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“WHO Lies Beneath: The Asylum” Episode 2: Viola Rapp


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https://ohio.streamguys1.com/WhoLiesBeneath/mp3/EP002_MIX_220301.mp3 With the help of voice-actor Jan Hodson, Viola Rapp tells her own story as a young mother in the late 1920s when she admitted to The Old Athens Lunatic Asylum. Rapp was likely placed in the Asylum after suffering from postpartum depression. Her story is one that started with childhood tragedy and the continuation… Read More

Flooding debris in downtown Whitesburg.

Whitesburg, Kentucky begins to clean up and recover after record flooding

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WHITESBURG, Ky. (OVR) — In the Parlor Room, a longtime tattoo shop and music venue in downtown Whitesburg, the art-covered walls meet a bare floor, covered in mud. John Falter oversees rows of sketchbooks, with the tattoo artists’ drawings, drying beneath fans. “The water pressure pushed the doors wide open,” Falter said of the storm… Read More

People shop for school supplies at a Target store in Miami, Fla.

Binders, backpacks… and inflation are on this year’s back-to-school shopping list

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Back-to-school shopping for her three children, Stephanie Maddox recently picked up a bottle of hand sanitizer and noticed it was more expensive than she remembered. Then, she looked at binders, finding fewer options, all with higher price tags. “My budget is bigger this year … but it seems like it doesn’t… Read More

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Record low turnout and incumbent upsets mark historic Ohio August primary

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — The statewide primary for state legislative races — which could cost Ohio up to $25 million — saw a voter turnout of just 7.9%. Candidates were vying for their party’s nomination in 99 Ohio House district races and 17 Ohio Senate district races. There were also contests to be… Read More

Gov. Mike DeWine addresses the 2022 Ohio School Safety Summit in Columbus from behind a wooden podium.

DeWine says school safety issues go beyond shootings

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (Statehouse News Bureau) — Gov. Mike DeWine touted a “holistic” approach to protecting students and said — without dismissing shootings — that the issue of school safety is more than just the tragic events that make headlines. DeWine made these comments in an address to the Ohio School Safety Summit in Columbus. More… Read More

The U.S. Capitol

The Senate passes help for veterans exposed to toxins, after a reversal drew fury

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The U.S. Senate, in a bipartisan 86-11 vote, approved a measure to provide health care and benefits for millions of veterans injured by exposure to toxins, from Agent Orange in Vietnam to burn pits in Iraq and Afghanistan. Known as the PACT Act, the bill no longer would force generations of… Read More

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An investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in “Afghanistan Undercover” on FRONTLINE, August 9 at 10 pm


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FRONTLINE : Afghanistan Undercover Tuesday, August 9, 2022, 10:00 – 11:00 p.m.   An undercover investigation into the Taliban’s crackdown on women in Afghanistan. FRONTLINE correspondent Ramita Navai (Iraq Uncovered, Syria Undercover) finds women who are being punished by the regime and confronts Taliban officials. Navai reveals the harsh realities of life for women under… Read More