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Family Dinners

Family Dinners October 23, 2014

Do you try to sit down with the whole family for dinner each night? With work schedules and kids' sports and extracurriculars, it may be impossible to do. Family meal time, some studies suggest, has lasting benefits for you and your kids. Then again, other research shows that striving for family dinners might just stress busy families out.

Cold Weather: Cool Stuff to Do

Cold Weather: Cool Stuff to Do October 22, 2014

The air is getting crisp. Trees radiate color. Winter isn't that far away. But that's no reason to bolt the door and hibernate in the family room. Our listeners tell us all the time about what great assets the public parks of Northeast Ohio are. Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about ways to get the most out of those assets. It doesn't have to be 78 degrees in the shade. It could be sweater weather, even parka weather.

Food Waste

Food Waste October 21, 2014

If your mom was anything like my mom, she told you to clean your plate: "There are starving people in the world who'd love to have that tuna casserole." Well, Mom's not gonna like this: The United Nations estimates that a third of food produced for human consumption is wasted. Nearly 3 trillion pounds. In the U.S., $162 billion dollars of food annually goes uneaten.

Red Light, Speed and Body Cameras

Red Light, Speed and Body Cameras October 20, 2014

Have you ever opened your mailbox to find one of those "lovely gifts" from a local municipality? The kind with a picture of your car kinda, maybe, just possibly going a tick over the speed limit? No one likes opening an envelope to find a traffic camera ticket. Some Clevelanders are doing more than fighting the ticket, they're fighting the cameras with a ballot issue that would effectively ban them in the city. Discussion with Mike McIntyre Monday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up October 17, 2014

The unthinkable happens and Northeast Ohio joins Dallas, Texas as an American hot spot for Ebola attention even though there is no actual case here. Do we have anything to fear? Also on The Sound of Ideas reporter's roundtable, Steris Corporation plants its flag in a foreign country in the search for lower taxes. And is the devil stalking the aisles at a Summit County church? If so, whose side is he on? Join host Rick Jackson and the roundtable Friday at 9:00 a.m.

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