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Public Square Renovation Unveiled; Rape Kit Testing Milestone; Lake Erie Algae

Photo Credit: Mark Simpson/Ideastream
Photo Credit: Mark Simpson/Ideastream

The curtain is about to go up officially on the $50 million renovation of Cleveland's Public Square.  The new public park makes its debut just weeks before delegates to the Republican National Convention arrive on our city's doorstep.  We'll discuss the new design and plans for the new green space.

Then, the testing on cold case rape kits passes a major milestone.  We'll discuss the effort to bring victims justice and talk about how the kits are helping to fuel a real-time research project that could change rape investigations.

Plus, we'll discuss efforts to reduce algae blooms in Lake Erie.

Segment 1: Public Square Ready for its Close Up
Jeremy Paris, Executive Director, Group Plan Commission  
Nora Romanoff, Senior Project Director, LAND Studio  

Segment 2: Cuyahoga County Backlogged Rape Kits
Rachel Lovell, Senior Research Associate, Begun Center for Violence Prevention Research & Education 
Kirsti Mouncey, Chief Program Officer, Cleveland Rape Crisis Center
Brett Kyker, Assistant Prosecuting Attorney in the Special Investigation Division of the Cuyahoga County Prosecutor’s Office/Lead on the Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Task Force  

Segment 3: Farmers & Great Lakes Algae
Elizabeth Miller, Reporter, ideastream 


ideas: Public Square Renovation

Begun Center - Cuyahoga County Sexual Assault Kit Pilot Research Project

Cleveland Rape Crisis Center

Lake Erie coverage: Ideastream

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