Posted March 1, 2013
Chardon memorializes its fallen students - one year after their murder. The shooter spares the community a trial with a guilty plea. The Cleveland Clinic is in talks to expand its presence in the region east, west and south. Governor Kasich gets a boost from his latest job approval ratings. And ...In a bid for attendance, the Cleveland Indians take aim at the belly. Stories for this week's reporters' roundtable with host David Molpus Friday at 9 on 90.3
Posted March 4, 2013
Topics: Education, StateImpact Ohio
Ohio is about to get more strict about what students need to learn in school as it joins most other states in raising the bar on English and math for all students using a common core of expectations. That means tougher state proficiency tests. Districts are not only preparing for more rigorous instruction, but bracing for lower proficiency scores. Will education in Ohio improve? Join host Mike McIntyre Monday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.
Posted March 5, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Aging/The Elderly
Every year, 400,000 people in America have total or partial hip replacements. Materials and surgical procedures have come a long way and patients are getting a lot of pain relief and restored mobility. But a recent study shows a troubling trend: Women, who are the most likely to get hip replacements, also were more likely to experience implant failure. We'll find out why that is, and learn the latest in hip replacement technology.
Posted March 6, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Economy
New Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer touched a nerve when she ordered the company's telecommuting employees to return to the office. Communication and collaboration, Yahoo's directive stated, requires employees to work side by side. That's not going over well with legions of people committed to working from home. Wednesday morning at 9 on the Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about whether working from home is working out. Join the conversation with host Mike McIntyre 90.3.
Posted March 7, 2013
Topics: Arts and Culture, Motion Pictures (Film, Video), Community/Human Interest, Health, Mental Health
Justin Bachman is not in this race alone. In 2010, he was disqualified from a cross country race because an official did not understand outbursts brought on by his Tourette's syndrome. Now, he's part of a diverse field carrying the baton for tolerance. Thursday we'll tell you how that one incident caused Justin's family to create a "Tolerance Fair" that has grown so big it will fill the IX Center this weekend. Join Mike McIntyre for a conversation with Justin and his parents. He'll also talk with the producers of the documentary film "Reject." Joins us at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
Posted March 8, 2013
On the Sound of Ideas Reporters Roundtable - We look at the future of a Cleveland Council member who now faces a third DUI charge in eight years - what's next for Zach Reed? Strongsville is in an uproar as the teachers' strike reaches the end of its first week. A priest is excommunicated from the Cleveland Catholic Diocese. And the Governor and Auditor of Ohio go head-to-head over the JobsOhio program. Join host Rick Jackson Friday morning at 9 on the Sound of Ideas.
Posted March 11, 2013
Topics: Arts and Culture, Natural Sciences, Health, Mental Health
Join host Mike McIntyre on a tour of the human central nervous system. It's a special Science Café edition of The Sound of Ideas in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University. Two neuroscience professors will discuss their groundbreaking research into how we're wired, why glitches occur and, perhaps, how damage can be repaired. It's complex stuff, but we promise to speak plain English. Listen in Monday morning at 9.
Posted March 12, 2013
Topics: Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Transportation
Time has run out on a two-year agreement to keep a United Airlines hub in Cleveland after its merger with Continental. There's been no change in the hub status and Cleveland business leaders want to keep it that way by promoting local use of United. Tomorrow on the Sound of Ideas, we'll hear why maintaining a hub is so important. And we'll visit with the bosses of Hopkins and the Akron-Canton Regional Airport to find out what's new. Join host Mike McIntyre at 9:00 a.m.
Posted March 13, 2013
Topics: Health, Be Well, Obesity
A Mediterranean diet rich in olive oil, nuts, fish, beans, fruits and vegetables may improve your health. And unlike many diet claims, there's actual science behind this one. Researchers, in a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine, have shown that a diet -- the Mediterranean Diet to be exact -- can have an effect as powerful as drugs in preventing heart disease. Find out what the diet is all about and get some recipes, Wednesday morning at 9 on a Be Well edition of the Sound of Ideas.
Posted March 14, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Ethics/Religion
Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio of Argentina, the Archbishop of Buenos Aries, was elected pope by his fellow cardinals in the Roman Catholic church. He took the name Pope Francis I. Thursday at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about what the selection of the 76-year-old Jesuit, the first pontiff from the Americas, means for 1.2 billion members of the church across the world. Join Mike McIntyre for the conversation right here on 90.3.
Posted March 15, 2013
Topics: Economy, Government/Politics
The Justice Department is investigating the Cleveland Police Department - to determine, among other things, whether police routinely use "excessive force." The Mayor says he welcomes it. The Steubenville teen rape trial gets underway. What might parents learn from it? The jury delivers a guilty verdict comes in the Craigslist killer case. Join host David Molpus Friday at 9.
