Alison Holm

Reporter, News Anchor, International Fiduciary Compliance Officer

A native of Chicago, Alison grew up in Cincinnati and lived in several cities that did not begin with the letter "C" before she moved to Columbus. She received a BA from Earlham College and briefly attended Bir Zeit and Hebrew University. After a wide ranging career that included late night jazz host, housing discrimination field investigator, and occupational health video production, she settled on radio news as the best excuse to talk to people for a living. Some of her favorite interviews include Nikki Giovanni, Yo-yo Ma and N'tobo M'beke. Alison has an equal passion for Midwest history, hockey and Slavic poetry.

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5:18 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Decrease in toxic algae blooms expected

The director of Ohio State University's Sea Grant program predicts this year's toxic blue-green algae bloom in Lake Erie's Western Basin will be much smaller than last year. A team of researchers collaborated on a seasonal algae prediction, saying this year will be mild compared with worsening blooms over the past few years. The team says there's been less rain than usual, reducing the phosphorus from raw sewage and farm fertilizer runoff that feeds algae growth. The algae produce bacteria that can kill animals and sicken humans.

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5:05 pm
Mon July 9, 2012

Authorities arrest suspects in multi-state telemarketing scam

Ohio officials say only two of the 18 indicted suspects remain at large in a telemarketing scam that allegedly stole millions from people in 41 states over the past five years. Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's office said Monday that two more members of the ring, including its alleged leader, have been arrested in the past two days - one in Florida and one in Ohio. DeWine says the suspects targeted land owners and led them to believe their property was worth more than it really was.

News
9:00 am
Tue July 3, 2012

CCS votes to postpone levy request

The Columbus city school board voted last night to postpone a proposed tax levy and bond issue until sometime in 2013. Alison Holm has more.

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News
9:47 pm
Mon July 2, 2012

Utilities, homeowners and businesses coping with storm damage

Utility crews continue to work to restore power to the some 660-thousand customers affected by storms that ripped through the state Friday afternoon.  another 20-thousand lost power when a second storm system moved through Sunday night. 

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News
10:00 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

'Time out room' lawsuit against school dropped

A judge has dismissed a lawsuit brought over the Columbus city school
district's use of timeout rooms for children with severe emotional and
behavioral problems.   

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News
8:51 pm
Wed June 27, 2012

Ohio's beaches among most polluted in country

A new water quality report shows Ohio's beaches are among the most polluted in the Great Lakes Region -- which is one of the worst in the nation.  Alison Holm has more

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News
7:08 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

New Blue Jackets associate coach named

New Jackets Associate Coach Craig Hartsburg
Jacques Boissinot/Canadian Press

Veteran NHL coach Craig Hartsburg will join the Columbus Blue Jackets as associate coach.

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News
6:54 pm
Wed June 20, 2012

Disposal of military surplus given to CPD under investigation

Two Columbus police officers are under an internal investigation related to military surplus items given to the division through a long-term federal program.

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News
9:06 am
Wed June 20, 2012

City and school swap property; plan new developments

The Columbus City school board voted last night to accept the largest land swap in its history, in a deal with the city that ends up in a win-win -- and new construction -- for both parties.  

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News
7:28 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Former legislator sentenced on bribery charges

A former state representative was sentenced to 3 years in a bribery sting.  Alison Holm has more.

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News
6:52 pm
Mon June 18, 2012

Tax amnesty brings in last minute rush of filings

A six-week-long tax amnesty program for Ohioans ended last Friday, but tax officials don’t yet know how much total money has come IN as a result.

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News
7:23 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Lawsuit challenging JobsOhio rejected

A state appeals court has rejected a lawsuit aimed at halting the activities of Ohio Governor John Kasich's new private job-creation entity called JobsOhio.

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News
7:07 pm
Thu June 14, 2012

Obama and Romney both visit Ohio

Ohio was a presidential battleground today, with president Obama and presumptive presidential candidate Mitt Romney both making campaign appearances.

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News
7:23 pm
Tue June 12, 2012

Over 1,400 students attending CCS summer school

Summer school began this week for over 1,400 students at five CCS high schools.  Program head Joyce Hackett says costs are offset by the tuition paid by students from CCS and other districts. 

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All Things Considered

Since its debut in 1971, this afternoon radio newsmagazine has delivered in-depth reporting in context and transformed the way listeners understand the world. Heard by more than 10 million people on over 560 radio stations each week, All Things Considered is one of the most popular programs in America. Every weekday, hosts Melissa Block, Michele Norris, and Robert Siegel present two hours of insightful news mixed with commentary and interviews, as well as special - sometimes quirky - features.

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