awakening heart scene
Steve Wagner / Cleveland Public Theater

A long-running Cleveland Public Theater summer program for at-risk youth has new funding to expand into the school year.

In today’s State of the Arts, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman goes backstage at the Student Theater Enrichment Program .


“No. Do not arrest this man. I am king. I don’t care who you are. You will lose your life. Then I’ll just have to lose it.” 

photo of Harold Miller

The National Park Service officially turns 100 years old today. It includes Cuyahoga Valley National Park, which is much younger; it was established as a national recreation area in 1974 and elevated to  park status in 2000.

WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia recently took a time trip with one of the park’s roving historians to examine the valley’s past.

Interceptor Missile
MDA - (Now hosted at

Camp Ravenna is one of three locations under final consideration for a national missile defense base.  A $3.6 billion economic infusion, 2,500 construction jobs and 850 permanent ones are at stake, so Ohio’s congressional delegation is stepping up a joint-effort to push for the project.


photo of naloxone

Akron police are being trained this week on how to use the drug Naloxone to revive overdose victims.  And as WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports, other cities – and the public – have been getting the training as well.

photo of Gary Johnson petitions

The Libertarian Party of Ohio made a dicey move to try to get their presidential nominee, Gary Johnson, onto the Ohio ballot. That move ultimately paid off, but Libertarians are still pushing a change in Ohio's election rules that ensures voters see the party label as well as the candidate's name.

Ohio’s Libertarians always planned on swapping in Gary Johnson for former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Earl, who was listed on the official paperwork.