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Women face unique challenges when starting a business, from getting a loan to getting taken seriously in the marketplace. Women start businesses half as often as men nationwide, but studies suggest female entrepreneurs are less risky for investors than men.

In the first in an ongoing examination of entrepreneurship, Exploradio looks at the role women play in the start-up economy.

WKSU’s entrepreneurship intern Lucas Misera reports.


Chances are, if you’re feeling under the weather, you can call in sick and still get paid. But for around one-third of U.S. workers, that’s not an option.

And a growing body of evidence shows that the lack of paid sick leave has consequences for all of us.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair looks at research on the costs of not calling in sick.  


The holidays are a time of feasting, but according to Dr. Mark Hyman, director of the Center for Functional Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic, our relationship with food is causing a health crisis.

He blames ‘chronic lifestyle diseases’ -- the accumulated effects of poor diet and lack of exercise – for about 80 percent of doctor visits and $1.3 trillion in annual healthcare costs.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair talks with Hyman about his prescriptions for healthy living and using food as medicine.


A team at the University of Akron has developed a new type of non-toxic pigment inspired by the vibrant colors of bird feathers.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair reports that the success came as a surprise to the researchers.


A new treatment for a type of childhood cancer is the first FDA-approved use of gene-therapy.  It provides an alternative for patients who have exhausted all other options.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff St.Clair sits down with two cancer physicians who are hoping to bring the therapy to Akron.