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WCBE Newscasts
11:47 am
Wed April 8, 2009

Decreased Ohio income tax collection creates $16 million shortfall--and--Aetna plans to create 200+ jobs in Columbus, plus more stories in this newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Governor Strickland releases hundreds of pages of notes to lawmaker who sued for more information on school funding - 1:26

  • Report finds agreement between academics and lawmakers regarding changes in Ohio election laws - 3:12

  • Governor Strickland universally opposes slot machines in businesses - 4:05

  • Cleveland health officials want to use facebook to track people possibly exposed to HIV, syphillis - 5:25

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    On The Marquee
    9:34 am
    Wed April 8, 2009

    April 10, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Hannah Montana and Observe and Report, New DVDs Bedtime Stories and Doubt, and More

    On the Marquee is a weekly podcast, highlighting the week's movie releases?both in theaters and on DVD.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    4:54 am
    Wed April 8, 2009

    Wednesday afternoon news

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • AK Steel contract worker dies

  • Supreme Court sets new execution dates :30

  • New puppy mill legislation proposed 1:12

  • Cleveland Hungarian Catholic church slated to close2:42

  • Amount of corn cropland decreasing 3:15

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    1:15 am
    Wed April 8, 2009

    Environment Report series on coal - Part 3

    Columbus, OH – Coal has a reputation as a sooty, dirty fuel. More recently, environmentalists and the coal industry alike have become just as worried about the carbon dioxide released when coal is burned. In the third part of our series on the future of coal, Matt Sepic has this look at the science behind so-called clean coal.

    1:11 am
    Wed April 8, 2009

    Environment Report series on coal - Part 2

    Columbus, OH – The coal industry got hit with expensive pollution restrictions almost two decades ago. Now, the government's considering putting a price on carbon dioxide emissions that cause global warming. Coal companies think they have a technological solution in a test project called FutureGen. Ohio was in the running to land the project, but it wound up in Illinois. In the second part of our series on the future of coal, Shawn Allee looks at why there are such high hopes for it.

    1:04 am
    Wed April 8, 2009

    Environment Report series on coal - Part 1

    Columbus, OH – The U.S. EPA says Ohio led the nation in the amount of toxic pollutants emitted into the air in 2007. Nearly 73 million of the 115.1 million pounds of mercury, lead, barium and sulfuric and hydrochloric acids emitted in 2007 came from coal-fired power plants. Lobbyists for the coal industry and environmentalists are conducting campaigns for and against the use of coal. In the first of a five-part series on the future of coal, Lester Graham reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:24 am
    Wed April 8, 2009

    Alleged Nazi guard remains in Cleveland home even after temporary deportation protection expires. That story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Spokesperson for prison guard union is hopeful Mansfield Correctional Institute conditions will improve - :42

  • Recovery teams search for man who fell off barge into Ohio River - 1:46

  • O-DOT says major transportation projects will soon commence - 2:18

  • Attendants at Cleveland parking lots don new ID to distinguish themselves from panhandlers - 3:12

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    Movie Reviews
    2:20 pm
    Tue April 7, 2009

    Observe and Report

    "Kinda sad."

    "At this point in my life, I feel like I could destroy some mother------s!" Ronnie (Seth Rogen)


    Seth Rogen's Ronnie Barnhardt in Observe and Report is more deranged than the loser slackers of Miss March and actually generates fewer laughs. This pathological rent-a-cop head of mall security is so clueless that he pastes the picture of a mall streaker's penis on his forehead without the faintest notion that he is establishing himself as a d---head.

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    Movie Reviews
    1:42 pm
    Tue April 7, 2009

    Sita Sings the Blues

    Richly subversive

    "The blues was like that problem child that you may have had in the family. You was a little bit ashamed to let anybody see him, but you loved him. You just didn't know how other people would take it." BB King

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:01 am
    Tue April 7, 2009

    Columbus City Council approves $99 a year subscription service for yard waste pickup--and--Columbus man accused of videotaping teens as they undressed pleads guilty on seven charges, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Better Business Bureau warns residents about fake Publishers' Clearing House checks - 4:11

