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New Vision for a Key Public Space

New Vision for a Key Public Space April 23, 2014

Imagine Public Square with a splash zone, a cafe, space for concerts and movies, and in winter time an ice skating rink, but no Ontario Street cutting through. That's the vision of the city's Group Plan Commission, set up to improve the city's public spaces. Funding needs to be worked out, but supporters say the makeover would do a lot for downtown Cleveland. Wednesday morning on The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about why public spaces are important, and the future of those spaces in Cleveland.

Language We Love To Hate

Language We Love To Hate April 22, 2014

Whatever was found to be the most annoying word for the fourth year in a row according to the Marist College Institute for Public Opinion. Also up there: "you know" and "it is what it is." For some folks the most annoying words are the ones that have made the leap from the computer screen to every day conversation: LOL, OMG, epic and selfie. What are the words that annoy you the most?

Parental Involvement Overrated?

Parental Involvement Overrated? April 21, 2014

According to some researchers, the best way for your kid to get an A is to get out of their way. Parental involvement, they say, is overrated. But that flies in the face of what has been commonly understood: that parental involvement is key to a child's academic success. How can helping with their homework or reading to them have a negative effect? Monday on The Sound of Ideas we'll hear about when parental involvement is a bad thing, and why some people just don't buy that. Hosted by Ida Lieszkovsky.

Weekly Regional Roundtable

Weekly Regional Roundtable April 18, 2014

The mustaches on their grills are cute, but app-driven cars competing with Cleveland taxies are drawing complaints. Why are companies like "Lyft", and "Uber" frightening the old guard of cabs? We'll also talk about the man who was arrested for taking pictures. Of course, he was using a $4 thousand dollar drone and police say he was interfering with rescue efforts. And what about the most famous bully in all of South Euclid? Fair punishment or not nearly enough? Join host Rick Jackson starting at 9:00 on 90.3.

When Fine Art Helps the Healing Art

When Fine Art Helps the Healing Art April 17, 2014

Cleveland's health care industry is nationally recognized. So is the region's arts and culture scene. When the two come together, art can heal. In some Cleveland area hospitals, music is being used as a pain reliever - art as a mental stimulator - and architecture as a way to help hospice patients relax. Florence Nightingale linked patients' environment to their well-being, but can music actually make us feel good? Join host Ida Lieszkovszky Hargitai morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.

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Every weekday at 9:00 AM (EST), The Sound of Ideas reports the news, explains the news, and sometimes makes news. The Cleveland Press Club awarded it “Best Radio Show” in Ohio and thousands daily find it to be an indispensable source of information about what’s most important to Northeast Ohioans.

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