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The Sound of Ideas

The Sound of Ideas

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The Sound of Ideas is WCPN's weekday call-in program.

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library helps ready children for Kindergarten, according to new study

On the "Sound of Ideas," we dig into a report that measures the impact the Imagination Library has on child literacy. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/dolly-partons-imagination-library-helps-ready-children-for-kindergarten-according-to-new-study.

Dolly Parton's Imagination Library helps ready children for Kindergarten, according to new study

Ohio lawmakers on a tight deadline to redraw maps that meet voter approved reforms

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled the new state legislative and congressional district maps did not meet voter reforms. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/ohio-lawmakers-on-a-tight-deadline-to-redraw-maps-that-meet-voter-approved-reforms.

Ohio lawmakers on a tight deadline to redraw maps that meet voter approved reforms

Ohio fails human trafficking evaluation, organizations coordinate in attacking problem

Ohio is not doing nearly enough to stop human trafficking, but several local groups are addressing the problem. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/ohio-fails-human-trafficking-evaluation-organizations-coordinate-in-attacking-problem.

Ohio fails human trafficking evaluation, organizations coordinate in attacking problem

Ohio Supreme Court gives redistricting commission 10 days to come up with new legislative maps

The Ohio Supreme Court struck down Republican drawn Ohio House and Senate district maps this week. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/ohio-supreme-court-gives-redistricting-commission-10-days-to-come-up-with-new-legislative-maps.

Ohio Supreme Court gives redistricting commission 10 days to come up with new legislative maps

Couples choose to be child free for many reasons, are they 'selfish' like the Pope claims?

Fears over climate change, economics, and career stress are leading to a dropping birth rate; we talk child free living. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/couples-choose-to-be-child-free-for-many-reasons-are-they-selfish-like-the-pope-claims.

Couples choose to be child free for many reasons, are they 'selfish' like the Pope claims?

Lack of paid sick time an issue for Northeast Ohio workers during omicron surge

We discuss the impact of omicron on the workplace with a legal and labor expert. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/lack-of-paid-sick-time-an-issue-for-northeast-ohio-workers-during-omicron-surge.

Lack of paid sick time an issue for Northeast Ohio workers during omicron surge

Health experts recommend upgrading your mask

On the "Sound of Ideas," we ask an infectious disease specialist at University Hospitals about the best mask guidance. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/health-experts-recommend-upgrading-your-mask.

A divided country looks back at the January 6th insurrection, a year later

One year ago, a mob of rioters overtook the US Capitol building. We look back at the events and what's happened since. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/a-divided-country-looks-back-at-the-january-6th-insurrection-a-year-later.

A divided country looks back at the January 6th insurrection, a year later

Northeast Ohio seeing brunt of COVID-19 cases in omicron variant surge: Reporters Roundtable

Welcome to 2022. Feels a lot like 2021. Same virus. Different variant. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/northeast-ohio-seeing-brunt-of-covid-19-cases-in-omicron-variant-surge-reporters-roundtable.

Northeast Ohio seeing brunt of COVID-19 cases in omicron variant surge: Reporters Roundtable

A divided country remembers the January 6th Capitol attack, one year later

One year ago, a mob of rioters overtook the US Capitol building. We look back at the events and what's happened since. Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/programs/sound-of-ideas/a-divided-country-remembers-the-january-6th-capitol-attack-one-year-later.

A divided country remembers the January 6th Capitol attack, one year later