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Ohio's Megan McMenemy (21) looks at the umpire as he calls an out after a Bowling Green baserunner attempted to steal second base on March 25, 2022. [Jensen Knecht | WOUB]

Bats stymied as Ohio Softball splits twin bill with Bowling Green

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — The Bobcats and Falcons played their doubleheader in the cold, wind and, at times, light rain Friday.  Ohio’s bats were also cold for a majority of the day — which could be thanks in part to the weather conditions. The Bobcats scratched out a 2-1 victory in the first game behind four… Read More

The NATO flag flies in the wind

NATO to deploy more troops near Ukraine as Russia’s military aims remain ‘out of reach’

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NewsHour) — NATO announced Thursday it was increasing the number of multinational troops that will be deployed to four NATO member countries near Ukraine, including Slovakia, Hungary, Romania and Bulgaria. Retired Lt. Gen. Doug Lute, who served on the National Security Council staff and was U.S. ambassador to NATO during the Obama administration,… Read More

A car sits in the Morton parking lot on Ohio University's campus with a charger in its port

Gas prices got you wanting an electric or hybrid car? Well, good luck finding one

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — With gasoline prices topping $4 a gallon, many drivers are looking for a car that will go farther on a gallon of gas, or maybe one that doesn’t use gasoline at all. Finding such a car, though, is not easy. Electric cars and gas-electric hybrids are in short supply, and prices… Read More

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Campaigns weigh their strategy options if Ohio primary is delayed

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio’s primary election is scheduled for May 3, and it’s just six weeks away. But candidates still don’t know whether the contest will happen at that date. A series of court rulings invalidating Republican-drawn redistricting maps has threatened to delay the primary by a month or more. There’s even a chance… Read More

Demographics Can Shape the World and Contribute to Conflicts


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/Spectrum/mp3/JenniferSciubba_220325_FINAL.mp3 Policymakers, leaders, and corporate heads need to look at the world through a “population lens,” according to Dr. Jennifer Sciubba, an international expert on political demography and demographic security. Sciubba is an author, associate professor at Rhodes College and a Global Fellow at the Wilson Center in Washington, D.C. Her latest book, is “8… Read More

us Senator Joe Manchin, Democrat of West Virginia, departs the US Capitol in Washington, DC

Manchin says he will support Supreme Court nominee Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Democratic Sen. Joe Manchin announced Friday he will vote for Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson, clearing the way to an all-but-certain confirmation. The West Virginia Democrat has become a pivotal vote in the evenly divided Senate, as he often sides with Republicans, and his opposition could have blocked Jackson from becoming the… Read More

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Ohio’s health leaders say not to panic but prepare for another COVID variant

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Get those at-home rapid test kits ready. Make sure you are current on your COVID vaccines and boosters. Those are just a couple of the warnings from Ohio’s top health leaders when it comes to the next possible wave of the Omicron variant. Ohio Department of Health Director Dr…. Read More

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WOUB to Participate in Statewide Initiative to Accelerate Learning


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The initiative will kick off in April ATHENS, OH – WOUB Public Media will be working with local summer and afterschool programs throughout southeast Ohio to address disruptions to learning caused during the COVID-19 pandemic thanks to partnership between Ohio’s eight PBS stations and the Ohio Department of Education. Called Ohio Learns 360, this new… Read More

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VIDEO: Former WOUB students talk to current students about how to report on racial issues on campus


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The discussion occurred during the WOUB Black Alumni and Student Mentoring Group this week ATHENS, OH – Students working in the newsroom of WOUB Public Media are covering the fallout of two incidents in campus residence halls directed at Black students. During Wednesday night’s WOUB Black Alumni and Student Mentoring Group meeting, current students asked… Read More

Iranian women working complex math on blackboard

The first woman and the first Iranian to receive the Fields Medal: “Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision Of Maryam Mirzakhani” – March 31 at 10 pm


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Secrets of the Surface: The Mathematical Vision Of Maryam Mirzakhani A documentary film by George Csicery   Secrets of the Surface introduces Maryam Mirzakhani to a wider public, telling the story of her life as recounted by friends and colleagues, looking at her mathematical work through the words of collaborators, and gauging her impact on… Read More