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Lt. Gov. Jon Husted

Ohio Using AI to Cut Potential Red Tape

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The state of Ohio is going high-tech to weed out what could be considered overly burdensome government rules. An agency is using an artificial intelligence program to sift through hundreds of thousands of regulations. The AI program will sort and analyze data collected from every page of Ohio’s laws and administrative code. Staff will then… Read More

The coal power station on the border between WV and PA

Amid Climate Debate and Coal’s Decline, West Virginia Considers its Future

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On a recent soggy Wednesday evening, dozens of West Virginians packed a conference room inside the Charleston Coliseum and Convention Center to discuss the need for a “just transition” for coal-impacted communities. As the nation grapples with climate change, the need for a fair transition for workers and communities that depend upon coal jobs and… Read More

Ezra Furman NMF

Nelsonville Music Festival 2020 WOUB Interviews: Ezra Furman

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It’s Valentine’s Day, and I have an afternoon interview scheduled with Ezra Furman, a recently announced addition to the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival. Furman performed at the festival back in 2015, and she’s coming back this year after having released the soundtrack for Netflix’s hit series Sex Education just a few weeks before our conversation,… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine

Gov. DeWine Likes What He’s Hearing About Proposed Opioid Settlement

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Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine says he is cautiously satisfied with the terms of a potential massive settlement against drug companies and distributors who have been accused of enabling the opioid crisis. Counties could get 30% and the state 15%, with the rest going into a trust. DeWine says he likes the idea of putting 55% of… Read More