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Kombucha is essentially sweetened black tea that's fermented. Two Northeast Ohioans are producing local brands and finding wide acceptance for the beverage. It's said to promote good health although there's no scientific evidence.

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Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Story by Vivian Goodman
In a food culture where everything old is new again, interest in fermented food and drink has bubbled up. We meet a couple of Northeast Ohio entrepreneurs cashing in on the trend in today’s Quick Bite. WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports they’re creating new interest in a beverage that goes back thousands of years.
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Educators use brain research to help "stressed" kids in poverty
Researcher says strong emotional attachments help kids grow
"Forced Perspective" documentary featuring Ohio artists debuts in Cleveland
Derek Hess was chosen to illustrate the opening of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Bringing back ballet in Cleveland
Two non-profits are working in very different ways to revive Cleveland's ballet culture
Controversial abortion bill passes Ohio House
It's unclear whether the so-called heartbeat bill would pass the Senate
Ohio's disabled face long waiting list for services
A new report shows much work needs to be done to improve programs serving disabled Ohioans
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Critics say new anti-algae bill doesn't go far enough
New bill restricts farmers from spreading fertilizer and manure on frozen ground but critics say it's full of loopholes
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Ohio House approves entertainment districts
The areas would allow for relaxed open-container laws
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Northeast Ohio health official happy White House addressing resistant germs - Action plan increases collaboration and research and addresses over-prescribing of antibiotics
Cleveland teachers unhappy with $3.4 million in cuts coming next year - Ths district says dollars need to follow the students
Lawmakers to sift through hundreds of amendments to governor's budget - Other morning headlines: House clears bill to create outdoor drinking areas; Helicopter survey shows deer numbers high in Cleveland suburbs
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The Takeaway's John Hockenberry Comes to Northeast Ohio

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Northeast Ohio on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry will be in Kent for a live broadcast and in Akron for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week northeast Ohio welcomes Leon Russell to the Kent Stage, Great Decisions of Wayne County presents Tom Gjelten, the nationwide acclaimed CIFF captures audiences for screenings throughout Cleveland, and lastly: a new photography exhibition named Self & Others invites all to examine a different interpretation of portrait photography.

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Download a Pass for 'True Story'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film True Story at the Cedar Lee on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Use a special code to download the pass.

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Download a Pass for 'Woman in Gold'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film Woman in Gold at the Cedar Lee on Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. Use a special code at to download the pass.

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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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Download a Pass for a Live Broadcast of 'The Takeaway'

RSVP to watch a live broadcast of the nationally syndicated public radio talk show The Takeaway with John Hockenberry on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. The event is free with downloaded pass. The broadcast takes place in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall at Kent State University.

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WKSU Presents John Hockenberry in Akron

WKSU presents veteran journalist and host of The Takeaway John Hockenberry at Actors' Summit Theatre in downtown Akron's Greystone Hall on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival - March 18-29

The 39th Cleveland International Film Festival brings the best in world and independent cinema to Cleveland's Tower City Cinemas and a variety of regional neighborhood venues from March 18 to 29. WKSU and Folk Alley members earn a CIFF ticket discount. One of the most exciting and innovative events in the region, this year's CIFF presents 193 feature films and 234 shorts from 60 countries.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - Dial M for Murder on Feb. 27 and The Tempest on April 10. Other performances also discounted.

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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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