Three major films that hit theaters over the last month were shot in Cleveland: ”Captain America: The Winter Soldier,” “Draft Day,” and “Miss Meadows.” Local film industry boosters say that's a sign the film tax credits the state hands out are worth it. Looking forward, can we keep the cinematic momentum going? Should the state keep offering incentives or are there other ways to lure movie makers?
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.
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?
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.
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.
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