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Ohio Public Radio
12:03 pm
Thu December 10, 2009

Ohio Senate approves election law changes to improve 2010 voting process.

Columbus, OH – The Republican-controlled Ohio senate has voted along party lines to approve wide-ranging changes to election laws designed to improve the voting process in time for 2010. The bill is different than one approved by the Democratically-controlled Ohio house last week, and the two chambers hope to agree on a compromise in time for next year's election. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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WCBE Newscasts
11:57 am
Thu December 10, 2009

Gov. Strickland's advisers say Ohio's economy is stable but recovering slowly, and the Ohio Senate votes along party lines to approve election law changes for 2010. These stories and more in Thursday's morning newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Gov. Strickland's advisers say Ohio's economy is stable but recovering slowly. :00

  • Ohio Senate votes along party lines to approve election law changes for 2010. :36

  • Cleveland mayor appoints commission to review police policies for missing persons. 3:05

  • GM replaces Chevrolet brand manager as part of shakeup of top management. 3:40

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    Cinema Classics
    9:05 am
    Thu December 10, 2009

    December 10, 2009 Cinema Classics : Alec Baldwin

    A Cinema Classic: Alec Baldwin

    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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    Ohio Public Radio
    4:43 pm
    Wed December 9, 2009

    Gov. Strickland's tough re-election bid gets tougher as Green Party activist announces candidacy.

    Columbus, OH – Polls show Democratic governor Ted Strickland facing a tough re-election bid against Republican John Kasich. And now, Strickland is facing a challenge on his left flank. A Green Party activist has announced he's running for governor. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:40 pm
    Wed December 9, 2009

    Cleveland sex offender charged with killing 11 women lets police fence off house to preserve evidence, and the Center for Disease Control underestimated number of new HIV infections by as much as 40%. This and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Cleveland sex offender charged with killing 11 women lets police fence off house to preserve evidence. :00

  • Center for Disease Control underestimated number of new HIV infections by as much as 40%. :40

  • Opponent of Ohio congressional candidate accuses him of plagiarizing newspaper column. 3:22

  • Gov. Strickland's re-election bid gets tougher with Green Party activist announcing candidacy. 4:00
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    Movie Reviews
    3:03 pm
    Wed December 9, 2009

    The Princess and the Frog

    "A heckuva a job."

    "You've done a helckuva job, Brownie." George W. Bush


    New Orleans as the site of Hurricane Katrina's wrath has yet to be a "helluva" reclamation, even under Obama. But give Disney Studios a chance to catch the early 20th century charm of the city, and you have a superior fairy tale that recalls the city's glamour as it must have been before its date with Katrina.

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    Movie Reviews
    3:03 pm
    Wed December 9, 2009

    Up in the Air

    Slick and Modern


    "The slower we move the faster we die. Make no mistake, moving is living. Some animals were meant to carry each other to live symbiotically over a lifetime. Star crossed lovers, monogamous swans. We are not swans. We are sharks." Ryan Bingham

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:26 pm
    Wed December 9, 2009

    Federal authorities in Columbus charge 11 in scheme to arrange sham marriages, and Ohio residents with Swiss bank accounts have three months to pay taxes on the cash. This and more in Wednesday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal authorities in Columbus charge 11 in scheme to arrange sham marriages. :00

  • Steady flow of new immigrants provides late-decade population boost to major cities. :40

  • Ohio residents with Swiss bank accounts have three months to pay taxes on the cash. 1:12

  • Federal judge says Ohio inmate fighting execution may not have valid appeal claim. 3:06

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:42 am
    Wed December 9, 2009

    Some Ohio lawmakers call for lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers over Asian Carp invasion.

    Columbus, OH – A voracious type of invasive fish, the Asian Carp, has been making its way up the Illinois River, and Ohio legislators and environmentalists are worried the carp could eventually get into Lake Eries and kill off all the other fish in the lake. That's why some Ohio lawmakers are calling for a lawsuit against the Army Corps of Engineers. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the details.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:36 am
    Wed December 9, 2009

    Columbus City Council objects to liquor license renewals for 13 bars and carryouts, and Caterpillar Logistics will open parts distribution center in southwest Ohio, employing 500-600 people. These stories and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus City Council votes to object to liquor license renewals for 13 bars and carryouts. :00

  • Cleveland residents will be charged $8/month for trash collection to help plug budget hole. 1:59

  • Caterpillar Logistics will open parts distribution center in southwest Ohio, employing 500-600. 2:32

  • Some Ohio lawmakers call for lawsuit against Army Corps of Engineers over Asian Carp problem. 2:48

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    Movie Reviews
    9:17 am
    Wed December 9, 2009

    The Road

    Bleaker than the novel!

