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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WVXU) — Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman, a member of Ohio’s Minority Strike Force team assembled during the COVID-19 pandemic, joined Gov. Mike DeWine’s Thursday briefing to reveal the first steps the team is taking to combat inequalities in the state’s response. “We’ve all been working incredibly hard,” Smitherman said. “The recommendations being formulated,… Read More
The president with a major social media presence is facing a Democratic challenger with fewer digital resources. Biden’s strategy counts on real-world conditions overcoming Trump’s virtual dominance.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — This summer’s Ohio State Fair is the latest event to be scuttled because of the coronavirus pandemic. The Ohio Expositions Commission voted unanimously on Thursday morning to cancel the 2020 fair, which was scheduled for July 29-August 9 at the fairgrounds in Columbus. Members say it would be too difficult to adhere to social… Read More
Humans tell stories to make sense of birthing and dying and everything in between. Defining Moments Podcast showcases stories about living well in the midst of inescapable illness, suffering, and hardship. Season 2, which begins Monday, May 25, features an eclectic group of guests who share moments of uncertainty, innovation, and resilience. Host Dr. Lynn… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — All 50 states have now taken some steps to reopen after COVID-19 shutdowns. Their approaches vary, with only minor restrictions remaining in states like Texas, while New York still has strict limitations in place. Federal guidance from the CDC was released quietly, but its recommendations aren’t mandatory. Meanwhile, WHO officials warned that… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lake County Common Pleas Judge Eugene Lucci has issued a preliminary injunction against the state’s public health order closing gyms and fitness centers. The attorneys representing gyms say this ruling has wider implications. Lucci called the Ohio Department of Health’s orders to close gyms “oppressive” and “arbitrary” in his ruling that… Read More
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (OVR) — The U.S. Department of Labor reported close to 99,000 additional unemployment insurance claims in the last week from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia, as state unemployment offices worked their way through a backlog of millions of claims filed since the coronavirus pandemic forced business closures beginning in March. For the week ending May 16,… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The Ohio Senate unanimously rejected an Ohio House measure that would’ve scaled back the power of state public health orders. Senators blasted the House amendment, saying it undermined health experts and created too many unintended consequences. Both Republicans and Democrats in the Senate criticized the House amendment, which would have… Read More
‘How Are You Doing?’ is a video series crafted by WOUB’s Doug Swift to document the social, cultural, and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Southeast Ohio region, all through a hyper-focused lens on live music venue, restaurant, and brewery Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH. Installments will regularly be uploaded to WOUB Culture… Read More
Objects in the Mirror will premiere on WOUB FM May 31 at 8 p.m. ATHENS, OH – While Ohio and the nation are combatting the spread of the Coronavirus and being asked not to gather in large groups, many have missed being able to experience arts and cultural events like theatrical performances. WOUB Public Media… Read More
Kristen Eargle has worked as a sports reporter covering college, high school and professional sports. She’s interviewed some of the most recognized athletes and coaches, but to medically fragile children, she is the superstar. Kristen joins us to talk about her non-profit, Ruler of Hope, which was inspired by her daughter.
The COVID-19 crises reminds us that people truly do need to feel connected with other people. And overwhelming research suggests that a strong and diverse network of relationships is key to building a resilient career. But it can be challenging to keep networking when nothing feels normal. In this episode, guest host Tom Hodson talks… Read More