Wednesday, 26 July 2017 15:41

AUDIO: Jay Brophy Reacts To New CTE Study

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A new study of the brains of more than 200 former football players finds almost all of them show signs of the brain disease known as CTE. The study, led by Boston University neuroscientist Dr. Ann McKee, doesn't confirm that CTE is common among football players. But the percentage of…
Thursday, 20 July 2017 17:20

AUDIO: New Zealanders Racing At Soap Box Derby

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The All American Soap Box Derby is this Saturday at Derby Downs. But it isn't all American.  Two champs from New Zealand will join competitors from Canada and Japan among the more than 350 racers taking to the hill. Maddie Pester will compete in the Masters division, while Kaythi Finn…
Wednesday, 19 July 2017 17:26

AUDIO: Tim Ryan Talks Health Care

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Now that the Republican health care bill has died in the Senate, many are wondering if GOP congressmen will reach across the aisle to try to get a bill passed and whether Democrats will work with them. Jasen talked to Rep. Tim Ryan Wednesday about what parts of health care…
The Senate health care bill fizzled out Monday after two more senators announced they wouldn't support it, bringing the total to four and leaving Republicans with less than 50 senators who would vote yes. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell then announced that he would put forward a bill to repeal…
It hasn't exactly been a secret that Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is planning a run for Governor. But she officially launched her campaign Friday in a City Club Forum in Cleveland. She joined Jasen on Monday to talk about the campaign and her ideas on the opiate crisis, jobs, and…
Akron officials are making the case for the proposed 0.25 percent income tax increase that is expected to appear on the ballot later this year. The $16 million projected annual revenue increase will be earmarked for police, fire, and road improvements. Chief Clarence Tucker of the Akron Fire Department joined…
Tuesday, 27 June 2017 16:31

AUDIO: APS Board Members Talk Layoffs

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The Akron Public Schools announced the elimination of 93 positions Monday, including 31 teachers and 35 tutors. Much of the blame for the layoffs was placed on the merger of Kenmore High School and Garfield High School. Akron School Board President Patrick Bravo and School Board member Lisa Mansfield joined…
Reaction came fast Thursday to Akron Mayor Dan Horrigan's proposal to raise the city income tax from 2.25 percent to 2.5 percent. Akron City Council President Marilyn Keith (D-Ward 8), Budget Committe Chairman Mike Freeman (D-Ward 9), and Councilwoman Tara Mosley Samples (D-Ward 5) joined Jasen to give their thoughts…
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 15:25

AUDIO: Fentanyl Test Strips Could Prevent ODs

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Greg McNeil from Cover2 Resources hopes test strips that detect fentanyl in heroin will soon be as available as Narcan and needle exchanges. Inspired by a similar program in New York City, McNeil is working with the ADAMHS Board of Cuyahoga County to implement a pilot program in the Cleveland…
There is no shortage of ideas about what to do with the land opened up by the removal of part of Akron's Innerbelt. An event held this weekend at Kent State University helped to work through some of those ideas. A design charette, defined by Merriam-Webster as "the intense final…
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