What Failed St Louis Merger Means for Cleveland; School Lunch Debt

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On The Sound of Ideas, leaders in Cleveland were hoping St Louis’s proposed merger with St Louis County would be a guide to fixing fragmented Cuyahoga County, but St Louis’s plan crumbled last week. Does that mean the end for local plans? Then, it’s the time of year where schools collect on student lunch debt. Why are so many kids in the negative and do “lunch shaming” tactics work? As always, we invite you to join the conversation. 

Guests: 

-Peter Krouse, Public Interest and Public Advocacy Reporter, Cleveland.com

-Rachel Lippmann, Reporter, St Louis Public Radio 

-Marty McGann, Senior Vice President, Advocacy, Greater Cleveland Partnership 

-Allison Daugherty, Nutrition Services Supervisor, Stow-Monroe Falls City Schools 

-Antoinette East-Jenkins, President, Stow-Munroe Falls Neighborhood Improvement and Community Engagement group

-Diane Pratt-Heavner, Spokesperson, School Nutrition Association

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