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11:54 am
Tue March 31, 2009

Ohio House and Senate negotiators reach agreement over transportation issues--and--Cleveland's Rock and Roll hall of fame gears up for its 2009 induction ceremonies. Those stories and more in this newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio Democratic congressman Zack Space arrested for driving on an expired license - 3:21

  • Officials investigate central California pistachio processing plant that may be tied to salmonella - 3:53

  • President Obama rejects turnaround plans from GM and Chrysler - 4:35

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:23 am
    Tue March 31, 2009

    OSU says a student living in Patterson Hall has contracted bacterial meningitis--and--DHL says it's considering a return of its sorting hub to the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, plus more stories in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH –

  • President Obama's choice for head of Department of Health says keeping the status quo on health care is "unacceptable and unsustainable" - :54

  • Backrupt auto parts supplier Delphi will sell its remaining suspension and brakes business to Chinese company - 2:17

  • New GM CEO says more plants could close as part of an effort to meet new requirements for government aid - 2:43

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:20 am
    Mon March 30, 2009

    Ohio judge orders psychological evaluation on man accused of threatening Columbus Blue Jackets--and Governor Strickland responds to criticism that the Dept of Education has been left out of funding discussions. Plus more stories in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Warrensville Heights police chief sworn in as temporary county sheriff in Cleveland - :25

  • Ohio inmates may soon be allowed to communicate with family through e-mail - 2:08

  • Ohio legislators face Tuesday deadline for wrapping up work on a new state transportation budget - 3:30

  • Banks may offer higher interest rates to consumers who take financial literacy courses - 6:40

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    WCBE Stories
    2:56 am
    Mon March 30, 2009

    Columbus students re-brand Ohio

    Columbus, OH – Earlier this month, the Columbus Society of Communicating Arts sponsored a competition to create a new marketing image for the state of Ohio. The challenge, which required both a new symbol and license plate design, was met with interesting results, as WCBE intern Casey Best reports.

    For videos of the top two speakers, visit:
    http://www.cscarts.org/events/2009-03-12.php

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:03 am
    Mon March 30, 2009

    Ohio automakers feature critically into President Obama's hard line with GM and Chrysler--and--Fifth Third sells a majority interest in its payment processing business to Advent International for $561 million, plus more stories in the newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Williams County Sheriff lays off nearly 40% of his force - 2:45

  • Democratic Senator Sherrod Brown spends morning in Columbus hosting a cancer research roundtable at OSU - 4:30

  • OSU sells its sports programs' media rights in a 10-year deal for $110 million - 6:13

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    11:11 am
    Sun March 29, 2009

    Green Tip 26 - Slowing Down The Flow of Junk Mail

    Hocking Hills, OH –

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    11:07 am
    Sun March 29, 2009

    Green Tip 27 - Putting The Reigns on Junk Mail

    Hocking Hills, OH –

    Last week's green tip was a preview of how to slow down your junk mail. This week's green tip will begin to detail how to remove your name, personal and business information from marketing lists, data brokers, and other organizations.

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    10:40 am
    Sun March 29, 2009

    Green Tip 19 - Plugging The Leaks

    Hocking Hills, OH –

    With the temperatures dropping, cold air trying to seep into our buildings, and our money quickly evaporating due to rising costs, it's time to plug the leaks. Finding and sealing the leaky areas in your home or business to conserve energy can help to slow down the leak in your wallet as well. Most Americans could use this right now.

    There are several simple steps that most people can do to literally plug the leaks in their homes and businesses to reduce energy consumption.

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    10:07 am
    Sun March 29, 2009

    Green Tip 18 - Enough of The Stuff, Already

    Hocking Hills, OH –

    Free stuff is on the loose and on the rise! It's bad for the environment, your health and the bottom line. From junk mail to organizations you support to school fundraisers to school/community carnivals to fast food restaurants to financial institutions to foundations to libraries and so on, cheaply made and/or excessive stuff (usually plastic junk) is being offered, sent and forced upon most Americans on nearly a daily basis. Help! Free stuff overload!

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    9:55 am
    Sun March 29, 2009

    Green Tip 17 - Carbon Offsets

    Hocking Hills, OH –

    For the past sixteen weeks I have been writing green tips to encourage and help people from all shades of green to be more green. These tips have been aimed at the "new to green" to the "doing some green" to the "established green". From the beginning I indicated that these tips would be simple and easy, tips that can be implemented by almost anyone. Many of these tips don't cost any money, but in fact save your money, someone else's money and most importantly, save the environment.

