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When Fine Art Helps the Healing Art

When Fine Art Helps the Healing Art April 17, 2014

Cleveland's health care industry is nationally recognized. So is the region's arts and culture scene. When the two come together, art can heal. In some Cleveland area hospitals, music is being used as a pain reliever - art as a mental stimulator - and architecture as a way to help hospice patients relax. Florence Nightingale linked patients' environment to their well-being, but can music actually make us feel good? Join host Ida Lieszkovszky Hargitai morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Should Student Athletes Be Paid or Unpaid?

Should Student Athletes Be Paid or Unpaid? April 16, 2014

College athletes get a free education. But their universities make huge profits off their labor. Which raises the question: Is a scholarship a fair deal? Northwestern University football players are exploring unionizing that could lead to paychecks one day. And a lawsuit seeks to compel compensation for college athletes whose likenesses are used in products like video games. On this edition of The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with two professional athletes who know what it's like to be a 'student athlete' along with some experts who will tackle this contentious area of debate in sports right now.

Too Much Sugar

Too Much Sugar April 15, 2014

Sugar is a sweet assassin. Too much of it -- and most of us consume way too much -- can result in all kinds of health problems, from obesity to high blood pressure to diabetes. But avoiding sugar seems a near impossibility as so may foods contain hidden sugars. Tomorrow morning at 9 on the sound of ideas, we'll meet with an author whose family went sugar-free for a year. How? We'll also hear from health care professionals on sugar-reduction strategies.

GOP Seeks Bigger Tent

GOP Seeks Bigger Tent April 14, 2014

Republicans say Democrat-leaning minorities ought to give the GOP a second look and they're devising national strategies to make that happen. Republicans say Democrats have failed to improve the lot of low-income minorities and preside over failing urban schools by opposing school choice. What are the chances those arguments will resonate with the black and Hispanic communities in Ohio and beyond? Join Mike McIntyre for discussion Monday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Weekly Regional Roundtable

Weekly Regional Roundtable April 11, 2014

Did the region's "Council for Economic Opportunities" have its pockets picked by its own executives? That's the allegation from the US Attorney's office and the organization's president has resigned in response. We'll detail that case plus look at the state budget revisions - which won approval this week, over objections of Democrats. A movie may soon begin production to tell the story of Michelle, Gina, and Amanda from the inside. And the Cavaliers will be packing their bags for a long, long road trip this fall. Rick Jackson and his guests discuss details Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas.

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