Akron is at a watershed moment in its history, a time of transition and evolution. WKSU is leading an ongoing effort to explore and document the socio-economic changes underway in Akron that will determine the future of the entire city.
June 26, 2018
The first medical marijuana harvest took place Monday in Akron. Elected officials and the media toured the 43,000...
February 13, 2019
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Bob's Hamburg is a beloved greasy spoon in Akron known as much for its unchanged décor as its food. But there could be...
November 16, 2018
Akron City Council has set Thanksgiving as the deadline for the shutdown of Second Chance Village . It’s been a busy...
September 24, 2018
A group of teens in Akron is building a theater troupe from the ground up. The goal of the company is to provide a safe...
August 17, 2018
A juggler, an urban beekeeper and a man who sees modern decor in a tattered Goodyear sign. These are three of the more...
July 13, 2018
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