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Ohio Public Radio
12:33 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Ohio's falling jobless rate can be misleading indicator of the state's economic health.

Columbus, OH – Ohio's jobless rate has fallen for the first time since January of last year, but the State Job and Family Services Department says it is not a sign the recession has bottomed out in Ohio. Statehouse Correspondent Bill Cohen explains.

WCBE Newscasts
12:25 pm
Fri September 18, 2009

Death row inmate's attorney asks Supreme Court to halt second lethal injection attempt, and Ohio records big job losses for August, as national unemployment rate rises. These stories plus more in today's noon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Death row inmate's attorney asks Supreme Court to halt second lethal injection attempt. :00

  • Ohio-based Abercrombie and Fitch allegedly discriminated against Muslim job applicant. :41

  • Ohio experienced large job losses last month, as national unemployment rate rised. 1:27

  • Columbus city council approves 15-year tax abatement for Roxanne Labs to renovate and expand. 2:58

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:29 am
    Fri September 18, 2009

    Heads of Ohio's two major parties preview 2010 primary elections.

    Columbus, OH – Candidates in the May 2010 primary election have been campaigning for months. They include a car dealther, former members of congress, an ex-senator, and current officeholders looking to change jobs. The main issue for any voters is the economy. The heads of Ohio's two major parties preview what's ahead with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:22 am
    Fri September 18, 2009

    Ohio inmate convicted in 19-year-old unsolved New York murder case, and the Department of Housing and Urban Development will spend $1.5 billion in stimulus money to prevent homelessness. This and more in this morning's newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio inmate convicted in 19-year-old unsolved New York murder case. :00

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development will spend $1.5 billion to prevent homelessness. :38

  • Franklin County deputies identify body found in Battelle-Darby Creek Metro Park. 2:08

  • Columbus teenager convicted of causing deadly crash is remanded to youth services department. 2:21

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    WCBE Newscasts
    9:04 pm
    Thu September 17, 2009

    Attorney protests repeat execution attempt, racial harrassment incident investigated, report faults juvenile detention officials in death -- these stories and more in this Thursday morning news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Sentencing delayed in cancer hoax trial

  • Attorney protests repeat execution attempt
  • :26

  • Racial harrassment incident investigated<
  • 1:36

  • Quinnipiac poll good news for Democrats
  • 2:17

  • Survey shows road salt harming streams
  • 3:38

  • Governor appoints new development director
  • 5:35

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    7:53 pm
    Thu September 17, 2009

    Recyclables Market

    Columbus, OH – Those who want to learn how the economy is doing should look outside their windows before garbage and recyclables are colected. Trucks full of cardboard were plentiful last fall, but that has changed. Wastepaper -- like other recyclables -- feeds into a multi-billion dollar global commodities market. The Envvironment Report's Amy Standen reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    6:19 pm
    Thu September 17, 2009

    The Ohio Supreme Court rules that it's legal for the state to collect taxes on food sold in grocery stores.

    Columbus, OH – The Ohio Supreme Court rules that it's legal for the state to collect taxes from grocers for food sold in grocery stores. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles has the story.

    WCBE Newscasts
    6:15 pm
    Thu September 17, 2009

    Primary target in Ohio Department of Transportation corruption scandal is arrested on other charges, and the Ohio Parole Board rejects clemency for man sentenced to die next month. This and more in this afternoon's newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Primary target in ODOT corruption scandal arrested on other charges. :00

  • Ohio Parole Board rejects clemency for man sentenced to die next month. 1:20

  • Ohio Supreme Court rejects Cincinnati teacher's bid to get standardized test copies. 1:57

  • State Ballot Board approves petition language for proposed estate tax repeal. 2:32

  • Upper Arlington public library will reduce hours of operation due to funding cuts. 3:11

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    WCBE Newscasts
    6:13 pm
    Thu September 17, 2009

    Columbus police find person shot to death in Cleveland Avenue parking lot, and lethal injection challengers want to interview condemned inmate on one-week reprieve. This and more in today's noon newscast

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police find person shot to death in Cleveland Ave. parking lot. :00

  • Lethal injection challengers want to interview condemned inmate on reprieve. :25

  • Federal prosecuters seek death penalty in deadly Cleveland arson case. 1:15

  • U.S. House approves $200 million expansion of fuel-efficient car research. 1:39

  • State Ballot Board approves petition language for proposed estate tax repeal. 3:04

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    Cinema Classics
    2:27 pm
    Thu September 17, 2009

    September 17, 2009 Cinema Classics: Shakespeare

    A Cinema Classic: Shakespeare

    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
    9:40 pm
    Wed September 16, 2009

