Mitch Felan

Intern

Mitch Felan is a news intern for WKSU. He is a multimedia journalist with experience in print, television, radio and visual journalism. Felan is a junior at Kent State University, working towards a Bachelor's Degree in Multimedia Journalism. During the school year, Felan works for Kent State Student Media in TV2, The Kent Stater, and KentWired. He will be serving as the Digital Director for Kent State University's Student Media Newsroom in the Fall.  

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Sen. Sherrod Brown
WKSU, Brown at the DNC

Ohio’s Democratic U.S. senator is criticizing President Trump for his decision to end the DACA program, which allows young people brought to the U.S. illegally as children to remain.

In a conference call today, Sherrod Brown said the decision affecting hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants is cruel and inhumane.

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NOAA

Meteorologists are expecting Ohio won’t see much of an impact this weekend as the remnants of tropical storm Harvey makes its way north. Thomas Schmidlin from Kent State University says the rain is moving through the Tennessee Valley, which could bring some rain to Southern Ohio on Saturday.

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NATIONAL DIGITAL INCLUSION ALLIANCE

Three Cleveland women are accusing AT&T of excluding poorer, black neighborhoods from high-speed internet service in a kind of high-tech redlining.

The complaint to the FCC alleges unjust discrimination and violations to the Communications Act. Hough, Glenville and Fairfax are among the neighborhoods listed.

Florida-based attorney Daryl Parks filed the complaint on behalf of the women.

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PHYSICIANS FOR RESPONSIBLE MEDICINE

The Cleveland Clinic’s South Pointe Hospital will end its involvement with a program that allowed some residents to practice surgery on live dogs.

Earlier this week, a national non-profit group called the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine placed four billboards in Northeast Ohio calling for an end to the program.

Dr. John Pippin is the group’s director of academic affairs.

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Ideastream

Cleveland is working with several groups to create permanent replacements for some temporary elements in Public Square, including a series of safety measures. The original concrete Jersey barriers were placed in the square after it reopened to bus traffic -- which heightened concerns about terrorist attacks involving people plowing vehicles into the space.

Nora Romanoff is the senior project manager of LAND Studio, who is working on the project.

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