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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.

Should Student Athletes Be Paid or Unpaid?

Should Student Athletes Be Paid or Unpaid? April 16, 2014

College athletes get a free education. But their universities make huge profits off their labor. Which raises the question: Is a scholarship a fair deal? Northwestern University football players are exploring unionizing that could lead to paychecks one day. And a lawsuit seeks to compel compensation for college athletes whose likenesses are used in products like video games. On this edition of The Sound of Ideas, we'll talk with two professional athletes who know what it's like to be a 'student athlete' along with some experts who will tackle this contentious area of debate in sports right now.

Too Much Sugar

Too Much Sugar April 15, 2014

Sugar is a sweet assassin. Too much of it -- and most of us consume way too much -- can result in all kinds of health problems, from obesity to high blood pressure to diabetes. But avoiding sugar seems a near impossibility as so may foods contain hidden sugars. Tomorrow morning at 9 on the sound of ideas, we'll meet with an author whose family went sugar-free for a year. How? We'll also hear from health care professionals on sugar-reduction strategies.

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