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Distressed Cities Report, Food Deserts, Super Tuesday Preview

Amid all the excitement of downtown Cleveland's resurgence and the upcoming Republican National Convention, a new report from the Economic Innovation Group says Cleveland's latest comeback isn't resonating in every neighborhood. It determined Cleveland is the most distressed  major city in the United States.


Economic Innovation Group Distressed Cities Report

Tri-C Adult Diploma Program

Plus, givng children a sound nutritional foundation is critical for their development.  But for families in some of Cleveland neighborhoods that task is even more difficult because getting to the store is an obstacle. A look at the concept of food deserts.


Cleveland.com: Eating right in a child's early years: Cleveland Connects: The First 2,000 Days

Be Well: Food & Nutrition

Be Well Report: Woman Educated Family and Community on Healthy Eating

Raising Healthy Kidz

Then, a look ahead at Super Tuesday and what's at stake.

Emily Campbell, Center for Community Solutions

Jim Rokakis, Director, Thriving Communities Institute 
Vincent Briley, Manager, Tri-C Adult Diploma Program 
Kay Colby, Ideastream, Be Well Health Unit, producer/reporter 
Dr. Amy Sheon, Ph.D., Executive Director, Urban Health Initiative; CWRU 
Dr. Darcy Freedman, Ph.D, Assoc. Prof. Dept. Epidemiology and Biostatistics, CWRU
Karen Kasler, Ohio Statehouse News Bureau Chief 

Leigh Barr is a coordinating producer for the "Sound of Ideas" and the "Sound of Ideas Reporters Roundtable."