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Ohio Reporter Roundtable

In response to a Lake Erie algal bloom that left residents without drinkable tap water, the Ohio House is taking steps to reduce threats to the state’s waterways. We’ll talk about pending legislation and candidate promises this hour. We’ll also look at the race for the statehouse, and what unites and divides candidates for Ohio Secretary of State.

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Modern Masters at WexArts

The Wexner Center for the Arts is kicking off its 25th anniversary year with a celebration of the ingenuity of modern artistic practice. The new exhibit will feature works by Picasso, Giacometti and other innovators of the 20th century. We’ll talk to the exhibit’s guest curator about how he chose these masterworks of the human figure.

Domestic Violence and the NFL

Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice was recently put on indefinite suspension after footage of him knocking out his girlfriend became public. The NFL has come under scrutiny for its inconsistent policies regarding domestic violence and its players. We’ll talk about the role of professional sports in policing and enforcing athlete conduct.

Wellness Wed: Fall Allergies, Exercise Recovery, Rural Poverty

It’s called a runner’s high for a reason. Science shows that sweating on a treadmill provides euphoric feelings similar to drug use. For those looking to kick an addiction, exercise can be an essential part of the path to recovery as well. Coming up, we’ll learn how some addicts are sprinting toward sobriety.

Presidential War Powers: Obama’s Strategy for ISIL

Last week, President Obama announced to the nation his plans to expand military operations against the Islamic State insurgents. Although he plans to seek congressional support to fund those operations, the president has said that he already has the legal authority to carry out his plans. That remains a topic for debate, however.

Tech Tuesday: Mobile Payments and Student Data Privacy

Last week, Apple made a splash with announcements for its new phone and smart watch. They’re also launching a new payment system that could make credit cards and wallets a thing of the past. We’ll talk Apple Pay and take a look at the collection of student data and the steps lawmakers are taking to protect student privacy.

Common Core: What it Means for Students and Teachers

Starting this school year, Ohio teachers and students are working with a new set of educational standards called the Common Core. Proponents say it helps students learn to think critically. But opponents fear a loss of teacher autonomy. We’ll learn what the Common Core is– and isn’t– and weigh what it means for Ohio students and educators.

Dropout Prevention: Family, Community and Academic Success

In 2013, one in every five U.S. high schoolers didn’t graduate with their class.Graduation rates are improving, but a large socio-economic gap exists. It’s easy to focus on the classroom, but factors in families and communities play major role in academic success, too. This hour we examine a holistic approach to preventing dropouts in our schools.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Attack ads are, by their nature, nasty, but now they’re allowed to be false, as well. A federal judge in Cincinnati recently struck down an Ohio law banning campaign lies, saying the public, not the government, should decide the political truth. We’ll talk more about that this hour, and we’ll get the latest in other political news around the state.

All Sides Weekend: New Music Director of Columbus Symphony

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.

Libraries of the Future

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.

One Two Tree: A Guide to Leafy Landscapes

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

Renegade Amish: Beard Cutting and Hate Crimes

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.

Wellness Wednesday: Enterovirus, Vaccines, Low-Carb vs. Low-Fat

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

The Roosevelts: An Intimate History

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.

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