December 10, 2013
Employees at fast food restaurants and big box stores have been protesting their compensation – or more specifically their lack thereof. They want the minimum wage to be raised to $15 an hour, almost double the current minimum wage in Ohio. States like California, Connecticut and New York have already raised their minimum wage this year. Should Ohio do the same? What would happen if it did?
December 9, 2013
What do GPS and penicillin have in common? Both were unexpected results of pure scientific research. Happy accidents happen more often than you'd think. 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 Two. John Mike McIntyre Monday on The Sound of Ideas we look at happy accidents that have revolutionized our lives.
December 6, 2013
Could religious expression gain new protections? Several dozen Ohio elected officials are seeking exactly that and the change could be far-reaching. Our reporters' roundtable discusses that issue as well as new scrutiny of the Democratic Lt .Governor hopeful who's now embroiled in a back taxes issue that threatens his candidacy. How about a little mustard for your Weeden Burger? We'll fry up some conversation Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas.
December 5, 2013
According to the CDC, more than 1 out of every 10 American children has attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, a 41 percent increase over the last decade. Of those, 69 percent are taking medication. Some people say ADHD is a public health epidemic, others says it's over-diagnosed and over-medicated. We'll take a look at why so many people are being diagnosed with ADHD and how to cope with it.
December 4, 2013
A new Case Western Reserve University study reports that pre-school can pay big dividends in preparing young people to learn, especially those who start out struggling. Tomorrow on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with the study's author and others about the effect of high-quality preschool in closing the education gap. We'll also look at what constitutes high-quality and at how parents can know the difference. Join host Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00 on 90.3.
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