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Political Parties, Polarization and the Future

What do the results of the November 2nd election mean? Low turnout usually produces surprising results. Multi-racial and unaffiliated voters are increasing. Can democracy exist when political parties are increasingly ...
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Cuyahoga County Diversion Center: How Does It Work?

The Cuyahoga County Diversion Center opened in May. It provides treatment rather than jail for non-violent, low-level offenders, along with services for the mentally ill and drug addicted. The Center ...
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Intersection of Religion & Politics

As religious faith has declined, political polarization has dramatically increased. Has religious belief become politicized? What is the current role of religion in our personal and public life? Why does ...
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A World in Crisis: A Rousing Sanibel Discussion

Today's issues are overwhelming. Join us for an interactive, engaging "Sanibel Discussion" on today's current events. What community issues do you want to discuss? Audience members have up to 90 ...
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Ransomware & Cyberattacks:  How Am I Affected?

Ransomware & Cyberattacks:  How Am I Affected?

Cybercrime and ransomware are growing nationally and internationally.  Ransomware is extortion.  It gains unauthorized access to our individual accounts as well as private computer systems in corporations, government agencies, and ...
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The National Economy: Future Bumps in the Road?

How is the US economy recovering from the Covid 19 pandemic?  Rising real estate prices, inflation, and help wanted signs are everywhere. Given the trillions spent on economic aid to ...
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Voting, Redistricting, & Political Power: What’s at Stake?

Voting rights are under attack.  Over 45 states have introduced 360 bills to restrict voting.  The new Ohio House and Senate redistricting maps should be introduced in mid-September.  Will they ...
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Earth Day Stories from Ohio’s Gasland

What's it like to live over a gas fracking well.... or near an injection well? There are 2,400 fracked wells in East Ohio Gasland's 5 million acres. Those who live ...
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Telemedicine and Health Care Technology:  Am I Satisfied?

Telemedicine and Health Care Technology: Am I Satisfied?

How has Telemedicine affected your healthcare? It saves time and reduces cost. But what about Medicare coverage, lab tests, insurance reimbursement or disadvantaged communities? Have we rushed too far too ...
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Small Businesses: Chronicling the Effects of Covid-19 

Amazon’s profit last quarter: 5.2 billion; Walmart’s recent profits: 1 billion/month. While these earnings show huge gains, the pandemic has particularly hit small business. Many have closed. How can small ...
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