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Bergur Sigfusson, the CarbFix experiment's technical manager, inspects a test well at Reykjavik Energy's Hellisheidi geothermal power plant in Iceland.

Vacuuming carbon from the air could help stop climate change. Not everyone agrees

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Some of the biggest companies in the world, including Facebook and Google, are planning to spend almost $1 billion on a new climate change strategy. It’s not renewable energy or planting trees. It’s pulling carbon dioxide emissions right out of the air. The world has moved so slowly over the last… Read More

Marijuana plants sit under LED lights inside the Veg Room, in Eastlake, Ohio.

Ohio legal marijuana backers sue over disputed petition deadline

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Supporters of recreational marijuana legalization in Ohio have sued state legislative leaders in an anticipated dispute over whether a referendum can appear on the state ballot in November. Ohio’s secretary of state submitted petitions on behalf of Coalition to Regulate Marijuana Like Alcohol to the Legislature Jan. 28, giving lawmakers four… Read More

Ruhullah Rezai and his son Farhan shop for clothes after moving to Lexington from Afghanistan.

Refugees, evacuees find homes and support in the Ohio Valley

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Ohio Valley ReSource · Refugees, evacuees find homes and support in the Ohio Valley LEXINGTON, Ky. (OVR) — On a warm April afternoon, Ruhullah Rezai, his wife Mahriya and son Farhan shop for clothes with a Kentucky Refugee Ministries case worker. The family moved into their first home in Lexington last month after a long… Read More

A poll worker helps a voter to a machine at Franklin County's early voting center in Columbus on Sunday, March 15. In-person voting for the March 17 primary was cancelled the next day and the mail-in deadline was extended to April 28.

Most expensive primary in Ohio history doesn’t slow down on the final weekend before election day

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Tomorrow brings an end to the most expensive primary in Ohio history, the race for the Republican nomination for the seat being vacated by US Sen. Rob Portman. $65 million has been spent by the five leading candidates and the groups that support and oppose them. On Sunday, a… Read More

Carrie, Mary, and Laura Ingalls, c. 1879

Her books shaped American ideas of the frontier: “Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page” on AMERICAN MASTERS, May 8 at 6:30 pm


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American Masters Explores the Cultural Legacy and Complicated History of Author Laura Ingalls Wilder in a  Documentary Airing May 8 on WOUB  This year marks the 85th anniversary of the publication of “Little House on the Prairie” American Masters — Laura Ingalls Wilder: Prairie to Page presents an unvarnished look at the unlikely author whose… Read More

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Former WOUB Student Doug Drew establishes fund to support professional development for current WOUB students


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Drew graduated from Ohio University in 1978 ATHENS, OH – Former WOUB Student Doug Drew is paying his WOUB experience forward with a $125,000 gift commitment to establish an endowment and provide immediate-use funding to help current WOUB students enhance their skills and take their careers to the next level. The Doug Drew WOUB Student… Read More