Columbus, OH – State lawmakers return from their summer recess in September. Most lawmakers have been spending the break at home, fundraising and gearing up for the fall elections. But one state representative has been part of the U.S. military campaign in the Middle East. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler spoke with him via satellite from Iraq.
Columbus, OH – Ohio State University says head football coach Jim Tressel has agreed to what the school calls "contract revisions" that will make him the highest paid coach in the Big Ten. Mike Foley reports.
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.