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Coal Country’s Mixed Views on Climate Accord

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  Many political leaders in the Ohio Valley approve of President Trump’s decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris climate agreement. But surveys indicate that public opinion across the region varies, with a slight majority saying they’d like the country to stay the course on climate change. According to a Yale University survey, the… Read More

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WOUB’s SPECTRUM Celebrates One-Year as a Podcast on the National Stage


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WOUB Public Media is thrilled that its SPECTRUM podcast is celebrating its one-year anniversary on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, NPR One, and SoundCloud. Spectrum features conversations with an eclectic group of people: journalists, authors, scholars, storytellers, celebrities and just average people with fascinating stories. Over the past year, 58 different episodes have been published –… Read More

Crafting Humanist Gospel Tunes : Chatting With Matthew Davidson of Twain

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Twain is the moniker of New York City based singer and song writer Matthew Davidson. Under that mono-syballic stage name, Davidson has artfully crafted a discography of deeply human bedroom pop, releasing completely DIY soul-searing sets of tunes since 2010 or so. Twain’s lyrics bounce with a sort of optimism colored ever so  slightly by… Read More

This Summer Libraries Invite Children to ‘Build a Better World’


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Hosted by the Athens County Public Libraries since 1999, Summer at the Library offers a full schedule of free programs, workshops and lunches for children and teens. The 2017 schedule runs from June 5 through mid-August. This year’s theme is “Build a Better World,” a concept reflected in various workshops ranging from gardening and songwriting to making birdhouses… Read More

OU’s Charles Smith Tells Story of Refugee in ‘Objects in the Mirror’

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In late April, Charles Smith’s Objects in the Mirror opened in the Goodman Theatre in Chicago. Detailing the emotional, psychological, (and memories of the physical) journey of a refugee from Liberia, the work has been lauded by the Chicago Sun-Times, The Chicago Tribune, and other media outlets. Smith is the head of the professional playwriting program… Read More