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Ohio Public Radio
1:23 pm
Fri November 20, 2009

Proposed state law cracks down on "wage theft" to keep companies from short-changing workers on pay.

Columbus, OH – Some Ohio companies occasionally short-change their workers on pay. Critics call that "wage theft" and are proposing a new state law to crack down on the practice. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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WCBE Newscasts
1:03 pm
Fri November 20, 2009

Cincinnati appeals court hears argument this afternoon against lethal injection of convicted killer, and the Ohio unemployment rate rises for first time in three months, up to 10.5% in October. These stories and more in Friday's noon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Cincinnati appeals court hears argument this afternoon against lethal injection of convicted killer. :00

  • Ohio Attorney General sues credit rating agencies saying they gave unjustifiably high ratings for a fee. :38

  • Ohio unemployment rate rises for first time in three months, up to 10.5% in October. 1:19

  • Critics of "wage theft" propose new state law to prevent short-changing workers on pay. 2:00

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    It's Movie Time
    12:51 pm
    Fri November 20, 2009

    November 13, 2009 It's Movie Time; New Moon, Precious

    Films reviewed: New Moon, Precious

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

    Be sure to listen on Sunday mornings at 9:01 to On the Marquee, John and Kristin's weekly broadcast covering the latest movie releases, both on the screen and on DVD and Blu-ray.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:28 pm
    Fri November 20, 2009

    New mortgage data shows one in every six and a half Ohio home loans is behind or in foreclosure, and NASA says space shuttle Atlantis has been declared free of worrisome launch damage. These stories and more in Friday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • New mortgage data shows one in every six and a half Ohio home loans is behind or in foreclosure. :00

  • Wife of former NFL and OSU star died yesterday in Columbus after lengthy battle with breast cancer. 1:38

  • NASA says space shuttle Atlantis has been declared free of worrisome launch damage. 2:06

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    On The Marquee
    10:01 am
    Fri November 20, 2009

    November 22, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases New Moon and The Blind Side, New DVDs Star Trek and Bruno, 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.

    For more updates and reviews, become a fan on Facebook.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:40 pm
    Thu November 19, 2009

    Health officials say flu outbreaks peaked in Ohio in mid-October and declined since, and Ohio is one of the states least helped by President Obama's plan to help borrowers in trouble. These stories and more in Thursday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Health officials say flu, including Swine Flu, peaked in Ohio in mid-October and declined since. :00

  • Proctor & Gamble recalls 120,000 bottles of Vicks nasal spray after finding bacteria in some samples. :37

  • Ohio is one of the states least helped by President Obama's plan to help borrowers in trouble. 1:16

  • Mother of Cincinnati man fatally shot Tuesday by police says she considers his death a suicide. 5:05
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    Movie Reviews
    4:19 pm
    Thu November 19, 2009

    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Sartre and Satire

    Fantastic Mr. Fox is acclaimed director Wes Anderson's first animation, specifically stop-motion, and it's, well, fantastic.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:25 pm
    Thu November 19, 2009

    Prosecutors proceed with rape and kidnapping charges against man living in home where 11 bodies were found, and Ohio airports report no major problems following this morning's FAA computer glitch. This and more in Thursday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Cleveland prosecutors proceed with rape and kidnapping charges against convicted sex offender. :00

  • Ohio airports report no major problems following this morning's FAA computer glitch. :37

  • Number of new unemployment claims was unchanged last week, while continuing claims declined. 1:22

  • Government watchdog says White House was too quick to take credit for saving jobs. 2:02

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:20 pm
    Thu November 19, 2009

    Columbus police officer shot and wounded man wanted on several felony warrants last night, and astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis make first spacewalk this morning. These stories and more in Thursday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police officer shot and wounded man wanted on several felony warrants last night. :00

  • Columbus police lieutenant facing speeding and drunken driving charges. :32

  • Astronauts aboard space shuttle Atlantis make first spacewalk this morning. :56

