QuTheatr Ensemble members
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A group of teens in Akron is building a theater troupe from the ground up. The goal of the company is to provide a safe space for young people in the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer community. On this week’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Mark Arehart visits with members of QuTheatr to see how the ensemble is coming together.

Your Voice Ohio: What Does it Mean to Be an Economically Successful Community?

Aug 16, 2018

“Throw out the rules of capitalism. They don’t work anymore.”

That was the first idea tossed into a room full of journalists gathered at Denison University recently as the Your Voice Ohio collaborative and Solutions Journalism Network opened a conference on the state’s ailing economy, the topic Ohioans identified as most important.

Severance Hall

The Cleveland Orchestra hired a law firm to investigate allegations of sexual assault by its star violinist, William Preucil.

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Ohio State University President Michael Drake hopes the school learns how to prevent future abuse from the investigation into former team doctor Dr. Richard Strauss, who is accused of molesting students.  Federal officials opened their own inquiry into the school’s handling of the scandal.

The gears of the university’s investigation have been turning since April, and now officials at the U.S. Department of Education are launching a Title IX probe of their own.

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A new study from an environmental group says summer fun, as we know it, is changing. Traditional summer activities, like going to the beach or even catching a ballgame, are now under threat by climate change.

Frank Szollosi works on clean Great Lakes issues for the National Wildlife Federation. He said a new study should cause a sense of urgency.

“Some of our most iconic summer experiences are at risk, if we don’t confront climate change,” he said.