As a fallen down Catholic, I've often wondered whether or not I'd accept a priest and final rites at my death bed. I suspect I'll be as agnostic as I now am but may play the odds at that time that there is a God and an afterlife.
Columbus, OH – The City of Columbus has unveiled another environmental initiative to encourage and inform people and businesses on how using resources responsibily can save money and the planet. It's called GreenSpot, and Jim Letizia has the details.
Columbus, OH – The group that wants to require all businesses with more than 25 employees to provide seven paid days of sick leave for each of them plans to file paperwork next week to get onto the fall ballot. Governor Strickland is still hoping for a compromise, but that's looking less and less likely. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.
Columbus, OH – It was one year ago that an interstate highway bridge collapsed in Minneapolis, killing 13 people and injuring 144. Ohio's Transportation Chief is trying to reassure Ohioans that it's unlikely the Buckeye State would see a similar tragedy. From our statehouse news bureau in Columbus, correspondent Bill Cohen files this report.
Stephanie: (to Luke, at the Fire Island beach: ) "I see the dopeness in everything, and you just see the wackness."
In 1994 I was totally away from the drug/sex scene: I was in teaching and doing TV 25's World Film Classics. That was it, so now I avidly watch retro films such as Wackness to bone up on that not-regrettably-blank part of my life. (The lack of cell phones alone is a pleasant recollection.)
Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council has approved funding for a consulting firm to study streetcar issues and signed off on the formation of three new area commissions for the south side. Jim Letizia has details.
Columbus, OH – Ohio has just passed a milestone, training more than 3,000 police officers how to deal with people who have mental problems. Law enforcement and judicial officials say the special training not only helps citizens in need....but also makes the streets safer for police. Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen reports.
A story simply told, often told, can be an affirmation of our shared humanity. And so it is with Brick Lane, about a Muslim immigrant woman, Nazneen (Tannishtha Chatteriee), coming to East London in the early 1980's. Her repression as a housewife is the stuff of cultural clich? and also occasionally boring as we endure her silence in the face of a narrow minded businessman husband.