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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

After playing more than 44 minutes in the Charge's last game, Joe Harris was recalled to Cleveland -- again. (Rick Senften)Whipsawed from Canton to Cleveland -- and enjoying it
Rookie Joe Harris says he has basketball families in both towns -- and he's spent a lot of time with both this season

As the Cleveland Cavaliers were wrapping up their first playoff win in the media spotlight Sunday, their development team, the Canton Charge, were ending their season with a playoff loss to the Fort Wayne Mad Ants. For most of the D-League team, that means the end of the season. But for Joe Harris, it means yet another roster move. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the nomadic season of a Cleveland Cavalier.  M.L. Schultze reports

Monday, April 20, 2015

Gov. John Kasich ran for office in 2010 with the slogan More signs Ohio Gov. Kasich may be running for president in 2016
Kasich released a new ad using a slogan similar to one he used when he ran for governor in 2010

It’s looking more and more like Gov. John Kasich is going to run for president in 2016. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports on the latest signal.  Jo Ingles reports

The Republican National Convention begins July 18, 2016. (Creative Commons: DonkeyHotey)2016 RNC planning committee may sue Cleveland hotels
David Gilbert says about 10 hotels are reneging on a written agreement with the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee

The group planning the Republican National Convention in 2016 may sue about 10 hotels in the Cleveland area.

The Cleveland 2016 Host Committee says the hotels are going back on a voluntary, written agreements they signed last year. Organizers say the hotels agreed to provide a significant number of rooms at reasonable market rates to RNC visitors during the week of the event in July 2016. David Gilbert is president and CEO of the host committee.  (more)

Dr. Paul Tesar heads the team at Case Western Reserve University that screened more than 700 drugs to find activity in treating MS. They discovered two drugs used for skin conditions could also help repair damage to neurons caused by MS. (Jeff St.Clair)Cleveland researchers discover new approach to treating MS
Researchers at Case used brain stem cells developed in the lab to screen drugs for activity that could lead to new MS treatments

Researchers in Cleveland have discovered a promising new approach to treating Multiple Sclerosis.

MS is an auto-immune disease that attacks the protective coating of nerve cells in the brain and body.

Case Western Reserve University researcher Paul Tesar tested more than 700 drugs and found that two medications used to treat athletes’ foot and eczema can also reverse the effects of MS.  Jeff St. Clair reports

Clendening Reservoir, built in 1933 as part of the Muskingum Watershed Conservancy District  (MWCD)Frackers are still buying water from Ohio lakes
Slumping prices are slowing Ohio's shale oil and gas development, but not yet stopping it

Despite a slowdown in fracking in Ohio, a major driller has made a deal to buy up to 180 million gallons of water from Clendending Reservoir over the next few months. WKSU’s Tim Rudell Reports.  Tim Rudell reports

Congressman Bob Gibbs talks about the  federal highway bill with county engineers at the University of Akron's Medina County University Center. (KEVIN NIEDERMIER)Northeast Ohio congressman doubts a long-term highway bill coming
Republican Gibbs says tax revisions will mean another extension until after presidential election

Northeast Ohio Congressman Bob Gibbs met today with county engineers and construction officials to talk about the upcoming federal highway bill reauthorization. As WKSU’s Kevin Niedermier reports, there’s little optimism for a long-term spending plan.  Kevin Niedermier reports

The collapse prompted the city to close streets and forced local businesses near the Garfield Building to close. (Brandon Simmons, WKYC-TV)Cleveland considers updating its inspection code after a façade collapse downtown
Both the state of Ohio and the city of Cleveland don’t require regular inspections

The City of Cleveland considering updating its building inspection code after last Monday’s façade collapse at the Garfield Building in downtown.

A piece of the building’s façade fell from the 11-story building and crushed a minivan, but no one was injured.

