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WCBE Newscasts
7:09 am
Thu April 16, 2009

Thursday afternoon news

Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Record number of complainst about teacher conduct

  • Energy bill contains plan to lessen fossil fuel use 1:23

  • Ohio utility companies and environmentalists agree 3:08

  • Rising health costs keep minorities under-insured 4:21

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    On The Marquee
    1:34 pm
    Wed April 15, 2009

    April 17, 2009 On the Marquee

    New Releases Crank: High Voltage and Sita Sings the Blues, New DVDs The Spirit and The Reader, 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
    11:27 am
    Wed April 15, 2009

    Ohio sheriff charged with lying to FBI investigating the death of a man at a county jail--and--tax protests planned in about two dozen Ohio cities, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio attorney general Rich Cordray says he won't be deterred by bankruptcy filing of CertifiChecks - 2:17

  • Cleveland City Council votes to outlaw text-messaging while driving - 5:57

  • Ohio House plans to unveil a new school funding plan that reduces how much a district can gain - 6:48

  • More Ohioans are receiving free medical aid - 7:31

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    Listener Requests
    10:06 am
    Wed April 15, 2009

    Medicaid

    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.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:30 am
    Wed April 15, 2009

    Wages frozen at Ohio hospital chain that serves as largest employer in Summit County--and--Ohio House delays release of its proposed changes to Governor Strickland's school budget plan, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Ohio Tax Department offers one last minute tax tip - 1:17

  • Despite history, post offices will not stay upon until midnight tonight for tax day - 2:23

  • Congressman Kucinich used a company in Panama for web service despite "Buy American" advocacy - 3:05

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:52 am
    Tue April 14, 2009

    Online colleges growing in popularity

    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.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:45 am
    Tue April 14, 2009

    Youngstown woman convicted for role in counterfeiting checks is given 4 years in prison--and--Butler County's policy giving preference to married couples in adoption is drawing criticism from the ACLU, plus more stories in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Democratic Ohio House speaker Armond Budish proposes larger fee on hospitals than that suggested by Governor Strickland - 1:29

  • Ohio prison union says federal stimulus dollars have averted layoffs of nearly 500 jobs - 2:13

  • Ohio Department of Taxation says most tax forms were submitted electronically - 3:57

  • Trade group asks the E.P.A. to raise the ethanol-limits in gasoline from 10% to 15% - 4:56

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:42 am
    Tue April 14, 2009

    Ohio gas prices rise in preparation for summer

    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.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:26 am
    Tue April 14, 2009

    Family of Cleveland-area man accused of being a nazi guard asks the court of appeals in Cincinnati to block his deportation while he appeals. That story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Columbus police arrest two men who allegedly tied up and robbed five people at gunpoint in an OSU campus home - :41

  • Environment Ohio reports global climate change could cost Ohio corn farmers $50 million a year - 1:22

  • University of Toledo plans a school devoted to the study of solar power - 3:38

  • Vasectomy rates rise amid the recession - 5:16

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    11:35 am
    Mon April 13, 2009

    Ohio baseball coach writes anti-suicide book

    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.

    WCBE Newscasts
    11:11 am
    Mon April 13, 2009

    U.S. Justice Department reviews evidence in the death of an Ohio jail inmate to determine whether it may be a civil rights case. That story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Authorities say skeletal remains found in caskets exposed by erosion will be reburied in a central Ohio cemetary - :41

  • State lawmakers consider a bill requiring more information about umbilical cord blood donations - 1:21

  • Columbus Blue Jackets prepare for Stanley Cup playoffs against defending champions Detroid Red Wings - 2:13

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    WCBE Stories
    6:16 am
    Mon April 13, 2009

    Coach offers gameplan for preventing suicide

    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.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:22 am
    Mon April 13, 2009

    Authorities investigate the death of a man in a hotel's elevator shaft, plus more stories in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include

  • Three judges are scheduled to hear case of man accused of killing an Ohio police officier - :20

  • Republicans and Democrats clash on an Energy and Climate bill - 1:53

  • More Ohio schools take advantage of state law allowing kids to skip gym class - 2:59

  • Columbus Clippers will open their new downtown ball park Saturday - 3:41

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    Movie Reviews
    12:13 pm
    Sun April 12, 2009

    Earth

    One of the best documentaries ever made.

    "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.

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    Movie Reviews
    4:20 pm
    Sat April 11, 2009

    State of Play

    Intriguing stew.

    "Society bristles with enigmas which look hard to solve. It is a perfect maze of intrigue." Honore de Balzac

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    It's Movie Time
    12:50 pm
    Fri April 10, 2009

    April 10, 2009 It's Movie Time; Timecrimes, Adventureland, The Great Buck Howard

    Films reviewed: Timecrimes, Adventureland, The Great Buck Howard

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

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    WCBE Stories
    11:36 am
    Fri April 10, 2009

    Wexner Celebrates Baseball

    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.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:28 am
    Fri April 10, 2009

    Delaware County authorities find parts of 5 coffins sticking out of the ground near Alum Creek--and--Amazon rancher behind murder of Dayton-native nun and rain forest activist is taken into custody, plus more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Governor Strickland sets up what he calls the Ohio Complete Count Committee to ensure accurate census - 1:12

  • White House official leading the aid of auto industry cities visits Cleveland - 3:37

  • Summit County backs off plan to prohibit County employees from carrying guns in their personal vehicles - 4:48

  • Wright-Patterson Air Force Base plans to build training facility for finding and neutralizing explosives - 5:18

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    1:23 am
    Fri April 10, 2009

    Environment Report series on coal - Part 5

    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.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:52 am
    Fri April 10, 2009

    Immigration Appeals Board denies emergency stay of deportation requested by alleged Nazi camp guard. Details on that story and more in this newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories include:

  • Advocacy group says fewer students in lower-ranked Ohio public schools qualify for free tuition vouchers - :30

  • Some Ohio legislators are poised to propose authorization of slot machines at the state's horse racing tracks - 1:09

  • Former Boston Red Sox player sues Ohio woman who managed his financies for four years - 2:41

  • As newspapers reduce circulation, demand for newsprint plummets - 3:19

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