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As the rise of robots and automated machinery continues, manufacturing will become more productive with less human workers here in Ohio. Alicia Booker, Vice President, Cuyahoga Community College, Scott N. Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing, Michael D. Siegal, Chairman and CEO, Olympic Steel, Inc. and moderator Elizabeth McIntyre, Publisher and Editor, Crain's Cleveland Business, discuss how Ohio can remain a leader in manufacturing.Listen Now
Growing up in Kansas, Sheinelle Jones idolized news anchors on NBC, aspiring to join their ranks. This dream followed her throughout college to co-host of FOX’s Emmy Award-winning morning show, “Good Day Philadelphia.” Now, she’s a correspondent for TODAY and a co-anchor of TODAY, Weekend Edition on NBC. Jones tells us about her journey.Listen Now
Power partnerships between families and schools can support both student achievement and school improvement. To overcome some of the barriers to effective family engagement, this shift often includes training and reexamining the practitioners own biases. Karen L. Mapp, Ed.D. Program Director, Education, Policy and Management Master's Program, Harvard Graduate School of Education, explains.Listen Now
On May 8, Nan Whaley announced her candidacy for governor of Ohio. She was first elected to office in 2005 as a member of the Dayton City Commission and was elected Mayor of Dayton in 2013. Whaley ran unopposed and was re-elected mayor earlier this year. Mayor Whaley explains the plans she has for the state of Ohio if elected governor.Listen Now
Days after Donald J. Trump took office, he declared that waterboarding "absolutely works" and encouraged its practice. It begs the question: Why would President Trump and the people to whom he appeals want to resurrect the waterboard? How do we understand the afterlives of America's global history with torture?Listen Now