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Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off —
an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming.
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Gov. John Kasich says he's not interested in a presidential bid in 2016. For now, he's focusing on winning the 2014 governor's race.

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What competition? Ohio Gov. Kasich runs as if unopposed
Story by Jo Ingles
Republican Gov John Kasich continues to campaign throughout Ohio and he’s running plenty of TV ads statewide. Meanwhile, his Democratic opponent, Ed FitzGerald,has lost most of his campaign staff and is having trouble getting enough money to compete. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports it’s as if the Kasich campaign is looking beyond November.
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Pluto: Like years past, Browns quarterback competition is chaos
Commentator Terry Pluto says the Browns need to end the quarterback competition and work on continuity as the regular season nears
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Akron, Cleveland EV charging stations on hold
Whether or not to install electric car chargers seems to be an automotive case of 'chicken and the egg' for the Northeast Ohio cities
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A national exhibit helps a Stark County town deal with a racial past
Louisville, Ohio, is one of just 50 towns in the country hosting the Smithsonian's "Changing America" exhibit
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Are the Gay Games a victim of its own success?
The evolving attitude towards the gay community makes some wonder how much longer the games will be relevant
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Ohio Turnpike to look for advertisers for snowplows and dog trails
Officials say they will not be selling naming rights for the road itself
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Medina County residents question safety of proposed natural gas pipeline
Some say they will not give permission to allow the project to cut through their properties
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Ohio Supreme Court hears drilling cases worth tens of millions of dollars
Question is who owns and inherits  the mineral rights and for how long
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Ohio think tank: Lower paying jobs replace the better ones lost to the recession - Gov. Kasich's spokesman says the findings are skewed
 
Taiwanese health officials visit Cleveland to look into senior care - As the percentage of elderly Taiwanese rises, officials are looking for the best ways to take care of the population
 
Case Western Reserve University hosts cancer stem cell conference - Researchers from across the world are converging on Cleveland to discuss how to improve treatment
 
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The Takeaway on Ferguson

The Takeaway presents special coverage on the events in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday's show.

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Gay Games 9: Bringing the World to Ohio

From August 9 – 16, the International Gay Games take up residence in Cleveland and Akron in what promises to be an inclusive sporting and cultural event. Listen to WKSU for updates and follow the station on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for ground-level reports and images.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

One of the best traditions at Kent State, the 2014 BlastOff! celebration welcomes incoming freshmen on the eve of their first day of classes. Kick off the new school year with staff, students, peers and the community, enjoying hot air balloon rides, live music and an annual light show to wrap up the festivities. Experience the beauty of wildlife firsthand as wildlife specialists interact with bobcats and otters at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History! Compulsive neat-freak Felix Ungar is kicked out of his house by his wife and moves in with slob Oscar Madison in the laugh-out-loud production of The Odd Couple at Rabbit Run Theatre. Check out what other activities are offered this week!

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to four specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 19 through Aug. 30.

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Summer Reading for 2014

See what author David Giffels, chef Doug Katz, Q host Jian Ghomeshi, Black Keys drummer Pat Carney, designer Valerie Mayen, children's author Joan Arbogast, college president Marvin Krislov, the Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson, and others are reading this summer.

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WKSU Supports the Akron Rubber Ducks

This summer, WKSU will be showing its local pride by sponsoring Akron Rubber Ducks home games at Canal Park.

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Station Break - Summer 2014

Find out more about WKSU, along with arts and culture throughout Northeast Ohio, in the Summer 2014 issue of WKSU's Station Break.

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E-Notes is WKSU's nationally recognized email newsletter. Distributed the first and third Thursdays of each month, E-Notes brings you programming updates, details on station events, local arts and culture, free ticket offers and WKSU member discounts and much more!

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Donate Your Vehicle and Benefit WKSU

Donate your unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle and support WKSU via the station's vehicle charitable donation program.

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Folk Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

Folk Alley.com--All Folk Music! All The Time!FolkAlley.com is all folk, all of the time. Listen to the music you love when it best fits your busy schedule.

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