    Feds investigate Fairview hate crime, state botched detention center closing, new charges against casino backers and more in this Wednesday afternoon news.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Feds investigate Fairview hate crime

  • State botched detention center closing
  • :37

  • New charges against casino backers
  • 1:16

  • New state development director finally named
  • 4:09

  • Researchers study glacial movement
  • 4:47

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:28 pm
    Wed September 16, 2009

    Former Columbus principal loses teaching license after failing to report student assault, and condemned Ohio inmate will remain in maximum security after receiving lethal injection reprieve. These stories plus more in today's noon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Two Lancaster men jailed for shining laser pointer at airplanes and a hellicopter. :00

  • Former Columbus principal loses teaching license after failing to report student sexual assault. :36

  • Condemned Ohio inmate will remain in maximum security after receiving one-week repreive. 1:09

  • Two candidates continue in Toledo mayor battle after winning yesterday's primary. 1:58

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:27 am
    Wed September 16, 2009

    Ohio House passes bill to protect LGBT community from employment and housing discrimination.

    Columbus, OH – The Ohio House has passed a bill that would make it illegal to discriminate against gay, lesbian, bisexual or transgendered people when it comes to employment and housing. The legislation passed 56 tp 39. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:22 am
    Wed September 16, 2009

    Ohio State University issues crime alert after a woman was attacked following Saturday's football game, and a state death row inmate receives one-week reprieve from lethal injection. This and more in this morning's newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus man sentenced in death of 15-month-old last November. :00

  • OSU issues crime alert after a woman was attacked following Saturday's football game. :22

  • Ohio death row inmate receives one-week reprieve from lethal injection. :37

  • Federal study says cleaning up Great Lakes area will take 77 years at current pace. 1:24

  • Two Lancaster men jailed for shining laser pointer at airplanes and a hellicopter. 2:38

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:29 pm
    Tue September 15, 2009

    State prison officials delay execution of man who raped and murdered a 14 year-old girl, and Obama administration unveils plans for higher fuel efficiency standards, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • State prison officials delay execution of man who raped and murdered a 14 year-old girl :00
  • Obama administration unveils plans for higher fuel efficiency standards :26
  • Energy auditors see rise in business 1:37
  • Two people will face criminal charges for pointing a laser at a descending plane 2:39
  • Preble County men face felony charges from drugs found hidden among lettuce 3:46
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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:06 am
    Tue September 15, 2009

    Investigation finds no credible threats to Columbus-area teen who ran away from her Islamic home, and Ohio House to vote on gay anti-discrimination bill. Those and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Investigation finds no credible threats to Columbus-area teen who ran away from her Islamic home :26

  • Columbus City Council formally approves half-percent income tax increase 1:12

  • Studies show H-1-N-1 can be spread one week after symptoms develop 2:49

  • Cleveland man who raped and killed a 14 year-old girl scheduled to die by lethal injection today 4:00

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    Movie Reviews
    2:49 pm
    Mon September 14, 2009

    Zombieland

    The zombie within

    "A needy, hollow-eyed, sharp-looking wretch,

    A living-dead man." Comedy of Errors, Shakespeare


    Not since Shaun of the Dead have I enjoyed a zombie comedy film as much as Zombieland. Director Ruben Fleischer and his mostly TV crew have fashioned a classic that can be enjoyed for its gore as well as its glee. It does help to have a gun-totin,' wisecrackin' Woody Harrelson as your featured Zombie killer.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:30 pm
    Mon September 14, 2009

    State study finds arsenic, lead, and other toxic agents in construction landfill water samples. That story and others in this morning's newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • U.S. EPA identifies 79 coal mine applications in Ohio for additional scrutiny :47

  • Senator Brown says business incubators would benefit from bill he introduced 1:17

  • Damage from last year's Hurricane Ike still being tallied 2:39

  • Statehouse honors President McKinley on 108th anniversary of his death 3:12
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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:22 am
    Mon September 14, 2009

    Car dealers see slump after Cash for Clunkers, and Ohio allows thousands of illegal immigrants to get license plates. Those stories and more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police search for suspect in murder on city's east side :00

  • Gas prices up 3 cents from last week 1:05

  • Gay rights and slot machines on Ohio lawmakers' schedules 1:22

  • State prepares for round of public meetings on passenger rail 3:24
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    Movie Reviews
    12:33 pm
    Sun September 13, 2009

    Capitalism: A Love Story

    No Surprises

    "I refuse to live in a country like this, and I'm not leaving." Michael Moore


    Not even Barack Obama can make the case for the working people better than Michael Moore. When it comes to how the middle class has suffered in the current recession, and the wealthy have prospered, Moore is unparalleled in driving home the thesis that short of a voter revolt, the rich class may win the war.

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