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        EXPLORING THE POSSIBILITIES
In ongoing cancer coverage, ideastream hosted Prevention is the Cure, a program exploring
the revolutionary possibility of a breast cancer vaccination. This preventative measure could use
a woman’s own immune system to protect herself from developing the disease. The program featured a talk on groundbreaking research by Vincent Tuohy, Ph.D., along with a panel discussion with experts. Panelists identi ed the scienti c basis underlying a breast cancer vaccine and addressed the barriers that stymie the progress needed to bring such a vaccination to fruition.
ideastream.org/prevention
SEEKING THE SOLUTIONS
Great Lakes Today was created to highlight issues affecting the lakes. This Regional Journalism Collaborative between ideastream, WNED | WBFO in Buffalo-Toronto and WXXI in Rochester, N.Y. increased coverage of the iconic lakes and the people who live in the region by engaging audiences through radio reporting and digital platforms. Stories ranged from seeking solutions for Lake Erie’s biggest problems at a technology competition to restoring full funding for the Great Lakes Restorations Initiative. Reports have been featured on nationally distributed shows such as NPR’s All Things Considered and Here & Now.
ideastream.org/greatlakes
In 2016, Cuyahoga, Summit, Lorain, Medina and Lake counties each saw record numbers of opioid related deaths. That trend continued in 2017. Finding a solution to Ohio’s opioid epidemic was the topic of conversation at The City Club of Cleveland’s sold-out forum moderated by Kay Colby, Managing Producer, Health at ideastream. Panelists included recovery advocates, medical experts and law enforcement of cials. Following the event, an audience member posted to Facebook, “An excellent forum at The City Club of Cleveland, one of the very best that I have ever attended—and that is saying something!” On Facebook, users shared this story more than 30 times. Following the conclusion of the live event, coverage aired on Ideas and was made available online.
ideastream.org/city-club-opioids
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IMPROVING THE OUTCOMES
 






















































































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