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Q&A: An outsider's evaluation of Akron's police recruiting effort
Story by M.L. Schultze
The Akron police department has finished its recruiting effort for its next class of officers. The months-long campaign stressed outreach – especially to women, younger people and African-Americans – to try to make the department look more like the community. David Harris, a law professor at the University of Pittsburgh who specializes on police accountability, evaluated the effort with...
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Exploradio: Improving the lives of paralyzed people
A Cleveland researcher is making progress on the long road of repairing spinal cord injuries
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.
Ohio's AG sues the federal government over the Affordable Care Act
DeWine and public universities sue over fees for health-care plans
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Northeast Ohio airports cancel flights due to East Coast blizzard
Thousands of flights nationwide are shut down; airports say they had time to plan
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Courts and agencies debate coal mining in Ohio's wetlands
Debate centers on the evaluation of how pristine the wetlands are
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Canton may add to its gree-nspace downtown - Canton City Council is working to get a $2 million bond to remake what was once a dilapidated Kresge's and has become a spot for open-air concerts 
Cleveland Metroparks move ahead with drone plan - Unmanned aircraft to be used for environmental surveillance
Columbus officials show the DNC chairwoman around the city - Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper was part of the team trying to bring the 2016 convention to the state capital
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

It's music in the air with Ani DiFranco at the House of Blues, Reverend Horton Heat at the Beachland, John Mellencamp at PlayhouseSquare, the Ragbirds at Music, Jeff Daniels at the Music Box - 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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Listen to Folk Alley's Best of 2014 Stream

In December, Folk Alley listeners voted on their favorite new music from 2014. Top CD lists from the DJs and staff were mixed in and Folk Alley produced a seven-hour stream of the very best from the past year. Listen now!

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