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Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off —
an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming.
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"The Jake" at 20: Indians mark the transformative ballpark's anniversary
Story by Amanda Rabinowitz
This weekend, the Cleveland Indians are celebrating the 20th anniversary of Progressive Field. The $175 million ballpark -- originally and affectionately known as The Jake -- marked a new era for the franchise and the city. WKSU’s Amanda Rabinwoitz reports.
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From table to farm: Chef Ben Bebenroth will grow his own local foods
The chef and owner of Spice Kitchen and Bar is leasing a farm in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
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Ohioans say they are spending more at the State Fair
Ohio State Fair visitors says they are spending more on the Midway as unemployment drops and the economy recovers
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Ohio lawmakers hold hearing on prison food problems
Committee is blaming a private vendor for food shortages, maggots and contraband in state prisons
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A serial arsonist may be at work in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park
Investigators believe a string of fires were intentionally set; a reward is ffered for tips leading to an arrest
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Summit County takes the Akron arena out of the sales tax equation
County officials say voters would reject the tax hike for law enforcement if arena funding remained a part of the issue
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Education chair blasts fellow Republicans for an end-run on Common Core
After bill is stalled in his Ohio House committe, backers are trying another route to repeal the academic standards
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Ohio's senators have different reads on Social Security, Medicare report
Reports reflects a longer life for Medicare, largely because of Obamacare, but projects problems come the 2030s for Social Security and Medicare
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Department of Justice weighs in on voting lawsuit in Ohio - The department maintains Ohio misinterpreted Voting Rights Act
 
Ohio Supreme Court sets date for Northeast Ohio stormwater arguments - Sewer districts wants to charge communities to fix flooding; some communities say it is a tax
 
Ohio Sen. Portman says poll numbers don't concern him - A third of Ohio voters answered "don't know" or "no opinion" when asked to rate Portman's job performance
 
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Step into 1950’s Baltimore for an evening and get swept away by the unexpected romance of the school’s notorious bad-boy, actor Johnny Depp, as he falls for a good-girl with a jealous boyfriend in the romantic musical “Cry Baby” directed by John Waters at Cedar Lee Theatre on Saturday. From tiny cells to vast ecosystems, nature is filled with extraordinary and delicate connections that shape our environment. The Botanical Garden invites all Clevelanders to learn more about these connections at Nature Connects: A LEGO® Brick Experience - special to the Garden offered this summer only! Check out what other local events are featured this week!

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to four specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 19 through Aug. 30.

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Downtown@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum on June 19 - August 7

Downtown@Dusk present eight free community concerts in downtown Akron on Thursday evenings beginning June 19. Each event includes free entrance to the Akron Art Museum.

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Summer Reading for 2014

See what author David Giffels, chef Doug Katz, Q host Jian Ghomeshi, Black Keys drummer Pat Carney, designer Valerie Mayen, children's author Joan Arbogast, college president Marvin Krislov, the Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson, and others are reading this summer.

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WKSU Supports the Akron Rubber Ducks

This summer, WKSU will be showing its local pride by sponsoring Akron Rubber Ducks home games at Canal Park.

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Station Break - Summer 2014

Find out more about WKSU, along with arts and culture throughout Northeast Ohio, in the Summer 2014 issue of WKSU's Station Break.

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Heroin: Big Trouble in a Small Town

Heroin abuse is gaining a lot of attention as it spreads through Ohio's suburbs. But it's in rural areas like Tuscarawas County that the drug has been a huge problem for a decade. Some describe it as a first love; others as a lifelong battle. Amanda Rabinowitz examines the issue in a three-part series examining heroin abuse in small-town Ohio with stories of addiction, death -- and hope.

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Folk Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

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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