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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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Artistic Director Mary Verdi-Fletcher founded Dancing Wheels in Cleveland in 1980. The nation's first physically-integrated dance company will mark its own 35th anniversary as well as the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act with a gala concert this weekend followed by a nationwide tour.

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Sitting down and standing up with Cleveland's Dancing Wheels
Story by Vivian Goodman
This year marks the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.  It was 35 years ago that the nation’s first physically-integrated dance company was founded.  Saturday night in Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, dancers in wheelchairs will celebrate those two major milestones.  WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports.
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Law, order and building trust
When a Bhutanese man was murdered in 2012, many questioned whether Akron was the place to remain; but the tragedy also opened a relationship with police
Learning language, culture and more
A growing number of people in North Hill speak English as a second language, or don't speak it at all -- and scores of people and dozens of classes are working to change that
Bhutanese resettlement has had a big economic impact
The economic model includes first jobs, first cars, first houses, first businesses
North Hill, its history and its newest settlers
An Akron neighborhood settled by migrants becomes home to thousands of refugees from half a world away
Quinnipiac Poll: Majority of Ohioans support marijuana legalization
Top headlines: Defendant testifies in murder trial of Akron police officer; Akron Urban League's president and CEO removed; High costs to keep drinking water toxin free from Lake Erie
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Charter reform bill heading to Gov. Kasich's desk
The goal is to increase accountability
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Another path to Ohio prison reform
Reforming the system just one step towards reducing prison populations
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Charter reform bill includes controversial change for some teachers - Ohio Federation of Teachers says they were left out of the amendment
New bill would protect personal information for victims of domestic violence - Addresses and phone numbers of domestic violence victims would be redacted from government forms
City Council briefed by Cleveland's consent decree monitor - Monitor says strong engagement from all parties could lead to quicker implementation of police reforms
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WKSU Celebrates 65 Years on the Radio

On Oct. 2, 1950, WKSU went on-air for the first time. From a small, campus station broadcasting five hours a day, for five days a week to a nationally recognized innovator reaching 22 Northeast Ohio counties, WKSU has spent six and a half decades serving public radio listeners across the region.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

The autumn arts scene is in full swing! Take advantage of 'Quilters' at Actors' Summit, music of John Williams at Akron Symphony, Del McCoury Band at the Music Box, Josh Groban at PlayhouseSquare, Beer Week in Cleveland - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - The Secret Garden on Sept. 25 and King Lear on Oct. 2. Other performances also discounted.

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Show What You Grow for 2015!

It's harvest time in Northeast Ohio! Share pictures of your bounty and you could win a great prize! The deadline for entering is Oct. 9. All pictures will be posted on the Quick Bites Facebook page and may be displayed at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market on Oct. 10.

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Election 2016 Coverage

From the debates, through the RNC and DNC, primaries and beyond the final vote, find all of the stories on the 2016 elections from the WKSU newsroom.

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