A lot of us will get shiny new electronics this holiday season. So what happens to the old stuff? A new report shows the world will produce 65 million tons of electronic waste in 2017 alone. This hour we’ll talk about what’s being done to reduce that number. And we’ll learn more about airplane cell phone use– but don’t get ready to chat just yet.
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December 17, 2013
Last week General Motors named Mary Barra their CEO. She’s highly qualified, and has worked at the company for over 30 years, so her appointment shouldn’t be much of a surprise. Except that she’s a woman. This hour we’ll discuss why it’s still rare for a female to oversee a corporation, and whether young women are aiming for the boardroom at all.
December 16, 2013
Saint Francis said it’s in giving that we receive, and we couldn’t agree more. This hour we’ll talk about renewing relationships, and how to maintain focus on what’s important in this distracting world. Everyone has the power to give back, and this hour’s guests are exemplary givers despite–or maybe because of– the challenges life has thrown them
Last week state senator Eric Kearney pulled out of the race for Lt. Governor amid reports showing he owed over $1 million in back taxes. On this week’s reporter roundtable, our panel will discuss what this means for gubernatorial candidate Ed Fitzgerald, and the rest of the campaign. Plus, more on a law meant to protect furry, four-legged Ohioans.
December 13, 2013
They say hindsight is 20/20, so put on your specs and get ready to gaze into the rear view mirror. This hour, Christopher Purdy and his panel take a look back at the best of this year’s dance, music, theater and visual arts in Columbus. They’ll also discuss what it takes to keep the arts in business, and what trends to look for in 2014.
The mortgage meltdown did a number on more than just mortgages. It changed the dynamic of the entire housing market and brought about the greatest economic downturn since the Great Depression. This hour, we discuss how the Central Ohio market has changed, how it’s faring now and how it compares to the rest of the nation five years later.
December 12, 2013
From Cicero to Snooki, there are many cultural influences on our presidents, and they can be powerful. This hour we’ll talk about how our presidents, from the Founding Fathers to President Obama, have influenced and been influenced by the popular culture of their times.
With abortion-related provisions in the state budget and the number of clinics down to 9, Ohio women have fewer options when seeking an abortion. This hour we’ll take a look at abortion regulations in Ohio and around the nation.
December 11, 2013
Stitches are just a needle and thread– but hospitals charge over $500 per stitch. Today we’ll talk about rising hospital bills. And with many spending the holidays with their families, we’ll tell you what conversation to have, then we’ll discuss Kentucky’s relative success with their healthcare exchange and get an update on Ohio’s enrollment.
You probably remember the kid who bullied you in third grade, but not the time you got an A on your math test. Neuroscientists say our brains have evolved to learn faster from bad experiences than good ones. It helped our ancestors survive, but makes us feel stressed. This hour, we’ll learn how to change this and hardwire happiness into our brains.
December 10, 2013
What a bummer it would be to find out you were dead…via Twitter. This year has been dubbed “year of the web hoax,” and this hour we’ll talk about why we continue to fall for them. We’ll also examine the sharp decline in sales of the personal computer. Some say it’s the end times for the PC. Then we’ll get the latest in gadgets for kids.
Nelson Mandela’s tireless work to end racial segregation in his own country inspired heads of state and ordinary people who lived in every corner of the globe, including the flatlands of central Ohio. This hour, we’ll talk with two Buckeyes who heard Mandela’s message and followed him–each in different ways– in his quest for racial equality.
December 9, 2013
“C” is for “Cookie,” and that’s good enough for us. This hour, it’s our annual holiday cookie show, where we’ll discuss the finer points of pfeffernussen versus snickerdoodles. Chef-educator Robin Davis will join us to help moderate debates. So call in and share your childhood cookie memories, and what new recipes you’re excited about this season.
As legislators debate a host of election-reform bills, some say the GOP is pushing to limit voting access to many Ohioans. Supporters of the bills say they’ll streamline the process, and leave Ohio’s early-voting period intact. This hour our statehouse panel will provide updates, and fill us in on what else is making headlines in the Buckeye State.