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Educators use brain research to help "stressed" kids in poverty
For the first time in at least 50 years, more than half of public school children in America are living in poverty. In Ohio, the number is only 39 percent but it still concerns school officials here who know that poor kids come to school carrying extra burdens. State Impact Ohio’s Mark Urycki reports schools are looking towards brain research for...
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Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Two Northeast Ohio food producers are making money with a health drink that goes back a few millennia
Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
Two non-profits are working in very different ways to revive Cleveland's ballet culture
Controversial abortion bill passes Ohio House
It's unclear whether the so-called heartbeat bill would pass the Senate
Cleveland at the center of March Madness
All the buzz is in Cleveland as the Q gets set to host the top-ranked team in the country, the Kentucky Wildcats.
SummaCare sanctions end
SummaCare's procedures improved
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Study shows health varies greatly between Ohio counties
Researcher says good health care is not the only factor that effects health outcomes
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Three exonerated of murder convictions from 18 years ago
Key witness recanted her testimony
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House bill reforms charter schools, but critics say it falls short - A pro-charter school group says the bill increases accountability for sponsors
Cuyahoga County nation's second fastest population loser - But foreign immigration is helping Northeast Ohio
Portman, McConnell planning to introduce EPA amendment to federal budget - The amendment would allow states to opt out of the EPA's Clean Power Plan
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The Takeaway's John Hockenberry Comes to Northeast Ohio

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Northeast Ohio on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry will be in Kent for a live broadcast and in Akron for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week northeast Ohio welcomes Leon Russell to the Kent Stage, Great Decisions of Wayne County presents Tom Gjelten, the nationwide acclaimed CIFF captures audiences for screenings throughout Cleveland, and lastly: a new photography exhibition named Self & Others invites all to examine a different interpretation of portrait photography.

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Download a Pass for 'True Story'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film True Story at the Cedar Lee on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Use a special code to download the pass.

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Download a Pass for 'Woman in Gold'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film Woman in Gold at the Cedar Lee on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Use a special code at to download the pass.

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WKSU Night at Weathervane Playhouse

WKSU listeners can purchase half-priced tickets to see Edward Albee's dark comedy A Delicate Balance at Weathervane Playhouse on Friday, March 27.

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WKSU Reception at Wooster Chamber Music Series

On Sunday, March 29, WKSU offers a post-concert reception following a performance by the Escher Quartet as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

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Download a Pass for a Live Broadcast of 'The Takeaway'

RSVP to watch a live broadcast of the nationally syndicated public radio talk show The Takeaway with John Hockenberry on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. The event is free with downloaded pass. The broadcast takes place in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall at Kent State University.

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WKSU Presents John Hockenberry in Akron

WKSU presents veteran journalist and host of The Takeaway John Hockenberry at Actors' Summit Theatre in downtown Akron's Greystone Hall on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival - March 18-29

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival brings the best in world and independent cinema to Cleveland's Tower City Cinemas and a variety of regional neighborhood venues from March 18 to 29. WKSU and Folk Alley members earn a CIFF ticket discount. One of the most exciting and innovative events in the region, this year's CIFF presents 193 feature films and 234 shorts from 60 countries.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - Dial M for Murder on Feb. 27 and The Tempest on April 10. Other performances also discounted.

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