Sacks full of precious jewels discovered in an Akron hotel room that once belonged to a famous Opera singer. A mint edition comic book found in an attic that helped pay for one daughter's wedding. A California couple who stumbled over buckets of antique rare gold coins. Treasure can come in all shapes and sizes, from buried treasure to precious antiques to what you can snag at a pawn shop.
What do GPS and penicillin have in common? Both were unexpected results of scientific research. The mathematical framework for computer programming grew out of research on astronomy. Scientists learned how to build a microwave oven as they researched radar during World War II. John us a look at happy accidents that have revolutionized our lives. Originally aired 12/9/13.
Friday on The Sound of Ideas: they promised us billions but the gamble isn't paying off. The latest numbers on Ohio's casinos are well below projections. It's 11th-ranked in county population but Lake County is number one for licensing concealed weapons. What's the deal with packing heat? And one child who didn't hide his pretend weapon gets chased from school. We'll look at whether zero-tolerance sometimes equals zero common sense. Join Rick Jackson for the reporter's roundtable Friday morning at 9:00 on 90.3.
Voters headed to the polls in ten states for primary elections this week will have to show a photo ID before casting their ballots.Meanwhile, in Ohio, Secretary of State Jon Husted announced last week the times voters can hit the polls in the next election will be reduced, including eliminating Sunday voting. Democrats say this will discourage voter turnout, Republicans say uniformity is needed.
This region must slam the brakes on new outward growth and concentrate on redeveloping aging urban centers, according to a just-completed report funded by the federal government. The Vibrant NEO 2040 project's report is a clear vision for a more sustainable future, its advocates say. Less clear is how that vision, with need for buy-in from 400 cities and townships, will be realized by 2040, or ever. Join host Mike McIntyre and let's talk about it Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
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