Columbus, OH – A legislative committee has watered down a bill to slap statewide limits on x-rated businesses across Ohio, and the full Ohio House of Representatives could vote on it as early as Wednesday. Meanwhile, a statewide poll shows Ohioans are split over the idea of cracking down on the topless bars and x-rated video stores. Both stories now from statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.
Columbus, OH – A new statewide poll shows most Ohioans have a good impression of Governor Ted Strickland in his first four months on the job. The University of Cincinnati's Ohio Poll shows Strickland has the highest initial rating of any new Ohio governor in the poll's 26-year history. The legislature also received high approval. Hear a converstation with Ohio Poll director Eric Rademacher.
Columbus, OH – The Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would bring the state into compliance with the new federal Adam Walsh law. But advocates for Ohio's youngest criminals warn lawmakers to be careful not to label some kids as sex offenders for life. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports
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Columbus, OH – Cirque Du Soleil returns to Columbus with Corteo, which runs through June 10th at the Ohio Expo Center under the trademark blue and yellow big top. The Quebec-based company began in 1984 blending cultures and music with artistic and acrobatic disciplines. Artistic director Alison Crawford tells Mike Foley that Corteo explains the story of a clown who imagines his own funeral.
Columbus, OH – 88 years ago, America was both proud and afraid of democracy. Just out of an unprecedented world war and still reeling from a global influenza pandemic, there was labor unrest, race riots, bombs being delivered in the mail, controversial domestic spying programs and attempts to limit free speech. Ohio native Ann Hagedorn has woven together some of the big themes and personal stories of America in 1919 in a new book called "Savage Peace - Hope and Fear in America." Hagedorn tells Alison Holm that 1919 really set the stage for the rest of the century.
Films reviewed: Black Book, 28 Weeks Later, Lucky You
By hosts John DeSando and Clay Lowe with guest critic, Kristin Dreyer Kramer
It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone and Communicator honors.
Drs. Lowe and DeSando were moderator and panelist respectively on TV 25's World Film Classics. Both have been professors, Lowe at Ohio State University and DeSando at Franklin University in Columbus, Ohio.