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10:40 am
Sun March 29, 2009

Green Tip 19 - Plugging The Leaks

Hocking Hills, OH –

With the temperatures dropping, cold air trying to seep into our buildings, and our money quickly evaporating due to rising costs, it's time to plug the leaks. Finding and sealing the leaky areas in your home or business to conserve energy can help to slow down the leak in your wallet as well. Most Americans could use this right now.

There are several simple steps that most people can do to literally plug the leaks in their homes and businesses to reduce energy consumption.

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10:07 am
Sun March 29, 2009

Green Tip 18 - Enough of The Stuff, Already

Hocking Hills, OH –

Free stuff is on the loose and on the rise! It's bad for the environment, your health and the bottom line. From junk mail to organizations you support to school fundraisers to school/community carnivals to fast food restaurants to financial institutions to foundations to libraries and so on, cheaply made and/or excessive stuff (usually plastic junk) is being offered, sent and forced upon most Americans on nearly a daily basis. Help! Free stuff overload!

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9:55 am
Sun March 29, 2009

Green Tip 17 - Carbon Offsets

Hocking Hills, OH –

For the past sixteen weeks I have been writing green tips to encourage and help people from all shades of green to be more green. These tips have been aimed at the "new to green" to the "doing some green" to the "established green". From the beginning I indicated that these tips would be simple and easy, tips that can be implemented by almost anyone. Many of these tips don't cost any money, but in fact save your money, someone else's money and most importantly, save the environment.

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It's Movie Time
12:09 pm
Sat March 28, 2009

March 27, 2009 It's Movie Time: Knowing and I Love You, Man

Films reviewed: Knowing and I Love You, Man

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

Listen to On the Marquee, our weekly podcast about new releases on the screen and DVD:

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WCBE Newscasts
11:41 am
Fri March 27, 2009

Sentencing scheduled today for two former executives convicted in a $1.9 billion corporate fraud scheme--and--Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson endorses proposed ban on text messaging while driving in the city. Those stories plus many more in this newsca

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal appeals court panel rejects Ohio Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich's effort to scrap Texas Democratic party's loyalty oath - 1:44

  • Former Ohio attorney general Marc Dann says he doesn't believe he committed any crimes - 2:16

  • Federal reserve official says the economy this year may be starting out as bad as last year's ended - 4:11

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:38 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    149 Ohio infrastructure projects to be funded with stimulus

    Columbus – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says 149 infrastructure projects in the state will be fully or partially funded by federal economic stimulus money. Columbus projects include the $14 million widening of an access road at Rickenbacker Airport, a $25 million upgrade of Parsons and Livingston Avenues as part of the expansion of Children's Hospital, a $300,000 rehabilitation of the Camp Chase Railroad Bridge, and a $5.5 million conversion of Front Street into a two-way street. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:31 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    Hocking County man finds creative use for chainsaw

    Columbus, OH – A 34 year-old Hocking County man makes a living by using his chainsaw to create art. Fred Kight of member station WOUB in Athens stopped by the man's outdoor studio-gallery on U.S. 33 north of Nelsonville

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:52 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    Columbus judge sentences former executive of Dublin-based National Century Financial Enterprises to 25 years in prison--and--city of Columbus agrees to reopen four of the city's closed recreation centers. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police charge Dublin man with inducing panic for an alleged 3 phone calls to a Columbus Blue Jackets goalie - :39

  • President Obama plans to announce new aid package for General Motors and Chrysler in the coming days - 1:46

  • Cuyahoga County Commissison President says a judge will name a replacement for county sheriff, one day after previous sheriff's office was raided - 3:11

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    Cinema Classics
    1:08 pm
    Thu March 26, 2009

    March 26 , 2009 Cinema Classics Transportation

    A Cinema Classic: Transportation

    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
    4:58 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    Thursday afternoon news

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio man sentenced for plotting school yard atttack

  • State bill to ban "sexting" proposed :41

  • Cleveland mayor wants fine for texting and driving 1:21

  • Former Ohio AG Marc Dann speaks out 1:48

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    WCBE Stories
    12:47 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    New study compares cities' business environments

    Columbus, OH – Competition among cities for business, jobs and a skilled workforce is heating up. According to the latest benchmarking report released by Community Research Partners, Columbus is holding its own but definitely needs some improvement. Alison Holm reports.

