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Safety First in Food Buying

Safety First in Food Buying July 16, 2014

Food trucks are offering some unbelievably tasty fare all over town this summer. Local festivals and county fairs are filled with food. And roadside stands and farmer's markets offer homemade pies, sauces and various delicacies. Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about making sure that food is safe to eat. What are the laws? Who inspects? And how can you have confidence in the quality and safety of the food you're buying? Join host Mike McIntyre.

Safer Driving at Both Ends of the Age Range

Safer Driving at Both Ends of the Age Range July 15, 2014

Being able to drive provides an important link to dwindling independence for the elderly. And it's the first real taste of independence for teens. But statistically speaking, both groups of drivers have a higher risk of accidents. Aside from taking the keys from grandparents or making the kids wait to drive, what's being done to make it safer to be behind the wheel? Or on the road with them? Driver's ed for the young and old; join Mike McIntyre Tuesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

The Prodigal King

The Prodigal King July 14, 2014

Late last week LeBron James announced he's bringing his talents back to the shores of Lake Erie. In a letter published on Sports Illustrated he wrote; "who am I to hold a grudge?" It seems Cleveland fans feel the same way, already flocking the streets of downtown holding signs declaring the King's return and buying tees that say "Forgiven." What does LeBron's decision to return mean for Northeast Ohio?

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup July 11, 2014

The bluest city in Ohio rolls out the red carpet. Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas we'll look at the impact of securing the Republican national convention in 2016. Is Ohio still struggling to find the jobs it lost when the recession hit? The argument turns political--we'll look at the numbers, instead of the accusations. And what do you do when competing rallies both book time on Public Square? Join us for the reporters' roundtable getting underway at 9:00 on 90.3.

Millennials Take Over as Biggest Generation

Millennials Take Over as Biggest Generation July 10, 2014

For the first time since the late 1940s, Baby Boomers are not the biggest generation. Millennials have stolen that crown. The shift happened somewhere near 2012, so it’s no coincidence that 2012 was the first year since 1976 that Baby Boomer voters picked the losing candidate in a presidential election. Boomers and Millennials differ in many ways, and those differences are changing America.

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