Folk Alley

Friday 9-11PM

A collection of the best in traditional and contemporary folk, Americana and roots music from the latest releases, classics and exclusive Folk Alley in-studio and live concert recordings. The program features both folk anthems from the heritage troubadours to new songs created by musicians and bands rooted in the singer-songwriter tradition.

Folk Alley

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3:31 am
Fri February 20, 2015

For Students In Ohio, A Crib Sheet For Interacting With Police

A crib sheet created to aid police-student interactions might be the first of its kind. The sheet was created by Akron, Ohio, high school students with help from the city's police department.
M.L. Schultze WKSU

Originally published on Tue February 24, 2015 7:16 pm

This week, every middle and high school student in Akron, Ohio, is getting a glossy, two-sided card giving them suggestions for dealing with police.

It's a collaboration between an anti-violence youth group and the city's police department.

The "You and the Law" cards begin with the big picture: Stay out of trouble. And then a rapid succession of 15 points — control your emotions, answer questions about your identity, put your hands on the steering wheel in plain sight.

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6:16 pm
Thu January 29, 2015

Pro Football Hall Of Fame Tackles Assisted Living Center

Originally published on Fri January 30, 2015 10:07 am

The newest inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be picked on Saturday. This happens as the Hall itself is planning a radical change over the next four years — transforming from a museum into a complex of hotels, conference centers and corporate training facilities — what backers envision as the Disney of Pro Football.

But, perhaps the most unusual part of that project is an assisted living center for aging Hall of Fame football players.

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Code Switch
5:24 pm
Fri January 23, 2015

In Recruitment Effort, Akron Police Seeks To Mirror The Community

The Akron Police Department training class works out at Kent State Basic Police Officer Training Academy. Donald Clayton is the only African-American in the class of 20.
M.L. Schultze WKSU

Originally published on Tue January 27, 2015 9:00 am

Two years ago, the Akron, Ohio, police recruiting video began with pulsing music and an image of police in helmets and camouflage with assault rifles ready. This year, the most prominent video demonstrates how to prepare for the physical tests to be hired.

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NPR Story
5:06 am
Mon August 4, 2014

Algae Toxins Make Toledo's Water Undrinkable

Originally published on Mon August 4, 2014 7:25 am

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    Alleycast 6-13 features 4 performances from the 2013 Newport Folk Festival: Shovels and Rope, Andrew Bird, The Lone Bellow, and Old Crow Medicine Show.
  • Thursday, June 27, 2013 12:26pm
    The new Alleycast features song sessions with Carrie Rodriguez and the Howlin' Brothers as well as a song from our open mic feature band, the Onelies.
  • Wednesday, May 29, 2013 8:25am
    Alleycast number 4 for 2013 features two song and interview sessions from this year's Folk Alliance conference. The Bills stop by in the first half and the stacks perform in the second. Our open mic feature is The Flannel Attractions.
  • Thursday, May 2, 2013 12:48pm
    This week's Alleycast features two song sessions recorded at the Folk Alliance conference in Toronto this year: The Milk Carton Kids and Anais Mitchell and Jefferson Hamer. Our open Mic Feature is Brian Gordon.
  • Friday, March 22, 2013 12:53pm
    This Alleycast features a live from Folk Alley with Joe Crookston, a special song and interview session with Pharis and Jason Romero and our Open Mic feature, Tall County.