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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.

WCBE Newscasts
12:52 am
Thu November 8, 2007

Noon - Thu Nov 8

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Poor sales for Ohio retailers - Small farmers hope to cash in on the demand for ethanol - Columbus police search for hit and run driver - Ohio Highway Patrol says rush hours are deadly - TV star visits Columbus to bring attention to manufacturing

12:44 am
Thu November 8, 2007

What's the meaning of this Whiskers section anyway?

Columbus, OH – So what's the deal with this section? Well, nearly all of us at WCBE are pet lovers. We all know about whiskers, those often pesky hairs that protrude from our furry friends and sometimes even our own faces. Well, this section will include protrusions or extensions that grow out of the stories and interviews that we produce. Those extra elements that we might not have time for on the air, but that you still might find interesting or intriguing. Most of the time, it will contain additional audio, but we could include photos and other elements when applicable.

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11:53 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Ratzenberger reflections

Columbus, OH – John Ratzenberger - whose face people recognize from his time on Cheers and whose voice they hear coming from numerous animated characters in Pixar films - spent the past few days in Columbus preparing for his town hall meeting on manufacturing. In addition to speaking with WCBE about that, he also took time to reflect on what made Cheers so successful, the state of television and the current Hollywood writers strike.

Ohio Public Radio
2:47 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Ballot confusion solution

Columbus, OH – Ohioans may vote next March on a plan to help AVOID the kind of confusion that hit some voters Tuesday when they cast their ballots. The problem is - sometimes, an issue appears on the ballot ....but none of the votes on it are counted....and for good reason. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen explains.

WCBE Stories
1:06 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Cabot voted off Columbus Board of Education

Columbus, OH – School money issues dominated many Central Ohio ballots Tuesday. School issues in Upper Arlington and Pickerington passed, while those in New Albany, Marysville, Canal Winchester, Newark and the Johnstown-Monroe district lost. Election Day was kind to most of the incumbents on the Columbus school board. Four incumbents won, but unofficial results show incumbent Jeff Cabot suffered a narrow defeat. Alison Holm reports.

WCBE Newscasts
12:59 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Noon - Wed Nov 7

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Jury finds Cleveland-based paint maker and other companies not at fault in teenager's lawsuit - Budget cuts likely for several Ohio school districts, including some in Central Ohio - Ballot-counting delays hit some Ohio counties - COSI Toledo might close after failed operating levy - Constitutional amendment proposed to help military veterans - Reds looking for a new home for spring training

WCBE Stories
12:48 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Council continuity

Columbus, OH – Columbus City Council remains unchanged after Election Day as voters elected three council appointees and two mainstays. Mike Foley reports.

WCBE Stories
12:42 am
Wed November 7, 2007

Coleman cruises past Todd

Columbus, OH – Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman called it a three-peat. Voters overwhelmingly re-elected him over Republican challenger Bill Todd. Hear reaction from Coleman, Todd and Franklin County's Republican leadership in this story by Jim Letizia.

WCBE Newscasts
12:15 am
Wed November 7, 2007

7:33 - Wed Nov 7

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

Election results, starting with school money issues - Cabot voted off Columbus school board - Voters in one Northeast Ohio city raise age requirement for mayoral bids - Former Buckeye out for the season in Cleveland

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