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Are the Indians Sports-Illustrated-cover-World-Series good?
Story by M.L. Schultze
As the Indians finish out spring training, they’re drawing lots of national notice – including a Sports Illustrated cover and predictions of a World Series championship. WKSU’s sports commentator Terry Pluto has been watching the team up close this week in Goodyear, Arizona, and he tells me there are reasons for optimism and reasons  -- including history -- to be cautious.
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Cancer spawns a construction boom in Cleveland and beyond
As Baby Boomers age, cancer-care demands grow
What's it take to take control of cancer?
Diet, smoking and genetics all contribute
Kombucha: a sweet business brewed with fermented tea
Two Northeast Ohio food producers are making money with a health drink that goes back a few millennia
Educators use brain research to help "stressed" kids in poverty
Researcher says strong emotional attachments help kids grow
Cleveland and the Justice Department start searching for a police monitor
Successful candidate will watch over the changes mandated by a consent decree
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Ohio prison phone call rates drop significantly with a new contract
Prison phone call rates will go down to 5 cents a minute
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Auto title loans exploit a loophole in Ohio's payday lender law
A loophole in the 2008 law  has allowed similar high-risk, short-term auto title loans to spread in Ohio.
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New hearings are set for cleanup of the Nease Chemical superfund - Both state and federal agencies are trying to decide what to do with the Columbiana County site
Hillary Clinton continues to lead Ohio's Quinnipiac poll - Former secretary of state holds onto lead despite email controversy
Ohio lawmakers want to cut casino tax breaks - State Sen. Bill Coley says the casinos have not had the economic impact developers promised
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The Takeaway's John Hockenberry Comes to Northeast Ohio

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Northeast Ohio on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry will be in Kent for a live broadcast and in Akron for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week in Northeast Ohio Tuesday Musical presents David Finckel, Wu Han, and Philip Setzer, Cleveland's Music Box Supper Club welcomes The Suffers & Travis Haddix Blues Band, and WKSU's very own Kabir Bhatia will join Mike Olszewski, author of "Cleveland TV Tales," in taking a trip back through time to the golden age of Television via discussion of Olszewski's book and an exploration of clips from Cleveland's TV past.

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Download a Pass for 'True Story'

WKSU listeners can download a pass to a preview screening of the new film True Story at the Cedar Lee on Tuesday, April 14 at 7:30 p.m. Use a special code to download the pass.

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WKSU Reception at Wooster Chamber Music Series

On Sunday, March 29, WKSU offers a post-concert reception following a performance by the Escher Quartet as part of the Wooster Chamber Music Series.

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Download a Pass for a Live Broadcast of 'The Takeaway'

RSVP to watch a live broadcast of the nationally syndicated public radio talk show The Takeaway with John Hockenberry on Thursday, May 7 at 8:30 a.m. The event is free with downloaded pass. The broadcast takes place in the FirstEnergy Auditorium in Franklin Hall at Kent State University.

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WKSU Presents John Hockenberry in Akron

WKSU presents veteran journalist and host of The Takeaway John Hockenberry at Actors' Summit Theatre in downtown Akron's Greystone Hall on Thursday, May 7 at 7:30 p.m.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - Dial M for Murder on Feb. 27 and The Tempest on April 10. Other performances also discounted.

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Folk–All Folk Music! All The Time!

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