Posted March 18, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Economy, Education, Health, Parenting/Child Care
Young people are finding it harder to get jobs these days, even after graduating from college. More of them are living with mom and dad or, even if they aren't, they're still on the parental payroll with subsidies for rent, cell phone service, even a Netflix account. We'll talk about when and how to cut the purse strings, if ever, Monday morning at 9 on 90.3.
Posted March 19, 2013
Topics: Economy, Regional Economy/Business - Analysis and Trends, Government/Politics
Say you're a plumber with customers all over the region. You might be great at stopping leaks on the job, but when it comes time to pay municipal income taxes in all the places you do work, it can feel like there's always a another hole to plug. On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll talk about efforts to make municipal tax rules uniform across all communities, and find out why local mayors want to throw a wrench in those reform plans. Join Mike McIntyre Tuesday morning at 9:00 right here on 90.3.
Posted March 20, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Health, Children's Health, Parenting/Child Care
Look at recent headlines and it's easy to understand how parents can be terrified about keeping their teenage kids safe. Six Warren teenagers died in a stolen SUV piloted by an unlicensed driver. They were supposed to be at a friend’s house. A West Virginia girl told her parents she was going to a sleepover but ended up the victim of rape in Steubenville. Wednesday at 9, an honest discussion about keeping young people safe.
Posted March 21, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Economy, Regional Economy/Business - News
Around this time of year, employees of every sort morph their job titles slightly. Chief March Madness Officer, perhaps, or Director of bracketology. The NCAA men's basketball tournament that starts Thursday will consume schools and workplaces, where picking the winners has become an annual rite of spring. Join host Mike McIntyre to talk about the phenomenon, and go over this year's best bets. Everybody into the pool, Thursday morning at 9:00 on the Sound of Ideas.
Posted March 22, 2013
Topics: Economy, Government/Politics
The governor's budget is in trouble and he knows it. This week Kasich responds to leaders of his own party who say his tax plan's gotta' change; JobsOhio critics work over-time; a judge finds the Workers Comp Bureau guilty of over-charging Ohio employers. The legislature races toward a bump in the speed limit. And one form of an alleged "speed trap" screeches to a halt. It's the reporters roundtable Friday with host David Molpus at 9 on 90.3.
Posted March 25, 2013
Public opinion about same sex marriage is shifting in this country. A recent poll for the first time shows more Americans support it than don't. And the politics of gay marriage may be changing, too. Republican US Senator Rob Portman recently said he supports same sex unions. His son's homosexuality convinced him. Monday on the sound of ideas, as the US Supreme court considers legal questions about gay marriage, join host Mike McIntyre to discuss attitudes and politics.
Posted March 26, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement
In a perfect world, someone convicted of breaking the law would serve time in jail and move on with life having paid a debt to society. But nationally, more than 40% of ex-convicts are back behind bars within three years. Ohio has had some success reducing that percentage, which now stands at under 29%. Thursday morning at 9:00, we'll find out what it takes to make prison a one-time experience in the Buckeye State. Join Mike McIntyre for The Sound of Ideas.
Posted March 27, 2013
Topics: Arts and Culture, History, Environment, Government/Politics
One hundred years ago this week, a series of three low pressure systems arrived over the mid-west one after the other as another low pressure system in the east acted as a road block. Stalled, they dumped 12 trillion gallons of water on the Ohio Valley, causing widespread floods and causing a thousand deaths, half of them in Ohio. Wednesday at 9 on the Sound of Ideas, we look back at the flood of 1913. A century later, could it happen again?
Posted March 28, 2013
Topics: Community/Human Interest, Education, Health, Children's Health, Mental Health
You're a student with a test coming up, or an employee up for a job performance review. Are you, A: Anxious? B: Nervous? C: Panicked? Or D: All of the above? On the next Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss the difference between warriors and worriers. If your palms sweat as you catch your breath before the all-important SAT or an all-important client meeting, what techniques can you use to overcome anxiety and perform your best? Originally aired Feb. 28, 2013.
Posted March 29, 2013
Topics: Economy, Government/Politics
City council president Martin Sweeney fires back at those who say he ruled the changes of Cleveland's ward boundaries with an iron fist. Plus we'll take a look at the debate over one superintendent's compensation in Medina and why the air show won't be back until 2014. And do the rights of a county trump the religious beliefs of its residents? Join the Sound of Ideas reporter's roundtable with host Rick Jackson Friday at nine on 90.3.