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Senators Seeking Faster EPA Action On PFAS Chemical Pollution

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A bipartisan group of U.S. Senators including West Virginia Republican Shelley Moore Capito this week introduced two bills aimed at further regulating a group of toxic chemicals known as PFAS. The chemicals include PFOA, or C-8, used to make nonstick products and other similar chemicals used in flame retardants. They have been detected in at least… Read More

NMF ’19 Interviews: Town Mountain

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Last year Asheville, NC based contemporary bluegrass outfit Town Mountain released New Freedom Blues, a swirling, beautiful, viscerally powerful album that combines elements of Americana, honky-tonk, and country music. WOUB spoke to Zach Smith (upright bass) about the making of New Freedom Blues, his path from ceramic student to musician, and the band’s upcoming performance at the… Read More

Ohio State Loses Bid for Release of Medical Board Info

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) – A federal judge says it’s not up to him to decide whether Ohio State University can publicly share information from an old medical board investigation involving a team doctor accused of decades-old sexual misconduct. A law firm is investigating allegations about the late Richard Strauss for Ohio State. The school plans… Read More