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4:22 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

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Worth every penny.

"I am as free as Nature first made man,

Ere the base laws of servitude began,

When wild in woods the noble savage ran." John Dryden

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Movie Reviews
3:50 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Crazy Heart

Bridges at his best.

"Petition me no petitions, sir, to-day;

Let other hours be set apart for business.

To-day it is our pleasure to be drunk . . ."

Henry Fielding, Tom Thumb, The Great

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Movie Reviews
1:41 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Leap Year

Missed her legs.

When the lovers finally reconcile and kiss, usually in the last sequence with a romantic backdrop such as the Irish Sea, I'm as happy as the theatergoer next to me. However, after that rush of romance, I need to evaluate the film, and that's where Leap Year leaves me grumpy.

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WCBE Newscasts
12:32 pm
Fri December 18, 2009

Ohio and other states with high execution rates sentencing fewer inmates to death, and travelers in Columbus and other Ohio cities can get traffic and weather updates from Twitter. These stories and more in Friday's noon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Gov. Strickland accepts resignation of State Prisons Director effective end of January. :00

  • Ohio and other states with high execution rates sentencing fewer inmates to death. :45

  • State unemployment rate for November up slightly from October to 10.6 percent. 1:25

  • Travelers in Columbus and other Ohio cities can get traffic and weather updates from Twitter. 2:28

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:08 pm
    Fri December 18, 2009

    State budget compromise that calls for Ohioans to pay more than expected in 2009 taxes cleared the state legislature last night with much debate.

    Columbus, OH – A state budget compromise that calls for Ohioans to pay more than expected in 2009 taxes cleared the state legislature last night. Many Democrats and a few Republicans who supported the bill say it is the best way to fill an $850 million state budget gap.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:00 pm
    Fri December 18, 2009

    Authorities identify woman killed when car plunged into pond Thursday morning, and Cincinnati police officer and US Air Force reservist killed Tuesday in Afghanistan. This and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Authorities identify woman killed when car plunged into pond Thursday morning. :00

  • Cincinnati police officer and US Air Force reservist killed Tuesday in Afghanistan. :21

  • Former Ohio Democratic congressman Jim Trafficant will try to return to Congress. :34

  • High wire acts cut from Cincinnati church program after woman died last year. 1:01

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    Movie Reviews
    11:53 am
    Fri December 18, 2009

    Sherlock Holmes

    Physical and Manic

    Dr. John Watson: Holmes, does your depravity know no bounds?

    Sherlock Holmes: No.

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    Movie Reviews
    10:36 am
    Fri December 18, 2009

    The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus

    Repetitive imagination

    Tony: "Nothing is permanent, not even death."

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    Movie Reviews
    9:42 am
    Fri December 18, 2009

    The Lovely Bones

    Imagination is the key.

    "My name is Salmon, like the fish. First name, Susie. I was fourteen years old when I was murdered on December 6th, 1973. I wasn't gone. I was alive in my own perfect world. But in my heart, I knew it wasn't perfect. My murderer still haunted me. My father had the pieces but he couldn't make them fit. I waited for justice but justice did not come." Susie Salmon (Saoirse Ronan)

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    Cinema Classics
    4:20 pm
    Thu December 17, 2009

    December 17, 2009 Cinema Classics : Christmas 2009

    A Cinema Classic: Christmas 2009

    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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    Movie Reviews
    4:00 pm
    Thu December 17, 2009

    A Single Man

    Mastery of Subtlety

    "Who knows the secrets of the human heart?" The Crying Game

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    It's Movie Time
    1:06 pm
    Thu December 17, 2009

    December 11, 2009 It's Movie Time: Did You Hear About the Morgans?The Road

    Films reviewed: Did You Hear About the Morgans?The Road

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

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:35 pm
    Thu December 17, 2009

    Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has died after sustaining serious injuries yesterday, and the Labor Department reports number of newly laid-off workers jumped by 7,000 last week. These stories and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Florida Attorney General conducting anti-trust investigation of sale of Diebold subsidiary. :00

  • Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry has died after sustaining serious injuries yesterday. :40

  • Labor department reports number of newly laid-off workers jumped by 7,000 last week. 1:47

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce says central Ohio's economy should fare better in 2010. 2:29

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:49 am
    Thu December 17, 2009

    State lawmakers resolve $850 million budget deficit by combining income tax cut delay with pilot project for new construction rules.

