Not long ago, applying to college meant lots of postage added to bulky envelopes and tailoring applications to specific colleges. Now with technological changes and the Common App, it takes just a click of the mouse to apply. We’ll talk about how technology has changed students’ prospects for admission, and if it’s affected their stress levels.
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March 10, 2014
After protest hearings on Tuesday, two Ohio Libertarian candidates may be removed from November’s ballot. A 10-year-old student was kicked out of school for pretending his finger was a gun. Senator John McCain mentioned John Kasich as a potential presidential candidate in 2016. We’ll talk about these issues and many more this hour.
March 7, 2014
How do you like your steak? Rare? Medium? Biodynamic? On this hour of Chefs in the City, we’ll talk to a chef who is using the circle of life to create food for healing. Her methods are based on balance, and restoring to the planet what we take from it. We’ll also get the latest restaurant news and reviews from our panel of culinary critics.
Modern medicine allows doctors to prolong life in remarkable ways, but not everyone wants to live for the sake of longevity. This hour we’ll talk about the increasing trend away from heroic medical treatments, and toward a focus on managing the physical symptoms, the psychological pain and the spiritual toll of a serious illness.
March 6, 2014
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.
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!