90.3 at 9: Reaction to The Passion
Posted Thursday, February 26
Religious groups and movie aficionados alike have long anticipated the release of Mel Gibson's controversial The Passion of the Christ. Now that the film has arrived in Cleveland theatres, we'll take a look at whether the work meets or fails expectations, both artistically and spiritually. With guest host Adam Shapiro.
Explaining Issue 30
Posted Wednesday, February 25
Funding for Health and Human Services in Cuyahoga County is up for a vote on March 2nd. If it feels like deja vu, there's a reason. ideastream's Bill Rice has more.
Talking Church Changes with Newest Anglican Bishop
Posted Tuesday, February 24
When a church has a change at or near the top, it draws attention. When something as controversial as a homosexual Bishop is endorsed and ordained, it likewise attracts attention to that church. Both topics are issues that came up in a recent conversation between ideastream's Rick Jackson and the newest Bishop in the Anglican Church. Bishop Roger Chung Po Cheun is in Cleveland this week, as part of a tour of the U.S. He is a member of the Anglican Mission Commission, and newly named Bishop of Madagascar. The bishop will be involved in four Ash Wednesday services - 7:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, and 7:30 PM - all at the St. Martins' Episcopal Church, in Chagrin Falls.
Making Change: Eating Ethnic in Cleveland
Posted Wednesday, February 18
When it comes to the region's economic growth, the area's dwindling population is often cited as one of the barriers to success. However, there's one group that has seen its numbers go up, if only slightly. From 1990 to 2000, the number of foreign-born residents in the Cleveland metropolitan area rose by almost 15,000. Although small in number, immigrants have made an impression on Northeast Ohio's culinary landscape. As part of Making Change: Reinventing our Economy, ideastream's Shula Neuman explores the impact immigrants have on both our economy and culture.
90.3 at 9: A Tale of Two Tims
Posted Tuesday, February 17
It's a tough call, but somebody has to make it. Which Tim should be a Cuyahoga County Commissioner? If you're casting a vote in the primary next month, you'll also need to decide the best candidate for commissioner. Should it be incumbent Tim McCormack or challenger Tim Hagan? Find out what both men are thinking on the key issues with guest host Adam Shapiro of NewsChannel 5.
Making Change: Philanthropy Q&A
Posted Monday, February 16
This week the region's philanthropic organizations will gather at a conference to discuss philanthropy's role in economic development. The discussion will be guided in part by a survey on Northeast Ohioans attitudes toward the region's economy. Cleveland Foundation, along with several other regional groups, conducted the survey in conjunction with the Gallup Organization. ideastream's Shula Neuman spoke with Darby Miller Steiger, senior research director for the Gallup Organization and Brad Whitehead, director of economic initiatives at the Cleveland Foundation about the survey's findings and implications.
Private Tutors Lining Up
Posted Monday, February 16
One of the hallmarks of republican-led public education reforms in Ohio has been increased opportunity for the private sector to get involved. Charter school legislation enacted in the late 90s, we've seen, has made hundreds of millions of public school dollars available to entrepreneurs who claim to have a better approach to educating kids. Cleveland's voucher program, now eight years old, is another example of public dollars freed up for private schooling. Now President Bush's No Child Left Behind initiative has provided yet another path to the public education well, and private tutors are beginning to line up. ideastream's Bill Rice reports.
An Interview with Barbara Byrd-Bennett
Posted Friday, February 13
Web Exclusive - ideastream Education Reporter Bill Rice talks with Cleveland Schools CEO Barbara Byrd-Bennett about school board protocol, labor issues, magnet schools and supplemental education services. Exclusive web interview.
Outwitting the Fraudsters
Posted Friday, February 13
First, there were the corporate scandals. Then, the crackdowns. Now, the trials. While stockholders have lost their life savings and corporate America grapples for footing amid unprecedented federal regulation, business is booming for some. ideastream's Tasha Cook has this report.
Bringing the “Lane Debates” to a New Generation
Posted Thursday, February 12
In the 1830s, nearly 200 years after slavery became an institution in the United States, the question of emancipation had barely been discussed. But on the western frontier of Ohio, future ministers were wrestling with the moral implications of bondage. Their debates sparked a growing national discussion of the abolition of slavery that would ultimately end in civil war. And their legacy of free speech lives on today. In recognition of Black History Month, ideastream's Karen Schaefer reports from Oberlin.
Making Change: Highways and Byways
Posted Wednesday, February 4
When most people talk about urban sprawl, or the outward migration from the region's core, it usually takes on a negative flavor. However, sprawl is actually a product in part of an efficient transportation system. As part of Making Change: Reinventing Our Economy, ideastream's Shula Neuman reports on that connection and the costs associated with the region's highways and byways.
Lakewood Woman Faces Deportation
Posted Monday, February 2
This evening there will be a vigil held to show support for a Lakewood mother who faces a deportation order this week that would separate her from her children. ideastream's Tasha Cook has this report.