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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
gives us the opportunity to enjoy every minute of the beautiful summer nights!

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WKSU looks at the lives and culture of Akron newest immigrant community
Story by Jeff St. Clair
They’re Northeast Ohio’s newest immigrant community – Akron’s Bhutanese refugees. In the 1990’s, they were expelled from their villages in Bhutan and have spent decades in refugee camps in Nepal. WKSU is launching a six-part series next week exploring their new lives in Ohio. WSKU reporter M.L. Schultze discovered that their arrival in Akron can be traced to one man...Full story

Former food industry exec tells Clevelanders why she crusades against GMOs
Robyn O'Brien found her mission when her child fell ill
Pluto: LeBron James battles Father Time, and that's good for Cleveland
Terry Pluto says LeBron James is eager to win a championship this season, telling the media "Father time is undefeated"
Ohio Democrats fight over abortion rights in the state
Supporters gathered outside the Ohio Statehouse to speak out against abortion restrictions that have been in place since Gov. Kasich took office
Canton: another Northeast Ohio city is planning its comeback
City now trying to move forward on plan prepared by consulting firm
New bill would make it easier for Ohio communities to force closure
Definition would change to include the regular occurrence of violent offenses
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Reward offered for information in most recent child killing in Cleveland
Shooting death of a 5-month-old girl prompts efforts to get more people to tell police what they know without fear
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Portage County Commissioners approve sales tax increase
The tax increase will go into effect January 1st of next year
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Congressman Tim Ryan calls Ohio's charter schools system "broken" - Congressmen Ryan wrote to Education Secretary Arne Duncan he is concerned about the lack of charter school oversight.
Infant fatally shot in Cleveland drive-by - Top headlines: Juror removed in Akron cop murder trial; Ground breaking for joint medical school
Lining up on Issue 2 - Constitutional amendment would bar amendments promoting monopolies
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Events & Features
WKSU Celebrates 65 Years on the Radio

On Oct. 2, 1950, WKSU went on-air for the first time. From a small, campus station broadcasting five hours a day, for five days a week to a nationally recognized innovator reaching 22 Northeast Ohio counties, WKSU has spent six and a half decades serving public radio listeners across the region.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Happy autumn! With the official start of fall comes the Mum Fest in Barberton, the Marathon in Akron, Music on the Porches in Peninsula, the Cleveland Orchestra's return to Severance Hall, the fall rep at Great Lakes Theater - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Request a Pass for 'He Named Me Malala'

WKSU listeners can request a pass to a preview screening of the new documentary He Named Me Malala at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Click to find information on requesting a pass.

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Download a Pass for '99 Homes'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film 99 Homes at Cinemark Valley View on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Click to find a link to download the pass.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - The Secret Garden on Sept. 25 and King Lear on Oct. 2. Other performances also discounted.

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Show What You Grow for 2015!

It's harvest time in Northeast Ohio! Share pictures of your bounty and you could win a great prize! The deadline for entering is Oct. 9. All pictures will be posted on the Quick Bites Facebook page and may be displayed at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market on Oct. 10.

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Election 2016 Coverage

From the debates, through the RNC and DNC, primaries and beyond the final vote, find all of the stories on the 2016 elections from the WKSU newsroom.

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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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