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    It's Movie Time
    12:09 pm
    Sat March 28, 2009

    March 27, 2009 It's Movie Time: Knowing and I Love You, Man

    Films reviewed: Knowing and I Love You, Man

    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 podcast about new releases on the screen and DVD:

    On the Marquee


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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:41 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    Sentencing scheduled today for two former executives convicted in a $1.9 billion corporate fraud scheme--and--Cleveland Mayor Frank Jackson endorses proposed ban on text messaging while driving in the city. Those stories plus many more in this newsca

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Federal appeals court panel rejects Ohio Democratic congressman Dennis Kucinich's effort to scrap Texas Democratic party's loyalty oath - 1:44

  • Former Ohio attorney general Marc Dann says he doesn't believe he committed any crimes - 2:16

  • Federal reserve official says the economy this year may be starting out as bad as last year's ended - 4:11

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:38 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    149 Ohio infrastructure projects to be funded with stimulus

    Columbus – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland says 149 infrastructure projects in the state will be fully or partially funded by federal economic stimulus money. Columbus projects include the $14 million widening of an access road at Rickenbacker Airport, a $25 million upgrade of Parsons and Livingston Avenues as part of the expansion of Children's Hospital, a $300,000 rehabilitation of the Camp Chase Railroad Bridge, and a $5.5 million conversion of Front Street into a two-way street. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:31 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    Hocking County man finds creative use for chainsaw

    Columbus, OH – A 34 year-old Hocking County man makes a living by using his chainsaw to create art. Fred Kight of member station WOUB in Athens stopped by the man's outdoor studio-gallery on U.S. 33 north of Nelsonville

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:52 am
    Fri March 27, 2009

    Columbus judge sentences former executive of Dublin-based National Century Financial Enterprises to 25 years in prison--and--city of Columbus agrees to reopen four of the city's closed recreation centers. Those stories and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police charge Dublin man with inducing panic for an alleged 3 phone calls to a Columbus Blue Jackets goalie - :39

  • President Obama plans to announce new aid package for General Motors and Chrysler in the coming days - 1:46

  • Cuyahoga County Commissison President says a judge will name a replacement for county sheriff, one day after previous sheriff's office was raided - 3:11

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    Cinema Classics
    1:08 pm
    Thu March 26, 2009

    March 26 , 2009 Cinema Classics Transportation

    A Cinema Classic: Transportation

    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
    4:58 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    Thursday afternoon news

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio man sentenced for plotting school yard atttack

  • State bill to ban "sexting" proposed :41

  • Cleveland mayor wants fine for texting and driving 1:21

  • Former Ohio AG Marc Dann speaks out 1:48

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    WCBE Stories
    12:47 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    New study compares cities' business environments

    Columbus, OH – Competition among cities for business, jobs and a skilled workforce is heating up. According to the latest benchmarking report released by Community Research Partners, Columbus is holding its own but definitely needs some improvement. Alison Holm reports.

    To read the full report, visit:
    http://www.communityresearchpartners.org/14651.cfm?action=detail&id=131

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:45 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    U.S. Labor Department says number of people continuing to claim unemployment benefits set a record for the 9th straight week. That story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH –

  • Ohio House Speaker Budish says lawmakers may consider allowing oil drilling in state parks as a new revenue source - :35

  • Conservation group urges Ohio and other states to ban trapping wild turtles in ponds and streams - 1:04

  • Group of 100 organizations wants the federal government to release a 20 year-old report on dioxins - 1:42

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:41 am
    Thu March 26, 2009

    Private group responsible for Governor Strickland's school funding calculations is not required to make their work public--and--the E.P.A. says it will take a closer look at 150-200 coal mine permits under review by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio Secretary of State will not accept Franklin County Democratic Party's recommendation for party director - 1:57

  • Cargo shipper DHL is in talks again at its freight hub in Wilmington - 3:31

  • Ohio Insurance Institue says Ohioans suffered well over $1 billion in property losses from two severe windstorms - 4:03

  • Cleveland City Council approves new ward boundaries, eliminating two wards - 4:51

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