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Ohio struggles to deal with rising number of inmates with mental illness
Story by Karen Kasler
The largest provider of mental health services in Ohio has become the state’s prison system. And the state is hoping to work with advocates in the mental health community to figure out how to deal with that. For Ohio Public Radio, Karen Kasler reports.
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PBS documentary chronicles the fall of Saigon through new footage and stories
'Last Days in Vietnam' includes firsthand accounts and unseen video from the final chaotic days of the Vietnam War 40 years ago
Back to Greenhouse Tavern with Cleveland's James Beard Award nominees
From the Quick Bites larder: the lunch Chef Jonathon Sawyer served food writer Michael Ruhlman
Cavs move closer to second round of the playoffs
Cavs are up 3-0 on Boston; would likely face Chicago in round 2
A baby boomer with rock and roll in her DNA sets her latest novel in Cleveland
Rock journalist Deanna Adams has written a sequel to her first rock novel
Cincinnati may determine right of same-sex couples to marry in the U.S.
The state wants to follow the "traditional" definition of marriage
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Cleveland cop's defense begins its case
Other noon headlines: Abortion fight, Rice investigation, Medicaid, Ohio U.S. Senate race
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Investigators revisit Cleveland rec center where police shot Tamir Rice
Other headlines: U of of A students invent "Cannibuster" to detect pot at traffic stops; Health Department links six possible sources to botulism outbreak
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150 years ago today: President Lincoln's last visit to Ohio - After the president's assassination, a train-funeral procession from Washington D.C. to Springfield Illinois
Ohio Democrat floats voter verification plan - plan could ensure accuracy of voter registrations while adding a million new voters
Gun advocates open carry across the University of Akron campus - The event is similar to walks at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio State University last year
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Remembering Vietnam

The WKSU newsroom looks back at two significant historical events with a collaboration with Western Reserve PBS. As the 40th anniversary of the fall of Saigon and the end of the Vietnam War approaches, WKSU presents “Looking Back at Vietnam” beginning April 13, a series of reports covering the war and its aftermath.

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Order Tickets to See John Hockenberry in Akron

Celebrated journalist John Hockenberry comes to Akron on May 7. Media master and host of The Takeaway, Hockenberry takes the stage at Actors' Summit Theatre at Greystone Hall for an evening presentation. Click through for details!

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

This week in northeast Ohio Ira Glass appears in “3 Acts, 2 Dancers, 1 Radio Host” at Playhouse Square, pop-folk singer Dar Williams performs at Music Box Super Club, and The Kent Stage welcomes the community to come enjoy live music from Half Cleveland in conjunction with a Fire in The Heartland Film to commemorate the 45th anniversary of the May 4th, Kent State shootings.

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Ticket pre-sale for John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio Co-Headlining Tour

WKSU listeners can use the code WKSU to purchase tickets on April 30 before they go on sale to the general public to see John Hiatt & The Combo and the Taj Mahal Trio Co Headlining Tour at Hard Rock Rocksino Northfield Park on September 7, 2015.

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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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