The director of the city’s building and housing department, Ron O’Leary, says the city plans to review inspection codes in cities similar to Cleveland’s size.  Michael Bratton reports

Kasich fuels 2016 speculation on "Meet The Press"
Other headlines: Cleveland City Council to vote tonight on tougher gun laws; Neo-Nazi group holds rally in Toledo

Morning headlines for Monday, April 20, 2015:

  • Kasich fuels 2016 speculation on "Meet The Press" 
  • Cleveland City Council to vote tonight on tougher gun laws 
  • Lawmakers agree college affordability is a priority, but approaches vary 
  • Neo-Nazi group holds rally in Toledo 
  • State: Waste pickup is wasting money 
  • Cedar Point nears completion of historic hotel's renovation
  • Dozens of revisions to be considered in state budget proposal 
  • Ohioan to run 100 marathons before age 70 
  • Buckeyes meet the president today
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Ohio Gov. John Kasich says he has more experience than any other Republican in the field. (Screen capture, 'Meet the Press')Gov. Kasich tells 'Meet the Press' he's strongly considering a presidential run
    The most important consideration: 'What does the Lord want me to do with my life?'

    After spending time in the key presidential primary state of New Hampshire, Gov. John Kasich took more questions about his possible presidential campaign on national TV this weekend. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.  Karen Kasler reports

    Ohio's Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says the Bush administration never prepared for a long war. He says new rules for Agent Orange exposure in Vietnam have also inundated the VA. (U.S. Senate)Ohio's Sen. Brown says the VA is making progress
    Ohio's Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown says President Bush and Congress were sure the Iraq war would be short, so the Va was underfunded

    A recent AP investigation finds wait times and other problems continue to plague VA hospitals and clinics – a year after news of the problems first broke. Still, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that the Ohio senator on the Veterans Affairs Committee sees signs of progress.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Stateline editor Jeff Stinson says the analysis shows the middle class's income is decreasing. (Stateline)Pew analysis shows Ohio's middle class is shrinking
    Study shows the upper-income bracket is getting larger but not richer

    A new study shows the middle class in Ohio is shrinking.

    The analysis was created by The Pew Charitable Trusts.

    Jeff Stinson is editor at, the media wing of Pew. He says 5 percent fewer Ohioans were in the middle income bracket in 2013 than 2000.  He says the average income of the middle class has also dropped about $8,000when accounting for inflation.

    The percentage of people in the upper class has increased about 4 percent since 2000, but Stinson says this is not as good as it sounds.  Lyndsey Schley reports

    SLIDESHOW: Hmong helped the U.S. fight what's been called the 'Secret War' in Laos, and many eventually found their way to the U.S. (M.L. SCHULTZE)The Hmong: America's fiercest allies -- once left behind -- now call the U.S. home
    Third and fourth generations are now being raised in Akron and other Midwestern communities

    Editor's note: Extended interviews about the escape from southeast Asia and life in the U.S. and Akron are continued below this story.

    Forty years after Vietnam officially came to a close for the U.S., the role of the Hmong people remains largely unknown here. But it’s had a lasting impact on second and even third  generations in Akron. As part of our series exploring the legacy of the Vietnam War in Northeast Ohio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with the Akron Hmong community about its attempts to honor the past and prepare for the future.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Mike Roberts flying over rice paddies in the Mekong Delta in 1968; he was in Vietnam for the Plain Dealer, and would return in time to cover the 1970 Kent State shootings (Collection of Mike Roberts)Covering the Vietnam War on the front and back home in Northeast Ohio
    Three Northeast Ohio reporters look back on a tumultuous decade

    Vietnam was all over the network news in the 1960s. But it was different for local news in Northeast Ohio for much of the decade. In the latest installment in our series, Looking Back at Vietnam, WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia talks to some local journalists about their coverage of the war in Southeast Asia.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    Sunday, April 19, 2015

    Cedar Point has declined to reveal the cost of the work to Hotel Breakers; the renovation reduced the number of rooms fro 650 to 500 (Rebecca Baker)Cedar Point's Hotel Breakers to unveil major renovation
    The 110-year-old hotel's transformation is reportedly the biggest single expenditure in the park's history

