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Day-long Program Focuses on Community Rights and Social Justice


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The Ohio Community Rights Network has partnered with seven other local groups to present a day-long program on Saturday, March 18 called “Community Rights for Social Justice: Growing Roots and Rights.” The program will focus on development of local control and rule over issues such as minimum wage laws, immigration, LGBTQ rights and stopping injection… Read More

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Athens Mayor Patterson Talks Infrastructure, Fire, Student Density and E. State St.


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First-term Athens Mayor Steve Patterson has faced some major issues since coming to office. Just recently, he has had to confront a major water leak, crumbling infrastructure, a major fire, the hiring of a new university president, increased student density in housing and a major resurfacing project on the ever-busy East State St. All have… Read More

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Chancellor Carey and Head of Workforce Transformation Describe Higher Education Budget Proposal

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John Carey, Chancellor of the Ohio Department of Higher Education and Ryan Burgess, Director of the Governor’s Office of Workforce Transformation, recently visited Athens and Ohio University and explained the Governor’s proposed budget for higher education. Under the new proposal, both tuitions and special fees would be frozen in place for the next two years…. Read More

The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster, Ohio, exhibit Bull's Eye Quilts. 51 selected quilts represent invited artists from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Canada, and the United States, curated by Nancy Crow. Ohio artist, Maria Elkins, has two quilts included in the show. The quilts are on display thoughout second floor rooms at the Decorative Arts Center now - April 23, 2017. (Margo Sabec/WOUB)

Spring 2017 Will Be a Big One For Ohio Quilters

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Throughout the spring, there will be an abundance of world class quilts on display throughout Ohio. Kicking off earlier this month, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster is showcasing “Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts,” an extensive display of 51 large quilts curated by world-renowned fabric artist Nancy Crow. In May, the Dairy Barn… Read More

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DACO Joins Growing Efforts to Create Accessibility

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In this installment of Conversations From Studio B, WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke with Autumn Brown, the transition manager for ATCO Adult Services and Passion Works Studio, and Trisha Clifford-Sprouse, the acting co-director of the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (DACO), about DACO’s new sensory friendly museum tours and the effort that organizations like ATCO and Passion… Read More

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Misfits Theatre Presents “The Drowsy Chaperone” At ARTS/West

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Theater often pokes fun at itself for the sake of nuanced storytelling, much to the delight of the audience, the actors, and everyone else concerned. The Drowsy Chaperone is a 1998 meta-musical-within-a-comedy and an excellent example of that very theatrical device. The story revolves around an opinionated old-school musical theater fan listening to (and commenting… Read More

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‘Singing Like Painting Words In the Air': Talking With Adam Torres


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In September, former Athens resident and Ohio University student Adam Torres released Pearls to Swine, his critically acclaimed Fat Possum Records debut. This occurred some 10 years after the recording of his debut album, Nostra Nova, (which was christened a “cult classic” after it’s re-release on Misra Records in 2015) with a slew of Athens-centric musicians at 3… Read More

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Scripps College Alumnus Leads the E.W. Scripps Company in Analytics


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Eric Duell has transitioned from a former photojournalist to be the Vice President of Analytics and Intelligence at the E. W. Scripps Company headquartered in Cincinnati. He graduated from the School of Visual Communication at Ohio University and spent time as a photojournalist before he made a career transition. Now, he works with data and… Read More

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Reporter and Editorial Cartoonist Team-up to Create Web-based Graphic Story


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Long-time print reporter Lucy May and editorial cartoonist Kevin Necessary joined forces at WCPO.com to create a unique form of long-form journalism and storytelling. They wrote and illustrated a six chapter “Graphic Non-fiction” piece called “Childhood Saved: From Needles and Neglect to Hugs and Hope.” It is a story of one family struggling with childhood… Read More