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DJ B-Funk to Raise Funds for Equal Justice Initiative with ‘Trust Me Dance Party: Black is Beautiful’
WOUB Digital · Equal Justice Initiative to Benefit From ‘Trust Me Dance Party: Black is Beautiful’ Athens’ DJ B-Funk (Brandon Thompson) will be raising funds for the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) with his Trust Me Dance Party: Black is Beautiful Stream Fundraiser Saturday, June 13 starting at 8 p.m. on Twitch.tv at @papabfunk. Thompson celebrated… Read More
In places ranging from chicken processing plants to hair salons, workers say employers aren’t doing enough to protect them from getting sick. Advocates blame a lack of mandatory federal safety rules.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (WOSU) — Dr. Amy Acton is stepping down from her position as director of the Ohio Department of Health, Gov. Mike DeWine announced Thursday. DeWine said Acton will remain on as his Chief Health Advisor, focusing on the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. “Dr. Acton’s extraordinary bedside manner and wise counsel have helped us all… Read More
The ICC recently announced it was looking into war crimes allegations against the U.S. in Afghanistan. Now, the Trump administration is pushing back with an executive order targeting ICC staff.
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 23 cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after an additional case was confirmed Thursday. The Athens City-County Health Department announced the case in a press release sent June 11. No demographic information was provided by the health department regarding the cases. But data… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — As Americans attempt to return to pre-pandemic habits and activities, COVID-19 continues to spread. More than 20 states have seen a jump in coronavirus cases in the past couple of weeks, and hospitalizations have increased significantly in at least eight. Dr. Ashish Jha, director of the Harvard Global Health Institute, joins NewsHour’s… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Using three quarters of a billion dollars in cuts and some reserve cash and federal Medicaid funding, the state of Ohio has staved off a budget deficit for the fiscal year that ends on June 30. But there’s a huge shortfall ahead for the year that begins on July 1…. Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Lawmakers in a House committee rejected a proposed amendment that would have banned the sale and display of the Confederate flag at county fairs in Ohio. Democratic Rep. Juanita Brent (D-Cleveland) wanted to add the amendment to a bill that allows county fairs to hold events during the COVID19 pandemic…. Read More
Jim Gregory worked at WOUB from 1980 -1984 ATHENS, OH – Pennsylvania 80th Legislative District State Representative Jim Gregory’s path to the state capitol of Harrisburg went through Athens at WOUB. The Latrobe, Pennsylvania native came to Ohio University in 1980 to follow his dream of becoming a journalist. “I did work on my high… Read More
Why Was America So Unprepared to Fight the Coronavirus? A FRONTLINE Documentary Special Offers Answers The Virus: What Went Wrong? Tues., June 16, 2020 Streaming at 7/6c at pbs.org/frontline & in the PBS Video App Airing at 9:30/8:30c on PBS and on YouTube www.facebook.com/frontline | Twitter: @frontlinepbs Instagram: @frontlinepbs | YouTube: youtube.com/frontline On December… Read More