    Columbus, OH – State lawmakers have reached a deal to resolve an impasse over a budget deficit by combining Governor Ted Strickland's income tax cut delay with a pilot project for new construction rules. State lawmakers plan to vote today on the deal reached last night that would avert $850 million in budget cuts to school districts. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has details.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:47 am
    Thu December 17, 2009

    State lawmakers resolve budget deficit by combining tax cut delay and new pilot project, and Columbia Gas says prices will drop next month due to reduced demand and increased supply. This and more in Thursday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Washington Court House police investigate murder of elderly man found dead in his home. :00

  • Cincinnati church day care accused of giving children dietary supplement at naptime. :22

  • Ohio Attorney General taking mortgage servicing company to court for profiteering. :53

  • National nonprofit group studying ways to control Ohio's prison population and save money. 2:00

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    WCBE Stories
    10:20 am
    Thu December 17, 2009

    Columbus Chamber of Commerce predicts economy will improve in 2010

    Columbus, Oh – AS THE YEAR COMES TO A CLOSE, THE COLUMBUS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SAYS CENTRAL OHIO'S ECONOMY SHOULD IMPROVE IN 2010. BILL LAFAYETTE IS THE CHAMBER'S VICE PRESIDENT OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS AND ONE OF FOUR CONTIBUTORS TO THE CHAMBER'S ANNUAL BLUE CHIP ECONOMIC FORECAST. LAFAYETTE SAYS WHILE NEXT YEAR'S EMPLOYMENT CHANGE WILL BE SLIGHTLY POSITIVE, IT MASKS AN EMPLOYMENT TURN THAT SHOULD MAKE THE SECOND HALF OF 20-10 THE BEST ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT IN THREE YEARS. OTHER POSITIVE SECTORS NEXT YEAR INCLUDE RETAIL, WHICH LAFAYETTE SAYS CONTINUES CLIMBING BACK WHERE IT NEEDS TO BE.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:49 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Senators approve bill to change out-of-date regulations on telephone and telecommunication companies, but watchdogs worry about consumer protection.

    Columbus, OH – Senators have approved a bill that had been hung up in debate for about five months. It would change old and antiquated regulations on telephone companies. Consumer groups say this bill is better than a previous version, but, as Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports, they're not ready to call it a good plan.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:44 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    National nonprofit studying ways to control Ohio prison population and save money, and Columbus City School board had first reading of rule banning discrimination on basis of sexual orientation. This and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Senate passes bill changing out-of-date telephone and telecommunication company regulations. :00

  • National nonprofit organization studying ways to control Ohio prison population and save money. 2:55

  • Columbus City School board had first reading of rule banning discrimination on basis of sexual orientation. 3:40

  • Gov. Strickland urges Ohio citizens and businesses to make charitable donations. 4:48
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    WCBE Stories
    12:40 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Columbus City School Board votes unanimously to close nine schools at the end of the school year.

    Columbus, OH – After several months of deliberations, the Columbus City School Board votes unanimously to close nine schools at the end of the school year. WCBE's Alison Holm has more.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:36 pm
    Wed December 16, 2009

    Amtrak passenger train struck two high school students crossing the tracks near Toledo, killing one, and Ohio pediatrician awaiting trial on child sex abuse charges released after posting bond for new charges. This and more in Wednesday's noon newsca

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Amtrak passenger train struck two high school students crossing the tracks near Toledo, killing one. :00

  • Ohio pediatrician awaiting trial on sex abuse charges released after posting bond for new charges. :33

  • Columbus pawn shops can now use voluntary online reporting program to track stolen goods. 1:23

  • City of Columbus wants to return environmental grant to clean up proposed casino site. 3:14

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