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‘5 of 8’ School Rule Challenged

‘5 of 8’ School Rule Challenged December 17, 2014

The state Board of education wants to eliminate a rule that requires districts to staff at least five of these eight positions for every thousand students: Elementary art, music and physical education teachers, counselors, library media specialists, nurses, social workers and visiting teachers. Proponents say they're not cutting, just putting local districts in control. Critics say cuts are bound to follow. Join Mike McIntyre for discussion Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Spiritual Journeys

Spiritual Journeys December 16, 2014

What motivates the faithful to make a pilgrimage to a holy place? Muslims who make the hajj to Mecca, Catholics who visit Lourdes, France, Jews who pray at the Western Wall. Documentarian Bruce Feiler -- whose 6-part series, "Sacred Journeys with Bruce Feiler," airs on WVIZ PBS will be with us. We'd love to hear about your own sacred journey.

Techniques to De-stress During the Holidays…and Beyond

Techniques to De-stress During the Holidays…and Beyond December 15, 2014

Everyone knows the holidays can be stressful. It’s all well and good to be told to “just relax.” But how can you do that? On Monday’s Sound of Ideas, we’ll give you practical techniques for how to de-stress over the holidays, and throughout the year. Mindfulness-based stress reduction, deep breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, laughter, cooking, even having a cuddle with a favorite pet—we’ll explore the potential stress-relieving benefits of all of these techniques. We’ll also talk about what science tells us about their effectiveness, and share more tips for keeping your emotional health in good shape this season.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up December 12, 2014

Mayor Jackson talks with reporters about the immediate future following the federal report on police use of force. Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas we'll discuss whether public demands for the ouster of some members of Jackson's cabinet are going to matter. Lawmakers flat-line the heartbeat bill, dodging a new abortion controversy. And Johnny Football takes the reins but can he produce a Browns win? Join host Rick Jackson and the panel at 9:00.

The Success of the Fund for Our Economic Future

The Success of the Fund for Our Economic Future December 11, 2014

Ten years after the Quiet Crisis campaign that laid bare a number of serious problems and challenges facing the region, have efforts to overcome those problems succeeded? That question was discussed at a City Club event Tuesday in Akron examining the work of the Fund for Our Economic Future, the philanthropic response to the crisis. Are we headed in the right direction?

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