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The "Sound of Ideas" is Ideastream Public Media's weekday morning news and information program focusing on Northeast Ohio.

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Cleveland, OH

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The "Sound of Ideas" is Ideastream Public Media's weekday morning news and information program focusing on Northeast Ohio.

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English

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1375 Euclid Avenue Cleveland, Ohio 44115-1835 216-916-6301


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How wealth and power has shaped Naortheast Ohio was discussed at the latest Community Tour

5/20/2024
The "Sound of Ideas Community Tour" held an event at The Cleveland History Center and discussed the intersection of wealth and power in our region.

Duration:00:49:31

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Euclid officer’s death leads to grief and concerns about current climate for police | Reporters Roundtable

5/17/2024
As the community mourns the shooting death of Euclid Police Officer Jacob Derbin, police are being candid about the danger they face every day and the increasing difficulty getting recruits who want to do the work.

Duration:00:51:56

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As school districts seek support from tax levies, voters are feeling 'levy fatigue'

5/16/2024
Ohio's school funding model is complex, relying in part on property taxes. Some districts say a state law is limiting funding opportunities.

Duration:00:51:09

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‘Enrollment cliff’ creating financial pressures for colleges and universities

5/15/2024
Colleges and universities are struggling financially and one of the factors often cited is due to a "demographic or enrollment cliff." We discuss what that means for higher education. Later, we talk to a South Euclid City Council member about the efforts to save Notre Dame College Plus, we hear from Vinton Cerf, one of the "fathers of the internet." And some advice for the Class of 2024 from our listeners and readers.

Duration:00:51:15

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Cleveland Browns plans reignites debate over public support for sports stadiums

5/14/2024
Both the Browns and the Cleveland Guardians have recently requested public funding for stadium improvement plans, spurring debate over the value to the taxpayer.

Duration:00:51:21

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Ideastream Public Media documentary follows an Akron school's efforts to address inequities

5/13/2024
"You are Welcome" discusses what makes a positive school climate with students and educators at Ellet Community Learning Center.

Duration:00:50:11

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Contractor paints over pro-Palestinian protester on CWRU campus | Reporters Roundtable

5/10/2024
The president of the university has offered an apology and promised a full investigation of the incident. We discuss the incident and the end of the protest encampment and the rest of the week's news on the Reporters Roundtable.

Duration:00:50:05

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Cavs CEO says NBA playoffs run is helping Downtown Cleveland businesses

5/9/2024
The Cavs face the Boston Celtics for Game 2 Thursday night in the second round of the NBA playoffs, after winning their first series without LeBron James since 1993.

Duration:00:50:50

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Author Amy Tan shares her observations of nature in ‘The Backyard Bird Chronicles’

5/8/2024
The renowned author discusses her new non-fiction best-selling book, “The Backyard Bird Chronicles,” that grew out of her nature journal.

Duration:00:50:16

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Northeast Ohio teachers say students still struggle with pandemic-related learning loss

5/7/2024
Research shows students across the U.S. have made some grounds recovering lost learning, but are far from being fully caught up.

Duration:00:51:14

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Canton Police custody death echoes that of George Floyd, civil rights attorney says

5/6/2024
Frank Tyson, a 53-year-old Black man, died while in police custody on April 18, after an officer pressed a knee on his back and Tyson yelled, "I can't breathe."

Duration:00:50:43

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Protests over Israel-Hamas war test leadership at Ohio campuses | Reporters Roundtable

5/3/2024
Protests at Case Western Reserve University and The Ohio State University have led to discussions about how campuses handled the demonstrations and encampments.

Duration:00:51:45

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Campus protests over Israel-Hamas war have grown in intensity nationally and in Northeast Ohio

5/2/2024
Some pro-Palestinian demonstrators calling for a cease-fire in Gaza have erected encampments, including at Case Western Reserve University.

Duration:00:50:49

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Two federal judges in Ohio speak out against attacking judges, in light of Trump's trials

5/1/2024
The cases related to former President Donald Trump have led to hostility and outright threats being made against judges and their family members.

Duration:00:50:39

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As local news coverage declines, the student-run Oberlin Review celebrates 150 years

4/30/2024
Oberlin College's paper is celebrating a milestone anniversary. In recent years, it has become the paper of record for Oberlin and surrounding communities.

Duration:00:51:32

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Major cities, including Cleveland, are seeing a decrease in homicide rates according to new report

4/29/2024
The criminal justice consulting firm, AH Datalytics, found large drops in reported homicides nationwide, continuing a downward trend post-pandemic.

Duration:00:51:36

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New documents reveal dark money donations from FirstEnergy to state leaders | Reporters Roundtable

4/26/2024
While it was embroiled in the HB6 bribery scandal, FirstEnergy also threw dark money contributions to top Ohio politicians not implicated in the scheme, according to newly released documents.

Duration:00:51:47

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Northeast Ohio groups look to reverse trend of disappearing tree canopy

4/25/2024
Environmental advocates point to the importance of a robust tree canopy when looking to address heat islands in under-served neighborhoods, extreme weather events and overall air quality.

Duration:00:44:14

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Turbulent weather puts Ohio on pace for potential tornado record season

4/24/2024
Ohio has had dozens of tornadoes this year, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The state is on pace for a potential record.

Duration:00:51:21

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Zero waste goes beyond recycling and composting. Northeast Ohio experts share what's involved

4/23/2024
Efforts are underway at the local level to help communities take small steps towards achieving zero waste sustainability and addressing existing challenges.

Duration:00:50:54