Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:48 PM
The former Director of the Cleveland VA Medical Center was arrested this morning, and then hit with three dozen criminal charges in a U.S District Court. ideastream’s Brian Bull reports:
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:55 PM
A few months after Gov. John Kasich proposed a tax on oil and natural gas drillers, a Democratic lawmaker has done the same thing. But Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, while it’s a different approach, it may be likely to suffer the same fate.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 4:25 PM
Some Ohio doctors and medical clinic managers say if the Ohio legislature passes some anti-abortion bills now under consideration, it’s very possible there will be a shortage of doctors and medical facilities to serve the needs of Ohio women. And they warn more Ohio women will die due to complications from pregnancies. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles has details.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 10:15 AM
The committee working out the differences between the House and Senate versions of the state budget now has updated estimates on tax revenues and Medicaid. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports those numbers were higher than estimates, but they came with a caution.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 9:54 AM
Ohio lawmakers continue to grapple with the question of what to do with the Medicaid program. Gov. John Kasich, business groups and Democrats want the state to expand Medicaid as part of the budget. But conservatives in the legislature see that as buying into Obamacare and throwing good money into a flawed program. As Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, lawmakers are considering various bills to deal with the medical program for the poor in the future.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 9:08 AM
Cleveland is playing host this week to a national conference on shale gas development. Economists and environmental scientists discussed the promise and pitfalls of hydraulic fracturing at Case Western Reserve University -- and on 90.3's The Sound of Ideas. ideastream's Nick Castele reports.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:11 PM
Authorities have arrested three people in northern Ohio on charges of enslaving a mentally disabled young mother and her daughter over a two-year period. ideastream's Bill Rice reports.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 4:29 PM
Businesses would have to prioritize hiring an American worker over a foreign one, under a bipartisan amendment announced today by U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio. Ideastream’s Brian Bull reports.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 9:45 AM
This week The Plain Dealer and public radio's StateImpact Ohio have been reporting on a new measure of teacher performance. It's called "value-added." It rates individual teachers based on the amount of progress their students make, using their test scores and a complex statistical formula. About 16,000 teachers are tracked in the initial roll out. The results will play a major role in determining a teacher's pay, starting next year in some schools. That would be huge change for Ohio. StateImpact's Ida Lieszkovszky has our latest installment of Grading the Teachers.
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at 7:35 AM
Another ground breaking health technique is being pioneered locally, but NOT from the region's major Health Care centers... This learning tool has arrived on US shores from Japan. It's aim is to help reverse the effects of dementia, and it is the topic of today's Tuesday Check up.
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