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The John Amos power station in West Virginia

How Dem debate over Biden climate agenda could affect U.S. economy

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — The coming weeks will be pivotal for President Joe Biden’s domestic agenda as Congress and the White House debate the trade-offs of a major bill that could affect the pocketbooks, working conditions and social safety net for Americans. NewsHour’s William Brangham looks at what it could mean for coping with climate… Read More

Advocates for foster children on Zoom, talking about the bill

Ohio bill would give foster children a “bill of rights”

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Two Democratic Ohio lawmakers are sponsoring what’s being called the “Foster Youth Bill of Rights” that they say will give at least 15,000 children in the state’s custody more knowledge about their options and give them more of a voice in their care. Statehouse correspondent Jo Ingles reports the… Read More

Remnants of the COVID-19 Pandemic are seen in Athens, Ohio, on Tuesday, July 13, 2021. [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Three COVID-related deaths have been reported in Athens County, along with 25 new cases for Oct. 22

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Athens County has now had 79 total deaths related to COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after three were added to the total Friday. The county also has now had 7,761 total cases of COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic after 25 new cases were reported for the same day…. Read More

Tune into Radio Free Athens Oct. 23 to catch sets from R@T, Robyn Banks, Michael T., and Art Cromwell


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Radio Free Athens (RFA) runs from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturdays on WOUB 1340 AM and allows community volunteers and Ohio University students to present music and interview content through a format-free, host-driven program. Find the schedule and details about tomorrow’s program below. Listen to 1340 AM at this link. SCHEDULE: October 23, 2021… Read More

The U.S. Capitol

Here’s what we know is in the scaled back Biden budget bill and what got cut

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic leaders have set the end of this week as a deadline to try to get a detailed framework for their domestic policy bill that sweeps up all of President Joe Biden’s top priorities. After months of infighting, there was a new sense of urgency and optimism this week that a… Read More