George Voinovich Remembered and Police Training

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Credit: Raymond Wambsgans
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Former Republican U.S. Senator, two-term Ohio Governor and Cleveland Mayor George Voinovich died Sunday. He was 79.  Voinovich was born in Cleveland on July 15, 1936 and attended Collinwood High School.  He passed away just a few weeks shy of his 80th birthday.  Voinovich was elected to two terms as Mayor of Cleveland starting in 1980.  His time as Mayor saw Voinovich preside over a complex decade that wrestled with balancing the city’s finances and igniting the fires that would bring back Cleveland decades later. Success in Cleveland raised Voinovich’s profile statewide and nationally, and propelled a successful run for Governor in 1990.  Voinovich’s moderate political stance, combined with techniques used to balance Cleveland’s finances, enabled him to reduce Ohio’s budget.   Voinovich was elected to the U.S. Senate in 1999, replacing astronaut turned Senator John Glenn, and served until 2011.  Join host Rick Jackson and guests as we present this special edition of the Sound of Ideas where we remember the life and legacy of George Voinovich.   Also, in light of Sunday's mass shooting in Orlando, Florida we will talk with local police officers about how they are trained to handle mass shootings. 



(Editors note: We planned to have a Science Cafe segment on this morning's show but due to breaking news we had to postpone it. You can still hear this month's talk on Tuberculosis, info below)

Science Cafe: Tuberculosis - featuring, Dr. W. Henry Boom, Director, Tuberculosis Research Unit at CWRU

At the Music Box Supper Club - Concert Hall, June 13, 2016, Presentation and discussion is 7:00 - 8:00 PM.


-Brent Larkin, Former Plain Dealer Editorial Page Editor

-Claire Rosocco, Former Press Secretary for George Voinovich

-Bill Cohen, Retried Ohio Public Radio/TV Statehouse News Bureau Reporter 

-Mike DeWine, Ohio Attorney General 

-Dr. Mark Singer, Leonard W. Mayo Professor in Family and Child Welfare, Case Western Reserve University

-Chief Clayton Harris,  Tri-C Campus Police Department

-Officer Louis Catalani, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority Police Department

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