Columbus, OH – Ohio's delegation to the Democratic National Convention did not get a chance to announce how it voted for President yesterday, but the delegates were happy about it. From member station WKSU in Kent, Kevin Niedermier reports.
"He's caught between traditional Islam and the West." About "traitor" Samir Horn
Traitor is no traitor to the thriller genre: Traces abound of the Jason Bourne series and Traffic to cite two different nail biters that rely on quick-cutting international intrigue and vulnerable but intrepid heroes (An operative says, "Terrorism is theatre, and theatre is always performed for an audience").
Columbus, OH – Ohio's poverty rate and other economic indicators improved a bit last year, but low-income Ohioans are still doing worse than they were in 2001, when the last recession hit its peak. That's the analysis from an advocacy group for the poor--a group that bases its analysis on newly released figures from the U.S. Census Bureau. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.
Columbus, OH – Cuyahoga Community College is ready for students who are unable or do not wish to spend their days on campus. Kymberli Hagelberg of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports on some of the high tech educational tools the Northeast Ohio schools will use to serve distance learners.
Columbus, OH – It's Bill Clinton's turn to take the stage at the Democratic National Convention. Tonight's theme focuses on national security, but Clinton's speech is expected to be more wide-ranging. We's expected to launch attacks on Republican presidential candidate John McCain and the Bush administration, especially over the current state of the economy as compared to 2001. Joe Biden also speaks tonight. Last night, Ohio governor Ted Strickland talked forclosures and possible job losses in Wilmington in his convention speech.
Anyone who attempts to piggyback on Shakespeare's and arguably the world's most renowned drama, Hamlet, better be sharp. Director/co-writer Andrew Fleming doesn't meet the daunting expectation, nor does his star, Steve Coogan, who just didn't elicit sympathy as the hero, even though I was favorably predisposed. Allusions to Dead Poets Society and Mr. Holland's Opus abound, but similar to Hamlet, serve to highlight Hamlet 2's deficiencies.
Columbus, OH – The Bush administration is proposing to eliminate a requirement for independent review of major federal projects like highways, bridges, or dams. Environmentalists say that will weaken the Endangered Species Act. Lester Graham reports.
Columbus, OH – Poll numbers from the Associated Press show republican presidential candidate John McCain's appeal to so-called low information voters is working. AP says whites without a college degree back McCain by strong margins in Ohio. The race: whites overall back McCain by 11 points, while Democrat Barack Obama enjoys a 14 point lead over McCain among Ohio women. Independents, white Catholics, and white women are closely divided between the two. Overall, AP says Obama and McCain are in a virtual tie in Ohio.
Columbus, OH – Controversy continues to swirl around some petition circulators on the streets. We're talking about the ones who are helping Ohio's payday loan stores mount a ballot initiative that could eventually let them keep charging a much higher interest rate than a new state law would allow. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the latest.
Columbus, OH – A conservative think tank that opposes gambling says it suspects the backers of a ballot issue to build a huge casino in southwest Ohio are working on a sneaky plan to break the promises they're making to voters - that the casino will share hundreds of millions in tax revenue with all 88 counties. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.