  • Cleveland police say no additional bodies were found during search of sex offender's home. 1:35

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    Cinema Classics
    9:19 am
    Thu November 19, 2009

    November 19 & 21 2009 Cinema Classic: 1962

    A Cinema Classic: 1962

    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
    4:43 pm
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Former top aid to former Ohio Attorney General will serve jail time for theft and other charges, and Gov. Strickland is expected to formally announce 2010 re-election bid and pick running mate. This plus more in Wednesday's afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Former top aid to former Ohio Attorney General will serve jail time for worker's compensation violation. :00

  • Ohio receives failing grade from group tracking premature births and newborn deaths. 1:00

  • Gov. Ted Strickland is expected to formally announce 2010 re-election bid and pick running mate. 2:00

  • Environmental groups hope greenhouse gas report will convince Ohio to back climate change bill. 2:42
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    Movie Reviews
    2:37 pm
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Old Dogs

    Look what it didn't do---

    Dan: If I'm gonna be an old dad, you're gonna be Uncle Charlie. We can do this.

    Charlie: We?

    I'm "gonna" be Uncle Johnny and measure Old Dogs against other non-animation family films and say it is not Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, but it is fun without being condescending. In fact, I will measure it against what it didn't do.

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    Movie Reviews
    2:07 pm
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Boondocks Saints II: All Saints Day

    Catholic Crime Catalyst

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:35 pm
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Ohio Senate Republicans will partially go along with plan to delay state income tax cut.

    Columbus, OH – Ohio Public Radio has learned that Republicans who dominate the state senate have decided to go along--at least partially--with a plan to delay this year's 4.2% cut in the state income tax. More from statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:31 pm
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Early morning fire destroyed Pataskala painting company's building and injured two firefighters, and Columbus City Council will vote Monday on rate increases for water, sewer and storm services. This and more in Wednesday's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Early morning fire destroyed Pataskala painting company's building and injured two firefighters. :00

  • Cleveland police resume search for evidence in home and yard of suspected serial killer. :20

  • Ohio Senate Republicans will partially go along with plan to delay state income tax cut. :51

  • Columbus City Council will vote Monday on rate increases for water, sewer and storm services. 2:01

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:52 am
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Ohio death row inmate has new execution date after getting reprieve two years ago.

    Columbus, OH – An Ohio death row inmate got a reprieve of sorts two years ago. He'd been scheduled to be executed, but that was put on hold because of a legal dispute. Now, the inmate faces a new execution date, and it appears his death will happen on schedule. That's because the Ohio Parole Board recommends the governor not grant clemency. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen has the story of Kenneth Biros.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:49 am
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Ohio watchdog issues reports how state employees spent time when they should have been working.

    Columbus, OH – Ohio's official watchdog has issued a pair of reports on how three state employees were really spending time when they were supposed to be working. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:43 am
    Wed November 18, 2009

    Grand jury indicts Reynoldsburg police officer accused of robbing adult dancer at gunpoint, and Ohio watchdog issues reports how state employees spent time when they should have been working. These stories and more in Wednesday's morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Grand jury indicts Reynoldsburg police officer accused of robbing adult dancer at gunpoint. :00

  • Ohio watchdog issues reports on how state employees actually spent time on the clock. :23

  • Former top aide to former Ohio Attorney General appeals worker's compensation decision. 1:51

  • Ohio University continues investigation of hazing at a fraternity after two were hospitalized. 2:35

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    WCBE Stories
    12:11 pm
    Tue November 17, 2009

    Senator Brown touts homebuying tax credit

    Columbus, OH – Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio visited Columbus yesterday to tout the impact of the federal tax credit extensions for homebuyers. Mike Foley reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    12:01 pm
    Tue November 17, 2009

    Accountants say Ohio's budget problem growing

    Columbus, OH – A study group representing Ohio's 23,000 certified public accountants says Ohio's budget problems will get so much worse in two years, it will probably take spending cuts, government re-organization, and tax hikes to plug the money hole. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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