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Guitarist, drummer, and singer-songwriter Chris Butler of Half Cleveland processes the experience of the Kent State Tragedy including the killing of his friend Jeffrey Miller in his new CD

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Vietnam's lasting impact on music and images
Story by Vivian Goodman
From pacifism to radicalism, opposition to the Vietnam War took many forms. And various art forms expressed everything from prayers for peace to howls of rage.  In the final installment of our series: “Looking Back at Vietnam,” WKSU’s Vivian Goodman looks at the national and local impact on the arts during and after the war.
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A new film focuses on the event that led to the Kent State shootings
The film depicts the burning of the ROTC building, the event that brought National Guard troops onto campus
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International water technology company to build R&D center in Canton
City officals say the relationship could lead to bigger things
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How a self-taught Cleveland chef uses food science in his kitchen laboratory
Steve Schimoler of Crop Bistro and Crop Kitchen develops new products while growing his restaurant business
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Cleveland Abduction: A local tragedy unfolds on national television
The Lifetime Television Network movie about the Ariel Castro kidnappings is based on Michele Knight's book
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Vinyl record pressing plants question sales numbers
An industry website estimates production at 73 million units last year, while Nielsen-Soundscan says 9.2 million vinyl records were sold last year
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Ohio lawmaker calls for changing the grand jury process
recent high-profile cases point to problems
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More than 100 school tax issues are on tomorrow's ballots statewide
More than 90 school districts are asking voters to approve 102  issues
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New rules for some dangerous rail cargo - Flammable liquids are to be handled with better equipment and greater care
 
HOLA Ohio organizes a march to raise awareness about parents being deported - The march is for U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Perez and her family
 
JetBlue comes to Cleveland-Hopkins International Airport - The airline launched its twice-daily service to Boston
 
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Remembering Vietnam

The WKSU newsroom looks back at two significant historical events with a collaboration with Western Reserve PBS. As the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War approaches, WKSU presents “Looking Back at Vietnam” beginning April 13, a series of reports covering the war and its aftermath.

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Order Tickets to See John Hockenberry in Akron

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Akron on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry takes the stage at Actors' Summit Theatre at Greystone Hall for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week in northeast Ohio Tuesday Musical presents The Academy of St. Martin in the Fields Chamber Ensemble at EJ Thomas Hall,Takeaway host John Hockenberry comes to Actors Summit Theater in Akron, The Cleveland Orchestra presents Berlioz's Damnation of Faust, and Cleveland Metroparks Zoo welcomes mothers for a Mother's Day full of celebration and excitement at the Zoo!

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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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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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