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Retired Miners Rally Over Pensions in Washington

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – Dozens of retired coal miners visited lawmakers in Washington to call for legislative action to preserve the pensions of about 87,000 retirees and another 20,000 working miners. United Mine Workers of America President Cecil Roberts says the 2008 recession and mining company bankruptcies have endangered the miner’s pension plan, established in… Read More

Ohio Legislature Considering An Abortion Bill That Is More Restrictive Than The “Heartbeat Bill”

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A new bill would ban most private insurance coverage for abortions. But opponents say it would also ban effective methods of birth control. One fifth of the representatives in the House have signed on to a bill sponsored by Republican John Becker that would prohibit most insurance companies from offering coverage for abortion services. “The intent is to save… Read More

Medical Board: Info on Doctor Investigation Must Stay Secret

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – The State Medical Board says a judge shouldn’t let Ohio State University publicly share information from an old board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. In a court filing Tuesday, the board says its records on the investigation involving Richard Strauss are confidential under state law. It… Read More

Al Letson: Podcaster, Poet, Writer & Actor Chats about Talking to One Another


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Listening is the key to important and difficult conversations, according to Al Letson the current host of “Reveal,” the first hour-long public broadcasting show and podcast produced by the Center for Investigative Reporting and the Public Radio Exchange (PRX). He claims with the explosion of social media and cable news shows that Americans have lost… Read More