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WCBE Newscasts
12:24 pm
Wed June 10, 2009

U.S. Senate banking committee attempts to track taxpayer money in GM and Chrysler bailout, plus more in this afternoon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • State and federal leaders see green energy jobs as one way out of the recession - 1:27

  • Ethanol dispute among congressional Democrats may delay passage on global climate change bill - 2:12

  • Ohio Senate version of two-year state budget views garbage and old tires as renewable energy sources - 3:10

  • New study shows wind speeds appear to be dropping across the U.S.- 3:52

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    WCBE Stories
    11:51 am
    Wed June 10, 2009

    Opposing sides speak up on income tax issue

    Columbus, OH – Several union and neighborhood leaders joined Columbus city officials yesterday to support a municipal income tax increase. Issue one on the August 4th ballot would raise the city's income tax from 2% to 2.5%. Two groups have formed with hopes of defeating the measure. Mike Foley reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:43 am
    Wed June 10, 2009

    Bond set at $150 million for man arrested at a traffic stop with $4 million in heroin. That story plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Lancaster city council and local fraternal order of police approve a new 3-year contract - :32

  • Several union and neighborhood leaders join Columbus officials in supporting an income tax increase - 1:02

  • GM will add up to four weeks to the temporary closures of seven assembly plants - 5:13

  • U.S. Supreme Court clears the way for sale of Chrysler assets - 5:34

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:40 am
    Wed June 10, 2009

    Lawmakers discuss self-sacrificing cuts

    Columbus, OH – Many state employees have been laid off in recent months and many more have been asked to take unpaid furlough days to help save money amid the state's budget crunch. Some lawmakers think more cuts are in order. But what they want to cut might come as a surprise. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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    Cinema Classics
    11:37 am
    Wed June 10, 2009

    June 11, 2009 Cinema Classics: Michael Caine

    A Cinema Classic: Michael Caine

    Cinema Classics discusses great movies then and now. From films, genres, directors, and actors to everything else in between, the hosts don't always agree, but they are always fun and informative.

    Cinema Classics is regularly broadcast at 8:01 pm Thursday and 2:01 pm Saturday on WCBE 90.5 FM and streaming at WCBE.org.


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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:27 pm
    Tue June 9, 2009

    OSU reports a probably case of bacterial meningitis--and--U.S. House Minority Leader John Boehner says Democrats' plan to import terrorists into America has begun, plus more in this afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Democrats use Republican arguments in pushing President Obama's Cap and Trade program - 1:48

  • A West Virginia University program researching coal gets $733,000 federal dollars to help companies cut consumption - 3:57

  • Ohio Secretary of State Brunner orders utility records of Republican state senator Jon Husted - 4:44

  • New "Cut It Out" program teaches hair stylists to spot victims of domestic abuse - 5:40

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:22 am
    Tue June 9, 2009

    President Obama says it will take considerable time to escape recession--and--Ohio E.P.A. says city of Columbus may receive $5 million unexpected federal stimulus dollars for municipal sewer repairs, plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police say they seized $4 million worth of heroin during a traffic stop - 4:11

  • U.S. Supreme Court agrees with Obama administration in refusing to review policy barring gays and lesbians from serving openly in military - 5:29

  • Franklin County health officials confirm two more cases of H-1-N-1 - 6:31

  • Chrysler dealers opposed to the automaker's plan to terminate 789 dealers head back to court - 7:17

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:18 am
    Tue June 9, 2009

    Blue collar workers voice concern about "green collar" jobs

    Columbus, OH – At the heart of President Obama's economic recovery plan is the promise of new "green-collar" jobs. Ohio workers concerned about being laid-off from their blue collar jobs are wondering what those new positions will look like. Julie Grant reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:36 pm
    Mon June 8, 2009

    Goodyear and the United Steelworkers of America begin national contract talks--and--Republican state auditor Mary Taylor launches website to track how and where stimulus dollars are spent, plus more in this afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Business at statehouse slows to standstill as budget dominates talks - 2:06

  • Oil prices and gasoline prices climb to new highs this year - 3:28

  • Ohio attempts to save money in recession by dropping meal services to some prison inmates - 4:35

