WCBE Newscasts
1:09 pm
Wed April 18, 2012

Ohio executes Wiles, exotic animals legislation sparks differing opinions, budget problems prompt cuts in Cleveland schools. These stories and more in this Wednesday noon newscast.

Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • First execution in six months takes place :00
  • Supporters and opponents of exotic animals legislation pack hearing 2:16
  • Budget problems result in teacher cuts in Cleveland 4:17
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    WCBE Newscasts
    12:59 pm
    Wed April 18, 2012

    Accident injures 14 in northeast Ohio, McCain would like to see an Ohioan in this year's Republican presidential ticket, Nicklaus looking forward to 2016 at Scioto CC. These stories and more in this Wednesday morning newscast.

    Columbus, OH – Stories you'll hear include:

  • Van/bus accident injures 14 in northeast Ohio :21
  • Legislators, Ohio auditor to crack down on misspending by cities, counties and schools 1:09
  • McCain's pick for VP - Portman 5:38
  • Nicklaus to chair 2016 Senior Open, shares story of his dad at Scioto Country Club 6:47
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    Movie Reviews
    12:39 pm
    Wed April 18, 2012

    Think Like a Man

    A battle no one's yet won.

    "No one will ever win the battle of the sexes; there's too much fraternizing with the enemy." Henry Kissinger

    From early literature, at the very least Chaucer, the war between the sexes has been a topic of the best writers, notably Shakespeare in his Taming of the Shrew, among others.

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    Movie Reviews
    12:29 pm
    Wed April 18, 2012

    In 'Monsieur Lazhar,' Grief Lingers In The Classroom

    Fellag, an Algerian comedian, plays the title character in the Oscar-nominated Monsieur Lazhar, who steps in to teach a class of middle school students after tragedy has struck their classroom.
    Music Box Films

    Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 12:36 pm

    Teacher movies tend to be more alike than unalike, but Monsieur Lazhar makes the familiar unusually strange. The note on which it opens is shocking, tragic: A Montreal middle school student, Simon, enters his classroom ahead of the other kids and finds his teacher hanging from a pipe, dead by her own hand.

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    The Two-Way
    11:56 am
    Wed April 18, 2012

    Drinking On The Job: Is 2012 The New 1966?

    Actor Jon Hamm in a scene from AMC's Mad Men. The show is set in the 1960s — but today, many companies provide their employees with ready access to alcohol.
    Ron Jaffe/AMC AP

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    The Salt
    11:52 am
    Wed April 18, 2012

    Plan To Slaughter Horses For Human Consumption Is Met With Distaste

    No, that's not beef — it's horse meat, at a butcher shop in France. Horse remains a popular food in many countries, but often makes Americans squeamish.
    Christophe Simon AFP/Getty Images

    Originally published on Wed April 18, 2012 1:25 pm

    When the ban on slaughtering horses for human consumption was lifted in the U.S. last November, it was only a matter of time before someone applied to start the practice up again.

    That person is Rick De Los Santos, a New Mexico rancher and owner of Valley Meat Co. If the USDA approves his application to have a former beef slaughterhouse inspected, it would allow the first slaughter of horses in the U.S. since 2007.

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    The Two-Way
    11:45 am
    Wed April 18, 2012

    Retired Couple Bought Winning Mega Millions Ticket In Illinois

    Merle and Patricia Butler (at right) accepting their ceremonial check earlier today.
    Illinois Lottery

    The winning ticket in Illinois from last month's record $656 Mega Millions lottery has been turned in by a retired couple from the little town of Red Bud, Ill.

    "Merle Butler, 65, and his wife Patricia, 62, accepted the giant check Wednesday morning," as Chicago's WLS-TV reports.

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    Science
    11:42 am
    Wed April 18, 2012

    What Can We Learn From Video Games?

    The White House is making what some would call an unconventional investment. It's studying the benefits of video games on those who play them. White House senior policy analyst Constance Steinkuehler is at the head of that research and she discusses the initiative with host Michel Martin.

    National Security
    11:42 am
    Wed April 18, 2012

    Where's the Line Between Profiling, Policing?

    Transcript

    MICHEL MARTIN, HOST:

    I'm Michel Martin and this is TELL ME MORE from NPR News. Coming up, we'll check in with Boston Globe film critic Wesley Morris, one of our regular contributors. He just won a Pulitzer Prize and we hope he's still taking our calls to tell us about the new films coming out this summer. That's in just a few minutes.

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