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Ohio Public Radio
12:09 pm
Tue July 7, 2009

Farmers turn to soy after rough weather

Columbus, OH – Across much of the corn belt. Farmers have their crops in the ground after a wet Spring that put them weeks behind schedule. Now, many are turning their sights on planting already delayed soybeans. And farmers across Ohio, and other portions of the Midwest are hoping the weather cooperates. A curtailed crop could mean higher corn prices for consumers. The Spring weather isn't the only reason farmers are turning to soybeans, a crop they had previously forsaken. Another is the recession. From member station WCPN in Cleveland, Mhari Saito reports.

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WCBE Stories
12:03 pm
Tue July 7, 2009

Ohio politicans claims opposition stalling on budget

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland accuses Republican state senators of delaying a state budget deal for political gain as they failed to offer alternatives to his proposal to put slot machines at Ohio's race tracks. Strickland says lawmakers need to be working around the clock to close a $3.2 billion budget deficit. Ohio senate president Bill Harris says he does not have any political motives. Harris says senate hearings on the slots proposal exposed flaws in the Governor's plan. More from Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler.

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WCBE Newscasts
7:17 pm
Mon July 6, 2009

Residents respond to vacant property, pastor charged in Ponzi scheme, farmers switch to soybeans -- these stories and more in this Monday afternoon news.

Columbus, Ohio – Stories include:

  • Residents respond to vacant property
  • :24

  • Pastor charged in Ponzi scheme
  • :40

  • More farmers switch to soybeans
  • 1:08

  • Ohio reserve unit controls bugs in North Dakota
  • 4:53

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:47 pm
    Mon July 6, 2009

    Governor Strickland urges lawmakers to work around the clock until a new budget is reached--and--Cleveland Clinic offers raises averaging 3% to its employees, amid industry paycuts. That and more in this afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, Oh – Stories include:

  • Free health care event scrapped in early May due to Swine Flu rescheduled for later this month - 2:37

  • All-state Foundation poll says a majority of Americans don't see connection between domestic violence and economic abuse - 3:21

  • Ohio gas prices edge higher after declining during most of June - 4:33

  • University of Cincinnati graduate postpones 48-state bike ride - 5:00

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:35 pm
    Mon July 6, 2009

    Attempted peacemaker shot to death outside east side bar--and--down payments on racetrack slots could be threatened by competing casino plan on November ballot, plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Poll says Ohioans are angry with state budget battles - 1:40

  • Judge says GM can sell most of its assets - 3:27

  • Governor Strickland and state senate president Bill Harris continue debate on racetrack slots - 4:26

  • AARP urges lawmakers to make obtaining in-home care easier - 5:22

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    It's Movie Time
    1:34 pm
    Fri July 3, 2009

    July 3, 2009 It's Movie Time: Cheri, Public Enemies

    Films reviewed: Cheri, Public Enemies

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

    Listen to On the Marquee, our weekly broadcast about new releases on the screen and DVD: Sundays at 9:01 AM or on demand at WCBE.org

    And, for the latest updates, become a fan of It's Movie Time on Facebook.


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    WCBE Newscasts
    6:23 pm
    Thu July 2, 2009

    Gov. defends gambling, States in budget troubles, and more in the 4:29 newscast

    Columbus, Ohio – Stories include

  • Strickland defends budget plan
  • States facing budget problems
  • 0:33

  • Triple-A on holiday travel
  • 1:19

  • Car dealer enters Senate race
  • 2:33

  • North Columbus apartment fire
  • 3:13

  • Gay/lesbian protest at Mennonite convention
  • 3:28

  • Environmentalists push green technology
  • 4:05

  • Rocks at cars in Cincinnati
  • 505

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    Cinema Classics
    1:04 pm
    Thu July 2, 2009

    July 2, 2009 Cinema Classics: Dysfunctional Families

    A Cinema Classic: Dysfunctional Families

    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
    12:27 pm
    Thu July 2, 2009

    Casualties occur on a Dublin construction project--and--Franklin County grand jury indicts 13 people in a $9 million mortgage fraud scheme, plus more in this afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Proposed .5% city income tax increase picks up more bi-partisan support - 1:26

  • Ohio may operate on an additional 1-week budget if state leaders can't pass a permanent budget - 2:16

  • Organization devoted to freeing innocent inmates works on behalf of a condemned Ohio killer - 3:03

  • Ohio Supreme Court says parents suing over their underaged daughter's abortion are not entitled to see confidential medical records - 4:17

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:42 am
    Thu July 2, 2009

    Innocence Project turns attention to Ohio death row inmate, state budget deadlock continues, some glitches with lottery vendor turnover -- these stories and more in this Wednesday afternoon news.

