You know what you don't want this holiday season? The flu. It's worse than a lump of coal. But the flu is hitting hard, and the flu shot may not help as much as hoped. I'm Mike McIntyre. On The Sound of Ideas, we'll discuss your flu questions with the medical director of the Ohio Department of Health. Then, what to do with the kids or visiting family over the holiday break. We'll have guests with some great ideas, and we'd love to hear yours. And, a local toy inventor won a $100,000 grand prize and a contract with Mattel for winning a contest on the ABC show, The Toy Box. We'll meet the recent Hiram College grad and ask what's next up his sleeve.
-Dr. Clint Koenig, Medical Director, Ohio Department of Health
-Carrie Carpenter, Executive Director & President, Gordon Square Arts District
-Nikki Delamotte, Author, 100 Things to Do in Cleveland Before You Die & Arts and Culture Reporter, Cleveland.com
-Jenny Steadman, Publisher & Owner, Macaroni Kids Cleveland East & Northern Akron
-Nathaniel Eaton, Inventor of the HydroShield Water Dodger
Holiday Break Ideas:
-50 Things to do in Cleveland this December: Holiday Shopping, New Year's Eve parties and more by Nikki Delamotte
-15 Things to do in Akron and Summit County this December: Holiday Fun by Nikki Delamotte
-2017 Holiday and Winter Events on the North Side of Akron - Macaroni Kid Northern Akron
East Side Ideas:
-2017 Holiday and Winter Events on the East Side of Cleveland - Macaroni Kid Cleveland East
West Side Ideas:
-Superelectric Pinball Parlor
-Sweet Moses Soda Fountain
-Cleveland Public Theatre - Loush Sisters is running through December 23.
-78th Street Studios
-Gordon Square Art Space The Pop up shop features comics by Gordon Square Artist in Residence John G. It's open Dec 22, 23, 29 and 30.
-Transformer Station Museum has an exhibit running through December 23.
-The Bop Stop
-West Side Market