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Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up February 27, 2015

The Cleveland Browns introduce a new logo that's just a shade different from the old. It's certainly got the Dawg Pound barking. But seriously... Orange you expecting more? Deer lovers are upset that the feds green-lighted a plan to kill off several hundred deer in Cuyahoga Valley National Park. A local TV host drops a racial epithet that brings a fire storm of criticism. And we'll review the Governor's State of the State speech. Join Rick Jackson for The Sound of Ideas Friday morning at 9:00.

Accelerate NEO 2015

Accelerate NEO 2015 February 26, 2015

Twenty five local residents with ideas on how to improve life in our region will pitch their concepts to community leaders tonight in a massive civic version of Shark Tank. Those judges will pick five finalists who will sell their ideas to an audience, the winner receiving $5,000 to help make the idea reality. We'll hear from some of these big thinkers on the Sound of Ideas and we want your ideas, too, big or small, to make life better in Northeast Ohio.

State of the State 2015

State of the State 2015 February 25, 2015

Governor John Kasich, beginning his second term on the heels of a resounding re-election victory, offers his state of the state speech tonight in Wilmington. Wednesday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss what the possible 2016 GOP presidential contender had to say. He's sure to discuss his budget proposals, which include further reductions income taxes, hikes in the fracking tax, and continued expansion of Medicaid. Join Mike McIntyre with your analysis.

Public Transportation in Northeast Ohio

Public Transportation in Northeast Ohio February 24, 2015

Public transportation in Northeast Ohio is always a hot topic, whether its investment in new projects, the reach of service or simply whether the buses and trains run on time. On this Sound of Ideas, we're joined by the man who drives, figuratively, the Regional Transit Authority bus, CEO Joe Calabrese. How will Public Square's remake impact bus service? What new projects are planned? How's the financial picture?

Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s

Younger-Onset Alzheimer’s February 23, 2015

More than five million Americans have brain-destroying Alzheimer's Disease in the U.S. and cases are expected to more than double by 2050 as the population ages. But it's not only the elderly who suffer. While early-onset Alzheimer's is rare, it's also incredibly devastating and, because of the recent film "Still Alice," it's in the public consciousness.

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