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Both family of 12-year-old and the officer who shot him are 'devastated'
Story by Lyndsey Schley
Cleveland officials are pleading with residents to not let the shooting of a 12-year-old boy by a Cleveland police officer erode their trust in the police. In a press conference today, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said the Airsoft gun that 12-year-old Tamir Rice was holding was indistinguishable from real a handgun. Rice was shot Saturday and died yesterday.
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Heavy metal worries in two eastern Ohio towns
Researchers are concluding a study of long-term health effects
Thousands remember Akron police officer Justin Winebrenner
Somber friends, family and fellow officers honor the first Akron police officer killed in the line of duty in 20 years
From the Quick Bites archives: How to brine your turkey
Chef Paul Minillo of Flour in Moreland Hills says brining is one way to make sure the bird stays moist
Young ballet students leap at the chance to be in Cleveland's Nutcracker
The Cleveland Orchestra and the Joffrey Ballet will present the holiday favorite again this year at Playhouse Square
Neighbor says he removed orange tip from the BB gun that led to boy's death
Tamir Rice, 12, was shot and killed by police when he reportedly reached for a BB gun
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Comparing Kasich and Portman and the national presidential field
'Crystal Ball's' Kyle Kondik talks about style and substance of the potential presidential candidates
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What happened to Ohio's green-jobs report?
The state says the methodology was flawed; critics says the Kasich administration just wanted to keep a lid on the results
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Ohio's new fracking solid waste disposal rules explained - Department of Natural Resources says a highlight letter to landfill operators will help prevent confusion about what is required
A pair of wrongly convicted men are freed today - A then 12-year-old witness recants his testimony
A warmer winter is good news for construction crews - Last year's polar vortexes led to delays in construction projects
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Thanksgiving week is finally here! Don't worry though, there is still plenty to do in the area. The Cleveland Museum of Natural History is opening a Mammoths and Mastodons exhibit and it's time for Winterfest in Cleveland. Also, The Cleveland Orchestra and the Akron Civic Theatre each present The Nutcracker. Plus, get some holiday shopping done at Crafty Mart in Akron - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Ticket Pre-sale for Idina Menzel

WKSU listeners can use the code WKSU to purchase tickets on Thursday, Dec. 4 before they go on sale to the general public to see Idina Menzel in the Blossom Music Center Pavilion on Aug. 21.

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Jimmy Haslam Speaks at the Akron Roundtable

Listen to WKSU at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Nov. 27, as Browns owner Jimmy Haslam speaks on leadership at the Akron Roundtable.

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Request Passes for 'Rifftrax Live: Santa Claus'

WKSU members can request two passes to see the MST3000 guys take on the jolly old elf with Rifftrax Live: Santa Claus on the big screen in regional theatres for events on Thursday, Dec. 4 at 8 p.m.

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A WKSU Member Discount for 'A Christmas Carol'

WKSU members can use a special code to purchase discounted tickets for the Great Lakes Theatre production of A Christmas Carol, at the Ohio Theatre in PlayhouseSquare Nov. 29 to Dec. 23.

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Special Thanksgiving Programming on WKSU

WKSU celebrates the holiday with music, stories, documentaries, live advice from Lynne Rosetto Kasper and more on Thursday, Nov. 27.

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Timing Changes for NPR News Magazines

Beginning on Nov. 17, NPR will change the structure of its morning and evening news magazines heard on WKSU. Learn more about the timing differences you may notice on "Morning Edition" and "All Things Considered."

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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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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–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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