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For generations, fathers have felt that part of their job is to make men out of their sons. 

But a researcher at the University of Akron has found that a father’s expectations of manliness actually cause more harm than good.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair explores how a new understanding of masculinity’s role in parenting was discovered with help from a Broadway show about drag queens.

The show is Kinky Boots.  

Protesters in Philadelphia
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Bernie Sanders is expected to endorse Hillary Clinton tomorrow night, the opening night of the Democratic National Convention. But there are plenty of signs – literally – that his supporters aren’t there yet. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more from Philadelphia.

The signs carried by protesters from Philadelphia City Hall to Independence Mall took issue with fracking, war, the privatization of prisons – and Hillary Clinton.

Heidi Clark and Ken Salins made the trip up from the D.C. area to show their support for Bernie Sanders.

Amanda Renteria
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  One of those in Quicken Loans Arena a week ago to hear the Republican Party nominate Donald Trump for president was Amanda Renteria, Hillary Clinton’s national political director. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze spoke with Renteria in Cleveland about the differences she sees in the presidential race that others might miss.

Amanda Renteria was in the Q being interviewed when the New York delegation delivered the GOP nomination to Donald Trump. She acknowledged the next day, the experience was a bit surreal.

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Real estate magnate Donald Trump accepted the GOP nomination last night. But that doesn’t mean the party is unified behind him. 

Governor John Kasich’s delegates attended the convention and many of them admit they have a hard time accepting Trump. 

The Rolling Stones tune, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” blared throughout Quicken Loans arena as Donald Trump left the floor after being nominated by the Republican Party.

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Things are running relatively smoothly at Cleveland Hopkins Airport as thousands of visitors  head home now that the Republican National Convention is over.

A computer problem caused four flights to be canceled.

About 600 passengers had to find new flights after Southwest Airlines didn't have the correct airplanes in place. 

The airport’s Interim Director Fred Szabo says other airlines tried to re-book those displaced passengers on their planes.  He says it proved difficult  since they were already nearly filled to capacity.

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