Columbus, OH – As a budget deficit looms on the horizon, there isn't much being said about how to deal with it. The governor's office is touting a program that it says is saving money slowly but surely. But as statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports, at least one critic says it's a good idea, but doesn't go far enough.
Columbus, OH – A new Ohio Supreme Court ruling says it's ok for judicial candidates to identify themselves with their party affiliations in advertising materials when they run for general elections. But as Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports, the ruling doesn't go far enough to satisfy people who've been suing in court over judicial free speech rights.
Columbus, OH – A memo from the agency that analyzes bills - including the budget - shows that the current budget is balanced with a LOT of one-time money. And as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, one critic says that's bad news for the looming budget deficit.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio Parole Board is now considering the fate of a death row inmate who many people think might be innocent. Much attention has been given to Kevin Keith, a man whose case has been taken up by the Innocence Project, a group that's been responsible for reversing convictions of some death row inmates in the past. But the state is not convinced Keith is innocent so it's pressing forward with plans to execute him next month. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has details on the controversy.
Columbus, Oh – The Perseid Meteor Shower is expected to peak late Thursday night and early Friday morning. Meteors are bits of dust that, upon passing through the earth's atmopsphere, leave streaks of light in the sky. Tom Burns directs the Perkins Observatory at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware. He tells Mike Foley the shower has been happening over the last couple of nights, with the peak expected in the early morning hours of Friday.
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"The horror! The horror! " Joseph Conrad's Heart of Darkness.
CNN describes Afghanistan's Korangal Valley as "the most dangerous place in the world." After seeing the powerful documentary Restrepo, I can understand the description, and I can admire an almost new dimension to that type of film: objectivity.