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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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The lead case in the U.S. Supreme Court decision originated in Ohio.

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Ohio bill forbids clergy from being forced to perform same-sex marriages
Story by Karen Kasler
The first piece of legislation related to last month’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding the right of same-sex couples to marry is making the rounds at the Statehouse. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler has details.
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Gov. Kasich's presidential bid brings attention to Lt. Gov. Taylor
If he's elected president in 2016, she gets promoted -- and has the advantage of incumbency
How Cleveland and Akron restaurants are making summer sweeter for kids
Cookies for Kids benefits the summer food programs of the Cleveland and Akron-Canton food banks
A Cleveland pianist's farewell to lake-effect and all that jazz
The head of the music department at Case Western Reserve University is heading south
Ohio is moving forward with new standardized tests
Ohio's education department must quickly change the standardized tests used in Ohio
Ohio University moves from coal to natural gas for heating and cooling
The university cites the high costs of coal and environmental regulations for the switch
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Conservative think tank calls out 'wasteful' Ohio spending in 'Piglet Book
The Buckeye Institute says state spending has risen far beyond what's acceptable
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University of Akron hikes fee for junior and senior classes
Top headlines: Ohio Attorney General approves "Fresh Start Act" petition tied to pot ballot issue; Census data shows Ohio is growing old fast
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Anti-violence activists react to Cleveland's weekend violence - Seven separate incidents occurred in both the city’s west and east sides
Conservative group wants Ohio's AG to push for a rehearing on gay marriage - A.G. DeWine says the issues have already been vetted
Kasich vetoes proposed changes in tax department online ID tests - Ohio legislators and the tax department have received thousands of complaints about the tests
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Summer theatre hits stages with American Idiot at the Beck Center, Much Ado About Nothing at Stan Hywet, Violet at Porthouse and West Side Story at Huron Playhouse - plus the Tri-C JazzFest in Cleveland and more to do this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Request Passes for 'Rifftrax Live: Sharknado 2'

WKSU members can request two passes to see the MST3000 guys take on the twisted weather patterns of Rifftrax Live: Sharknado 2 on the big screen in regional theatres for events on Thursday, July 9 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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WKSU Announces New Weekend Line-up

On July 11 and 12, WKSU introduces new schedules for Saturday and Sunday. The line-ups include adding The Moth Radio Hour and America's Test Kitchen to create a storytelling block on Saturdays and a food-centric block on Sundays.

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Try Out New Shows During WKSU's Summer Vacation

During the week of July 6, WKSU will air select weekend programs at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Experience your favorite shows - including 'This American Life' and 'Snap Judgment' - in a new way and discover programs scheduled to be added to WKSU's new weekend line-up on July 11!

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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!

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

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