  • Cleveland mayor turns down pay raise - 4:31

  • Texas Rangers beat Cleveland Indians in a 9-1 season opener - 5:06

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    WCBE Newscasts
    3:51 am
    Tue April 7, 2009

    Tuesday afternoon news

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Dispute over lawmaker's residency continues

  • Brazilian court reverses acquittal in nun's murder :36

  • Deptuties jump the gun on drug bust 1:13

  • Highway patrol stages successful PCP bust 1:46

  • Aetna expands in Columbus 3:25

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:43 am
    Tue April 7, 2009

    Ohio couple scams relatives and friends out of $800k with cancer hoax--and--Ohio Highway Patrol scores PCP drug bust on I-70, plus more stories in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Southwest Ohio sheriff's deputies invoke a new drug law one day too early - 1:17

  • New Ohio law allows judges issuing protection orders to have stalkers monitored electronically - 1:55

  • More than 1/3 of Ohio hospitals say they plan to lay off workers in the next 6 month - 3:32

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:52 am
    Mon April 6, 2009

    16 Ohio cities and villages are now in fiscal emergency--and--state lawmakers co-sponsor a bill to give income tax credits to Ohio college graduates who agree to stay in state, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • U.S. Air Force Museum in Ohio makes a bid to land one of NASA's space shuttles - 1:10

  • National organization says 1-in-5 teenagers has sent semi-nude photos through phone or internet - 1:49

  • Ohio attorney general wants beauty salons to help detect domestic violence - 3:28

  • Fifth Ohio casino issue in two decades moves one step closer to going before voters - 6:38

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    WCBE Newscasts
    3:35 am
    Mon April 6, 2009

    Monday afternoon news

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Trash proposals prompt discussion of recycling philosophy

  • Cincinnati charter school founder bilks state 3:32

  • Cleveland mayor rejects own raise 4:01

  • Better Business Bureau warns of Publishers Clearinghouse scam 4:33

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:38 am
    Mon April 6, 2009

    Ohio lawmaker files lawsuit to force Governor Strickland to reveal more details of his school funding plan. That story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Pickerington School District confronts a $18,000 price tag to bomb threats, arson, and vandalism - :37

  • Ohio couple who lost their daughter to an abusive ex-boyfriend have founded a nonprofit to prevent dating violence - 2:27

  • Northern Ohio couple who forced adopted children to sleep in cages begin their 2-year prison sentence today - 3:06

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    WCBE Stories
    11:17 am
    Fri April 3, 2009

    Columbus city officials hold forum to discuss yard waste collection

    Columbus, OH – Columbus city officials have no idea how many people will sign up for a proposed $99 per year voluntary subscription service to collect yard waste. Although the city ended free weekly pickups earlier this year, Columbus Public Service Director Mark Kelsey says the subscription plan would save the city $3 million a year. WCBE's Jim Letizia reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:04 am
    Fri April 3, 2009

    Columbus city officials continue to discuss a proposed $99 per year voluntary subscription for yard waste collection--and--Salmonella investigation leads to New York company, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio minority leader Bill Batchelder wants to bring back office that crafts independent responses to Governor's budget - :35

  • Miamisburg-based Evenflo recalls 90,000 Majestic High Chairs because of detachment dangers - 5:38

  • Volunteers of America says its Clintonville store may be closed for several weeks after a mercury spill on Wednesday - 6:14

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:01 am
    Fri April 3, 2009

    Treasurer offers incentive for fiscal education

    Columbus, OH – The State Treasurer's office has helped set up a program in which Ohioans who agree to read basic educational packets on personal finance will be offered a high interest rate on special savings accounts at some Ohio banks. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    Ohio Public Radio
    10:48 am
    Fri April 3, 2009

    Ohio House debates who should fund autism treatment

    Columbus, OH – The Ohio House is poised to approve a bill forcing health insurance companies to cover treatment for autism. And there's plenty of debate over the proposal. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    Listener Requests
    1:31 am
    Fri April 3, 2009

    Promo Parodies

    Columbus, OH – On April 1, WCBE aired some creative spots that poked a little fun at a few of our shows. Several listeners have told us they enjoyed them - and in fact, one encouraged us to post them online. So here's a humorous take on Fresh Air. By the way, we're working on more parodies. So, please pass along any ideas you have for next April Fool's Day.

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