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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Twice in as many days, more than 100 people rallied their voices and handmade signs in Athens on Sunday to protest the deaths of George Floyd and… Read More
Officers didn’t have their body cameras turned on, and Police Chief Steve Conrad was later dismissed. National Guard members were also part of the incident and fired shots.
Employees are publicly criticizing CEO Mark Zuckerberg and organizing a virtual walkout amid a growing internal backlash over the company’s tolerance of the president’s posts.
As local health departments try to contain the spread of coronavirus by tracking down those who might have been exposed to people with COVID-19, the Ohio House passed a bill… Read More
In Minneapolis, where Floyd died, a semitrailer drove into a crowd of peaceful protesters on an interstate. Elsewhere, there were reports of police firing tear gas and rubber bullets.
President Trump called Floyd’s death a “grave tragedy” that “should never have happened.” But once he was back on Twitter, he again inflamed tensions, with machismo and politics at the forefront.
Like most everything else, Radio Free Athens has been impacted by the current situation pertaining to COVID-19, which the World Health Organization has deemed a pandemic. Although you won’t get… Read More
New Lexington, Ohio (WOUB) — Investigators are looking for the driver who caused a fatal hit and run in Perry County. According to a press release, the 2 vehicle crash… Read More
Demonstrations condemning police brutality and systemic racism continued throughout the weekend across the US, as worldwide, activists joined in solidarity. In Hong Kong, police have banned the annual Tiananmen Square vigil set to mark the 1989 massacre of peaceful protesters by authorities. In Colombia’s Amazon rainforest, coronavirus is threatening the Indigenous communities that make up a majority of the region’s population.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athenians of all ages met uptown on Sunday afternoon to chalk the sidewalks with messages, affirming support of the black community and calling for justice after… Read More
Documentaries will be released each Friday at 8 p.m. ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media continues its free YouTube release of locally-produced documentaries this week to provide quality local entertainment… Read More