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Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off —
an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming.
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Canton installs the first of "The Eleven"
Story by M.L. Schultze
When the Pro Football Hall of Fame parade steps off in downtown Canton Saturday morning, the floats, balloons and bands will be marching past a 23-foot configuration of I-beams, stainless steel and glass. It’s the first piece of a $2.2 million public art project – marrying Canton’s pro football identity with its growing arts community. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze was there for this...
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Heroin use and deaths continue to rise in Northeast Ohio
Heroin is cheaper and more available than the prescription opiates that experts say often lead to addiction
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Monroe Co. drilling fire might provide impetus to change fracking rules
Gov. Kasich says the law may need to be changed to give first responders more information
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Why go gluten-free?
The protein in wheat and other grains makes celiac sufferers sick, but they can't always be sure everything labeled as such really is "gluten-free"
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Cleveland doctor is clearing obstacles to help severely wounded Ukrainians
An effort is underway to bring casualties from Ukrainian violence here for treatment
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Pluto advises fans: You can't judge much from early camp
Fan intensity is one thing making a big impression in Berea
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Toledo harbor will reuse sediment instead of throwing it back in the lake
Environmental groups says the new program will help curb toxic algae blooms
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Brunswick will turn tornado sirens back on after bad weather
Sirens were taken out of use after hacker attacks six year ago
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New bill would lower penalities in housing discrimination cases - Opponents say it would leave tenants vulnerable; supporters say landlords are the vulnerable ones
 
OSU alumni call for reinstatement of marching band director - Alumni say the former director responded to sexual harassment problems
 
University of Akron president says he will focus on financials - President Scot Scarborough says it is important to get the university back on the right financial track
 
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Step into 1950’s Baltimore for an evening and get swept away by the unexpected romance of the school’s notorious bad-boy, actor Johnny Depp, as he falls for a good-girl with a jealous boyfriend in the romantic musical “Cry Baby” directed by John Waters at Cedar Lee Theatre on Saturday. From tiny cells to vast ecosystems, nature is filled with extraordinary and delicate connections that shape our environment. The Botanical Garden invites all Clevelanders to learn more about these connections at Nature Connects: A LEGO® Brick Experience - special to the Garden offered this summer only! Check out what other local events are featured this week!

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to four specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 19 through Aug. 30.

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Downtown@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum on June 19 - August 7

Downtown@Dusk present eight free community concerts in downtown Akron on Thursday evenings beginning June 19. Each event includes free entrance to the Akron Art Museum.

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Summer Reading for 2014

See what author David Giffels, chef Doug Katz, Q host Jian Ghomeshi, Black Keys drummer Pat Carney, designer Valerie Mayen, children's author Joan Arbogast, college president Marvin Krislov, the Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson, and others are reading this summer.

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WKSU Supports the Akron Rubber Ducks

This summer, WKSU will be showing its local pride by sponsoring Akron Rubber Ducks home games at Canal Park.

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Station Break - Summer 2014

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

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Heroin: Big Trouble in a Small Town

Heroin abuse is gaining a lot of attention as it spreads through Ohio's suburbs. But it's in rural areas like Tuscarawas County that the drug has been a huge problem for a decade. Some describe it as a first love; others as a lifelong battle. Amanda Rabinowitz examines the issue in a three-part series examining heroin abuse in small-town Ohio with stories of addiction, death -- and hope.

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Folk Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

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

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