    Columbus, Ohio – Stories include:

  • Innocence Project turns attention to Ohio death row inmate

  • Deadlock continues over state budget
  • :37

  • Advocates for disabled Ohioans protest cuts
  • 1:55

  • Environmental concerns over natural gas drilling
  • 2:53

  • Some slips in lottery vendor switch over
  • 5:06

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    On The Marquee
    9:30 am
    Thu July 2, 2009

    July 5, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Public Enemies and Whatever Works, New DVDs Two Lovers and 12 Rounds, 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 the latest updates, become a fan on Facebook.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:35 pm
    Wed July 1, 2009

    Ohio teenager falls nearly 100 feet to his death inside a state park--and--non-budget issues in Ohio legislature stall in limbo due to partisan debates, plus more in this afternoon newscasts.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Anheuser-Busch Inbev will sell 4 U.S. packaging plants to help pay off debt - 2:45

  • Cincinnati activists gather enough signatures to put an anti-streetcar issue on the November ballot - 5:13

  • Ohio ranks in the top 10 in the annual obesity rankings - 6:05

  • Study shows people who receive weekly e-mail messages with health tips are more likely to get more exercise and eat better - 6:46

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:29 am
    Wed July 1, 2009

    Investigations underway on two instances of planes at Cleveland Hopkins Airport being directed onto the same runway--and--Governor Strickland signs Ohio's first temporary budget in nearly two decades, plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Republicans in Senate join House G.O.P. in opposing climate change legislation - 4:33

  • Speed limit for trucks in Ohio raised from 55 to 65 m.p.h. - 1:26

  • Ohio Supreme Court rules state law requiring union-scale wages does not apply to construction projects receiving partial government funding - 2:39

  • Preliminary employment numbers suggest central Ohio is weathering the recession better than the rest of the state and country - 5:44

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    Movie Reviews
    10:29 am
    Wed July 1, 2009

    Summer Hours

    A summer vacation

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:23 pm
    Tue June 30, 2009

    Cuyahoga County commissioner says FBI corruption probe is motivated by Republicans. That story plus more in this afternoon newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Akron City Schools spends $14 million stimulus dollars to create 73 teaching positions - 2:20

  • Cleveland City Schools cancels 3% raise for 7,000 employees - 2:40

  • Ohio Division of Watercraft officials out in large numbers to crack down on drunken boating - 3:14

  • Protests staged today in Columbus to demand mortage companies' participation in Obama initiative - 4:44

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:55 am
    Tue June 30, 2009

    Police say Saturday night's death at Comfest was likely accidental--and--four democrats file paperwork to launch primary challenge for Cleveland Mayor Jackson, plus more in this morning's newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • GM scheduled to ask bankruptcy judge today to approve its restructuring plan - 1:27

  • U.S. EPA publicizes a list of 26 communities where coal ash dumps pose health hazards - 2:04

  • White House says climate change bill will not be taken to Senate until after health care legislation is approved - 2:40

  • U.S. Supreme Court supports ruling that autistic child from Ohio not entitled to taxpayer-funded private education - 3:50

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    WCBE Newscasts
    8:09 pm
    Mon June 29, 2009

    Lawmakers work on 1-week budget, colleges continue tuition freeze, reusing old construction material booming market -- these stories and more in this Monday afternoon news.

    Columbus, Ohio – Stories include:

  • Lawmakers work on one-week interim budget as debate goes on

  • Minus budget resolution, some public colleges keep tuiition freeze
  • 1:19

  • State development officer returns after resolving debt
  • 1:45

  • Reusing old construction material booming
  • 2:24

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:43 pm
    Mon June 29, 2009

    Montgomery County Board of Elections deadlocked over Jon Husted's residency, plus more in this afternoon's newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • State lawmakers expect to vote on a temporary budget due to slot machine impasse - 1:24

  • Opening ceremonies held today for new $336 million casino boat in southeastern Indiana - 2:15

  • Some Ohioans find state's open enrollment health insurance program not viable due to lack of premium regulation - 3:15

  • Outdoor historical drama "Blue Jacket" ends its 26 year-run in Xenia due to low attendance - 4:24

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:19 am
    Mon June 29, 2009

    Columbus police continue investigation of 18 year-old stabbed at Comfest--and--police suspect murder-suicide in deaths of elderly Forest Park couple, plus more in this morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Head of Columbus zoo dies - :19

  • Postal carrier finds newborn baby girl in abandoned Columbus home - 1:04

  • Negotiations over two-year budget seems to have fallen apart over weekend - 1:26

  • Ohio gasoline prices down for third straight week - 2:42

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    Movie Reviews
    12:13 pm
    Sat June 27, 2009

    Whatever Works

    Melodie and Boris

    It works for me.

    "Sometimes a clich? is finally the best way to make one's point." Boris (Larry David)

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