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2:14 pm
Thu January 1, 2009

The Wrestler

Sure it's fake, but . . .

"What wrestling is above all meant to portray is a purely moral concept: that of justice. The idea of 'paying' is essential to wrestling, and the crowd's 'Give it to him' means above all else 'Make him pay.'" Roland Barthes, The World of Wrestling

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Cinema Classics
3:10 pm
Wed December 31, 2008

January 1, 2009 Cinema Classics #10 Early Oscar 08

A Cinema Classic: Early Oscar 08

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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Ohio Public Radio
11:24 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Ohio Attorney General reaches settlement with Countrywide Financial

Columbus, OH – The Ohio Attorney General has reached a settlement with mortgage company Countrywide Financial. A-G spokesperson Jeff Lazer tells Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles the deal means Countrywide will provide foreclosure assistance to thousands of Ohioans.

WCBE Newscasts
11:20 am
Wed December 31, 2008

Wednesday morning news

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Ohio Supreme Court says judicial candidates will be permitted to advertise their political party during general election campaigns - 1:54

  • 65 people apply to fill soon-to-be-vacant Columbus City Council seats - 5:22

  • Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says streetcars remain a priority, despite focus on 2009 budget - 6:15 (For more from our 3-part interview with Mayor Coleman, go to WCBE Stories)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:47 am
    Wed December 31, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio Supreme Court turns down appeal filed by Toledo priest convicted of murdering a nun in 1980 - :00

  • Cincinnati School Board pays consultant to help board members get along - :54

  • Isreali aircraft hit Palestinian targets again after Jerusalem rejected a call for 48-hour cease fire - 1:26

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:52 am
    Tue December 30, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohioans who want to cut heating and cooling costs may get free advice from Ohio Consumer's Counsel - :55

  • 70 members of Ohio Air National Guard based near Cincinnati have been called to duty in Iraq - 4:46

  • Mayor Coleman says City Center Mall's delayed rebirth is a key issue in the new year - 5:55 (for more from our interview with Mayor Coleman, check out the full story on the WCBE Stories page)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:46 am
    Tue December 30, 2008

    Ohio's role in the next presidential election may change

    Columbus, OH – Ohio again played a crucial role in the presidential election. Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler looks back at the 2008 campaign, and finds the situation in Ohio may be very different in the next presidential election.

    Ohio Public Radio
    12:26 am
    Tue December 30, 2008

    Leukemia drug shows renewed promise at OSU

    Columbus, OH – A leukemia drug once thought to be ineffective is now showing renewed promise in clinical trials at Ohio State University. From member station WCPN in Cleveland, Gretchen Cuda reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:22 am
    Tue December 30, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Internal Columbus police investigation clears officer in June slaying of New Orleans man - :49

  • State's minimum wage in increase to $7.30 an hour - 2:07

  • Hospitals across country face tight credit, higher borrowing costs, investment losses, and patients not paying bills - 2:47

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    WCBE Stories
    12:01 am
    Tue December 30, 2008

    End of the Year Interview with Mayor Michael Coleman - Part One

    Columbus, OH – Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman says 2008 went by fast. The Mayor says the city accomplished many great things this year, while facing many challenges. He says 2008 set the stage for change and hope on a national level, and locally, he says voter approval of the multi-million dollar bond package to fund infrastructure improvements will make a big difference in the city's long term future. In the first of three segments of our annual end of the year interview, Coleman talks about the economy and downtown development.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:49 am
    Mon December 29, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Funderal services are scheduled this morning for Ohio's oldest World War II veteran, who died at 107

  • Questions raised by Marc Dann investigation leads some state lawmakers to think more regulation is needed on transition accounts

  • Ohio Governor Ted Strickland warns schools and public universities could see significant cuts without help from federal government

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:24 am
    Mon December 29, 2008

    Governor Strickland announces Kevin Boyce to succeed Rich Cordray

    Columbus, OH – The soon-to-occur appointments for the Columbus City Council will mean that the seven council members, all Democrat, will have obtained their seats through vacancies. Republicans say it's unfair because it gives the appointee the advantage of running for election as an incumbant. Ohio Governor Ted Strickland yesterday announced Kevin Boyce will succeed State Treasurer Rich Cordray, who was elected Attorney General in November. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:31 am
    Mon December 29, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Police chiefs around Ohio wonder how much they should budget for 2009 fuel

  • Top advisor to President-elect Barack Obama says slow economy raise importance of middle class tax cuts

  • Largest domestic hunger-relief organization says 25 million people are visiting foodbanks as the number rises

  • Cleveland Browns fire head coach Romeo Crennel following 4-12 season

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:40 am
    Wed December 24, 2008

    Wednesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Applicant names fly as Columbus City Council seats become vacant

  • President Bush pardons two people in Ohio as part of 19 pardons nationwide

  • Governor Ted Strickland plans to propose an education reform package including simpler school funding formula

  • Ohio Supreme Court approves its first rules governing public access to court records

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:38 am
    Tue December 23, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio Governor Ted Strickland names Columbus City Council member Kevin Boyce to be next State Treasurer (:41)

  • Current State Treasurer Rich Cordray is pleased with newly passed federal credit card rules (1:24)

  • Shareholders approve $5.6 billion merger between Cleveland-based National City Bank and Pittsburgh-based PNC Financial Services Group (2:12)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:34 am
    Tue December 23, 2008

    Genetically modified meat may help reduce manure pollution

    Columbus, OH – A scientist says he has an idea to control the manure from factory farms that causes pollution--animals genetically modified to produce less waste. But people have to be willing to eat more genetically modified meat to make the idea successful. Julie Grant reports.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:30 am
    Tue December 23, 2008

    Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann may face criminal charges

    Columbus, OH – Former Ohio Attorney General Marc Dann could face criminal prosecution out of an investigation into wrongdoing in his office. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:27 am
    Tue December 23, 2008

    Tuesday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Federal bankruptcy judge gives Circuit City approval for $1.1 billion in financing (:29)

  • Stockholders will be among hardest hit in National City/PNC Financial Services Group merger (1:12)

  • Federal judge lowers legal fees in a $303 million settlement between GM and shareholders (1:47)

  • Public comment period on megafarm in Union County ends today (5:45)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:59 am
    Mon December 22, 2008

    Governor Ted Strickland waxes on the economy, education, and other issues

    Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has much to look back on over the last year, and many challenges in the new year. And he'll have a democratically-controlled Ohio house to help. Strickland spoke recently with Ohio Public Radio's Karen Kasler about the economy, education, and other issues.

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