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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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Mary Taylor was often the opening act for Kasich during their 2014 re-election campaign.

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Gov. Kasich's presidential bid brings attention to Lt. Gov. Taylor
Story by Karen Kasler
Now that Gov. John Kasich has announced he will officially launch his presidential campaign in a few weeks, there's more attention on another Republican statewide officeholder. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
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How Cleveland and Akron restaurants are making summer sweeter for kids
Cookies for Kids benefits the summer food programs of the Cleveland and Akron-Canton food banks
A Cleveland pianist's farewell to lake-effect and all that jazz
The head of the music department at Case Western Reserve University is heading south
Ohio is moving forward with new standardized tests
Ohio's education department must quickly change the standardized tests used in Ohio
Pluto: Latest revelations should sink Pete Rose's Hall of Fame hopes
Terry Pluto says a recent ESPN report revealing that Pete Rose likely bet on baseball as a player doom his latest attempt at reinstatement
Cleveland councilman says weekends shootings work of "urban terrorists"
Other headlines: New way for Portage County residents to claim lost funds, Incentives for farmer who reduce pollutants that wash off fields, Cleveland suburbs working together to fix deer overpopulation problem
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Mahoning County will bring in visiting judge for Sciortino case
County Judge Shirley J. Christian has recused herself from the case, and no other county judges will hear it, either
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Toledo officials awaiting word on future Jeep production
Fiat Chrysler had said it would announce by last month if the new Wrangler assembly line will stay in Ohio
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Peninsula-based Bidwells buy Cleveland's historic Van Roy Building - The art collecting couple says they are not leaving Akron, and will still concentrate on projects throughout Northeast Ohio
Ohio's public universities increasingly rely on donations - As taxpayer support dwindles, Cleveland State and other schools turn to endowments
Stark elections board to vote today on Canton mayor candidate -
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Happy red, white and blue with fireworks at Cedar Point, Ohio Light Opera singers on the square in Wooster, the Akron Symphony at Lock 3 for Rib, White & Blue, America the Beautiful at Blossom, John Fogerty at Jacobs Pavilion - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Request Passes for 'Rifftrax Live: Sharknado 2'

WKSU members can request two passes to see the MST3000 guys take on the twisted weather patterns of Rifftrax Live: Sharknado 2 on the big screen in regional theatres for events on Thursday, July 9 at 8 p.m. and Thursday, July 16 at 7:30 p.m.

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WKSU Announces New Weekend Line-up

On July 11 and 12, WKSU introduces new schedules for Saturday and Sunday. The line-ups include adding The Moth Radio Hour and America's Test Kitchen to create a storytelling block on Saturdays and a food-centric block on Sundays.

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Try Out New Shows During WKSU's Summer Vacation

During the week of July 6, WKSU will air select weekend programs at 11 a.m. Monday through Friday. Experience your favorite shows - including 'This American Life' and 'Snap Judgment' - in a new way and discover programs scheduled to be added to WKSU's new weekend line-up on July 11!

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Kent Blues Fest Brings Music Downtown

Kent Blues Fest fills two-dozen downtown Kent venues with free concerts on July 17. The event begins with after work shows and continues late into the night.

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WKSU Staff Brings Home Nine Excellence in Journalism Awards

WKSU staff members were recently honored with nine Ohio Excellence in Journalism Awards from the Press Club of Cleveland, including Best in Show for Best Radio Newscast and first-place awards for Tim Rudell and Amanda Rabinowitz.

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Downtown@Dusk at the Akron Art Museum from June 18 - August 6

Downtown@Dusk present eight free community concerts in downtown Akron on Thursday evenings beginning June 18. Each event includes free entrance to the Akron Art Museum.

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to three specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 26 through August 15.

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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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