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The WKSU news team regularly delves into topics that deserve closer attention and coverage.

Latest Episodes

Reduce Reuse Refocus: How Can We Make Recycling Economically Viable Again?

The business of recycling has changed — China is no longer buying. And communities in Northeast Ohio and across the country are feeling the economic squeeze. In this installment of our series Reduce, Reuse, Refocus, we took a look at emerging recycling technologies and how they could someday make recycling more economically viable.

4 MIN1 w ago
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Reduce Reuse Refocus: How Can We Make Recycling Economically Viable Again?

Reduce Reuse Refocus: Industrial Scrap Metal Recycling Remains Robust

If you live in the Rust Belt, you’ve likely seen your share of scrap metal yards. Scrap might look like rusted junk, but industrial recycling remains a robust industry. Industrial recycling, combined with commercial material from retail operations , makes up the majority of the U.S. recycling industry today.

4 MIN1 w ago
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Reduce Reuse Refocus: Industrial Scrap Metal Recycling Remains Robust

Reduce Reuse Refocus: Rural Ohio's Complicated Relationship With Recycling

Recycling in Ohio’s rural communities is all about choice and effort. If curbside is available, it’s expensive, leading many people to rely on dropoff centers. But some areas just want to do it their way, which can be a challenge.

4 MIN1 w ago
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Reduce Reuse Refocus: Rural Ohio's Complicated Relationship With Recycling

Reduce Reuse Refocus: When It Comes to Recycling Plastics, What's in a Number?

When it comes to recycling plastic, most people check for a number on the bottom of every container. But what does that number actually mean, and why are some plastics not recyclable? This installment of our series, Reduce, Reuse, Refocus traces the life cycle of a piece of plastic.

5 MIN1 w ago
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Reduce Reuse Refocus: When It Comes to Recycling Plastics, What's in a Number?

Reduce Reuse Refocus: Confused About Recycling? You're Not Alone

Changes in international markets along with skyrocketing processing costs have thrown the industry into a tailspin. In this first installment of our series Reduce, Reuse, Refocus, we sort through the confusion about recycling.

4 MIN1 w ago
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Reduce Reuse Refocus: Confused About Recycling? You're Not Alone

Watershed: Environmental Activism Lives On 50 Years After the River Burned

This story was originally published on July 22, 2019. Fifty years ago a burning river mobilized a generation of environmental activism . Citizens pushed for new laws to regulate pollution, and our water and air has gotten cleaner. But significant environmental challenges remain including climate change, habitat loss, and plastics pollution. Our series Watershed looks at today’s environmental warriors and the road ahead.

4 MIN2019 DEC 31
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Watershed: Environmental Activism Lives On 50 Years After the River Burned

How Did Ohio's Most Liberal City End Up With Its Most Conservative Congressman?

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on December 20, 2017 Ohio’s 4 th Congressional District isn’t the longest in the state. Nor the most convoluted. Nor does it have the most disenfranchised voters. But it has the distinction of being near the top in all three categories -- and of being home to one of the most liberal communities in the country represented by one of the most conservative members of Congress. In the third part of our series “Gerrymandering: Shading the lines,” WKSU

4 MIN2019 NOV 16
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How Did Ohio's Most Liberal City End Up With Its Most Conservative Congressman?

Watershed: How a Photo Sparked a Revolution

When the Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago it helped spark an environmental movement in America. However, there was little coverage at the time and no known photographic evidence of the actual blaze. A photo that appeared in a 1969 Time Magazine article is often attributed to the fire. For our latest story in our series Watershed, a look at the power of photography and how it’s shaped our understanding of the burning river.

4 MIN2019 JUL 15
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Watershed: How a Photo Sparked a Revolution

Watershed: Sharing the Cuyahoga

Over the past 50 years, freight traffic on the lower Cuyahoga River has increasingly competed with smaller watercraft as the river has rebounded to become a recreation channel. Watershed is a series looking at our waterways and what the future holds for them. This installment looks at one river, competing interests. The Rockside Road Trailhead in Valley View is generally considered the start of the lower Cuyahoga. To the south, there’s wildlife and lush vegetation. But head north and you’ll see

4 MIN2019 JUL 8
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Watershed: Sharing the Cuyahoga

Watershed: Meet the Woman Tasked with Promoting and Protecting Lake Erie

The Cuyahoga River and many other Northern Ohio streams and rivers are part of the Lake Erie Watershed, which encompasses 33 of Ohio's 88 counties, or more than one-third of the state. The lake provides drinking water to millions of people. This week our series "Watershed" is taking a closer look at Lake Erie.

