National tourist magazines say Downtown Cleveland is a nice place to visit. It is. Also, more than ever, it's a nice place to live. Downtown office buildings have become condos and apartments as the influx of residents continues. An ambitious, and possibly iconic, residential high-rise is on the drawing board. And a full-service grocery store is set to open next month. On the next Sound of Ideas, we’ll talk about the remake of downtown Cleveland and how it’s becoming more livable.
Yet another task force met to discuss race and the police. What did they discuss, and what will be done? Cleveland police suit up with new body cameras. An overpass accident in Cincinnati has some worried about the state of our infrastructure. What's that buzzing over the Metroparks? A plane? A bird? No, it's a drone! And special guest Charlayne Hunter-Gault of NPR and PBS fame sits down with Rick Jackson.
The average American spends more time at work than on any other activity. But the work space doesn't meet everyone's needs. There was a time when the open office was all the rage, as advocates argued breaking down the walls builds up creativity. But employees say it just builds up the noise - making it impossible to get any work done. Whether you work in an office, a cubicle, or just the coffee shop down the street join us for a conversation about where we work,
President Obama wants community college to be tuition-free. He also wants to increase capital gains taxes and increase sick time for workers, among other proposals. Much of what he'll suggest in his State of the Union Address tonight isn't likely to make it through the Congress. Is he digging in on principle, lone Democrat vs. Republican majorities, or will there be any room for compromise? Discussion with Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas.
Teens at a City Club of Cleveland Youth Forum last week spoke powerfully about racism. The YWCA of Greater Cleveland is preparing to host a forum on race while Cleveland City Council wraps up a listening tour focused on police use of force. And the governor's task force on community-police relations holds its first hearing on January 20th. What's everyone talking about, who's listening, and will it lead to action?
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