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Thanksgiving Day Programming 2015

Happy Thanksgiving! Be sure to get a heapin' helping of satisfying NPR programming this Thursday on 90.5FM!
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When you do your online shopping this holiday season, you can help support WCBE! Plus, don't miss Maggie Brennan's Choice Albums 2015 list!

Tuesday Programming

Mark McGuire's new album, Beyond Belief, is full of new guitar and keyboard explorations. That, and new music by The Balustrade Ensemble, tonight at 10pm on Echoes on 90.5 FM.

Part of the Australian coastline popular with swimmers and surfers will now be patrolled by drones as a way to protect beachgoers from shark attacks, government officials announced Wednesday.

The trials in the southeastern state of New South Wales are part of a AU $16 million ($11.6 million) program that will test the effectiveness of drone technology in mitigating shark attacks. The drones will send real-time images of coastal waters back to an operator using GPS coordinates.

Flip through a popular children's furniture catalog and you'll find baby cribs with bumpers — a padded piece of fabric that ties around the wooden slats, making the crib look cozy and cute. The problem, researchers say, is these bumpers can be deadly, because babies can get caught in the fabric and suffocate.

A Pentagon investigation into a deadly U.S. airstrike on a Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, has found the attack was the result of human error, compounded by malfunctioning computers and communication failures.

Gen. John Campbell, the commander of U.S. forces in Afghanistan, detailed the findings in a Pentagon briefing Wednesday. "This was a tragic and avoidable accident caused primarily by human error," he said.

The bipartisan effort to overhaul the criminal justice system for drug offenders has hit a speed bump.

Some members of Congress are trying to tie those lighter punishments for drug defendants to a new bill that the Justice Department says would make it harder to prosecute a range of crimes from food safety to business fraud.

The plan, passed by voice vote by the House Judiciary Committee to little notice last week, would require prosecutors to prove guilt to a higher standard in many cases, by default.

There's a big divide in how Republicans and Democrats are talking about terrorism — and it's one unlikely to be solved anytime soon.

Consumers seeking health policies with the most freedom in choosing doctors and hospitals are finding far fewer of those plans on the insurance marketplaces. And the premiums are rising faster than for other types of coverage.

Ohio State University says a man with a medical emergency had to be pulled from a campus lake where students were gathered for the annual lake jump held before the Ohio State-Michigan football game. 

Existing home sales in October declined on the local, state and national levels. 

Four days after security levels were raised over a possible terrorist attack, the Belgian capital remains on high alert — but schools, businesses and subway stations are reopening to the public.

Police and soldiers were standing guard as life in Brussels returns to something like normal, reports NPR's Ofeibea Quist-Arcton:

The state's top investigator says he's found reasonable cause of wrongdoing by a former top aide to the Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor and another of her employees.  


"Buckeyes Beat Michigan" WCBE Fundraising Bash 2015!

Are you ready to tailgate but stay Toasty-Warm?

Are you ready to tailgate but stay Toasty-Warm? Then join us on Saturday, November 28th from 10am-5pm at Woodlands Tavern on 3rd Avenue in Grandview for our fourth annual "Beat Michigan" party!

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WCBE Presents Moon Hooch Live From Studio A Thurs. Dec. 31, 2015 @ 2PM!

Moon Hooch will perform a few songs during the Global Village in advance of their show that night at Woodland's Tavern with Electric Orange Peel and Devil's Lettuce on New Year's Eve!Tune in for their cool blend of jazz, EDM and rock, conversation and a chance to win tickets to the show!It's all waiting for you on 90.5FM Columbus, 106.3FM Newark and on line at www.wcbe.org! LISTEN HERE!
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Gratitude Is Good For The Soul And Helps The Heart, Too

As we launch into Thanksgiving week, consider this: Research shows that feeling grateful doesn't just make you feel good. It also helps — literally helps — the heart.A positive mental attitude is good for your heart. It fends off depression, stress and anxiety, which can increase the risk of heart disease, says Paul Mills, a professor of family medicine and public health at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine. Mills specializes in disease processes and has been...
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Arts & Life

Turning Down The Heat When Cooking Meat May Reduce Cancer Risk

Remember the headlines a few weeks back, when the World Health Organization categorized red and processed meats as cancer-causing?Turns out, the techniques you use to prepare your meat seem to play into this risk.A new study published in the journal Cancer finds that high-temperature cooking methods may increase the risk of kidney cancer if you consume a lot of meat.And other studies have found that high consumption of well-done, fried or charred meats is associated with an increased risk of...
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