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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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Tika Dhimal says the mini mart he, his brothers and his father started is only the beginning. He envisions multiple stores -- even, he says, one in Bhutan if the government there would ever permit it.

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Bhutanese resettlement has had a big economic impact
Story by M.L. Schultze
The influx of thousands of Bhutanese refugees to the North Hill neighborhood of Akron has created a dozen small businesses and been enough of a boon to the economy that people are moving here from other parts of the U.S. But, as WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, the wealth is not necessarily shared – at least not yet.
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North Hill, its history and its newest settlers
An Akron neighborhood settled by migrants becomes home to thousands of refugees from half a world away
How thousands of people arrived in Akron from half a world away
The next chapter of a history set in the Himalayans more than a century ago is being written in Akron's North Hill today
Former food biz analyst tells Clevelanders why she crusades against GMOs
Robyn O'Brien found her mission when her child fell ill
WKSU looks at the lives and culture of Akron newest immigrant community
The impact of thousands of Bhutanese refugees have impacted the city in dozens of big and small ways
Rolling Acres goes to auction for fourth time
Top headlines: House committee Planned Parenthood hearings begin; Committee to hear from supporters for ride-sharing regulations; Stricter penalties considered for Ohio repeat gun offenders
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Early voting underway
3 statewide ballot issues, some big mayoral races and nearly two thousand local issues
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Ohio Auditor wants to keep tabs on $71 million federal charter grant
cites need for more oversight in light of recent reporting problems
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ODOT identifies "hotspots" for deer-vehicle collisions across Ohio - The department used data from 2014 to list 10 locations across the state with the highest deer-related crashes
Ohio Senator Brown not optimistic over Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement - Concerned over U.S automaker impact and consumer access to affordable drugs
Ohio's U.S. senators want NASA to keep helping with Lake Erie algae blooms - They're asking for extended funding for monitoring from air and space
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Events & Features
WKSU Celebrates 65 Years on the Radio

On Oct. 2, 1950, WKSU went on-air for the first time. From a small, campus station broadcasting five hours a day, for five days a week to a nationally recognized innovator reaching 22 Northeast Ohio counties, WKSU has spent six and a half decades serving public radio listeners across the region.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

The autumn arts scene is in full swing! Take advantage of 'Quilters' at Actors' Summit, music of John Williams at Akron Symphony, Del McCoury Band at the Music Box, Josh Groban at PlayhouseSquare, Beer Week in Cleveland - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Request a Pass for 'He Named Me Malala'

WKSU listeners can request a pass to a preview screening of the new documentary He Named Me Malala at the Cedar Lee Theatre on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. Click to find information on requesting a pass.

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Download a Pass for '99 Homes'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film 99 Homes at Cinemark Valley View on Tuesday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Click to find a link to download the pass.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - The Secret Garden on Sept. 25 and King Lear on Oct. 2. Other performances also discounted.

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Show What You Grow for 2015!

It's harvest time in Northeast Ohio! Share pictures of your bounty and you could win a great prize! The deadline for entering is Oct. 9. All pictures will be posted on the Quick Bites Facebook page and may be displayed at the Countryside Conservancy Farmers Market on Oct. 10.

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Election 2016 Coverage

From the debates, through the RNC and DNC, primaries and beyond the final vote, find all of the stories on the 2016 elections from the WKSU newsroom.

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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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