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Sound of Ideas
Ideastream Public Media
The "Sound of Ideas" is Ideastream Public Media's weekday morning news and information program focusing on Northeast Ohio.
13 hours ago
Workforce reports analyze talent gaps and gig economy impact in Northeast Ohio
A pair of reports from Team NEO and Cuyahoga Community College dug into who's in the workforce, where they're working, what talent shortages exist, and how much gig work is impacting the region.
1 day ago
How effective is Cleveland's gunshot detection technology, ShotSpotter?
As Cleveland's $2.7 million ShotSpotter contract is up for renewal in 2024, Ideastream's Matt Richmond looks into whether the technology has improved safety.
2 days ago
Gun violence impacts ER trauma workers including doctors, nurses and cleaning staff
Experts say people who work in healthcare often experience second-hand trauma.
3 days ago
Report finds people of color with disabilities face more discrimination
A new report from the Center for Community Solutions and the Achievement Centers found discrimination in the classroom, in communities and in healthcare.
Nov 22, 2023
Northeast Ohio food banks feeding record numbers as food insecurity grows
We will talk to leaders from two of the region’s biggest food banks about the growing need for help.
Nov 21, 2023
Northeast Ohio food and drink experts share Thanksgiving cooking tips
Local food and beverage connoisseurs share recipe ideas, cooking techniques and Thanksgiving memories.
Nov 20, 2023
"Talking Foreign Policy" tackles the international community's response to climate change
This installment of the series, in partnership with Case Western Reserve University, discusses international law and the climate crisis.
Nov 17, 2023
Despite protests, Ohio commission opens state park, wildlife areas to fracking
A law passed by Ohio lawmakers last year streamlined the process for greenlighting state-owned lands for oil and gas exploration.
Nov 16, 2023
Violence, staff turnover and neglect plague Ohio juvenile detention centers
Several journalists from Ohio newspapers spent eight months investigating the state's juvenile justice system.
Nov 15, 2023
GOP draft bill proposed taking courts out of implementing Ohio abortion rights amendment
Some Republican lawmakers are suggesting that the legislature may go around the courts to decide what, if any laws will be changed as a result of the passage of Issue 1.
Nov 14, 2023
After the November election, a look at efforts to improve voter engagement in Northeast Ohio
Cleveland has consistently low voter turnout, with only 29% voting in the November election.
Nov 13, 2023
The war between Israel and Hamas is having a traumatic impact on communities in Northeast Ohio
Even though the conflict is happening thousands of miles away, Jewish and Palestinian communities are being impacted by the war between Israel and Hamas.
Nov 10, 2023
Ohio Republicans say election will not end the battle over abortion rights
Republican leaders in the Ohio Statehouse say the fight over abortion did not end with the passage of Issue 1. Leaders also want tweaks to the recreational marijuana statute.
Nov 9, 2023
Proponents of Issue 2 will now have to carve a path forward for legal marijuana in Ohio
The "Sound of Ideas" hears reactions regarding the passage of Ohio's Issue 2, and what that means for the future of marijuana in the state.
Nov 8, 2023
Ohio voters say yes to abortion rights, recreational marijuana
What do the victories of Issues 1 and 2 in Ohio mean? Northeast Ohio political experts and Ideastream Public Media reporters offer analysis and insights on those issues and a number of local races.
Nov 7, 2023
Ohio voters will decide two major statewide issues this Election Day
State Issue 1 would codify abortion protections in the state constitution, Issue 2 would legalize recreational marijuana.
Nov 6, 2023
Collision of art and artificial intelligence creates murky waters for artists, curators and educators
Creators have been using AI to create artwork for some time now, but a debate rages over what constitutes "real art."
Nov 3, 2023
DeWine suggests changes to existing abortion law if Ohio Issue 1 fails
Early voting in Ohio has picked up as Election Day nears and two major statewide issues, on reproductive rights and recreational marijuana, are on the ballot.
Nov 2, 2023
The "Sound of Us" series looks at what makes marriage work and why some remain unmarried
The community storytelling series "Sound of Us" is focusing its next installment on stories about marriage.
Nov 1, 2023
November 2023 election: Ohio voting experts answer questions
We will discuss Ohio's most recent purge of its voter rolls. Plus, voting experts answer questions about the voting process.