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Wraparound Schools

Wraparound Schools August 20, 2014

Kids are heading back to school this week. But some students will carry more than books to school: They'll bring hunger, illness, maybe the baggage that comes with living in neighborhoods where poverty and crime persist. How do you teach children when life gets in the way of learning? One approach is the wraparound school. We'll tell you what that is and why the concept is expanding in districts like Cleveland's. Join Mike McIntyre at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

Reflecting on Ferguson

Reflecting on Ferguson August 19, 2014

The St. Louis suburb of Ferguson, Missouri is still roiling more than a week after an unarmed black man was shot dead by a white police officer. Some blame militaristic police for ratcheting up tensions. Peaceful protests turned violent. There's been looting. Now the National Guard is coming. Let's take some time during the Sound of Ideas to discuss the issues Ferguson raises.

Aging Out of Foster Care

Aging Out of Foster Care August 18, 2014

Foster care can be a savior to a child in need, providing a home, a family and crucial support in a time of desperate need. But what happens when that child ages out of the foster care system? A percentage of them end up on the streets. We'll meet with folks trying to help children about to age out and young adults who already have. Originally aired 6/23/14.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup August 15, 2014

The spotlight is back on Steubenville and the Big Red football team as one of the students convicted of rape takes the field. Four Ohio executions have been delayed until next year as the state continues its search for a new lethal injection cocktail. And the Gay Games conquered some curve balls this week from mother nature, including winds that capsized a boat. Still, events like darts and dance sport are dazzling fans and visitors alike. All that and more on The Sound of Ideas Friday morning at 9:00 on 90.3. Hosted by Ida Lieszkovszky.

What to Do With What’s Left of Summer

What to Do With What’s Left of Summer August 14, 2014

There's a chill in the air and school is just around the corner. But there's still time to do lots more besides your back-to-school shopping. No need to cram in a costly trip overseas: staycations are still hugely popular. Plus there are county fairs to visit, festivals to attend, concerts to rock out to and outdoor patios to lounge on, umbrella drink in hand. Thursday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas: how to make the most of the last few weeks of summer.

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