4 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Watershed: Meet the Woman Tasked with Promoting and Protecting Lake Erie

Latest Episodes

Reduce Reuse Refocus: How Can We Make Recycling Economically Viable Again?

The business of recycling has changed — China is no longer buying. And communities in Northeast Ohio and across the country are feeling the economic squeeze. In this installment of our series Reduce, Reuse, Refocus, we took a look at emerging recycling technologies and how they could someday make recycling more economically viable.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Reduce Reuse Refocus: How Can We Make Recycling Economically Viable Again?

Reduce Reuse Refocus: Industrial Scrap Metal Recycling Remains Robust

If you live in the Rust Belt, you’ve likely seen your share of scrap metal yards. Scrap might look like rusted junk, but industrial recycling remains a robust industry. Industrial recycling, combined with commercial material from retail operations , makes up the majority of the U.S. recycling industry today.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Reduce Reuse Refocus: Industrial Scrap Metal Recycling Remains Robust

Reduce Reuse Refocus: Rural Ohio's Complicated Relationship With Recycling

Recycling in Ohio’s rural communities is all about choice and effort. If curbside is available, it’s expensive, leading many people to rely on dropoff centers. But some areas just want to do it their way, which can be a challenge.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Reduce Reuse Refocus: Rural Ohio's Complicated Relationship With Recycling

Reduce Reuse Refocus: When It Comes to Recycling Plastics, What's in a Number?

When it comes to recycling plastic, most people check for a number on the bottom of every container. But what does that number actually mean, and why are some plastics not recyclable? This installment of our series, Reduce, Reuse, Refocus traces the life cycle of a piece of plastic.

5 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Reduce Reuse Refocus: When It Comes to Recycling Plastics, What's in a Number?

Reduce Reuse Refocus: Confused About Recycling? You're Not Alone

Changes in international markets along with skyrocketing processing costs have thrown the industry into a tailspin. In this first installment of our series Reduce, Reuse, Refocus, we sort through the confusion about recycling.

4 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Reduce Reuse Refocus: Confused About Recycling? You're Not Alone

Watershed: Environmental Activism Lives On 50 Years After the River Burned

This story was originally published on July 22, 2019. Fifty years ago a burning river mobilized a generation of environmental activism . Citizens pushed for new laws to regulate pollution, and our water and air has gotten cleaner. But significant environmental challenges remain including climate change, habitat loss, and plastics pollution. Our series Watershed looks at today’s environmental warriors and the road ahead.

4 MIN2019 DEC 31
Comments
Watershed: Environmental Activism Lives On 50 Years After the River Burned

How Did Ohio's Most Liberal City End Up With Its Most Conservative Congressman?

Editor's Note: This story was originally published on December 20, 2017 Ohio’s 4 th Congressional District isn’t the longest in the state. Nor the most convoluted. Nor does it have the most disenfranchised voters. But it has the distinction of being near the top in all three categories -- and of being home to one of the most liberal communities in the country represented by one of the most conservative members of Congress. In the third part of our series “Gerrymandering: Shading the lines,” WKSU

4 MIN2019 NOV 16
Comments
How Did Ohio's Most Liberal City End Up With Its Most Conservative Congressman?

Watershed: How a Photo Sparked a Revolution

When the Cuyahoga River caught fire 50 years ago it helped spark an environmental movement in America. However, there was little coverage at the time and no known photographic evidence of the actual blaze. A photo that appeared in a 1969 Time Magazine article is often attributed to the fire. For our latest story in our series Watershed, a look at the power of photography and how it’s shaped our understanding of the burning river.

4 MIN2019 JUL 15
Comments
Watershed: How a Photo Sparked a Revolution

Watershed: Sharing the Cuyahoga

Over the past 50 years, freight traffic on the lower Cuyahoga River has increasingly competed with smaller watercraft as the river has rebounded to become a recreation channel. Watershed is a series looking at our waterways and what the future holds for them. This installment looks at one river, competing interests. The Rockside Road Trailhead in Valley View is generally considered the start of the lower Cuyahoga. To the south, there’s wildlife and lush vegetation. But head north and you’ll see

4 MIN2019 JUL 8
Comments
Watershed: Sharing the Cuyahoga

Watershed: Meet the Woman Tasked with Promoting and Protecting Lake Erie

The Cuyahoga River and many other Northern Ohio streams and rivers are part of the Lake Erie Watershed, which encompasses 33 of Ohio's 88 counties, or more than one-third of the state. The lake provides drinking water to millions of people. This week our series "Watershed" is taking a closer look at Lake Erie.

4 MIN2019 JUL 2
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Watershed: Meet the Woman Tasked with Promoting and Protecting Lake Erie
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