Fri, Oct 24, 2014 12:13 pm

John Spon is the Law Director of Mansfield Ohio and a strong proponent for cities to take action to protect local environments from water pollution and other outgrowths of fracking.

He was in Athens recently to promote Issue 7 – a Citizens’ Bill of Rights for the City of Athens which is on the Nov. 4th ballot.  He spoke with WOUB’s Tom Hodson.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 6:09 pm

Michelle Houts defines herself as a “writer, school speech pathologist, a mom and a farmer.” She also is the author of four books for children published since 2010.

Her most recent book, Kammie on First, Baseball’s Dottie Kamenshek, has just been released by the Ohio University Press.  Houts will visit Athens on Friday, Oct. 24 to sign books between 4:30 and 6:30 p.m. at the Athens Book Center.

It is the first in a new biography series being published by the Ohio University Press, for young readers.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 4:51 pm

Hosts Dr. Carolyn Lewis and Stephen Patterson talk with Mary Ann Smathers, Early Intervention Program Coordinator/Specialist at the Athens County Board of Developmental Disabilities. Mary Ann's work involves program management and direct care, in-home services, including visits to the home of a family with a child living with disabilities. The group discusses Mary Ann's life and career, and the great variety of experiences that her position offers.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 4:57 pm

Kelee Riesbeck hosts Dr. Wendy Doniger and Dr. Brian Collins to the show where they discuss Doniger's upcoming lecture, "Blasphemy and Censorship in India, Past and Present," part of OHIO's College of Arts and Science's Gawande Lecture Series. Doniger, a professor at the University of Chicago, is widely acknowledged as one of the greatest and most original scholars of Hinduism. Assistant Professor of Classics and World Religions Collins is the Drs. Ram and Sushila Gawande Chair in Indian Religion and Philosophy and founder of the lecture series. The lecture is November 3 at 7 p.m.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 4:16 pm

Tom Walker of the National Alliance On Mental Illness talks with Lori D'Angelo, Director of Magnolia Clubhouse in Cleveland, Ohio, about the Clubhouse, the services it provides, its membership goals and mental health rehabilitation.