery of fracking and the apparently abundant supply of shale has turned those tables. Some say this boom in the local energy industry will lead to a renaissance in manufacturing. Others advise caution, and point to a recent fire at a drilling site as the impetus for new rules to govern the industry.
A Wooster company makes an absorbent glass that can suck contaminants like oil spills from water. A Solon firm makes tiny pellets that filter heavy metals from industrial water. On today's Sound of Ideas, we'll learn about these companies and other water technology innovators in Ohio, where the necessity of cleaning up after a history of industrial contamination has proven to be the mother of some pretty nifty inventions.
School used to start on the day after Labor Day. But many kids have already been in classes for week. School isn’t just starting earlier in the calendar, an estimated 40 percent of high schools start before 8am, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics. That organization has just recommended that schools start no earlier than 8:30. Right now only 15 percent of high schools do that. So what’s the rush?
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