Columbus, OH – The Kirk family, the scholarship fund founder, Jack Marchbanks, and The Columbus Foundation were pleased to present Robert William Dove, a Columbus City Schools Class of 2009 senior at Northland High School, with an award letter officially recognizing Dove as the first winner of the Rahsaan Roland Kirk Music Scholarship.
Columbus, OH – Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio is taking the old saying about "one man's trash" literally, with yesterday's announcement of newly introduced legislation to encourage using trash to create energy, jobs, and a cleaner environment. Brown made his point by showing up at a central Ohio test project to make the announcement. WCBE's Alison Holm reports.
Columbus, OH – In the wake of this year's tainted peanut butter outbreak that killed more than half a dozen people, including one in Ohio, Congress is poised to approve changes to the Food and Drug Administration. Lawmakers say they want to give the public more confidence in the safety of the food supply. But some people doubt lawmakers will be able to make real change. Julie Grant reports.
Columbus, OH – Retired U.S. army general and former secretary of state Colin Powell formed the group America's Promise to combat the nation's high school dropout rate, which he calls a national catastrophe. The group is holding dropout prevention summits in areas with the worst graduation rates. One of those events takes place Friday and Saturday in Cleveland. Kymberli Hagelberg of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports.