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90.3 WCPN FM is known for its coverage of important local issues through an innovative program schedule that includes news, jazz and intelligent talk. 90.3 WCPN is where the "curious" citizen turns for in-depth information delivered with style and aplomb: The Sound of Ideas®. The vision and innovative spirit of 90.3 WCPN's board of trustees and senior management are exhibited through a host of accomplishments in the past five years, resulting in 90.3 WCPN's high regard among its peers as one of the best public radio stations in the country. These qualities form the basis of the organization's future plans. In Summer, 2001, WCPN and WVIZ/PBS joined forces to create a new multiple media organization - ideastream(sm) - that combines the vision of a multiple media future with the legacy of a rich public service past. As a community-based public media organization, ideastream has a strong commitment to provide in-depth news, arts and cultural programming, jazz and intelligent talk that strives to inspire people to reflect upon events in their community and around the world. ideastream operates in concert with a mission statement that reflects this commitment. 90.3 WCPN has undertaken an intensive effort to expand service to its listeners through the station's current long-term strategic plan, adopted in January 1998. Since then, 90.3 WCPN has increased and improved its news coverage, expanded its visibility and awareness in the community, and achieved a significant amount of peer recognition through local, regional and national awards. These efforts paid off in 1999 when, for the second consecutive year, the state Society of Professional Journalists named 90.3 WCPN the "Best Radio News Operation" in Ohio. In News, 90.3 WCPN's expanded staff now produces: Extensive local stories in the morning Live, local interviews with local newsmakers Live, off-site coverage of significant events Live follow-up of major stories Live, local afternoon business newscasts More in-depth series coverage of community issues such as Accents and Making Change. More stories for broadcast nationally by NPR® Important programming means little, however, if the public is unaware of 90.3 WCPN. 90.3 WCPN undertook a major marketing campaign beginning in January 1998, intended to provoke tune-in and trial use of 90.3 FM. Such a project had few precedents in public radio. With the theme The All Day Brain Food®, a promotional campaign created by Bill Brokaw Advertising in Cleveland sprang to life on TV, cable, outdoor boards, city buses, and cultural "playbills." At the same time, 90.3 WCPN intensified its on-air promotion of upcoming news stories and programming. Now, 90.3 WCPN is able to offer an extended service through the Internet. WCPN.ORG is a content-rich complement to 90.3 FM, with supplemental reports and resources for listeners.

Series

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1 Piece

A look at the problem of algae buildup in the Great Lakes.

  • From: WCPN
  • Updated: Sep 06, 2012
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Education Reporting Throughout Ohio

  • From: WCPN
  • Updated: Oct 07, 2013
Caption: Murrow logo and Working Poor title page., Credit: Working Poor title page designed by Jennifer Juan, ideastream.
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The "working poor" are people who have a job - maybe even several - yet are barely scraping by. They’re often invisible... mopping the floors after closing, taking fares at a parking garage, or frying your burger behind the counter. ideastream's Brian Bull shares these profiles in the short, National Murrow Award-winning series The Working Poor.

  • From: WCPN
  • Updated: Jul 02, 2014

Latest Pieces

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These are the final days of the school year, and for most students, that means final exams and big papers. But Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler fou...

  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 03:22
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Long before students drop out of school they give clues that they are in trouble. Habitually failing to show up for class is one of the most obviou...

  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 03:51
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A new milestone in education was touted last week: 80 percent of students nationwide graduate high school. But that still means 1 in every 5 studen...

  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 50:27
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Starting next fall, students at St. Ignatius, St. Edward and Gilmour Academy will have to submit a lock of hair to test for drugs. School officials...

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  • Added: May 30, 2014
  • Length: 50:19
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This spring new student achievement tests based on standards known as Common Core are getting their first test drive in many school districts throu...

  • Added: May 15, 2014
  • Length: 04:13
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In many countries, apprenticeship programs are looked at as an essential pipeline for building a skilled workforce. It's typically referred to as e...

  • Added: Apr 28, 2014
  • Length: 03:34
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In today’s job market, applicants need to be higher skilled and better educated in order compete for secure jobs at decent pay. More schools system...

  • Added: Apr 23, 2014
  • Length: 03:56
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According to some researchers, the best way for your kid to get an A is to get out of their way. Parental involvement, they say, is overrated. But ...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:20
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College athletes get a free education. But their universities make huge profits off their labor. Which raises the question: Is a scholarship a fair...

  • Added: Apr 22, 2014
  • Length: 01:01:20
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Reading is essential to almost every aspect of learning. When students struggle with reading, it can put them behind both academically and socially...

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  • Added: Apr 14, 2014
  • Length: 03:47
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