Monday, September 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM
The Ohio Department of Transportation is set to being the largest single construction project in its history. In an interview with Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles, agency spokesman Steve Faulkner explains the Portsmouth Bypass is the first ever public private partnership of its kind in Ohio.
For the first time in over 30 years Ohioans will be voting for governor without ever hearing the candidates spar over the issues head to head. In fact, incumbents in nearly all statewide races are bypassing debates, begging the question: is the public missing out? That matter WAS debated, on today’s “Sound of Ideas” program….ideastream’s Brian Bull has more:
Ohio State University is joining with ten other public research universities across the country to find way to boost their graduation rates. StateImpact Ohio's Bill Rice reports the effort is aimed especially at lower income students.
The Knight Foundation is funding a multi-million-dollar initiative aimed at bringing more young people and minorities into Akron area museums and concert halls. ideastream's David C. Barnett has some details.
The resurgence of Cleveland's Playhouse Square from a dead row of shuttered theaters to a thriving entertainment district was celebrated this past Spring. A relatively new program, co-sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts is looking to use the power of arts & culture to help revive communities across the country by creating a "sense of place". ideastream's David C. Barnett got some details from the head of ArtPlace America.
Friday, September 19, 2014 at 3:49 PM
Groundwater pollution has been at the heart of the debate over fracking. Now, a study led by an Ohio State University researcher offers some insights about the risk. ideastream’s Joanna Richards reports.
State leaders are reviving their call to protect survivors of domestic abuse by allowing them to keep their addresses confidential. As Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports -- they believe the current national spotlight on domestic violence could help their cause.
The state's chief money counter has gotten a lot of attention, with controversies involving the job-creating entity JobsOhio and the data scrubbing scandal that's hit a major school district. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler sat down with the two major party candidates running for auditor of state.
A major road project on Cleveland's east side has been named a "boondoggle" by a national consumer advocacy group.
Clevelanders have been talking for decades about what to do with the lakefront. In recent years there's been another push to develop it. And this week the mayor invited journalists and the public to take a tour of the city's waterfront projects aboard the Goodtime III.
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