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Community concerns include speeding, texting and street kids.

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Akron's police chief launches community gatherings
Story by M.L. Schultze
Akron’s police chief has launched a series of monthly coffee klatches – informal sit-downs to hear community concerns and answer questions. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze attended the first of the gatherings yesterday and learned that the concerns haven’t changed much over the decades -- but the context has.
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A nostalgic return to fresh-baked aromas from a Lakewood corner bakery
Artisan ethnic specialties from the Quick Bites larder
Letters from a lost friend: A Beachwood survivor's Holocaust remembrance
"My Dear Hindalla, Remember Me: Letters from a Lost World" tells the story of a doomed friendship
House Republicans propose cutting PARCC testing
The move could cost Ohio $750 million in federal funding
Pluto: For Cleveland fans, new Browns uniforms trump a Cavs playoff run
As the Cavs make a run at history, Browns steal the spotlight for big uniform unveil
Ohio Democrats hope to push back 2016's presidential primary by two months

They believe a later date will help the party gain more delegates at the Democratic National Convention
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Ohio's Kasich shows signs he's seriously considering running for president
Gov. Kasich is heading to the early primary states of South Carolina and New Hampshire rather than the rock hall this weekend.
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Increased business loans signal continued economic growth
Cleveland's KeyCorp posted a 12 percent lending surge last quarter
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Ohioans can get one free bag of mulch this spring - Ohio Mulch Supply is giving away one free bag of mulch to consumers to settle a lawsuit filed by the state
Ohio man pleads not guilty to terrorism charges - Charges allege Abdirahman Sheikh Mohamud trained with terrorists and returned to Columbus last June with plans attack a Texas military base
Cursive writing requirement shows the flexibility of the Common Core - Many critics of Common Core argue that there’s not enough local control when it comes to implementing standards such as cursive writing
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WKSU Record Store Day Party and Garage Sale

Come spin your vinyl or purchase more at a Record Store Day Party and Garage Sale at the WKSU Broadcast Center in Kent on Saturday, April 18 from 2 p.m. - 5 p.m.

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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 The Tempest is playing at Hanna Theatre, Kent State brings back The House of Blue Leaves, Earthfest invites families for a day of learning and fun at Cuyahoga County Fairgrounds, also the joyous musical Kinky Boots is playing at Connor Palace until Sunday the 19th, don't miss it!

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Vivian Goodman Named James Beard Award Finalist

WKSU's Vivian Goodman has been named one of three finalists for a national James Beard Foundation Award for Radio Series for Quick Bites. The prestigious award is presented annually to chefs, restaurants, restauranteurs, cookbook authors, journalists and others involved in the culinary industry.

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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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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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