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Anti-fracking activists try creative approach, with “Community Bill of Rights” ballot measures

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 11:24 AM

A gas well explosion Tuesday in Jefferson County isn't the first high-profile disaster for Ohio’s booming oil and gas business, and it has some saying the risks aren’t worth the economic benefits. ideastream’s Joanna Richards takes us to Gates Mills, east of Cleveland, one of several communities considering anti-fracking ballot measures that pit activists against industry – and state government.

Restaurant That Trains Former Inmates In Fine Culinary Arts Celebrates First Year

Friday, October 31, 2014 at 7:00 AM

This Saturday, the French Bistro EDWINS in Shaker Heights marks its one-year anniversary. The enterprise is unique. The culinary staff not only serve artisan cuisine…they’ve also served time behind bars. ideastream’s Brian Bull profiles the restaurant and its mission to give former inmates a second chance.

Educational Initiative Aims To Boost Ranks Of Utility Linemen

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 6:01 PM

A collaborative utility job training program that ended in 2011 has been reactivated. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports it will train a new class of power line workers.

Election 2014: Some Democrats, Conservatives Unhappy With Choices on the Ballot

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:53 AM

There aren't many undecided voters in this election, especially when it comes to the candidates for governor. In the third of a series of reports on key groups and issues in this 2014 election, Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports that doesn't mean all voters are happy with the options they have.

Elections 2014: Abortion a Rallying Point for Kasich Opponents on Both Sides of Issue

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:49 AM

Advocates for abortion rights and birth control say state leaders have done a lot of things during the past four years that restrict Ohio women from being able to exercise their rights to reproductive freedom. In the second in a series of reports on key issues in next week's election, those same state leaders are being criticized for not doing enough.

Election 2014: Women Divided in Ohio Races as Democrats Urge Equal Pay

Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 9:45 AM

Abortion is likely the first thing that comes to many people's minds when they hear the words, women's issues. But that's only one issue women are concerned about. In fact, there are other issues that many women say are more significant to them. Statehouse bureau correspondent Jo Ingles reports on what those women want -- and how they're going about the process of getting it.

Listening to the Local Latino Voice

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 10:05 PM

On November 1st, Cleveland’s Julia DeBurgos Cultural Arts Center celebrates its 25th anniversary. It’s one of a number of local organizations that preserve and promote the region’s Hispanic culture. Northeast Ohio is home to thousands of people with Latino roots --- from Puerto Ricans who immigrated here a half century ago, to more recent arrivals from Central and South America. ideastream’s David C. Barnett brings us a sampling of local Latino voices as they share stories of achievement, assimilation and passing heritage on to the next generation.

Measuring Ohio’s Economic Changes Under Gov. John Kasich

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 6:37 PM

Ohio Gov. John Kasich is running a relatively low-profile reelection campaign. He’s not debating on TV. Instead, he’s betting his record on the economy will bring in the votes he needs. ideastream’s Nick Castele examines two claims of Kasich’s: that jobs are up and wages are rising.

Inspector General: FitzGerald Driving Without Valid License a ‘Breach of the Public Trust’

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 12:43 PM

Cuyahoga County's watchdog agency says Ed FitzGerald likely drove without a valid license while on the job as county executive. ideastream's Nick Castele has more.

Nurse Amber Vinson Cleared to Leave Hospital After Recovery from Ebola

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 at 9:02 AM

Akron native Amber Vinson headed back to Dallas yesterday afternoon. But scores of people in Ohio are still being monitored for Ebola, just in case. From Ohio Public Radio Station WKSU M.L. Schultze reports.

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