Columbus, OH – Medicaid is designed to provide health care to the nation's poor and disabled. Many of its patients have no other health insurance options, but more and more doctors who care for them are opting out of Medicaid. For Ohio Public Radio, WCPN's Gretchen Cuda examines how that gap might be filled.
Columbus, OH – Over 650,000 Ohioans are attending an in-state college. And Ohio students are among the millions nationwide that will take at least one course online. Kymberli Hagelberg of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports on the 21st century version of the correspondence course.
Columbus, OH – Rising oil prices have helped push Ohio gas prices up 4 cents in the last week, back above the $2 mark. Terry Fleming, an industry lobbyist with the Ohio Petroleum Council, talks about it with Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles.
Columbus, OH – Suicides and murder-suicides are taking place at an alarming rate across the country including in Ohio. An Ohio baseball coach and former teacher has written a book to help people find the positive aspects in their lives. WCBE's Mike Foley reports.
Columbus, OH – Suicides and murder-suicides are taking place at an alarming rate across the country, including in Ohio. An Ohio baseball coach and former teacher has dealt with a number of suicides and attempts over the years by friends, students and players. Bowling Green high school baseball coach Doug Merrill has written a book called "Fighting The Demon of Suicide," which offers a gameplan to prevent it. In a conversation with Mike Foley, Merrill says thoughts of suicide stem from an inability to see beyond the present day's troubles.
"Nature never did betray the heart that loved her." Wordsworth
Everyone on Earth should see Earth, a Disney documentary so beautiful and poignant that it should be as well known as Bambi, and more important. Important because it glamorously reminds us of nature's seasonal spectacle, the Darwinian playing fields for animals in the long food chain and that global warming may be a canary in the cave for this splendor.
Columbus, OH – Major League baseball is back, and the Wexner Center is celebrating with its annual baseball film. "Rare Films from the Baseball Ball of Fame" is a lineup of interviews, training films, commercials and baseball oddities. Wexner film curator Dave Filipi says one of the oldest clips in the series is a 1934 survey of the league....
"Rare Films from the Baseball Hall of Fame" airs Friday and Saturday night at 7, at the Wexner Center. Film curator Dave Filipi spoke with WCBE's Alison Holm.
Columbus, OH – Carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming are driving power companies to a decision. They can move away from burning coal altogether...or they can work on technology to eliminate their C-O-2 emissions...someday. While they're making that decision, some of the nation's oldest, dirtiest coal-burning power plants still run. In the final part of our series on the future of coal, Shawn Allee looks at why they billow dangerous air pollution...stuff most people think we cleaned up long ago.