Black Smoking Rates; No Smoking Hiring Bans & Community Tour Preview: Future of West Side Market

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In some heavily African American Cleveland neighborhoods, 40 percent of people smoke, driving up Cleveland's smoking rate to 29 percent, more than double the national rate. On The Sound of Ideas we discuss a new effort to get them to quit. We'll also cover no-smoking hiring policies. Do they unfairly  impact the poor? Plus, a preview of Tuesday's Community Tour conversation about the future of the West Side Market.


-Dr. Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Professor & Director of the Office of Cancer Disparities Research, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Case Western Reserve University 

-Anne Glausser, Managing Producer of Health & Education, ideastream 

-Dr. Bruce Rogen, Chief Medical Officer, Cleveland Clinic’s Employee Health Plan 

-Blake Farmer, Healthcare Reporter, Nashville Public Radio 

-Dr. Erika Trapl, PhD, Associate Director of the Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods at Case Western Reserve University

-Kerry McCormack, Cleveland City Councilperson (Ward 3)

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