    "We are not gonna quit. We are gonna survive this." The Man

    Survival is the ultimate motif of the Cormack McCarthy Pulitzer The Road. And so too is the film adaptation, faithful to the original while adding what McCarthy can't?the actualization of a landscape barren of life and humans barren of humanity. Then again, the film's failure is being even bleaker than the source, a testimony to the power of the imagination.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:36 pm
    Tue December 8, 2009

    Ohio conducts first 1-drug execution in the United States--and--Hilliard city officials say plans proceed to study creation of "quiet zone" for trains, plus more in this Tuesday afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio conducts first 1-drug execution in the United States :00

  • Hilliard city officials say plans proceed to study creation of "quiet zone" for trains :37

  • Cleveland City Council approves $8 fee per month of trash collection 2:22

  • Ohioans whose unemployment benefits have expired maywait until December 23rd for extended benefits 2:53

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    WCBE Stories
    11:28 am
    Tue December 8, 2009

    Columbus City Council approves funds for meter revenue

    Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council last night approved legislation creating two new funds to hold the money collected from a newly enacted increase in parking meter rates. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:25 am
    Tue December 8, 2009

    Owner of Columbus nightclub to quietly honor anniversary of guitarist's death--and--Cincinnati court refuses to delay execution of condemned killer, plus more in this Tuesday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Owner of Columbus nightclub to quietly honor anniversary of guitarist's death :00

  • Cincinnati court refuses to delay execution of condemned killer :35

  • U.S. E.P.A. takes major step toward regulating greenhouse gases 1:46

  • Columbus man pleads guilty to shooting someone he tried to rob at a north side motel 3:35

  • Governor Strickland expands eligibility for unemployment compensation 4:04

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:10 am
    Tue December 8, 2009

    State income tax debate continues

    Columbus, OH – The fate of this year's 4.2% state income tax cut remains in legislative limbo. The Ohio House has approved a two-year delay, but a key swing group of Republicans who control the Ohio Senate say they won't go along, unless they get changes in the way construction projects are handled at state universities. Minority Senate Democrats insist they won't go along with that. The impasse was obvious Monday as the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on proposed construction reforms. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    On The Marquee
    12:48 pm
    Fri December 4, 2009

    December 6, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Everybody's Fine and Armored, New DVDs Terminator Salvation and Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian, and More

    On the Marquee highlights the week's movie releases?both in theaters and on DVD and Blu-ray. It airs on WCBE every Sunday morning at 9:01.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:26 pm
    Fri December 4, 2009

    Wife of soldier accused of killing two colleages says he came back from Iraq a violent man, and Columbus health officials say two new H1N1 vaccination clinics will be open to all healthcare workers. This and more in Friday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Wife of soldier accused of killing two colleages says he came back from Iraq a violent man. :00

  • John Rosenberger expected to be appointed to seek new lease of Nationwide Arena by Blue Jackets. :41

  • Columbus health officials say new H1N1 vaccination clinics will be open to all healthcare workers. 1:19

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:13 pm
    Fri December 4, 2009

    The impasse in the Ohio legislature over how to fill a projected $851 million state budget gap continues, with no end in sight.

    Columbus, OH – The impasse in the Ohio legislature over how to fill a projected $851 million state budget gap continues, with no end in sight. Some majority Republicans in the Ohio Senate have agreed to go along with a plan by Democrats to delay this year's 4.2% state income tax cut. The Republicans are asking for changes in rules for state university building projects. The Democrats don't like that idea. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:58 am
    Fri December 4, 2009

    Chillicothe man pleads guilty to plotting to run a sex and drug trafficking business, and parents of Cincinnati teen who committed suicide are suing her school. This and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Chillicothe man pleads guilty to plotting to run sex and drug trafficking business. :00

  • Parents of Cincinnati teen who committed suicide are suing her school. :25

  • Toys "R" Us computer glitch caused some Black Friday buyers to be charged twice. 1:21

  • Fewer lead contamination toy recalls this year and tougher laws about lead limits. 1:58

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