Friday, March 20, 2020
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
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The coronavirus pandemic is bringing the global economy to a virtual standstill. In the three months since the virus was first detected in Wuhan, China, international travel has evaporated, global supply chains are disrupted, and borders have closed. Here in America, many are "sheltering in place" and businesses are closed for the foreseeable future in an attempt to "flatten the...
Thursday, February 04, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
With both the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations approved and ready for distribution, it would appear that the United States is finally reaching the beginning of the end of the pandemic. However, decisions regarding the COVID-19 vaccination distribution process −...
Wednesday, February 03, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
On December 11, 2020, the Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency (NOACA) adopted a new policy prioritizing racial and economic equity when making regional decisions about highway interchanges. NOACA is the first metropolitan planning organization (MPO) in the state to require...
Tuesday, February 02, 2021, 7:30 p.m.
On January 6, 2021, supporters of President Trump violently stormed the Capitol after attending a rally on the National Mall where Trump furiously defended his belief that the election had been "stolen" from him. Five people died. Many saw it...
Friday, January 29, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
Across the globe, young girls face innumerable challenges when it comes to education. Girls are four times as likely to be out of school than boys from the same background and, in 2016, an estimated 61 million girls were not...
Thursday, January 28, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
Four years ago, as President Barack Obama was preparing to leave office, the United States Supreme Court looked radically different than it does today. Since he’s been in office, President Donald J. Trump has appointed a record three new justices to...
Friday, January 22, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
One of the hallmarks of American democracy is the peaceful transition of power between Presidents and their administrations. Since November 7, the day Joseph R. Biden, Jr., was declared president-elect, that transition has been anything but peaceful. The General Services...
Friday, January 15, 2021, 12:30 p.m.
Working a summer job teaches young people communication skills and fiscal responsibility, and introduces them to the basics of business. However, youth summer jobs also have the potential to improve educational outcomes and disrupt cycles of economic inequality and crime....
Thursday, January 14, 2021, 12:00 p.m.
In late 2019, Cuyahoga County Council passed legislation creating the formation of the Citizens' Advisory Council on Equity. The 17-member Council is tasked, in part, with reviewing and providing recommendations to reduce the disparity between Black and white residents across...
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