Economy
12:25 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

William Julius Wilson: Ending Poverty Is Possible

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 4:55 pm

The Census Bureau announced that 15 percent of Americans lived in poverty in 2011 — a slight drop from the year before. But income disparities continue to grow. Host Michel Martin talks with Harvard professor William Julius Wilson, author of the 1987 book The Truly Disadvantaged: The Inner City, the Underclass, and Public Policy.

News
12:24 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Improving Campus Area Safety

200 people have volunteered to raise traffic safety awareness on the Ohio State campus after four crashes in the past 2 1/2 weeks in which students were seriously injured when struck while walking or riding bicycles. 

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News
12:22 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Romney Rep. Is A No-Show At Great Lakes Meeting

Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign did not send a representative to a forum on Great Lakes issues today.

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The Two-Way
12:10 pm
Thu September 13, 2012

Federal Reserve Announces New Round Of Economic Stimulus

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke arrives for a dinner at the Jackson Hole Economic Symposium on Thursday.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 1:22 pm

Update at 12:31 p.m. ET. Federal Reserve Announces QE3:

The Federal Reserve announced it would spend $40 billion a month on bond purchases in an effort to stimulate the economy and drive the the unemployment rate down.

The Wall Street Journal says that unlike the first two rounds of Quantitative Easing, this time the Fed will focus solely on buying mortgage-backed securities.

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News
11:49 am
Thu September 13, 2012

New Red-light Camera At North Columbus Intersection

The City of Columbus says a red-light camera installed at the intersection of Morse and Sunbury roads will be activated at midnight tonight.

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News
11:48 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Columbus Crew Attendance Near MLS Basement

Major League Soccer says attendance at Columbus Crew home games remains near the bottom of the league.

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News
11:46 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Demjanjuk Citizenship Request Denied

The Sixth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati has rejected an effort by the family of John Demjanjuk to posthumously restore his U.S. citizenship.

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Shots - Health Blog
11:23 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Whooping Cough Vaccine's Protection Fades Quickly

Nurse Fatima Guillen (left) gives 4-year-old Kimberly Magdeleno a whooping cough booster shot at a health clinic in Tacoma, Wash., in May.
Ted S. Warren AP

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 11:24 am

To protect children against whooping cough, doctors recommend five shots of vaccine before they turn 7.

But what happens after that? How long does the protection last?

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The Two-Way
10:21 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Director Of Anti-Islam Film Still A Mystery

Originally published on Thu September 13, 2012 4:19 pm

The past 24 hours have produced a few answers — but many more questions — about the anti-Islam film that became a flashpoint across North Africa and the Middle East this week.

NPR's Carrie Kahn reports on Morning Edition that The Innocence of Muslims was shot in Los Angeles County last August, under the title Desert Warriors. It's full of "choppy dialogue, bad acting and scenes of a buffoonish Muhammad," she says.

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Movies
9:55 am
Thu September 13, 2012

Cinema Classics September 13, 2012: Female Buddy Films

John and Johnny explore the topic of women as buddies in film.


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