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9:23 am
Fri October 23, 2009

October 23, 2009 It's Movie Time; No Impact Man, Good Hair, Astro Boy

Films reviewed: No Impact Man, Good Hair, Astro Boy


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

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Ohio Public Radio
4:59 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Thousands of Ohioans are already casting absentee ballots on casino issue, but that's not stopping some legislators from proposing alternatives.

Columbus, OH – Less than two weeks before election day, thousands of Ohioans are already casting absentee ballots on the proposal to authorize a gambling casino in the four biggest Ohio cities. But that's not stopping some state legislators from proposing alternatives. The new proposals are drawing fire from supporters of the casino ballot plan, State Issue 3. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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WCBE Newscasts
4:54 pm
Thu October 22, 2009

Coroner is investigating death of a northeast Ohio cheerleader who collapsed at practice and died, and a biochemist hired as top aide for the Ohio Department of Health had history of sexual harassment. This and more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Coroner investigates death of a northeast Ohio cheerleader who collapsed at practice and died. :00

  • Biochemist hired as top aide for the Ohio Department of Health had history of sexual harassment. :23

  • Ohioans already casting absentee ballots on casino issue while alternatives are being introduced. 1:05

  • Program to give down payment aid to Ohio's college graduates is similar to aid already available. 4:22
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    Ohio Public Radio
    1:52 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Former Ohio State quarterback with history of gambling problems says casino issue is bad for the state.

    Columbus, OH – Former Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter says Issue 3 is bad for the state. Schlichter, whose pro career was derailed by a gambling addiction, says he wants Ohioans to consider how the state will handle an increase in crime and addictions if the casinos are built. Schlichter spent 10 years in prison for gambling-related crimes and says it's probably inevitable Ohio will someday have gambling. But he believes the current proposal would enrich a few at the expense of the state. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:45 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Huron County teenagers forced to sleep in cages will sue adoptive parents and caseworkers, and the Columbus Chamber of Commerce announces opposition to State Issue 3 on Ohio casinos. These stories and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Huron County teenagers forced to sleep in cages will sue adoptive parents and caseworkers. :00

  • Attorney for Dayton woman accused of killing her baby asks appeals court for a third trial. :37

  • Columbus Chamber of Commerce announces opposition to state issue on Ohio casinos. 1:09

  • Former OSU quarterback with history of gambling problems also speaks in opposition of Issue 3. 1:31

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    WCBE Stories
    1:20 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Columbus city leaders draft legislation to clean up vacant homes and protect neighborhood property values.

    Columbus, OH – The federal government says Columbus has more than 53,000 vacant homes. City leaders have drafted legislation to help clean up the properties that attract arsonists, thieves, squatters and drug dealers, and threaten neighborhood property values. Jim Letizia reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    1:04 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Fight over Ohio casinos and Issue 3 creates unusual political bedfellows.

    Columbus, OH – The fight over State Issue 3--the November ballot measure authorizing the construction of gambling casinos in Columbus and three other cities--has created some strange political bedfellows. A West Virginia casino and Ohio church leaders who oppose all gambling expansions are opposing Issue 3. And the fight has caused some rifts betwen longtime allies on the political left, as some support it while others lambaste it. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:55 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Ohio House approves proposal to delay cut in state income tax.

    Columbus, OH – The Democratically-controlled Ohio House has approved a proposal to delay this year's 4.2% cut in the state income tax for two years. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    Cinema Classics
    12:52 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    October 22 & 24, 2009 Cinema Classics: Ourselves as Critics

    Johnny DiLoretto & John DeSando

    A Cinema Classic: Ourselves as Critics

    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
    12:48 pm
    Thu October 22, 2009

    Labor Department reports unemployment fell in Ohio while rising in 23 other states, and Columbus officials schedule free H1N1 vaccinations for pregnant women this weekend. This and more in Thursday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Report shows unemployment rose in 23 states last month, but fell in 19, including Ohio. :00

  • Ohio House of Representatives approve proposal to delay income tax cut. :31

  • Columbus officials schedule free H1N1 vaccinations for pregnant women this weekend. 2:13

  • Canal Winchester man sentenced to serve 62 years for rapes and robberies. 3:45

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    Movie Reviews
    3:21 pm
    Mon October 19, 2009

    The Fourth Kind

    Confounding

    I've just had a close encounter of the fifth kind?a factual thriller about alien abduction that is actually boring. The Fourth Kind is the kind of film that makes UFO theory appear downright dumb when in fact some academics want to believe, Erik von Daniken is always interesting, and a few of us have witnessed.

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    Movie Reviews
    9:43 am
    Sat October 17, 2009

    Coco Before Chanel

    Glorious Independence

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    Movie Reviews
    10:25 am
    Fri October 16, 2009

    A Serious Man

    A Guilty Pleasure

    "Man that is born of a woman is of few days, and full of trouble." Book of Job

    The Coen Bros.' Larry Gopnik (Michael Stuhlbarg) has a life "full of trouble" in A Serious Man: His wife wants a divorce, his son cares only about the quality of F Troop TV reception, a favorable tenure decision is not certain, and the rabbis he seeks counsel from are distant and taciturn, at times offering only bromides to help Larry cope.

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    Movie Reviews
    9:40 am
    Fri October 16, 2009

    Yoo--Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg

    "Yoo-Hoo, Mrs. Goldberg"

    Radio and TV History Lesson

    When is a Jewish mother not a Jewish Mother? When she doesn't act just like Molly Goldberg, the heroine of a popular radio and television comedy, The Goldbergs, in the first half of the 20th century. Aviva Kempner's informative documentary about the life of Gertrude Berg, who played Molly, is more a survey of radio and TV culture at that time than an insightful probe into the life of one of broadcasting's pioneer women.

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    Movie Reviews
    4:55 pm
    Thu October 15, 2009

    Good Hair

    Hirsute Hoopla

    "Even a single hair casts its shadow." Publius Syrus (42 B. C.)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    5:05 pm
    Wed October 14, 2009

    Ohio Supreme Court issues $6.4 million fine for companies illegally practicing law, and state officials inform unions that Ohio prisons will lay off 41 employees. This and more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio Supreme Court issues $6.4 million fine for companies illegally practicing law. :00

  • State officials inform unions that Ohio prisons will lay off 41 employees. :47

  • State legislator proposes new ballot issue to authorize a lot more casinos. 1:23

  • Federal regulators scold Proctor and Gamble for adding vitamin C to cold remedies. 3:09

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    Movie Reviews
    3:54 pm
    Wed October 14, 2009

    No Impact Man

    Honest manipulation?

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:08 pm
    Wed October 14, 2009

    Florida judge will order runaway teen to return to Ohio after court found no credible threats, and Ohio state auditor finds $3.7 million in questionable spending after delay for necessary documents. This and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus – Stories include:

  • Florida judge will order runaway teen to return to Ohio after court found no evidence of credible threats. :00

  • State auditor finds $3.7 million in questionable spending after long delay for necessary documents. :39

  • Indiana submits $3 billion request for stimulus money to build Chicago-Cleveland train service. 1:46

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