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America’s System of Athletics is Failing: Expert David Ridpath Has Observed


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The American system of amateur athletics is mostly school based: elementary, middle schools, high schools, colleges and universities. Yet, that system is failing both the student-athlete and the general public, according to Dr. David Ridpath, the Kahandas Nandola Professor of Sports Administration at Ohio University. With a school based system, too many students are “cut”… Read More

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Old-Time Radio Dramas Adopt Modern Podcasting Style at WOUB

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Karen M. Chan, an actor, director and producer is merging old-time radio dramatic techniques with modern podcasting to bring a new, fresh approach to storytelling for public media. Chan, a veteran of theater, television and film, has lately been concentrating her efforts on dramatizing works of literature for digital distribution by WOUB Public Media. She… Read More

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Addiction and “The Holidays” Can be a Toxic Mix – But, Help is Available

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Ron Luce, a board member of the National Alliance for Recovery Residences and President of Ohio Recovery Housing, says “the Holidays” can be a troubling time for those addicted to drugs or alcohol –even those already in recovery. Addiction is often linked with depression, according to Luce, and “the Holidays” can exacerbate emotions in the… Read More

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“Epic Struggles” Face Media in Covering President Donald Trump

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Andrew Alexander, former ombudsman for the Washington Post and former Washington bureau chief for Cox Newspapers, states that the media have epic struggles ahead in covering our new President Donald Trump. However, he believes media should attack their jobs “fearlessly” and traverse this uncharted media landscape with impartiality and gusto. Alexander notes that there has… Read More

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Uber-Like Service for Rural America Being Launched by Valerie Lefler


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Valerie Lefler is a young entrepreneur and innovator. Nationally, she is launching an “Uber-like” service for rural American that works together with existing transportation services and supplements options for rural residents. Lefler is the Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Mobility Now, Inc. – currently headquartered in Nebraska. The demand for her services has exploded over… Read More