You’ve probably seen plenty of pharmaceutical branded swag in your doctor’s office, from pens to posters and informational booklets. What you don’t see is the compensation for meals, research and speaking engagements. This hour we’ll discuss that and take a look at why it is so hard to lose those last five pounds and herbal prenatal care.
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October 1, 2014
This hour, we examine the latest early voting decision by the US Supreme Court and what it means going forward. Then, we’ll have a conversation with both candidates for Ohio Secretary of State.
September 30, 2014
Social network site Ello is making promises not to use customer data for advertising. The company espouses”transparency,” and some have called it the “anti-Facebook.” We’ll discuss Ello’s manifesto, and if the company can stay true to its model and survive. Plus, we’ll look at how to maintain online privacy in an increasingly connected world.
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.
September 29, 2014
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.
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.
September 26, 2014
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.
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.
September 25, 2014
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
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.
September 24, 2014
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.
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.
September 23, 2014
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.
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.