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Spare the Rod? Parenting and Corporal Punishment

A majority of Americans think spanking is an appropriate form of discipline. But what’s not clear is where discipline ends and child abuse begins. That debate was reinvigorated recently by news that an NFL player beat his son with a tree branch. This hour we’ll look at the latest news on the psychology and sociology of corporal punishment.

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Creating Community as we Grow Older

They marched for civil rights, partied at Woodstock, and now, ten thousand baby boomers a day are turning sixty-five. We’ll explore how older Americans are finding community, starting with housing that’s less like nursing homes, and more like summer camp. And we’ll learn how new technology and old relationships make for a longer, richer life.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

A grand jury recently decided the officers who fatally shot a man in a Walmart last month would not be indicted. But Ohio governor John Kasich and Attorney General Mike DeWine said an inquiry by the U.S. Justice Department would be appropriate. We’ll learn more this hour. Plus, we’ll get an update on the Reynoldsburg teachers’ strike, and more.

All Sides Weekend: Columbus Hip Hop

When you think of the centers of hip hop culture, cities like New York and LA likely come to mind. Though it has gotten less recognition, the hip hop scene in Columbus has been thriving for a long time. This hour, we’ll talk about the state of hip-hop in the city with the MC’s and DJ’s in the heart of it all.

Dropout Prevention: Family, Community and Academic Success

In 2013, one in every five U.S. high schoolers didn’t graduate with their class. Though graduation rates are improving, a large socio-economic gap exists. Much attention is focused on what goes on in the classroom, but factors in families and communities play major role in academic success too.

Worthington’s Well-Planned Past and Future

From its founding in 1803, the city of Worthington was a carefully planned community. Characterized by its New England-influenced architecture and village green, the city faces questions of how to embrace expansion of business and residences and still retain its charm. This hour we’ll look at how this historic city is responding to modern pressures

The “Parent Trigger” and Columbus Schools

One in 5 Columbus city schools qualifies for a parent takeover. This is according to the “parent trigger,” which allows parents to overhaul chronically under-performing schools–but only in Columbus. We’ll look into the origins of the measure and discuss what happens to students, teachers and administrators if parents decide it’s time for a change.

Wellness Wednesday: Fake Sugar, Embracing Menopause, Overtreatment

With their lack of calories, foods containing artificial sweeteners can seem like a good deal. But a new study shows that fake sugars can actually raise the risk of diabetes. We’ll learn more this hour. Plus, we’ll get information on how to stay cool during menopause, and how over-treatment is costing the country millions, and what to do about it.

Youth Suicide Prevention

Eleven children have taken their lives this year in Franklin County, setting a new devastating record. Mental health experts say this should be a wake-up call, but finding a solution is no easy task. This hour we’ll talk about what the county is doing to prevent youth suicide, and ways that survivors and those with depression can find support.

Tech Tuesday: Alibaba, Internet Brain, Gadgets

When Chinese internet giant Alibaba went public on Friday, it set a record for the biggest share sale in the US. We’ll talk about what pushed their stock over the top, and if share prices can remain high. We’ll also discuss if the internet is making us smarter, or if it’s re-configuring our minds. Then we’ll get the latest in tech news.

Trading Places: Tax Inversion and Corporate Reform

Last month Burger King announced it will buy Canadian chain Tim Hortons, and base themselves in Canada. Scores of American companies move overseas each year to avoid paying U.S. taxes. Some business leaders insist it’s for growth, not money, but it raises questions about tax equity and corporate patriotism. We’ll discuss the issue this hour.

Ohio’s Indians: Past and Present

The last American Indian tribe in Ohio was forced out of the state in 1843. But decades later, the history of Native Americans continues to influence the culture of the state. Earlier this year the Ohio Legislature passed a resolution designating this American Indian Week, and this hour we’ll explore the impact of these tribes, ancient and modern.

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.

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.

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