    Cedar Point's historic Hotel Breakers is slated to reopen next month after an extensive renovation. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.
      Kabir Bhatia reports

    Ringo Starr and Ohio-bred Joe Wlash (second from right) have toured and recorded together frequently since 1983's Cleveland hosts an emotional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
    The 30th inductions -- in Cleveland for the first time since 2012 -- honored many long-eligible and deceased artists

    Cleveland’s turn in the music spotlight was an emotional evening for fans and performers as the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted the Class of 2015 Saturday night. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    Federal agencies are developing an algae app
    The system aims to provide public warnings about algae blooms

    Four national agencies have announced a  $3.6 million joint research project aimed at better predicting -- and communicating to the public about -- harmful algae blooms like the one that led to a drinking water crisis in Toledo last summer. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN’s Anne Glausser has more.  - none - reports

    Ohio ranks last in policies for undocumented immigrants
    A new report places the state behind Alabama, Arizona, Indiana and Mississippi

    When it comes to how well states provide for the health of undocumented immigrants, Ohio ranks worst in the country, according to a new report released this month. The University of California’s Global Health Institute analyzed state laws and policies, such as health insurance coverage and workplace protections. Steven Wallace is a co-author on the report.  - none - reports

    Friday, April 17, 2015

    Amy O’Grady says uniform collection of overdose-death data will help law enforcement track drug trends. (LinkedIn)Committee recommends coroners report all drugs involved in overdose deaths
    The Overdose Prevention Task Force wants a more uniform method for collecting overdose-death data statewide

    A committee formed by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine wants a more uniform method for collecting overdose death data statewide.

    The Overdose Prevention Task Force recommended this week that coroners track all drugs involved in an overdose death and report that information on the death certificate.

    Amy O’Grady with the attorney general’s office says the change will help law enforcement.  (more)

    Rep. Leland says he believes his proposal has a Ohio Democrats hope to push back 2016's presidential primary by two months

    They believe a later date will help the party gain more delegates at the Democratic National Convention

    Ohio’s republicans are proposing pushing back the date of the state’s 2016 presidential primary by one week. But one Democrat is hoping to convince them to push it back even further.

    Democratic Representative David Leland is suggesting the third of May or even later.  Jo Ingles reports

    Kasich is scheduled to be on the NBC Sunday talk show “Meet the Press” this weekend. (WKSU file photo)Ohio's Kasich shows signs he's seriously considering running for president
    Gov. Kasich is heading to the early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire rather than the rock hall this weekend.

    It’s looking more and more like Gov. John Kasich wants to run for president. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports he is setting the groundwork for a national campaign.  (more)

    Case Western Reserve University economist Robin Dubin says the rise in business loans shows an economic upswing.Increased business loans signal continued economic growth
    Cleveland's KeyCorp posted a 12 percent lending surge last quarter

    Cleveland-based KeyCorp is reporting a big jump its business loans. The lending increase is considered a very positive economic sign.

       Kevin Niedermier reports

    Ohio Mulch has said a machine malfunction led to the underfilled bags. (Wikimedia Commons: Dvortygirl)Ohioans can get one free bag of mulch this spring
    Ohio Mulch Supply is giving away one free bag of mulch to consumers to settle a lawsuit filed by the state

    Spring is here and many Ohioans might be mulching their flowerbeds. Last year, the Ohio Attorney General’s Office found a mulch manufacturer under-filled some of its bags.

    Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports how consumers can get some free mulch, thanks to a lawsuit filed by the state.  Jo Ingles reports

    Mohamud was born in Somalia but gained U.S. citizenship last year. (Tom Borgerding, WOSU)Ohio man pleads not guilty to terrorism charges
    Charges allege Abdirahman Sheikh Mohamud trained with terrorists and returned to Columbus last June with plans attack a Texas military base

    A Central Ohio man accused of federal terrorism charges faces a June trial. For Ohio Public Radio, WOSU’s Tom Borgerding reports.  Tom Borgerding reports

    U.S. Term Limits believes a conflict of interest looms over the whole debate of extending term limits. Debate over lengthening state lawmakers' term limits continues
    The Ohio Constitutional Modernization Commission wants to extend term limits from eight to 12 years

    Supporters say extending term limits helps retain institutional knowledge, while opponents say the current limits cut down on entrenched politics.

