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Mike Roberts flying over rice paddies in the Mekong Delta in 1968; he was in Vietnam for the Plain Dealer, and would return in time to cover the 1970 Kent State shootings

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Covering the Vietnam War on the front and back home in Northeast Ohio
Story by Kabir Bhatia
Vietnam was all over the network news in the 1960s. But it was different for local news in Northeast Ohio for much of the decade. In the latest installment in our series, Looking Back at Vietnam, WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia talks to some local journalists about their coverage of the war in Southeast Asia.
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The Hmong: America's fiercest allies -- once left behind -- now call the U.S. home
Third and fourth generations are now being raised in Akron and other Midwestern communities
Cleveland hosts an emotional Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction
The 30th inductions -- in Cleveland for the first time since 2012 -- honored many long-eligible and deceased artists
A nostalgic return to fresh-baked aromas from a Lakewood corner bakery
Artisan ethnic specialties from the Quick Bites larder
Akron's police chief launches community gatherings
The law looks black and white, but Chief Nice says it's far more likely to be gray
Cleveland researchers discover new approach to treating MS
Researchers at Case used brain stem cells developed in the lab to screen drugs for activity that could lead to new MS treatments
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Frackers are still buying water from Ohio lakes
Slumping prices are slowing Ohio's shale oil and gas development, but not yet stopping it

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More signs Ohio Gov. Kasich may be running for president in 2016
Kasich released a new ad using a slogan similar to one he used when he ran for governor in 2010
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2016 RNC planning committee may sue Cleveland hotels - David Gilbert says about 10 hotels are reneging on a written agreement with the Cleveland 2016 Host Committee
Northeast Ohio congressman doubts a long-term highway bill coming - Republican Gibbs says tax revisions will mean another extension until after presidential election
Cleveland considers updating its inspection code after a façade collapse downtown - Both the state of Ohio and the city of Cleveland don’t require regular inspections
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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, Internationally recognized tenor Ian Bostridge and pianist Wenwen Du perform at Plymouth Church on Tuesday, the laugh out loud theatre production Unnecessary Farce debuts Thursday at Weathervane Playhouse, the annual, informational Arbor Day takes place this weekend, and the Cleveland Orchestra will perform at Finney Chapel this Friday!

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Ticket Pre-sale for Josh Groban

WKSU listeners can use the code WKSU to purchase tickets on Thursday, April 23 before they go on sale to the general public to see Josh Groban at the State Theatre in PlayhouseSquare on October 10.

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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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