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Cain Park

Cain Park begins where most city parks leave off —
an outdoor, intimate, covered theater (Alma Theater); an outdoor covered amphitheater (Evans Amphitheater); an air-conditioned art gallery (Audrey & Harvey Feinberg Art Gallery), and outstanding programming.
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Richard Roldan is Director of Dining Services for Kent State University Dining. He's enjoying one of the food truck's healthier options: sweet potato slices, with chili powder and salt with just a little oil -- grilled, not fried.

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Kent State rolls out its new campus food truck
Story by Vivian Goodman
Students returning to campus Monday for Kent State’s fall semester might want to come hungry. A new food truck is chock-full of tasty, trendy, traditional and even healthy options. For today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman takes us to the Fork in the Road.
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Pluto: Like years past, Browns quarterback competition is chaos
Commentator Terry Pluto says the Browns need to end the quarterback competition and work on continuity as the regular season nears
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What competition? Ohio Gov. Kasich runs as if unopposed
Kasich makes Sen. bill 5 a positive for his campaign; dismisses rumors of presidential plans
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Akron, Cleveland EV charging stations on hold
Whether or not to install electric car chargers seems to be an automotive case of 'chicken and the egg' for the Northeast Ohio cities
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A national exhibit helps a Stark County town deal with a racial past
Louisville, Ohio, is one of just 50 towns in the country hosting the Smithsonian's "Changing America" exhibit
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Cleveland commission chooses famous architect to design bridge

Pedestrian and bike bridge will connect waterfront to convention center
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Faith leaders hold week-long prayer vigil at Ohio Statehouse
Participants say they hope to shift the focus of government to important issues
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Cleveland Congresswoman Fudge says politics block job creation
Marcia Fudge says cutting taxes will not create jobs
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Akron mayor wants the FBI to review all police shootings - Mayor Plusquellic believes a federal investigation would help quell public distrust of internal reviews in the tense times after police shootings
 
Bank of America deal could boost landbanks in Ohio, but not meet the needs - The deal also improvements over its predecessors in another key concern for Ohio: demolition
 
U.S. Labor Secretary stops by Cleveland to talk about job trends - Secretary Perez says while last month was bad for Ohio, the state as a whole is doing well
 
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The Takeaway on Ferguson

The Takeaway presents special coverage on the events in Ferguson, Missouri on Wednesday's show.

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Gay Games 9: Bringing the World to Ohio

From August 9 – 16, the International Gay Games take up residence in Cleveland and Akron in what promises to be an inclusive sporting and cultural event. Listen to WKSU for updates and follow the station on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr for ground-level reports and images.

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Hot Picks: This Week's Smart Stuff

One of the best traditions at Kent State, the 2014 BlastOff! celebration welcomes incoming freshmen on the eve of their first day of classes. Kick off the new school year with staff, students, peers and the community, enjoying hot air balloon rides, live music and an annual light show to wrap up the festivities. Experience the beauty of wildlife firsthand as wildlife specialists interact with bobcats and otters at the Cleveland Museum of Natural History! Compulsive neat-freak Felix Ungar is kicked out of his house by his wife and moves in with slob Oscar Madison in the laugh-out-loud production of The Odd Couple at Rabbit Run Theatre. Check out what other activities are offered this week!

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WKSU Member Nights at Blossom

WKSU members can purchase half-price tickets to four specially chosen Blossom Festival concerts from July 19 through Aug. 30.

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Summer Reading for 2014

See what author David Giffels, chef Doug Katz, Q host Jian Ghomeshi, Black Keys drummer Pat Carney, designer Valerie Mayen, children's author Joan Arbogast, college president Marvin Krislov, the Cleveland Orchestra's Gary Hanson, and others are reading this summer.

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WKSU Supports the Akron Rubber Ducks

This summer, WKSU will be showing its local pride by sponsoring Akron Rubber Ducks home games at Canal Park.

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Station Break - Summer 2014

Find out more about WKSU, along with arts and culture throughout Northeast Ohio, in the Summer 2014 issue of WKSU's Station Break.

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E-Notes is WKSU's nationally recognized email newsletter. Distributed the first and third Thursdays of each month, E-Notes brings you programming updates, details on station events, local arts and culture, free ticket offers and WKSU member discounts and much more!

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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 Alley.com–All Folk Music! All The Time!

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

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