    A state commission continues to move forward on a plan to lengthen the limits for a state legislator from eight consecutive years to 12. But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, one national group believes a conflict of interest looms over the whole debate.  Andy Chow reports

    Common Core is a set of education standards around which the state  local school districts form curriculum standards. (Wikipedia)Cursive writing requirement shows the flexibility of the Common Core
    Many critics of Common Core argue that there’s not enough local control when it comes to implementing standards such as cursive writing

    The debate over whether or not schools should be required to teach cursive writing may seem simple.

    But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, it opens the window to a much larger dispute over the Common Core.  Andy Chow reports

    Early voting lawsuit settled
    Other headlines:  Akron cop indicted in Cleveland attack, unemployment holds steady in Ohio

  • Ohio settles early voting suit
  • Akron police officer charged in Cleveland assault
  • Unemployment holds steady in Ohio
  •   Andrew Meyer reports

    Ohio's GOP legislature cut back on early voting, and Secretary of State Jon Husted insisted on uniform hours in all 88 counties. (State of Ohio)Ohio Secretary of State and civil liberties groups reach an early voting agreement
    The dispute stemmed from limits on early voting in 2014 that led to court battles

    Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted and civil rights groups reached an agreement today in a legal challenge to limits on Ohio’s early-voting period.

    The agreement still means the end of “golden week” voting, but adds additional evening and weekend hours in weeks leading up to elections.

    Freda Levenson, legal director of ACLU Ohio, says the agreement is a victory for all voters.  Michael Bratton reports

    In February, Cleveland Police Chief Calvin Williams said data from body cams will be stored for 5 years in cases involving use-of-force, citizen complaints and search warrants (KABIR BHATIA)Citizens, city officials will discuss police body cameras Saturday
    The panel at the Martin Luther King branch of the Cleveland Public Library will feature community activists as well as Councilman Matt Zone

    The Greater Cleveland Civil and Human Rights Coalition is hosting a panel tomorrow on police body cameras. The Cleveland Police Department is spending $2.4 million equipping officers with the units in the wake of a Justice Department report last year citing a pattern of excessive force.

    The panel is being organized by Don Bryant, who says the goal is for citizens to voice concerns over police procedures and civil rights when being videotaped.  Kabir Bhatia reports

    After two-year reprieve, Akron's mail sorting center closes Saturday
    Other headlines: Kasich positioning to raise money for 2016 run; Former police chief gets prison time for embezzling $80,000

    Morning headlines for Friday, April 17, 2015:

  • After two-year reprieve, Akron's mail sorting center closes Saturday
  • Kasich positioning to raise money for 2016 run
  • Former police chief gets prison time for embezzling $80,000
  • Latest unemployment data to be released this morning
  • Akron police officer indicted on felonious assault charge in Cleveland
  • Libertarian candidate accuses Gov. Kasich's of election fraud
  • Panel recommends coroners track drugs involved in overdose deaths
  • Ohio leads nation in bank repossessions following a five-year decline
  • House Republicans want to repeal PARCC testing
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Community concerns include speeding, texting and street kids. (M.L. SCHULTZE)Akron's police chief launches community gatherings
    The law looks black and white, but Chief Nice says it's far more likely to be gray

    Akron’s police chief has launched a series of monthly coffee klatches – informal sit-downs to hear community concerns and answer questions. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze attended the first of the gatherings yesterday and learned that the concerns haven’t changed much over the decades -- but the context has.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Breadsmith opened at the corner of Detroit and West Clifton in Lakewood, Ohio about 12 years ago. (Robert Sustarsic)A nostalgic return to fresh-baked aromas from a Lakewood corner bakery
    Artisan ethnic specialties from the Quick Bites larder

    Nostalgia for the days when the aroma of fresh-baked ethnic breads emanated from corner bakeries is the basis of a family business in Lakewood. 

