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SEO History Center to Present “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” June 23

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As a part of their “Athens Asylum: 150 Years of a Healing Landscape” series, the Southeast Ohio History Center will present “The Many Phantoms of the Kirkbride Hospitals” on Saturday, June 23 at 2 p.m. at the Ridges Auditorium (Building 23 on The Ridges campus in Athens, OH). The presentation will be led by Robert… Read More

Speaking With Author Michelle Houts About the Importance of Biography For Young Readers

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Charley Harper is one of the most beloved artists in the history of the state of Ohio. His trademarked style, minimal realism, rendered wildlife into playful, colorful, and captivating shapes. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Michelle Houts, whose biography of Harper for middle grade readers, “Count the Wings: the Life and Art of Charley Harper” was… Read More

The Messy Reality of Opioid Addiction: Speaking With Writer Michael Henson

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According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there were 3,613 opioid-related overdose deaths in Ohio in 2016. That harrowing statistic is made up of mothers, brothers, daughters, grandparents, cousins, as opioid addiction continues to prove to be one of the most pervasive afflictions of the 21st century. “Maggie Boylan” is a volume of multi-layered… Read More