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John Lewis at the Civil Rights Memorial in Montgomery, Alabama.

Remembering the life of Congressman John Lewis with “John Lewis – Get in the Way” Thursday, July 23 at 8 pm


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The son of sharecroppers, John Lewis grew up in rural isolation, seemingly destined to a bleak, segregation-imposed future. But his fate took a different turn, and Lewis rose from Alabama’s Black Belt to the corridors of power on Capitol Hill, his humble origins forever linking him to those whose voices customarily go unheard. A man… Read More

Battelle employees process N-95 masks in the Critical Care Decontamination System.

State Seeks To Build Up PPE Supply With Grant Program

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The state is pumping millions of dollars into the production of more person protective equipment to help people prevent the spread of the coronavirus, which Lt. Gov. Jon Husted (R-Ohio) says will also help Ohio’s economic recovery. Ohio is making $20 million available for manufacturers to build up the supply… Read More

A Kentucky home displays green lights in memory of those lost to COVID-19.

Surging Coronavirus Cases Threaten To Derail Reopening In Ohio Valley

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (OVR) — At the Community Farmers Market in Bowling Green, Kentucky, vendors and shoppers are adjusting to the new normal during the coronavirus pandemic. That includes wearing face coverings, maintaining distance, and taking other precautions to avoid spreading the virus. Market manager Susan Warrell said their first days under the state’s recent mask… Read More

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Remembering ‘the Importance of Play’ With OU’s Summer Digital Storytelling Camp

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WOUB Digital · Remembering ‘the Importance of Play’ With Summer Digital Storytelling Camp Last year, I had the pleasure of speaking to Ohio University College of Fine Arts summer art instructors Daniel King (also Communications Specialist for the College of Fine Arts University Communications and Marketing) and Cassidy Brauner (also an Emerging Artist Post-Graduate Fellow… Read More

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Stares and Prayers: Rethinking Masculinity, Disability, and Spirituality


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On this episode of Defining Moments Podcast, Guest Host Dr. Laura Ellingson talks with Dr. Leland Spencer about the vulnerability of storytelling and its emancipatory potential. Spencer challenges systemic barriers that limit opportunities for individuals based on gender and sexual identities, disabilities, and spirituality. The conversation offers a hopeful vision of inclusion and respect in… Read More