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U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Angela Boyer holds the future of a species in her hand. Freshwater mussels like the purple cat's paw are America's most endangered animals with more than half of them facing extinction.

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Exploradio: Saving America's most endangered animals
Story by Jeff St. Clair
Ohio is the last home of one of the rarest animals in the world. It’s a formerly widespread freshwater mussel called the purple cat’s paw. Only about 20 of the mollusks are known to exist. In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff  St.Clair examines a species on the brink and how protecting it could help save Ohio’s waterways.
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Nourishing mind, body and soul: Yoga, art, and chickpea crepes
These are the last days to see and savor "Yoga:The Art of Transformation" at the Cleveland Museum of Art and its Provenance Restaurant
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Pluto: How Kent State football should honor its fallen teammate
Pluto says KSU should "play like and act like Jason" this season. Jason Bitsko died last week due to an undetermined medical issue. 
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Ohio Amish hate-crime convictions are overturned
Appeals court says jury in the trial of Sam Mullet and his followers was not given the proper instructions regarding religion and hate crimes
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Canton museum takes a closer look at forgery, fraud and the art of deception
"Intent to Deceive" opens Thursday, and runs through October 26. In all, it will be making five stops in the country
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Labor Day parades draw the kinds of supporters Ed FitzGerald needs
The Democratic gubernatorial candidate plans no major shifts in the final two months of the campaign
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House committee to hear possible amendments to anti-Common Core bill
Amendments would include dropping requirements for literary works to come primarily from European and American authors of older eras; creationism language is also questioned
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Record low number of Ohioans in the labor force
The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports just 59% of Americans 16 and over have declared that they are part of the labor force – in Ohio, that figure is just under 63%.
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Body found in Brecksville park identified as Hillary Sharma - The 30-year-old Eastlake woman has been missing since Aug. 19
 
Ohio courts coming up short in funding - The state's top judge says the courts are not getting their fair share
 
After body is found, CVNP continues investigation into Hillary Sharma disappearance - 30-year-old Eastlake woman's car was discovered in the park Aug. 21, and a body was found Thursday night in Brecksville
 
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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

Happy September! It's festival fever with the Garlic Festival in Shaker Square and Art in the Park in Kent, hometown heroes the Black Keys at the Q, rising superstar Ed Sheeran at the Wolstein Center, the Piano Guys at PlayhouseSquare - and more this week in Northeast Ohio!

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The Cleveland Garlic Festival - Sept. 6 & 7

Celebrate the "stinking rose" at the Cleveland Garlic Festival with grill-offs, food tastings, music and more on Shaker Square on Sept. 6 from noon to 9 p.m. and Sept. 7 from noon to 6 p.m.

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Gay Games 9: Bringing the World to Ohio

From August 9 – 16, the International Gay Games took up residence in Cleveland and Akron in what was an inclusive sporting and cultural event. Revisit Amanda Rabinowitz's coverage of the games and go to WKSU's Tumblr page for additional images and posts.

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