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Featured Staff Pick Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio
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2020

Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio

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Wednesday, September 09, 2020
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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Fifty years ago, on May 4, 1970, four unarmed college students were killed and nine wounded when the Ohio National Guard opened fire on Kent State University’s campus during a Vietnam War protest. It was a day that shocked the nation.

Northeast Ohio native and bestselling cartoonist Derf Backderf was 10 years old when the shooting occurred. In his latest graphic...

The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth
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Social Justice

Friday, November 18, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

The Rage of Innocence: How America Criminalizes Black Youth

What happens when teachers, law enforcement, and other adults in positions of authority are less protective and more punitive with certain kids? Recent research has uncovered an "Adultification Bias" against Black girls, who are viewed as less innocent and more...

For Our Veterans and the Future of the U.S. Armed Forces
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Thursday, November 17, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

For Our Veterans and the Future of the U.S. Armed Forces

According to the U.S. Department of Veteran's Affairs, there are approximately 19 million Veterans in the country in 2020. Veterans bring valuable skills and experiences from their time served to our country's workforce. They become our teachers, healthcare professionals, public...

American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry
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Healthcare

Tuesday, November 15, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

American Cartel: Inside the Battle to Bring Down the Opioid Industry

The high profile federal opioid cases have left many Americans with the sense that they understand the opioid crisis, who was responsible, and how it came to pass. There's another dimension to the full story, however, one that might have...

Why the Ohio Constitution Matters More Today than You Might Think
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Politics & Public Policy

Friday, November 11, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Why the Ohio Constitution Matters More Today than You Might Think

We're all familiar with the Bill of Rights of the U.S. Constitution, which includes the right to freedom of speech, the right to bear arms, and the prohibition against unreasonable searches and seizures; As well as the post-Civil War Fourteenth...

State of Downtown: Optimism for the Future
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Business & Economy

Thursday, November 10, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

State of Downtown: Optimism for the Future

Like most urban downtowns throughout the nation, Downtown Cleveland is moving on from a period of instability triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic. Approximately 60% of downtown's workforce has returned to the office, foot traffic has returned to nearly 80% of...

A Conversation with 2022 National Teacher of the Year, Kurt Russell
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Education

Monday, November 07, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

A Conversation with 2022 National Teacher of the Year, Kurt Russell

Kurt Russell was first inspired to become a teacher in middle school when he encountered his first Black male teacher. He is now a 25-year veteran of the classroom and teaches history at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, OH, where...

Change from Within: Empathy, Humanity, and Improving Police Response
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Social Justice

Friday, November 04, 2022, 11:30 a.m.

Change from Within: Empathy, Humanity, and Improving Police Response

It started with a phone call to Jackie Acho from Detective Christopher Gibbons with the Cleveland Division of Police. He said, "I think we have a problem with empathy, can you help us?" Jackie is the President of the Acho...

Happy Dog Takes on Participatory Budgeting CLE
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Local Matters

Wednesday, November 02, 2022, 7:30 p.m.

Happy Dog Takes on Participatory Budgeting CLE

What happens when residents are empowered to decide together how to spend public money in their own communities? This is the foundational premise of "participatory budgeting." It aims to deepen democracy, build stronger communities, and make public budgets more equitable...

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