The Columbus Symphony Orchestra has a new leader! Bulgarian-born maestro Rossen Milanov will take up the baton starting in January, and he joins us this hour to talk about what drew him to Columbus, his commitment to music education and his priorities for the symphony. Symphony members will weigh in on choosing Milanov to lead the CSO.
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September 12, 2014
While 91 percent of Americans think libraries are important to their communities, only 30 percent say they are highly engaged with their public library. Modern librarians struggle with staff shortages, budget cuts, and a changing technology landscape. This hour, we’ll talk about how libraries are adapting to the 21st century.
September 11, 2014
I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a…maple? An oak? Large or small, striped or curly, trees enhance the value and beauty of any landscape. This hour we’ll talk about how to choose the right tree for the right location, with special attention to sunlight, water and drainage. We’ll also learn how to protect trees against damaging pests
Amish hate crimes. In 2012 members of a breakaway Amish group were convicted of federal hate crimes against members of their own faith. Recently a court overturned those charges, potentially redefining laws for victims from protected classes. We’ll look at the case, and at the violent incidents in a peace-loving community.
September 10, 2014
When school starts, doctors expect a rise in visits. But this year an unusually high number of kids have been hospitalized with a rare strain of virus. We’ll get an update on the illness that’s sweeping the Midwest. Then we’ll look behind the headlines at a recent study favoring low-carb over low-fat diets. And get the latest on the vaccine debate
National parks, the New Deal, Hitler’s defeat… The Roosevelts can lay claim to some of history’s most important developments. This hour we’ll preview a new Ken Burns documentary about the famous trio: Teddy, Franklin, and Eleanor. We’ll talk about the progressive legacies of two presidents, and a first lady against whom all others are measured.
September 9, 2014
Computer code might seem like the opposite of art, but this hour we’ll explore the connection between the worlds of art and technology, and why tech geek stereotypes only paint part of the picture. Then we’ll get the latest educational apps for kids, and discuss the myths and realities of the hotly anticipated iPhone 6.
Last month police shot and killed a 22-year-old black man at a WalMart in Beavercreek, OH. Differing stories of the event have emerged; some say the force was excessive, and others, justified. Both sides have held rallies outside the store. We’ll talk about the pending investigation of the case, and the issues surrounding use of force by police.
September 8, 2014
The Ebola virus continues to march across West Africa, with the latest numbers putting the death toll at over 2,000. Countries around the world are scrambling to develop a vaccine, but it could be months before it reaches those who need it most. This hour we’ll take a look at the science and the business of producing vaccines.
This election season, Ohioans may see the return of “Golden Week,” the period in which citizens can both register and vote. But Secretary of State Jon Husted is appealing that ruling; we’ll learn more this hour. And as gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s campaign disintegrates, we’ll look at the options left for John Kasich’s detractors.
September 5, 2014
Craft breweries are popping up all around Columbus….not only growing in number but in popularity. So what differentiates a craft brewery? What goes into making a great beer? This hour we’ll be joined by a brewmaster and a beer blogger who know the answers. Then we’ll get the area’s latest restaurant reviews from our food critics.
We’ve heard about robots that play soccer or answer trivia questions, but can we bridge the gap between “brain-like” components and the human brain? This hour we’ll talk about the trajectory of artificial intelligence, what advancements we’ve made, which are just reconfigured, and the technology that will form the basis of a brave new world.
September 4, 2014
Music might be a universal language, but science is just starting to understand its uses as a treatment for memory disorders. Over 5 million Americans suffer from dementia, and this hour we’ll learn about how music can restore not just memory, but a sense of meaning during our final years.
College football season has started, and recently the Division I Board of Directors voted to allow the Power Five conferences to write many of their own rules, like setting cost-of-attendance stipends and setting hours limits on some sports. This hour we’ll talk about what the changes mean financially and emotionally for fans and athletes alike.