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In the before times, Radio Free Athens’ volunteer DJs filled the WOUB AM airwaves most Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 8p.m. EDT. We’ll be back at it in time, but for now we are supplying weekly playlists and accompanying memes. From R@T This week I tried to get away from a theme but I have… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The U.S. Postal Service has sent a letter to dozens of state election officials around the country including Ohio, warning that delays in delivering the mail could result in voters not being able to cast their absentee ballots in time. The letter sent to Secretary of State Frank LaRose (R-Ohio) on… Read More
The rule ends Obama-era restrictions on emissions of methane, a potent climate-warming gas. The move could make it harder to argue that natural gas is a cleaner-burning fossil fuel than coal.
Trifles by Susan Glaspell Directed by Karen M. Chan Narrated by Ruth Borovicka Art by Kit DeBerry Recorded and Edited by Adam Rich Dedicated to the memory of Terrence J. “Terry” “Major” Smith WOUB Digital · “Trifles” by Susan Glaspell The play follows the investigation of the murder of a man… Read More
ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 366 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after two additional cases were confirmed Friday. The Athens City-County Health Department confirmed the cases in a press release sent August 14. An analysis of Ohio Department of Health data indicates one of the new… Read More
WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The pandemic is pushing more voters to cast ballots by mail. While most evidence shows that voting fraud is extremely rare, President Trump has been claiming the opposite. Now he’s criticizing the idea of more funding for the U.S. Postal Service, which congressional Democrats say is needed to support the increase… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine (R-Ohio) called racism a public health crisis while releasing a report from a task force created to look into how COVID-19 is hitting people of color disproportionately. The minority health strike force identified dozens of issues to address disparities when it comes to health issues for people of color, known… Read More
COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine says work will continue over the weekend to get guidelines in place for high school sports – and he says he’ll announce them on Tuesday. But he had a preview of what to expect. DeWine said his administration has been working with the Ohio High School… Read More
WOUB Digital · VNMF: The Art Creating a Music Festival in the Midst of a Pandemic Spring and summer are typically chockfull of opportunities for budding media professionals: music festivals to cover or organize, internships with record labels and PR firms, and perhaps most importantly to this region, the Nelsonville Music Festival. Ohio University students… Read More
There are not enough schools participating because of coronavirus cancellations and season postponements.