Lead Laws & Digital Inclusion

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Cleveland has a poor history of protecting residents from the hazards of lead paint: In parts of the city and East Cleveland, one-third to one-half of children at risk for lead poisioning likely have high levels of lead in their blood. The city wants to change that with an aggressive new plan to inspect properties for lead paint, something Toledo recently initiated. But a state budget amendment may stop that plan. Some lawmakers and property owners say the state, not local governments, should set lead safety requirements. Advocates of local control say that will make people sicker. We'll discuss this hour on The Sound of Ideas. Later, helping bridge Cleveland's digital divide with blazing fast Internet at Cedar Estates. First, news.



-Rachel Dissell, Reporter, The Plain Dealer

-Mike Summers, Lakewood Mayor

-Bob Fletcher, CEO, Ohio Association of Realtors

-Spencer Wells, Community Manager, Cleveland Lead Safe Network

-Delores Gray, Cedar Estate Resident & President, Cedar High Rise Local Advisory Council

-Jeffery Patterson, CEO, Cuyahoga Metropolitan Housing Authority

-Lev Gonick, Chief Executive, DigitalC

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