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State Board Warns Schools Not To Install Security Barricades Before Standards Set

The Ohio Board of Building Standards is cautioning schools against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for use of the devices.
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Known on stage as Boxed In, songwriter and producer, Oli Bayston, performs songs off of his debut album. That's tonight on The World Cafe at 9pm on 90.5 FM WCBE.

It's an increasingly popular move in higher education. Hundreds of schools no longer require student applicants to submit SAT or ACT scores.

In July, George Washington University became the latest school to throw its considerable weight behind the test-optional movement. Its explanation:

For some time now, Donald Trump has been attacking Jeb Bush, mostly in media appearances or on Twitter. But, over the last few weeks, Trump has been using Instagram in his fight.

Trump has been posting campaign-style short videos to his Instagram feed, attacking Bush's record of support for the Iraq War and even posting a video of Jeb's mother, Barbara Bush, urging him not to run for president:

Morning Edition this summer has been profiling scientists who explore the natural world by listening to it. We call the series Close Listening: Decoding Nature Through Sound.

But sometimes listening isn't enough — scientists have to record animals and even talk back to them to figure out what they're saying.

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White House budget director Shaun Donovan called for a "more aggressive strategy" to thwart improper government payments to doctors, hospitals and insurance companies in a previously undisclosed letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell earlier this year.

Government health care programs covering millions of Americans waste billions of tax dollars every year through these improper payments, Donovan said in the Feb. 26, 2015 letter.

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The Ohio Board of  Building Standards is cautioning schools against buying or installing barricade devices meant to stop active shooters until rules are developed for use of the devices.  

Three guns were confiscated from two Columbus City Schools today in separate incidents.  

A new bill in the state legislature could help encourage drug addicted pregnant women to seek help without fear of losing their babies.

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WCBE Presents Mipso Live From Studio A Fri. Aug. 28, 2015 @ 11AM!

This North Carolina based act will be performing in Lakeside Ohio the evening of the 27th, and will pass through Central Ohio on the way to a gig in Lexington Kentucky the evening of the 28th.Their only performance in central Ohio this time around will be live from WCBE's studio A. Hear this exclusive live performance from Mipso, on 90.5 FM and HD WCBE Columbus, 106.3 FM Newark, online at wcbe.org, and now on Apple Music.
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