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About 75 people wearing masks and carrying signs protest outside the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday, April 9, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio.

Protesters Gather Outside Statehouse To Criticize Shutdowns

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COLUMBUS, Ohio, (WOSU) — Around 75 protesters gathered outside of the Ohio Statehouse on Thursday to criticize the government’s restrictions during the coronavirus outbreak. Many wore Guy Fawkes masks over their faces, and at least one held a gun. Their signs criticized the governor’s stay-at-home order, closure of schools and shutdown of the economy: “My… Read More

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WATCH: Sherrod Brown on the Influence of Bernie Sanders’ Presidential Campaign

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (PBS NewsHour) — Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders suspended his campaign for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination on Wednesday after enduring a series of disappointing results in state primary elections. But many of the positions on which Sanders campaigned still resonate with the liberal wing of the party. PBS NewsHour’s Lisa Desjardins reports, and… Read More

A box to drop off absentee ballots sits in the parking lot of the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections in Cleveland.

DeWine Says Ohio’s Vote-By-Mail System Is Safe

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Ohio officials say the state’s vote-by-mail process is safe and not corrupt, in contrast to President Donald Trump’s recent comments during a press briefing and on Twitter. Trump called mail-in voting “horrible” and “corrupt,” saying there’s a “tremendous potential for voter fraud.” Voting is still open for those who haven’t cast a… Read More

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Unemployment Claims In Ohio Valley Surge Again, Up Another 355,000

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Claims for unemployment insurance once again surged around the Ohio Valley as nearly 355,500 people in Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia sought help last week amid the economic calamity caused by the coronavirus pandemic. That’s in addition to the roughly 400,000 unemployment claims from the three states the previous week. The graph below shows the… Read More

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“BLOOD SUGAR RISING” Exposes U.S. Diabetes Epidemic; Wednesday, April 15 at 9 pm


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NEW DOCUMENTARY EXPOSES U.S. DIABETES EPIDEMIC, SHOWING THE MANY FACES OF DIABETES AND AN URGENT NEED TO END THE STIGMA BLOOD SUGAR RISING Narrated by S. Epatha Merkerson Premieres Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 9pm on WOUB https://www.pbs.org/wgbh/blood-sugar-rising/ #BloodSugarPBS   Diabetes is a hidden epidemic in America, with a frighteningly rapid rise in the last… Read More

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3 Zapponians describe life at Zappos, a company shaped by service and weirdness


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In this episode, a trio of Zappos marketing pros — Derrin Hawkins, Kelly Smith and Tia Zuniga – describe how and why they crowd-sourced a book about this intriguing company. They talk about how Zappos maintains a radical focus on both serving customers and keeping employees happy. And they describe why they prefer working face-to-face,… Read More