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Death With Dignity

Death With Dignity March 5, 2015

Advocates say that death with dignity is a civil right. Opponents which include religious groups and the American Medical Association say that allowing physician-assisted suicide "is fundamentally incompatible with the physician's role as healer .. and would pose serious societal risks." Why is this debate going on around the country but not in Ohio? What would it take to get an initiative on the ballot? What do people on both sides have to say about this? What if you had to watch a loved one suffer, but legally could not offer any help?

Tax Time or Taxing Time?

Tax Time or Taxing Time? March 4, 2015

It's almost time to square up with the tax man. Perhaps you'd prefer to have your teeth drilled or drive 90 East in a lake effect blizzard. No one would blame you. But you can't avoid filing a turn, so join the Sound of Ideas tomorrow to find out what's new this year. Will the affordable care act impact your taxes? Are you doing all you can to get the refund you deserve? Tax day is April 15. Get ready now. Join the conversation with Mike McIntyre Wednesday morning at 9:00 right here on 90.3.

Walmart and the Minimum Wage

Walmart and the Minimum Wage March 3, 2015

Walmart, America's largest employer, recently announced a pay raise half a million of its associates: To nine bucks an hour by April and $10 bucks a year from now. This as the behemoth retailer continues to be criticized for its low wages and benefits and its reliance on part-time workers. Amid national debate about hiking the minimum wage, what impact will Walmart's pay bump make?

Middle East Debate

Middle East Debate March 2, 2015

The student senate at Stanford University wants the school to dump any investment that benefits the state of Israel. It's part of a growing strategy backers say promotes self-determination for both Israelis and Palestinians. Critics say the real aim is the destruction of Israel. Monday on The Sound of Ideas, we'll get some perspective from Middle east scholar Joel Beinin and we'll talk about the Israeli prime minister's upcoming speech to Congress. Join host Mike McIntyre.

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.

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