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WCBE Newscasts
1:22 am
Mon November 12, 2007

Noon - Mon Nov 12

Columbus, OH – Fire investigators suspect arson in multiple truck fire in Hilliard - Energy bill likely not coming this year - Report finds children will be more affected by global climate change than adults - Pertussis cases increase in Worthington - West Virginia hospital shortage part of reason for sending newborns and pregnant mothers to hospitals in Ohio and other states - Cleveland's iron chef

It's Movie Time
3:11 pm
Sun November 11, 2007

Before the Devil Knows You're Dead

Brotherly Love

The Devil will have his due.

Sidney Lumet knows the wages of sin. Dog Day Afternoon was a classic of the heist that went wrong with a performance by Al Pacino that went right. His newest crime in the city is Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, from an Irish toast, "May you be in heaven half an hour before the devil knows you're dead."

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It's Movie Time
4:45 pm
Fri November 9, 2007

"It's Movie Time " November 9, 2007 On-Demand

Films reviewed: Fred Claus, Wristcutters, Bee Movie

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


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Movie Reviews
3:09 pm
Fri November 9, 2007

Fred Claus

One scene . . .

My favorite Christmas film is Billy Bob Thornton's Bad Santa, whose foul mouthed, child endangering store man-in-red is my cup of iconoclasm. Vince Vaughan's Fred Claus, the bad-boy older brother of Nick (Paul Giamatti), is nowhere near as bad as Thornton's in a tepid tale of brotherly love saved only by one scene as potentially funny as any other this year. I expected more from David Dobkin, director or of Wedding Crashers.

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WCBE Newscasts
4:48 am
Fri November 9, 2007

4:33 - Fri Nov 9

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

School officials across the state continue to clean buildings to prevent MRSA - Union leaders say there's widespread approval so far for the Ford pact - Strickland endorses Clinton - Zook says his team will be ready for the top-ranked Buckeyes

Ohio Public Radio
3:13 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Strickland endorses Clinton

Columbus, OH – Ohio Governor Ted Strickland has endorsed Hillary Clinton in her bid for the nation's top job. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

WCBE Newscasts
3:05 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Noon - Fri Nov 9

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Franklin County authorities seize evidence in hit and run case - The Ohio Poll's latest approval ratings for Governor Strickland and President Bush - Strickland endorses candidate for president - COSI Toledo closure formally approved - Why cold weather affects how flu spreads - Fire kills thousands of fish in Urbana - Zook brings a tough Illini team into Columbus

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WCBE Stories
1:19 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Ohio Poll on voter interest, favorability

Columbus, OH – Find out about voter interest and who Ohioans favor at this point in the 2008 presidential campaign. Hear Mike Foley's interview with Ohio Poll director Eric Rademacher.

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Ohio Public Radio
1:10 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Ohio strengthens effort to curb foreclosures

Columbus, OH – State leaders say they are taking a harder line against mortgage companies in an effort to stop the wave of foreclosures in Ohio. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Public Radio
1:06 am
Fri November 9, 2007

Political sleaze-free Ohio?

Columbus, OH – A group of politically active ministers, rabbis, and other religious leaders want to declare Ohio a "political sleaze-free zone" in next year's campaigns --- local, state, and national. But not everyone agrees on the definition of what amounts to political sleaze. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

WCBE Newscasts
12:50 am
Fri November 9, 2007

7:06 - Fri Nov 9

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Portman still considering future political campaign - Ohio Poll finds low interest in 2008 presidential race, and two candidates begin to pull away from challengers

WCBE Newscasts
12:43 am
Fri November 9, 2007

6:33 - Fri Nov 9

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear:

OSU sends out crime alert - Racial tensions at Denison University - Religious groups want Ohio declared a "political sleaze-free zone"

Movie Reviews
2:54 pm
Thu November 8, 2007

Wristcutters: A Love Story

Feels about right.

Small is good in this case. Wristcutters is an indie about as absurd as films will get this year. Its conceit, that there is a post-mortem place where suicides go, actually feels about right?a dark, dirty, desaturated, desert (Southern California?) with machines on the brink of normal death in a time just before cells and computers but modern enough for lost souls finding their way back to themselves even if they are dead.

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Ohio Public Radio
11:45 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Green licenses for freed sex offenders

Columbus, OH – Some people call it the modern-day equivalent of a "Scarlet letter." The plan is to require sex offenders who've been freed from prison to have special green license plates on their cars....as a warning to children to stay away. The proposal is getting hearings in the Ohio Senate Judiciary Committee....and they've attracted strong supporters and strong critics alike. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.

Ohio Public Radio
11:42 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Political spins from Election Day

Columbus, OH – Ohio Democrats are hoping victories in some political races throughout the state are indicators of what's to come in 2008. But Ohio Republicans say the democrats are wrong about that. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Public Radio
11:42 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Political spins from Election Day

Columbus, OH – Ohio Democrats are hoping victories in some political races throughout the state are indicators of what's to come in 2008. But Ohio Republicans say the democrats are wrong about that. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

WCBE Stories
11:28 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Ratzenberger hosts manufacturing forum in Columbus

Columbus, OH – Many people recognize John Ratzenberger from his days as Cliff on the television sitcom Cheers or his voice roles on every animated movie produced by Pixar. But Ratzenberger's primary focus now has nothing to do with entertainment. The former carpenter turned actor has been touring key battleground states hosting town hall meetings on manufacturing issues. His "Keep it made in America" discussion tour stopped in Columbus. In a conversation with Mike Foley, Ratzenberger explains why he's so passionate about manufacturing.

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WCBE Newscasts
10:36 am
Thu November 8, 2007

7:06 - Thu Nov 8

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Market survey to help identify more work and living spaces for Columbus artists - Ohio and other states offer rewards for tips that help authorities stop dogfighting rings -

WCBE Newscasts
10:30 am
Thu November 8, 2007

6:33 - Thu Nov 8

Columbus, OH – Federal appeals court rules that religious groups can sue the City of Columbus over permits - Columbus officials create homeless advocacy position - Report finds that a quarter of the nation's homeless are military veterans - More fair trade products

Ohio Public Radio
2:50 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Veterans compensation

Columbus, OH – Ohio voters might decide whether veterans of recent military conflicts get some compensation from the state. Ohio Public Radio's Jo Ingles reports.

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