Peggy Gish Interview
Posted Monday, May 31
For more than a year now, seemingly every national newscast carries word of Iraq. Yet, many people still don't know that much about the Middle-Eastern Nation. Peggy Gish of Athens wasn't going to allow herself to be one of those people. She wanted to know what their suffering entailed and wanted to help them. So, in the past 18 months - 11 of them in Iraq - she has worked to assist Iraqis. But what this Southern Ohioan never anticipated was being witnesses to the results of atrocities which now dominate headlines: the alleged abuses committed by American soldiers. Gish met with ideastream's Rick Jackson last week, just before she spoke to a group of students at Bedford's St. Peter Chanel High School as part of the Wheels of Justice program.
Restoring Veterans’ Graves
Posted Monday, May 31
Memorial Day is dedicated to honoring those who died serving the U.S. in wars. But it's an unfortunate fact that thousands of the headstones of these veterans, in the past, have gone untended year after year. ideastream's Tasha Cook has a report about one man's efforts at restoring veterans' graves.
A Quiet Crisis: Manufacturing and the Economy
Posted Thursday, May 27
ideastream’s Shula Neuman explores way to reconsider what role manufacturing will play in the region’s economy.
Council on American-Islamic Relations Holds Fundraiser
Posted Monday, May 24
The Ohio chapter of America's largest Islamic civil liberties group hosted its second annual dinner and fundraiser this past weekend. Hundreds gathered at the Renaissance Hotel on Public Square to support the local efforts of CAIR, the Council on American-Islamic Relations. ideastream's Tasha Cook has this report.
Scratching Off Money for Schools
Posted Thursday, May 20
Ohio Lottery tickets first went on sale 30 years ago. It was seen as a way to collect a voluntary tax to support education. But, as ideastream's Tasha Cook reports, schools aren't necessarily the winners, and some question to what extent the Ohio Lottery has held to its promise of helping schools.
The Real Deal: Preserving Hudson
Posted Thursday, May 13
How many shopping malls and centers populate Greater Cleveland? Certainly more than you can name, which makes it difficult for any one center to stand out. Some retailers are increasingly focusing on image and ambience to bring customers into their new venues. Take the recently opened Legacy Village Lifestyle Center in Lyndhurst, designed to simulate the look and feel of a small colonial town. But as ideastream's Rick Jackson points out, there's nothing quite like the real thing, which is what has developers in the Summit County town of Hudson going the extra mile to preserve a heritage that dates back 200 years.
Making Change: Leadership New Style
Posted Wednesday, May 12
Northeast Ohio is in a state of change, but who will lead after those changes take hold? Some are concerned that there isn't much high quality talent lining up to guide Northeast Ohio in the decades to come. But ideastream's Shula Neuman reports there may be plenty waiting to take the reigns - they just don't resemble the kind of leaders the region is accustomed to, and many of them are off the radar. As part of Making Change: Reinventing our Economy, Shula reports on an emerging style of leadership.
Nail A. Al Jubeir Interview
Posted Wednesday, May 5
Last weekend, six people were killed in an attack in Saudi Arabia - two of them Americans. The kingdom has come under more pressure from its middle-eastern neighbors - and from some of its own citizens - as its government supported the United States in the Iraqi operation. ideastream's Rick Jackson spoke with the nation's Washington-based spokesman - Nail A. Al Jubeir - about the tensions and the relationship between our two nations.