politics

Civility Center announcement
TIM RUDELL / WKSU

Akron leaders from education, government and the community are joining forces in the formation of a Civility Center for the Greater Akron Community. 

The center is being housed at the University Akron’s Bliss Institute of Applied Politics and its purpose is to foster greater civility in political discourse, especially at the local and regional levels. 

Picture of Michael Beam (left), picture of social media apps (right).
Kent State University / pixabay.com

How is personalized news (social media, cable networks, etc.) changing our roles as citizens? Michael Beam, Ph.D.  is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Studies at Kent State University.

Photo of People in the Training Facility at Richfield
Tim Rudell / WKSU

President Trump was in Ohio Thursday to promote his $1.5 trillion infrastructure plan. He spoke to a crowd of builders at a construction equipment training facility in Summit County.

In typical Trump fashion, the President began with a boast.

"I was good at building stuff … maybe better than I am a being president," Trump said.

Gov. John Kasich came in a strong second in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary with about 16 percent of the overall Republican vote.

Donald Trump was the first place winner, but Kasich gave what sounded like a victory speech…