Using Montessori to Treat Dementia
Posted Friday, August 27
In the last decade or so, much attention has been paid to the potential for curing Alzheimer's disease - especially since the late President Ronald Reagan disclosed he was afflicted with this devastating terminal illness. A cure has yet to be found, although medications have been developed to slow its progress. But while medical research continues, non-medical methods of dealing with dementia are also emerging. ideastream's Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz reports on one program developed here in Cleveland that uses educational principles pioneered a century ago.
A New Village
Posted Thursday, August 26
Pierogies, polkas, and a parade of cultural pride will be on display on Fleet Avenue this weekend, as the 27th annual Slavic Village Harvest Festival celebrates one of the largest Polish-American communities in the country. But Slavic Village is changing. ideastream's David C. Barnett takes us on a walk along some streets where residents are trying to balance tradition with a new mix of people.
Saving Lives at Flight Nursing Camp
Posted Friday, August 20
A group of aspiring and professional nurses went to camp last week - not to swim, do crafts, or tell ghost stories. These campers trained to respond to emergencies, natural disasters, and terrorism, as ideastream's Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz reports.
90.3 at 9: Former U.S. Weapons Inspector David Kay
Posted Friday, August 20
Former U.S. weapons inspector David Kay says out intelligence infrastructure is in crisis, and says an intelligence director is isn't the answer. Dr. Kay delivered an impassioned testimony Wednesday to Congress, specifically criticizing the National Security Council. What would you ask David Kay if you had the chance? Dr. Kay joined us for 90.3 at 9.
Making Change: The Cuyahoga Valley Initiative, Part 3: Veggies in the Valley
Posted Wednesday, August 18
Chances are, you know of at least one farmer's market within twenty minutes of your house. Maybe you've noticed that your local grocery store sometimes sells Ohio-grown produce. It's not your imagination: demand for locally grown produce is on the rise, and the county planning commission is working to fill that demand as part of the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative. It's not certain that revitalizing the farms and greenhouses in the valley will work, but ideastream's Shula Neuman reports that the effort is an example of how people are Making Change: Reinventing our Economy.
Child’s Play - The Lives of Young Athletes
Posted Thursday, August 12
The Olympics returns to its ancient home this August as Athens, Greece, hosts the international athletic games. The Olympic flame has lit a fire under many young athletes, ranging from international competitors to the kids playing in a sandlot around the corner. But in the heat of competition, it's sometimes hard to identify what is really won and lost. ideastream's David C. Barnett has this report.
Keeping the Job
Posted Tuesday, August 10
At a time when jobs are scarce in many fields, industries employing low-wage workers struggle to deal with high rates of staff turnover. ideastream's Cindi Deutschman-Ruiz reports on a local effort to give workers the tools they need to stay where they are.
Making Change: The Cuyahoga Valley Initiative, Part 2: Regenerative Zone
Posted Wednesday, August 4
The Cuyahoga River Valley may not hold the glory and force it once wielded in the early 20th century. But a movement is afoot to repair the valley; making it a place where industry, recreation, housing and the environment can exist to benefit the entire region. The movement is called the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative. It's spearheaded by the Cuyahoga County Planning Commission but involves an array of business, environmental and development groups as well. In this second report in her series on the Cuyahoga Valley Initiative, ideastream's Shula Neuman focuses on a specific site on the river where a flurry of activity between businesses and between neighborhoods is Making Change: Reinventing our Economy.