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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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One gay couple showed up at the Holmes County Courthouse Friday to get their marriage license.

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The Surpeme Court gay-marriage decision plays out in Ohio Amish country
Story by M.L. Schultze
Back in 2004, a majority of voters in all but one county in Ohio passed a state constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. But some were far more adamant than others. In largely rural, heavily Amish Holmes County, the amendment passed by better than three-to-one – one of the widest margins in the state. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze visited the county to see how last week’s Supreme Court...
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Exploradio: Inside the battered brain
Experts in Cleveland look at the challenges of diagnosing, treating, and preventing concussions in athletes and soldiers
Nearly a dozen Cuyahoga gay couples get licenses to marry after the Supreme Court ruling
The county was geared up for the high court's legalization of gay marriage 
Ohio reacts to U.S. Supreme Court ruling on same-sex marriage
High court strikes down Ohio's 10-year gay marriage ban and opens gay marriage nationwide
Ohioans react to Supreme Court expansion of gay marriage nationwide
The Ohio man whose name will be shorthand for the decision reacts as do politicians
Ohio's elections chief encourages redrawing political lines now
Secretary of State Jon Husted says Ohio lawmakers shouldn't wait to tackle the issue.
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Ohio farmers get a grant from USDA to reduce phosphorus pollution
Farmers in Michigan and Indiana are also getting USDA money
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U.S. Supreme Court upholds controversial lethal injection drug used in Ohio
The 5-4 ruling says use of midazolam is not unconstitutional
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Akron council committee recommends Forney for its opening - Full council will vote tonight to temporarily fill the at-large seat
Gov. Kasich to announce 2016 presidential bid July 21 - Other headlines: Third Lake Erie raw sewage overflow in two weeks; Flooding affects Ohio corn fields
Ohio Gov. Kasich is officially launching presidential campaign on July 21 - Sources say the Republican will make the announcement at his alma mater, Ohio State; polls show him with low name recognition outside of the state
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Happy red, white and blue with fireworks at Cedar Point, Ohio Light Opera singers on the square in Wooster, the Akron Symphony at Lock 3 for Rib, White & Blue, America the Beautiful at Blossom, John Fogerty at Jacobs Pavilion - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Download a Pass for 'Me and Earl and the Dying Girl'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film Me and Earl and the Dying Girl at the Cedar Lee on Tuesday, June 30 at 7:30 p.m. Go to a special Fox Searchlight screenings page to download the pass.

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Kent Blues Fest Brings Music Downtown

Kent Blues Fest fills two-dozen downtown Kent venues with free concerts on July 17. The event begins with after work shows and continues late into the night.

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WKSU Staff Brings Home Nine Excellence in Journalism Awards

WKSU staff members were recently honored with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland, including Best in Show for Best Radio Newscast and first-place awards for Tim Rudell and Amanda Rabinowitz.

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Downtown@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum from June 18 - August 6

Downtown@Dusk present eight free community concerts in downtown Akron on Thursday evenings beginning June 18. Each event includes free entrance to the Akron Art Museum.

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to three specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 26 through August 15.

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Folk–All Folk Music! All The Time!

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