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Beverly Warren will be inaugurated as Kent State University's president on Friday.

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Kent State prepares to inaugurate its new president
Story by Andrew Meyer
This Friday, Beverly Warren will be inaugurated as Kent State University’s 12th president.  WKSU’s Andrew Meyer got a chance to talk with Warren about one of the big events that’s part of the week-long celebration.
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PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
'Last Days in Vietnam' includes firsthand accounts and unseen video from the final chaotic days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago
Ohio struggles to deal with rising number of inmates with mental illness
Some 1-in-5 Ohio inmates are diagnosed with a mental illness each year
Back to Greenhouse Tavern with Cleveland's James Beard Award nominees
From the Quick Bites larder: the lunch Chef Jonathon Sawyer served food writer Michael Ruhlman
Cavs move closer to second round of the playoffs
Cavs are up 3-0 on Boston; would likely face Chicago in round 2
Cleveland cop's defense opens with testimony from audio and light experts
Experts tell the judge other cops may have kept firing, too,  and that he was likely disoriented by flashing lights
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Canton considers the foundation of its pothole problems
City Council discusses everything from bricks to types of asphalt as possible solutions
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No decision yet on barging fracwater on the Ohio River
The Coast Guard is reviewing a lot of public feedback on the plan
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Petition to put marijuana legalization on Ohio ballots makes progress - ResponsibleOhio’s Ian James says more than 200,000 people have signed his group’s petitions
U.N. considers Ohio sites for its "World Heritage" list - A U.N cultural group is looking at Ohio’s ancient Hopewell serpent mounds and earthworks
Cincinnati may determine right of same-sex couples to marry anywhere in the U.S. - The state wants to follow the "traditional" definition of marriage
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Remembering Vietnam

The WKSU newsroom looks back at two significant historical events with a collaboration with Western Reserve PBS. As the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War approaches, WKSU presents “Looking Back at Vietnam” beginning April 13, a series of reports covering the war and its aftermath.

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Order Tickets to See John Hockenberry in Akron

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Akron on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry takes the stage at Actors' Summit Theatre at Greystone Hall for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week in northeast Ohio Ira Glass appears in “3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host” at Playhouse Square, pop-folk singer Dar Williams performs at Music Box Super Club, and The Kent Stage welcomes the community to come enjoy live music from Half Cleveland in conjunction with a Fire in The Heartland Film to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the May 4th, Kent State shootings.

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Ticket pre-sale for John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio Co-Headlining Tour

WKSU listeners can use the code WKSU to purchase tickets on April 30 before they go on sale to the general public to see John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio Co Headlining Tour at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on September 7, 2015.

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WKSU Reception at Wooster Chamber Music Series

On Sunday, March 29, WKSU offers a post-concert reception following a performance by the Escher Quartet as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

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