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The prospects for a cure to spinal-cord injuries is far off in the horizon, but incremental progress is being made in improving the lives of paralyzed people. A Cleveland researcher has discovered a molecule that helps damaged nerves regrow better than anything tested so far.

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Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
Story by Jeff St. Clair
More than 270,000 Americans live with debilitating spinal cord injuries. And while prospects for a cure are far in the future, incremental progress is being made that could improve the lives of paralyzed people. In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St. Clair meets a Cleveland researcher who’s unlocking the secrets of how to repair a damaged spinal cord.
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Akron searches for a police force that reflects itself; the art and science of recruiting new cops in a tense time
First in a Series: Akron recruits its newest class as national tensions between police and community play out
Nature and nourishment down by the river at the Metroparks' Merwin's Wharf
Merwin's Wharf is the parks' first full-service restaurant
Canton's proposed Timken-McKinley school merger is drawing spirited debate
A public input meeting at Timken High on Wednesday -- plus another at McKinley on Thursday -- gives parents, alumni and students a chance to consider the economic, educational and cultural impact of merging Canton's two high schools.
Charter school audit finds major attendance discrepancies
Charters get paid by the head, but state auditor says a spot check turned up many no shows
Cleveland.com digs deeper into civil cases against police
A review of 100 civil cases over a decade reveals problems highlighted in the Justice Department report last month
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Voting centers are not likely to happen in Ohio anytime soon
Aaron Ockerman thinks it will reduce confusion and save money
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Summit County's Diebold says the 'next big thing' is going mobile
The Green-based company's revamp will add a software-centered approach to its longtime ATMs, surveillance and security manufacturing
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Poor people feel worse about their communities and that hurts their health - Interact for Health releases its 2014 Ohio Health Issues Poll
Ohio's unemployment rate drops to its lowest level since 2001 - The unemployment rate in Ohio drops to 4.8 percent
Gov. Kasich wraps up six-state tour promoting national budget amendments - Ohio Gov. John Kasich talks about reaching out to low and middle-income Americans on NPR's Morning Edition
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Ballroom with a twist in Akron, Julian Bond in Kent, Apollo's Fire celebrates Bach, Five Guys Named Moe at PlayhouseSquare, Patsy Cline at the Akron Civic - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Introducing NPR's New Show About Human Behavior

Take a glimpse into a world you can't see with Invisibilia (Latin for all the invisible things). This new program about the unseen forces that shape human behavior —ideas, beliefs, assumptions and thoughts— is produced by NPR's Science Desk. It will have a run of six one-hour episodes in its pilot season and will air Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m.

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