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Abbe Turner
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

A program to re-use nutrient-rich food waste is underway in Northeast Ohio, and it could affect the way both animals and people eat. WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

Abbe Turner from Lucky Penny Farm in Kent is standing in her cheese-making room, where she separates the curds and the whey.

"In the food waste world, our whey is our by-product. Which we collect – we pump out of the vat – and we then take back to the farm to feed to our pigs."

Portman
FILE PHOTO / WKSU

  Ohio’s Republican Sen. Rob Portman insists he supports strengthened background checks for gun purchases, though not necessarily a new law to do so. But Portman also says no one knows enough yet about the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., to determine if such checks would have made a difference.

Kasich vs. Trump
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  What started as a Twitter battle has built up to be an all-out feud between presidential candidates Gov. John Kasich and Donald Trump. Statehouse correspondent Andy Chow talked to a campaign analyst on what this might signal for the future of Kasich’s run.

From his comments on Sunday morning talk shows to social media posts -- Gov. John Kasich seems to be positioning himself as the main thorn in Donald Trump’s heel.

Akron's fire department settlement will cost the city millions
M.L. SCHULTZE / WKSU

Akron has agreed to pay nearly two dozen firefighters a million dollars in back pay and interest. WKSU’s M.L. Schultze has more on the settlement of a decade-long lawsuit.

The 23 firefighters sued the city in 2004 saying the civil service test used for promotions was discriminatory. 

 They won in federal court five years later. The city appealed and lost at that level, too. And all the while the promotions in the fire department went into a deep stall.

Theater-goers in Cleveland have an opportunity this weekend to see a familiar story presented in a different way. 

The production of “A Streetcar Named Desire” at Masonic Auditorium is an opera.

It’s rarely been heard anywhere, and WKSU’s Vivian Goodman reports this will be the first time ever in Cleveland.

It’s a fully-staged opera in 3 acts with full orchestra. As rehearsal begins the stage crew works on a multi-level set crammed with furniture. There’s scaffolding, backdrops, giant video projections, multiple costume changes.

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