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Porthouse Theatre Summer 2015

Porthouse Theatre, located on the grounds of Blossom Music Center,
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Among their hobbies, Bhutanese refugees in Akron love to fish at Cascade Valley Park with large casting nets

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Festivals, fishing, and the world's game of football
Story by Amanda Rabinowitz
For many of the Bhutanese refugees who settled in Akron, farming is a longstanding tradition in their families. Both they and others in Akron who've gotten to know them would say that spirit of hard work continues. But they also take the time to renew body and mind -- and that time is filled with gardening, sport, food, music and celebration.
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Getting a taste of farm life in a Geauga County barn
A farm-to-table event at Maplestar Farm for chefs, foodies, farmers, and supporters of organic agriculture
Sitting down and standing up with Cleveland's Dancing Wheels
America's first physically-integrated dance company celebrates its 35th anniversary
Law, order and building trust
When a Bhutanese man was murdered in 2012, many questioned whether Akron was the place to remain; but the tragedy also opened a relationship with police
Learning language, culture and more
A growing number of people in North Hill speak English as a second language, or don't speak it at all -- and scores of people and dozens of classes are working to change that
Cleveland officials say FAA airport fines should be reduced or dropped
The city is negotiating with the agency over proposed penalties regarding winter runway mantenance
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Ohio River pollutant regulations to be decided by states
ORSANCO changes its 2003 plans to grandfather 'mixing zones' on the river
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Ohio Sen. Frank LaRose says he's considering a run for Secretary of State
The election for a new Secretary of State in Ohio will occur in 2018
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Anti-death penalty advocates march from execution site to Columbus - The group walked more than 80 miles from the prison to Columbus
Manufacturing advocate says Ex-Im Bank will secure 17,000 Ohio jobs - The National Association of Manufacturers says its been harmed by federal over-reach
Jo-Ann Fabrics to lay off more than 100 in Hudson - Top headlines: Possible new minority owner for Cleveland Indians; Former Cleveland school's CEO to pleads guilty to corruption charges
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WKSU Celebrates 65 Years on the Radio

On Oct. 2, 1950, WKSU went on-air for the first time. From a small, campus station broadcasting five hours a day, for five days a week to a nationally recognized innovator reaching 22 Northeast Ohio counties, WKSU has spent six and a half decades serving public radio listeners across the region.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

The autumn arts scene is in full swing! Take advantage of 'Quilters' at Actors' Summit, music of John Williams at Akron Symphony, Del McCoury Band at the Music Box, Josh Groban at PlayhouseSquare, Beer Week in Cleveland - and more this week in Northeast Ohio.

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Request Passes for 'The Last Night of the Proms' from London

WKSU members can request two passes to see The Last Night of the Proms on the big screen in regional theatres on Wednesday, Oct. 14 at 7 p.m.

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Request Passes for 'Bolshoi Ballet: Giselle'

WKSU members can request two passes to see the Bolshoi Ballet perform Giselle on the big screen in regional theatres on Sunday, Oct. 11 at 12:55 p.m.

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Namaste: A Past in Bhutan, a Future in Akron

The only area of Akron that’s been growing since the 2010 Census is North Hill. The reason is a migration of thousands of refugees from a tiny Himalayan kingdom on the other side of the world. WKSU brings you stories on major changes in people’s lives and the overall community of Akron’s newest settlers: Nepali, Bhutanese and, now, Americans.

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WKSU Discount for Great Lakes Theater

WKSU members can purchase half-priced tickets for Great Lakes Theater productions - The Secret Garden on Sept. 25 and King Lear on Oct. 2. Other performances also discounted.

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Election 2016 Coverage

From the debates, through the RNC and DNC, primaries and beyond the final vote, find all of the stories on the 2016 elections from the WKSU newsroom.

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Donate Your Vehicle and Benefit WKSU

Donate your unwanted car, truck, boat, motorcycle, or other vehicle and support WKSU via the station's vehicle charitable donation program.

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Folk–All Folk Music! All The Time!

Folk Folk Music! All The Time! is all folk, all of the time. Listen to the music you love when it best fits your busy schedule.

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