    To read the full report, visit:
    http://www.communityresearchpartners.org/14651.cfm?action=detail&id=131

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:45 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    U.S. Labor Department says number of people continuing to claim unemployment benefits set a record for the 9th straight week. That story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH –

  • Ohio House Speaker Budish says lawmakers may consider allowing oil drilling in state parks as a new revenue source - :35

  • Conservation group urges Ohio and other states to ban trapping wild turtles in ponds and streams - 1:04

  • Group of 100 organizations wants the federal government to release a 20 year-old report on dioxins - 1:42

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:41 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    Private group responsible for Governor Strickland's school funding calculations is not required to make their work public--and--the E.P.A. says it will take a closer look at 150-200 coal mine permits under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio Secretary of State will not accept Franklin County Democratic Party's recommendation for party director - 1:57

  • Cargo shipper DHL is in talks again at its freight hub in Wilmington - 3:31

  • Ohio Insurance Institue says Ohioans suffered well over $1 billion in property losses from two severe windstorms - 4:03

  • Cleveland City Council approves new ward boundaries, eliminating two wards - 4:51

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    WCBE Stories
    12:31 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    Blue Jackets keeping their cool amidst winning season

    Columbus, OH – Despite an overtime loss in Tampa Bay Tuesday night, the Columbus Blue Jackets are poised to make the playoffs for the first time in franchise history. But as Alison Holm reports, the man most responsible for the turnaround is keeping things low-key

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:10 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    Tax credits benefit energy efficient home improvement

    Columbus, OH – Federal tax credits have been extended and expanded for those who wish to make their homes more energy efficient. Ronnie Kweller of the Alliance to Save Energy talks about it with the Environment Report's Lester Graham

    On The Marquee
    4:43 pm
    Wed March 25, 2009

    March 27, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Monsters vs. Aliens, 12 Rounds, and The Haunting in Connecticut, New DVDs Bolt, Quantum of Solace, and Secrets of the Furious Five, and More

    On the Marquee is a weekly podcast, highlighting the week's movie releases?both in theaters and on DVD.

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    Movie Reviews
    4:02 pm
    Wed March 25, 2009

    Timecrimes

    Thrilling and Thoughtful

    "Time is a storm in which we are all lost." William Carlos Williams

    "Time flies around here," says Hector's (Karra Elejalde) girl friend

    before time gets warped maliciously when he goes back in a time machine

    for about an hour. The ironic statement could as well apply to this

    intelligent sci fi that actually tries to show what confusion will

    reign if we ever do time travel.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:49 am
    Wed March 25, 2009

    Columbus police investigate fatal shooting at a gas station and Ohio legislators consider computer system for police to quickly check whether a vehicle is insured. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • Diebold CFO steps down

  • Study finds foreclosures increasing in smaller Ohio cities

  • Cleveland City Council approves ward changes

  • Lawmakers could perform marriage ceremonies under proposal

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:41 am
    Wed March 25, 2009

    Authorities investigate fatal shooting in Whitehall and lawmakers debate a budget for education. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • NCR plans job cuts, bonus adjustments

  • Police in Miami release report on Donte Stallworth's accident

  • General Electric deal with China to help Cincinnati

  • Lawmakers question delayed implementation of renewable energy rules

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    Movie Reviews
    2:30 pm
    Tue March 24, 2009

    The Great Buck Howard

    Not Great . . .


    The Great Buck Howard is not a great movie, but it is sometimes a sweet movie. Deliberately pushing the nostalgia button, the film bathes in the lost star power of a once famous "mentalist" Buck Howard (John Malkovich), who best represents the simple days of magicians like the Amazing Kreskin (the inspiration for Buck's character). As with Kreskin, Buck once delighted the late night shows, Vegas venues, and small towns such as Akron, Ohio.

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