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AUDIO: Food Politics with Marion Nestle


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Marion Nestle is a consumer advocate, nutritionist, award-winning author, and academic who specializes in the politics of food and dietary choice. Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice and obesity, with an emphasis on the influence of food industry marketing. Her books explore issues like the effects of food production on… Read More

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Athens Film Fest Brings Animation to Local Libraries


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Libraries are known for awakening our imaginations. Barry O’Keefe, an artist and graduate student at Ohio University, will add to this tradition when he hosts a traveling “Exploring Animation” roadshow at four branches of the Athens County Public Libraries later this month. Six animation shorts chosen by O’Keefe as part of a semester-long archival independent… Read More

W. Va Police: Wiretap Search Amid Water Authority Ethics Violation Investigation

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) – Charleston police have conducted a search for wiretaps at the West Virginia Water Development Authority building amid allegations of ethics violations. The Charleston Gazette-Mail  reports that police did not find any hidden listening devices during last week’s wiretap sweep. Water Development Authority Executive Director Chris Jarrett says he asked detectives to… Read More

Kentucky AG to Investigate ‘Low-Level Nuclear’ Waste Dumping

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ASHLAND, Ky. (AP) – Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has launched an investigation into the presence of low-level nuclear waste that officials say was illegally dumped inside two landfills in Estill and Greenup counties. Beshear’s office said in a news release Wednesday that its investigation will be separate from those being pursued by local officials… Read More