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Weekly Regional Roundtable

Weekly Regional Roundtable January 30, 2015

Governor Kasich prepares to unveil his budget, amid signs that he plans revisions in state taxes and that he wants to try another round of welfare reform. We'll hear from Columbus what is likely to be revealed. Also on The Sound of Ideas, the city of Cleveland responds to criticism from the Justice Department and prepares to roll out body cameras for police. And the county announces who might be next to wear the sheriff's star. Join Rick Jackson for the discussion Friday morning at 9:00.

‘Till Debt Do Us Part

‘Till Debt Do Us Part January 29, 2015

That part of a marriage vow that goes "for richer or poorer" is a bit tricky: Money kills a lot of relationships. Research suggest money squabbles are the best predictor of divorce. And it's not just about how much money, but who controls it and how it's spent. Are you and your partner on the same spreadsheet? On this edition of the Sound of Ideas, we consult experts, and you, for ideas on how to manage money in a relationship.

Safety Forces and the Mentally Ill

Safety Forces and the Mentally Ill January 28, 2015

The Department of Justice report detailing excessive force by Cleveland Police specifically notes cases of force against the mentally ill. And in November, a Cleveland woman being transported to a hospital for a mental health evaluation died when police restrained her after she became unruly. Are police equipped to deal with the mentally ill? What training do they get and what more is needed? Join Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas

Mastering the College Admissions Process

Mastering the College Admissions Process January 27, 2015

There are a ton of questions before you set foot on a college campus, much less take your first exam: Which college is the right fit for my interests? How can I increase my chances of getting in? How the heck am I going to pay for it? And will the investment be worth it in the long run? Our experts will offer useful advice on choosing the right school and figuring out how to pay for it.

Living in Downtown Cleveland

Living in Downtown Cleveland January 26, 2015

National tourist magazines say Downtown Cleveland is a nice place to visit. It is. Also, more than ever, it's a nice place to live. Downtown office buildings have become condos and apartments as the influx of residents continues. An ambitious, and possibly iconic, residential high-rise is on the drawing board. And a full-service grocery store is set to open next month. On the next Sound of Ideas, we’ll talk about the remake of downtown Cleveland and how it’s becoming more livable.

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