June 20, 2013
What makes employees happy at the best workplaces in Northeast Ohio? Is it fat paychecks? Free coffee? Sweet perks? Those things are great, of course. But what really makes a great workplace great is employees who sense that the company is going in the right direction and that their work is meaningful. Thursday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, we'll find out what top employers in our region are doing right. Want a job at great workplace? You'd better be a team player.
June 19, 2013
Ohio and 31 other states have begun using a new way to evaluate teachers: value-added. It’s a statistical model that tries to measure how much knowledge a teacher has imparted on his or her students over the course of one year. How does it work? Is it an accurate reflection of what happens in classrooms? How are teachers using it? Host Mike McIntyre leads the conversation, tomorrow at 9AM on 90.3
June 18, 2013
Gas and oil extraction from shale rock is a rapidly growing industry in Ohio, but it hasn't yet boomed as promised. Is the boom still coming? Or are there reasons -- from geology to the economy -- to worry that the prosperity won't pan out? We'll discuss it on the Sound of Ideas with experts from this week's Shale Gas Conference at Case Western Reserve University. And we'll get their take on the greatest environmental risks of drilling. Host Mike McIntyre leads the conversation, Tuesday at 9am on 90.3.
June 17, 2013
Anyone fighting a nasty infection knows how important antibiotics are in restoring health. But not every sniffle requires antibiotics. A recent study by the Centers for Disease Control suggests significant overuse of antibiotics throughout the country. We'll talk about why too much antibiotic use might actually make us all sicker. (Originally broadcast April 16, 2013)
June 14, 2013
The man accused of holding three Cleveland women captive for a decade signals he might change his not guilty plea. Alleged copper thieves put power sources at risk in three counties. A proposed pipeline to transport natural gas from shale raises eyebrows among landowners in Medina County. And Republican lawmakers call for greater transparency of the state's spending habits, and more restrictions on abortion. Join host David Molpus and a panel of journalists as they dissects the week's news on the Reporters' Roundtable, Friday at 9 on 90.3.