Dan Moulthrop

Host of WCPN's Sound of Ideas, Cleveland Public Radio's public affairs program

Dan Moulthrop appears in the following:

Anthony Sowell: Portrait of a Serial Killer

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Yesterday, 50-year-old registered sex offender Anthony Sowell was formally charged with murder and rape in Ohio's Cuyahoga County Court. The story of Sowell's arrest and arraignment on charges of killing 11 victims and living with their corpses has stunned Cleveland residents. Dan Moulthrop, host of WCPN's Sound of Ideas, joins us to discuss Cleveland's reactions to their own home-grown serial killer.


Cleveland's Plan to Fight Foreclosures

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Cities across the U.S. are facing devastating rates of foreclosure. As the numbers of vacant houses increase, another problem has cropped up: banks don't want to keep all those foreclosed properties. In Ohio, Cleveland's Cuyahoga County expects at least 13,000 new foreclosures this year, but state Treasurer Jim Rokakis has a plan – he wants to buy up bad mortgages and sell them back to homeowners in order to keep people in their homes. We ask Rokakis about his plan and speak to Dan Moulthroup, reporter with WCPN in Cleveland, and the host of Sound of Ideas.


Catch a Fire: The Cuyahoga River Lit Up

Monday, June 22, 2009

Forty years ago, the Cuyahoga River caught fire. The river, riddled with pollution, burned for 30 minutes. Time magazine covered the bizarre event and their article helped jumpstart the environmental movement of the late 60s.

It has been 40 years of recovery for the Cuyahoga River. How far has the river and the surrounding environment come since June 22, 1969? Dan Moulthrop is the host of the Sound of Ideas on WCPN in Cleveland and he joins us now from the Cuyahoga river with a look back, and


Here's a cautionary tale about river pollution:


Cleveland’s Bus Rapid Transit

Thursday, May 28, 2009

As American cities increasingly look to expand their transit options but keep costs low, many planners are looking at Bus Rapid Transit, or BRT. The city of Cleveland, Ohio, launched a BRT called the Health Line, about six months ago...with two promises. The first: better, ...


Get On The Bus, Gus: Bus Rapid Transit Takes Hold

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

With shrinking budgets and expanding populations, cities across the globe are desperate for cheap mass transit. From Johannesburg to Jakarta to Cleveland, city governments are choosing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)— a bus system that acts like a train but with no tracks or rails. The Takeaway talks to freelance reporter Steven Dudley, who explored the successful BRT system in Bogota, Colombia, and to Dan Moulthrop, reporter for WCPN, Cleveland Public Radio, where the city has been making the transition to a Bus Rapid Transit system.

To see the buses in action, watch the film below:


Around the nation with The Takeaway: Cleveland and South Dakota

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Takeaway's look at how the inauguration is viewed across America continues with Dan Moulthrop, host of The Sound of Ideas on WCPN in Cleveland, and Johanna Sailor, a reporter for South Dakota Public Broadcasting. They'll discuss the particular perspectives of their corners of the nation on this historic day.


Cleveland and NC

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Rob Christensen, reporter for Raleigh News and Observer, checks in from Cary, North Carolina, and Dan Moulthrop, host of WCPN's "Sound Ideas," report about the fierce competition for the voters in swing state Ohio.


Polls open in OH, WV

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

The Takeaway checks in with Dan Moulthrop, reporter from WCPN in Ohio, and Scott Finn from West Virginia Public Broadcasting.