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Latin American and Latino Art at the Allen
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Edwin's Restaurant owner Brandon Chrostowski spends Sunday afternoons in the kitchen of Grafton Correctional Institute teaching inmates the elements of classic French cuisine.

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Learning French cuisine in a prison kitchen in Ohio
Story by Vivian Goodman
This Sunday afternoon the aromas of French cuisine will fill the kitchen of Grafton Correctional Center.  It actually happens at the prison every Sunday thanks to a Cleveland chef and restaurateur who believes in second chances.  WKSU’s Vivian Goodman has the story in today’s Quick Bite.
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Raising the curtain on the history of America's first regional theater
In a new book, Case professor Jeffrey Ullom chronicles the Cleveland Play House's development and its symbiotic relationship with the city
Expectations are high for the revamped Cleveland Cavaliers
Tonight's home opener features LeBron James back in a Cavs uniform
Championship-calibur Cavs return with a humbled owner and superstar
Owner Dan Gilbert and star LeBron James both had to admit their mistakes and do some apologizing to make Cavs reunion happen
Ebola-free Amber Vinson thanks God, family, caregivers -- and heads home
But Ohio quarantine continues for Ohio relatives 
LeBron James is back and Northeast Ohio embraces him
The Cavs lost to the Knicks in their home opener, as Northeast Ohio pulls out the stops for their prodigal son
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Stark County launches an effort to cut traffic deaths
Following a spike in fatalities, the county begans "All Out" enforcement
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Ticket prices for tonight's Cleveland Cavaliers opener are through the roof
Many are converging on downtown Cleveland for watch parties, but don't actually have seats awaiting them inside The Q
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A collaborative utility job-training program is set to restart in Ohio - Cleveland Electric Illuminating Company and Cuyahoga Community College are partnering to reestablish a two-year program to train power line workers
Despite lack of competition, election ads in Ohio are plentiful - University of Cincinnati professor David Niven says he believes the money is spent to keep voters aware
Millennials play role in Ohio policy but not necessarily in its politics - The millennial generation is now the largest demographic in the United States
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WKSU Member Event: Reserve Passes to a Joshua Bell Post-concert Reception

Tuesday Musical and the Akron Symphony Orchestra present Grammy Award-winner Joshua Bell at E.J. Thomas Hall on Nov. 7. WKSU listeners can reserve entrance to a special post-concert reception. Learn more!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

There's a little something for everyone happening in the area this week. Comedienne Geri Jewell comes to the area as well as Irish singer Mary Black. The Cleveland Orchestra presents Phantom of the Opera, and it's time for the Buckeye Book Fair. Plus, sports fans won't want to miss the Cleveland Cavaliers playing the New York Knicks - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Request Passes for 'Of Mice and Men'

WKSU members can request two passes to see the recent Broadway production of Of Mice and Men on the big screen in regional theatres for events on Thursday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - The Merry Wives of Windsor on Sept. 26 and Les Miserables on Oct. 3. Other performances also discounted.

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WKSU's Autumn 2014 Station Break

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

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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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