    In this story from the Quick Bite’s larder, WKSU's Vivian Goodman returns to the corner of Detroit and Clifton where Ginius and Sabina Macys bake ethnic specialties for a diverse clientele.  Vivian Goodman reports

    Thursday, April 16, 2015

    Akron Chief Nice says training this year is focusing on rights and tactics. (M.L. SCHULTZE)Ohio police task force hones in on training, community relations
    Report is due April 30, but some local departments are already adapting training

    A special task force trying to improve police-community relations in Ohio is about done with its list of recommendations. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more.  M.L. Schultze reports

    House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger says language was inserted following conversations with university leaders (Andy Chow)House Republicans add collective bargaining measure to budget
    change would effect bargaining rights for university faculty

    A part of the newly proposed Ohio House budget plan includes language that groups representing teachers liken to Senate Bill 5, the collective bargaining law overturned by voters nearly four years ago. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo ingles reports this change affects higher education faculty and charter school employees.  Jo Ingles reports

    Dr. Edward Cooper says this strain of flu does not appear to be particularly dangerous. (The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine)New strain of canine flu hitting the Midwest
    Veterinarian says the new strain can not be transferred to humans

    A new strain of canine flu is causing concern for dog owners in the Midwest.

    Dr. Edward Cooper is a veterinarian and professor at The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine. He says 1000 dogs have come down with the flu in the Chicago area.

    Cooper says the flu is an upper respiratory infection and can be transferred from dog to dog or carried by humans.  Lyndsey Schley reports

    Ohio Rep. Driehaus believes income tax cuts for individuals and businesses haven’t had a positive effect on the Buckeye State. (Ohio House of Representatives)House Democrats take issue with Ohio tax policy in proposed budget
    House Republicans and Democrats differ on the future of Ohio's income tax policy

    During the past decade, Ohio’s income tax has been cut several times. And it looks like it might be cut again as the Republican led legislature considers the state budget.

    But as Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports, some lawmakers are questioning the value of those cuts.  Jo Ingles reports

    Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says trade deals negotiated by presidents of both parties have hurt U.S. workers. (WKSU file photo)White House trade deal gets GOP backing but not Sherrod Brown's
    Republican leaders back fast-track, but Democrats and their allies continue to object to the Trans Pacific Partnership

    The White House has reached a deal with Republican leaders in Congress to try to speed up a new trade agreement. As WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports, that comes over strong objections of Democrats like Ohio’s U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown -- who promises to continue the fight.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Ohio was the first state to test students using the new Common Core standards. (albertogp123, Flickr)House Republicans propose cutting PARCC testing
    The move could cost Ohio $750 million in federal funding

    House Republicans want to stop the state from using the education assessments known as the PARCC.

    The tests have caused a large amount of controversy with critics who say they take up too much time and place too much pressure on students.

    But as Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow reports, others say now is not the time to break ties with PARCC.  Andy Chow reports

    According to WKYC, East Cleveland firefighters were called to a fire early Thursday morning where the temporarily repaired truck helped battle the flames. (Derek LeBeaud, WKYC-TV)East Cleveland makes do with just one operational firetruck
    The city is under a fiscal emergency requiring major repairs to be approved by Columbus

    The City of East Cleveland has only one operational firetruck, and it has problems of its own. The truck is suffering from a leaking water tank that is also leaking into the fuel system, causing the engine to quit.

    Thomas Buth of the East Cleveland Firefighters Union tells WKYC the fiscal emergency in the city is the reason for the lack of repairs.  Michael Bratton reports

     (Federal Reserve)Federal Reserve reports its Cleveland region economy grew slightly
    Growth lags behind most of the rest of the country

    The Federal Reserve’s latest “Beige Book” report shows the Cleveland region’s economy grew at a slight pace from mid-February through March.  WKSU's Kevin Niedermier reports.  Kevin Niedermier reports

    Chef and restaurateur Doug Katz in his fire-damaged Katz Club Diner last October. (Michael Weil)Katz Club Diner is rising from the ashes as a "pop-up" restaurant
    June's re-opening will feature special dishes on selected days instead of regular restaurant hours

    The Katz Club Diner in Cleveland Heights will reopen soon following last October’s arson fire, but the operation will be different. Owner and chef Doug Katz says the 1948 diner car will serve as a “pop-up” restaurant, open only on selected days with special menus.

