After World War II, the US had to decide what to do with the Nazi scientists who had engineered a formidable war machine. This hour we’ll talk about Operation Paperclip, a covert plan that brought these war criminals to the US to work as engineers. We’ll discuss whether the operation was unforgivably immoral, and what the scientists contributed.
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March 6, 2014
The dangers of the internet expand far beyond a stolen credit card. Philip Markoff, the “Craigslist Killer,” answered online ads and allegedly went on a crime spree. But websites like Craigslist can help users find jobs and make healthy connections. This hour we’ll talk about the best uses for these sites, and how to use them safely and effectively
March 5, 2014
Look at the nutrition label on a pint of ice cream, and you’ll see it contains four servings. But has anyone eaten just one serving? This hour we’ll talk about the FDA’s new proposed food labels, which include more realistic serving size info, and a host of other changes. We’ll also learn about yoga as medicine, and how to communicate with an MD.
Most seventh-graders don’t have a career path mapped out, but Governor Kasich has proposed a plan to let students as young as 12 start vocational training and explore their options. This hour, we’ll discuss Kasich’s proposal, and the skills gap facing the state. We’ll also look at how vocational ed started, and where it’s headed in the 21st century
March 4, 2014
Social media isn’t just about selfies or pet photos. Some people use it to successfully hunt for a job. This hour we’ll talk about how to create effective online profiles and maintaining a professional reputation. We’ll also find out why cell phone plans are so hard to follow, and how the US government may be to blame. Plus, the latest in gadgetry.
Russia has assumed occupational control of Ukraine’s Crimean peninsula, sending armed troops to the region to surround military posts. Meanwhile, the US has threatened to isolate Russia, and announced plans to aid Ukraine. This hour we’ll talk about what these new developments mean for Russia and Ukraine and why the West is worried.
March 3, 2014
It takes over 40 gallons of the sweetest sap to make just one gallon of maple syrup. Still, consumers can’t get enough of this sticky topping, and there’s plenty of challenges–ecological and ethical–affecting this pancake partner. This hour we’ll take a look at the maple syrup industry, from small town producers to million-dollar factories.
Ohio governor John Kasich recently gave his State of the State address. This hour we’ll talk about his speech, and the latest news related to voting bills, Ohio’s chances at hosting a political convention, education and more.
February 28, 2014
This hour, we’ll talk about a lineup of arts programming so hot it’ll make you forget how low the mercury had dropped. We’ll hear from the director of a group that crosses boundaries to bring the arts to everyone. We’ll also learn what’s new with Ballet Met, and check in on the happenings at the King Arts Complex.
A lot of insects take a snooze during the winter, and these days it’s a wonder we can’t hear their tiny teeth chattering (OK- they don’t have teeth…). This hour we’ll talk about the bugs of winter–including the stinkbugs who have likely found refuge in your home as they wait out the cold. Don’t despair. Tune in and then take educated action!
February 27, 2014
Oscar-worthy or not, the films of 2013 featured a high percentage focused on the African American experience. From the gripping “12 Years a Slave,” to the biopic “42,” these movies tell stories of race relations in this country. This hour we’ll discuss whether films like these advance a dialog, and how audience response relates to a film’s message.
In his latest State of the State address, Ohio Governor John Kasich spent 20 minutes on education. He proposed a mentorship program whose aim is to bring community members and students together to improve dropout rates. This hour we’ll talk about the latest data on mentorship, and learn the successes and challenges of some Ohio programs.
February 26, 2014
If you learned CPR five years ago, you’ll remember a mouth-to-mouth breathing component. But guidelines continue to change, and CPR’s effectiveness remains to be proven. This hour we’ll talk about what to do when hearts stop. We’ll also learn about the chronic pain epidemic and how to wean ourselves off hidden sugars.
In 2004, Ohio voted overwhelmingly to ban gay marriage, but a new poll shows half of the state’s citizens approve of gay marriage. Some proponents are pushing for a vote on the issue later this year, while others say the state needs more time. This hour we’ll talk about the poll results, and what they mean for same-sex marriage in the Buckeye State