It’s official: This year’s flu vaccine is not a great match for what’s circulating. The flu has already landed over 450 Ohioans in the hospital– twice as many as this time last year. We’ll talk about what happens when the flu shot misses the mark. We’ll also get a holiday gift guide for good health, and talk about the year’s biggest health stories
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December 17, 2014
Opiate addiction is now on par with alcoholism in Ohio– at least when it comes to people seeking publicly-funded treatment. The recent expansion of Medicaid has entitled thousands more to mental health services, but the cost of treatment still remains a barrier to recovery. This hour we’ll talk about how the state is fighting its opiate epidemic.
December 16, 2014
Emails leaked in the recent Sony hack point to a fight between “Goliath” and Hollywood. Goliath is likely tech giant Google, and this hour we’ll discuss their disputes over piracy. We’ll also take a close look at how Wikipedia has become increasingly bureaucratic and even hostile toward some editors. And we’ll get the latest gadget news.
Teachers need skills like lesson-planning and classroom management, but not all educators are equipped to navigate tough issues like race and racism. The majority of schoolchildren are now non-white, and as troubling news about the country’s racial divides comes front and center, we’ll talk about how teachers can engage and inform.
December 15, 2014
By it’s end, some thirty-six thousand five hundred American troops died fighting the three year war in Korea. Six thousand of them were lost in the first winter alone when Chinese troops outmaneuvered and out-manned the U.S. forces — despite the boasts of General MacArthur that they would be home by Christmas.
Although the Ohio Senate has informally ceased operations for the rest of the year, there still is a lame duck session in the Ohio house…and there’s plenty on the table for the Governor to sign into law. This hour, we discuss everything from redistricting reform to maple syrup month.
December 12, 2014
It’s been a great year for literature and this hour we turn to our panel of of book lovers to hear about their favorite picks.
Drivers may be pleasantly surprised by the recent fall in gas prices. These days a gallon is well under $3 in the U.S.–the lowest since 2009. But OPEC leaders won’t stop production any time soon, and small American oil producers and oil-based state economies could take a hit. We’ll discuss what low prices mean for the economy this hour.
December 11, 2014
Winter may not seem like the best time for bird watching, but with a keen eye, some patience, and maybe some bird seed, you can bring feathered friends to your window. This hour, we discuss the what birds to look out for in the cold months ahead and how to attract them.
The recent release of the Senate report on the use of enhanced interrogation techniques by the CIA after 9/11 has revealed new details about a practice that many consider torture. This hour, we examine the political fallout and ask how this will affect the government policy going forward.
December 10, 2014
Ohio’s winter weather might inspire more hot chocolate drinking than bike-riding, but the benefits of cycling–outdoors or in–will last all season long. This hour, we’ll talk to 3-time tour de France winner Greg LeMond about how to pedal your way to fitness.
All-inclusive vacations might feature a stay in a luxury hotel, gourmet meals, and in some cases, a hip replacement. Companies that specialize in medical tourism help patients in the U.S. find health care opportunities abroad, often at greatly reduced costs. We discuss the risks and ethical questions.
December 9, 2014
License plate readers, which photograph the back of your car, are everywhere. And unlike NSA data, which is highly restricted, it’s easy to find out who was at which intersection and when. We’ll talk about the consequences this hour. We’ll also examine the lessons we’ve learned after a record year of hacking incidents. Plus, the latest in gadgetry.
Ferguson, New York, Beavercreek, OH… grand juries all over the country are deciding not to indict police officers in cases involving civilian deaths. Each year over 400 people are killed by police in the U.S., and only a handful of grand juries indict. We’ll look at the influence of conflicting accounts and legal alliances on judicial procedure.