  • Unusual "electrofishing" technique demostrates improved quality of Cuyahoga River - 5:51

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:56 am
    Mon June 8, 2009

    Ohio Secretary of State Brunner says she will investigate possible federal regulations violations from staff--and--Ohio lawmakers prepare for gay rights issues, prison overcoming, and a new state budget this week, plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Tiger Woods wins the Memorial on last two holes - 4:01

  • Catholic priest in Ohio removed from position amid sexual abuse allegation - 5:22

  • Specialized courts help reduce drunk driver repeat offenses - 6:00

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base offers virtual-reality shooting exercises for military noncombat personnel - 7:58

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    Movie Reviews
    12:40 pm
    Sat June 6, 2009

    Garrison Keillor: The Man on the Radio Iin the Red Shoes

    Garrison Keillor in those shoes

    Entertaining and pleasant if not insightful

    "As we say in Lake Wobegon, 'It could have been worse.'" Garrison Keillor

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    It's Movie Time
    3:04 pm
    Fri June 5, 2009

    June 5, 2009 It's Movie Time: Goodbye Solo, The Hangover, My Life in Ruins

    Films reviewed: Goodbye Solo, The Hangover, My Life in Ruins


    It's Movie Time has won numerous national awards including Silver Microphone, Communicator, and LA Press Club honors.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:35 pm
    Fri June 5, 2009

    Huron County couple convicted of forcing adopted children to sleep in cages files an appeal--and--backers of casino plan claim a victory in a Youngstown Court fight today, plus more in this afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • President Obama visits Buchenwald concentration camp in international trip - 2:27

  • Study co-authored in Ohio show more Americans who get sick go broke - 4:21

  • Governor Strickland continues tour of Ohio to drum up support for his education plan - 6:06

  • Columbus Schools' Gene Harris says developments in the K-12 guiding program are long overdue - 6:53

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:34 am
    Fri June 5, 2009

    President Obama's speech in Egypt gets high marks from some Ohio Muslims--and--state health care officials find another local case of H-1-N-1, plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • OSU bans all gifts to medical center staff - 3:01

  • Chrysler's attempt to sell a majority of its assets to a group led by Italy's Fiat heads to federal appeals court - 3:54

  • Fourteen Chrysler dealers tout their sales record, questioning why they were selected for termination - 4:39

  • Ohio may get an economic boost with government-backed lithium ion battery materials production - 6:55

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:25 am
    Fri June 5, 2009

    What Would God Do?

    Columbus, OH – What would God do? That's a question being asked by backers of social welfare programs who say more state money is needed to serve the poorest, oldest, and youngest citizens among us. Some state lawmakers reject the message, saying God does not take sides on tax issues. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.

    10:44 pm
    Thu June 4, 2009

    Green Tip 53--Unwanted Hitchhikers

    Hocking Hills, OH –

    The temperatures are rising. People and their pets are happy to be outdoors more soaking up the sun's rays. Some really lucky pets live in the country or go on trips to the country and run free in the fresher air.

    Although your pets might be having more fun in the sun, rising temperatures and more outdoor exposure is the perfect way for your best friend to pick up unwanted hitchhikers fleas and ticks. Adult fleas thrive at temperatures between 66-84 degrees Fahrenheit and humidity between 70-90%. Ticks show up when it's hot too.

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    10:38 pm
    Thu June 4, 2009

    Green Tip 52--Fido, Fluffy and Fritz

    Hocking Hills, OH –

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    10:27 pm
    Thu June 4, 2009

    Green Tip 45--Acedia-Why Bother?

    Hocking Hills, OH –

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    10:22 pm
    Thu June 4, 2009

    Green Tip 44--An Ounce of Prevention

    Hocking Hills, OH –

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    10:13 pm
    Thu June 4, 2009

    Green Tip 43--Passing The Green Torch

    Hocking Hills, OH –
    Many families are in the process of planning spring and summer vacations. Parents are discussing how to fill up this wonderful free time. Some people will fill their children's schedules to the brim being involved in multiple and various types of structured day camps or week camps. There are so many choices from sports to theater to art to nature. Other parents will just hang loose and flow with the wind, not involving their children in any structured events. I have always tried to strike a balance between structure and free time.

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