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