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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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Smartphones and other handheld devices are becoming more and more a part of our daily lives. With this in mind… schools are implementing policies t...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
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A new system is being used to determine the value of Ohio’s teachers, and education officials are already asking lawmakers to make some tweaks to t...

  • Added: Jan 16, 2014
  • Length: 02:47
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The head of Ohio's largest teachers union, the Ohio Education Association, is retiring at the end of this year, after more than 40 years working wi...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 03:23
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Thanks to a provision in this year's state budget, Ohio's homeschooled and private-school students can now participate in sports and extracurricula...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 03:21
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When Ohioans go to the polls tomorrow/later today (Tuesday November 5, 2013), they are likely to vote on school board candidates. And this year, th...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 03:47
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The Common Core pushes Ohio schools in the wrong direction. That\'s what University of Oregon professor Yong Zhao (Yong Za-ow) says. Zhao will spea...

  • Added: Dec 27, 2013
  • Length: 03:32
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The newly released results of an international test rank America’s teens pretty far below many of their peers around the world. Students in Shangha...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 02:38
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Ohio schools are teaching to a new set of math and English standards called the Common Core. For English classes, the Common Core means students sp...

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  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:22
  • Purchases: 2
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It goes without saying these days that education is the key to success, and a high school diploma is just the bare minimum one needs to begin to ge...

  • Added: Dec 20, 2013
  • Length: 03:04
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In September, Ohio Board of Education President Debe Terhar said she wanted the Ohio Department of Education to remove mention of the Toni Morrison...

  • Added: Oct 07, 2013
  • Length: 03:01