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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.
Enjoy a summer event at Cain Park.

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Pluto: Browns open camp with sizzle; Indians desperately need to get hot
Story by Amanda Rabinowitz
Two of Cleveland’s pro sports teams are reaching a point in the summer when they have a lot to prove. WKSU’s Amanda Rabinowitz talks with commentator Terry Pluto about the Browns’ sizzle… and the Indians desperate need to get hot.
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What to do with the dead and dying malls dotting Northeast Ohio
As Chapel Hill Mall enters receivership, Rolling Acres and Randall Park sit abandoned, awaiting a new life, likely as non-retail entities
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Exploradio: The roots of aggression
A Kent State University researcher says the hormones vasopressin and oxytocin play major roles in regulating aggression and attraction
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'Wingfoot One' is winning entry in contest to name new Goodyear blimp
The new semi-rigid airship is the first of three to be built with German partner Zeppelin
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Grown out roots in Ashland are a good thing
Local Roots of Wooster's idea for a hybrid farmers' market/grocery store is catching on not only in Ashland, but in other parts of the country
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Ohio democrats introduce bill to require employers to cover birth control
State rep says bill would not conflict with recent Hobby Lobby supreme court ruling
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American Red Cross in need of blood and platelet donors
Blood donations needed after a summertime decline in student donors
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Homeless LGBTQ youth at special risk
State officials are implementing services to protect LGBTQ youth
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Wright-Patterson offers buyouts as it prepares for job cuts - Spokesman says the base hopes to avoid layoffs with buyouts as service downsizes nationwide
 
Liberal group says changes to public assistance policies do little for poor - Group says enrollment in public assistance programs is decreasing as poverty remains high
 
Conflicting court rulings mark latest Obamacare battle - Confusion over language in the law calls subsidies into question, but no changes in the works for Ohio healthcare exchanges
 
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Step into the magical realm of King Arthur’s Camelot production beginning on Tuesday, wrapping up the 66th season of the Huron Playhouse. Seated among the finest knights in the world at the Round Table, King Arthur establishes a perfect kingdom, that is, until Sir Lancelot arrives! Verb Ballets will dazzle the audiences with a spectacular performance in Evans Amphitheater on Saturday, featuring the premier of 'Similar' by Cincinnati Ballet principal and co-artistic director for Kansas City Dance Festival. Don’t miss the other music and theatre events going on 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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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 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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