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4:44 pm
Tue November 25, 2008

Australia

Majestic

"In a way Australia is like Catholicism. The company is sometimes questionable and the landscape is grotesque. But you always come back." Thomas Keneally

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Movie Reviews
12:17 pm
Tue November 25, 2008

JCVD

"Shooting pigeons , , ,"

"He'd still be shooting pigeons in Hong Kong," says one of the players In JCVD about director John Woo's debt to action star Jean-Claude Van Damme for their 1993 collaboration, Hard Target. Making that film may have been JCVD's greatest contribution to modern cinema although the current film with his initials in the title is more interesting than any previous kick-butt martial arts flick of his I can remember.

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WCBE Newscasts
11:23 am
Tue November 25, 2008

Tuesday morning news

Columbus, OH –

Stories include:

  • Columbus City Council last night table legislation that would give Franklin County the rights of way to two alleys beneath new County Courthouse (:36)

  • Scientific group says regulatory change proposed by Bush administration could allow drugs into the food supply (5:57)

  • Study by National Institutes of Health shows sleep-deprived women are at higher risk for contracting cancer (7:47)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:17 am
    Tue November 25, 2008

    State officials want funding from federal government for unemployment benefit programs

    Columbus, OH – The pool of money the state of Ohio uses to pay unemployment benerfits is drying up. Monday, state officials asked the federal government for help. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:25 am
    Tue November 25, 2008

    Developing Tuesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Dayton suburb of Huber Heights has first law of its kind inf Ohio, banning sale of lighters resembling toys (:27)

  • Ohio corn growers say it's time to put blame for higher food prices where blame is due (1:15)

  • Former Ohio Secretary of State Ken Blackwell considers run for chair of Republican National Committee (2:17)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:15 am
    Mon November 24, 2008

    Monday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Governor plans to hit the road to re-assure Ohioans that he has a plan to handle it (:37)

  • OSU wins unprecedented fifth straight win over rival Michigan (2:07)

  • Two more top-level managers at state agency where "Joe the Plumber's" information was investigated are facing unpaid suspension for their roles in the search (3:41)

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    Listener Requests
    10:37 am
    Mon November 24, 2008

    March of Dimes report from 11-12

    Columbus, OH –

    Here is the story that we aired during one of our newscasts on November 12th. Another story on the study follows that. It aired in the morning on November 13th. Both stories were sent to us from Ohio Public Radio, which attended the event at the Statehouse.

    If you have any problems listening or downloading the file, call or send an email to mfoley.wcbe@gmail.com

    Thanks for listening and sorry you had to go through so many hoops to find this.

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    WCBE Newscasts
    1:04 am
    Mon November 24, 2008

    Developing Monday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Ohio Department of Transportation wants to use 30% less salt on roadways than it did last season (2:21)

  • Ohio department continues its request that large trucks avoid crossing inner belt bridge in Cleveland (3:32)

  • Gasoline prices slide down another 16 cents in past week (4:40)

  • Justice Department says it's investigating Ohio city for potential violations in police's use of force (5:19)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:58 am
    Fri November 21, 2008

    Friday morning news

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Wendy's central Ohio headquarters will lose 134 jobs next year following recent takeover by Arby's owner (2:34)

  • School leaders tell Public Utilities Commission of Ohio that halting electricity rate discount could mean $12 million in additional annual costs (3:15)

  • Democratic leaders in Congress put off vote on bailing out the auto industry until next month (5:47)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:50 am
    Fri November 21, 2008

    Anti-corruption czar concludes "Joe the Plumber" background checks were unauthorized

    Columbus, OH – Ohio's anti-corruption czar has conlcuded that a top state government official improperly authorized searches into "Joe the Plumber's" background. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:40 am
    Fri November 21, 2008

    Developing Friday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Nation's top maker of jams and jellies posts earnings up 3% in second fiscal quarter (:27)

  • Despite promises, states and counties spend majority of 1998 tobacco settlement money on things unrelated to public health (1:01)

  • Records show two vendors competing to run new Ohio lottery game gave tens of thousands of dollars to political group benefiting Democratic governors (3:11)

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    WCBE Newscasts
    11:43 am
    Thu November 20, 2008

    Thursday morning newscast

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Portsmouth teen dies after being struck in the chest by an arrow 1:28)

  • Democratic congress appears ready to pass automakers fate to lame-duck Republican president (1:46)

  • Union officials representing Toledo city workers formally file motion to block mayor's proposal requiring some workers to take 3 unpaid days off before year's end (3:01)

  • Buckeyes prepare for an important Ohio State - Michigan game (3:40)

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:35 am
    Thu November 20, 2008

    Strickland says he'll propose changes to state's school funding next year

    Columbus, OH – Ohio governor Ted Strickland says he'll propose changes to the state's school funding system next year. Any plan will have to go through a divided senate legislature with Democrats controlling the House and Republicans controlling the senate. Kimberly Hagelberg of member station WCPN in Cleveland reports on how the plan might take shape.

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    Ohio Public Radio
    11:28 am
    Thu November 20, 2008

    State legislative committee holds hearing on Wednesday regarding medical marijuana

    Columbus, OH – A state legislative committee held a hearing Wednesday on a proposal to legalize the use of marijuana by some medical patients. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

    WCBE Newscasts
    1:10 am
    Wed November 19, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • Franklin County Sheriff's deputies investigate claims a 13 year-old boy attacked by 10-12 teenagers who videotaped the assault

  • Food pantries around Ohio are reporting increased numbers of requests for groceries

  • Passage of combined tax levy bond issue ealier this month leads to planning on how to allocate money

  • Ohio House Democrats select Armond Budish as their next speaker, replacing Republican Jon Husted

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    Ohio Public Radio
    12:46 am
    Wed November 19, 2008

    Chef tries connnecting high-paying customers to where their food comes from

    Columbus, OH – A chef is trying to get his high-paying customers to connect to where their food comes from, by having them pick it themselves. Julie Grant explains.

    WCBE Newscasts
    12:34 am
    Wed November 19, 2008

    Developing Wednesday afternoon

    Columbus, OH –

    Stories include:

  • State of Ohio executes man for 1992 stabbing death of collectibles store owner in Toledo (:01)

  • Car dealers from Ohio visit congressional offices this week to plead for $25 million federal loan to U.S. automakers (2:14)

  • U.S. House Republicans re-elect Ohio's John Boehner as minority leader (3:33)

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    WCBE Stories
    1:18 am
    Tue November 18, 2008

    Coleman unveils painful budget

    Columbus, OH – Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman has released his 2009 budget proposal, one that asks every part of city government and even residents to make some sacrifices and adjustments. Alison Holm reports.

    WCBE Stories
    1:09 am
    Tue November 18, 2008

    COTA ridership continues steady increase

    Columbus, OH – Despite the recent drop in gasoline prices, the Central Ohio Transit Authority continues to enjoy an increase in ridership. COTA spokesperson Marty Stutz tells Alison Holm 23 of the past 32 weeks have seen double-digit increases in ridership.

    WCBE Stories
    1:03 am
    Tue November 18, 2008

    Council members react to 09 budget outlook

    Columbus, OH – Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman unveiled his budget proposal last week. City council members now have to task of reviewing the plan and making any changes they see fit. Hear the initial reactions of two council members in this report by Mike Foley.

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