       Kevin Niedermier reports

    Brown says trade deals since NAFTA have not helped the U.S. Supporters say they have created new markets and jobs. (WKSU file photo)GOP Senate committee plans to take up a trade pact that Dems like Ohio's Brown question
    Finance Committee has scheduled a hearing on the Trans Pacific Partnership today though the pact isn't done

    A controversial trade deal is moving to the forefront in Congress this week, with Senate Democrats like Ohio’s Sherrod Brown likely to be most critical of the White House plan.

    Brown said this morning one of the most troubling aspects of the Trans Pacific Partnership is what he and his staff are NOT allowed to know. He says he plans to press Trade Representative Ron Kirk on the secrecy if Senate Finance Committee hearings occur today as expected.  M.L. Schultze reports

    Judge orders tighter security in Cleveland officer's manslaughter trial
    Other headlines: University of Akron cuts cost for some basic courses to spur enrollment; Ohio cities could lose state funds over traffic camera use

    Morning headlines for Thursday, April 16, 2015:

  • Judge orders tighter security in Cleveland officer's manslaughter trial
  • University of Akron cuts cost for some basic courses to spur enrollment 
  • New state budget proposal leaves out funding for 2016 absentee ballot applications
  • Hunger strike mostly ends at Youngstown max-security prison 
  • State Senate unveils companion charter school overhaul proposal
  • Ohio cities could lose state funds over traffic camera use
  • Ohio House takes up bill to push back Ohio primary election
  • Governor's police panel focuses on final recommendations 
  • Cleveland State reinstates wrestling program
  •   Amanda Rabinowitz reports

    Survey says substance abuse and a lack of transportation, jobs and training keep people on welfare. ('s on public assistance in Ohio?
    A survey by Ohio's Job and Family Services directors shows substance abuse and a lack of transportation, jobs and education all contribute

    As House leaders put forward a budget that they say will help people out of poverty, the directors of the state’s job and family services agencies say they have some answers as to why people need public assistance. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.  Karen Kasler reports

    Marlene Englander and her mother, Hinda Zarkey Saul, collaborated on the story of Nochum Berman through letters he sent Saul before he was murdered by the Nazis. (Ronald M. Humphrey, Windjammer Adventure Publishing)Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
    "My Dear Hindalla, Remember Me: Letters from a Lost World" tells the story of a doomed friendship

    On this Holocaust Remembrance Day, a Beachwood woman remembers the father, mother and sisters she lost. And the young man from her Lithuanian village who kept in touch, until his letters suddenly stopped.  

    The story of their friendship is told in the book “My Dear Hindalla, Remember Me: Letters from a Lost World.” 

    WKSU’s Vivian Goodman spoke with the author.  Vivian Goodman reports

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    Kent State 1970: Hear it now

    At the time of the events, WKSU reporters caught many of the key developments leading up to the shooting, the day of the tragedy and of the aftermath. The original audio, as well as photographs, reports and other text, has been gathered on a special web site:

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    May 4th Remembered

    On May 4th, 1970, Ohio National Guard troops opened fire on Kent State students protesting the invasion of Cambodia, the escalation of the Vietnam War - and the presence of the guard on campus. Four students died; nine were wounded. The scene became an icon for the Baby Boom generation. And this year, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places, as a site that contributed significantly to the understanding of the nation's history and culture. But for many, the history is not national. It's personal. And while it's fading out of many textbooks and memories, it's fresh in the lives of many others. WKSU is taking a look at the personal stories and larger lessons that grew from May 4, 1970.

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