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Harding and the Marion Star: Newspapers and Politicians

Warren G. Harding’s stint as president often overshadows the thirty-nine years he spent as owner of the Marion Daily Star, in Marion, Ohio. This hour we’ll talk about how Harding’s days as a newspaperman shaped his presidency; we’ll discuss the rise and fall of the family-owned paper, and the intersection of the press and politics.

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Mona Lisa: The Woman Behind the Painting

She’s the most famous woman in the world. In fact, 9 million people visit her every year. The Mona Lisa may be the best known painting in art history, but the story behind the real Lisa remains something of a mystery. That is, until now. This hour we’ll talk about the life and times of the artist Leonardo da Vinci, and his most enigmatic subject.

Burger with a Side of Flies: Bugs as Food

They’re itchy, scratchy, and tasty! We’ll learn all about the bugs of summer–the ones that help, and the ones that hinder, like the gypsy moth, which continues defoliating central Ohio forests. Then, it’s a brave look at insect-based cuisine. The next time a colony of ants parades across the counter, you may want to direct them into the deep fryer

Frozen Fenders: Winterizing Your Car

The area’s recent cold snap has a lot of folks unpacking their sweaters, turning up the heat and hunkering down for the duration. But let’s say you wanted to leave your house at some point: is your car ready for winter? This hour we’ll get maintenance and car emergency prevention tips, and learn how to keep a Hot Rod hot, even when it’s minus 10.

Totally Stuffed: Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Maybe you’ve been planning for weeks, or maybe avoidance is your strategy, but resistance if futile: Thanksgiving us upon us. We’ll make life easier with delicious tips for tastier turkey and merrier berries. And English pea and onion salad was recently chosen as Ohio’s emblematic Thanksgiving recipe. But does it properly evoke the Buckeye State?

Tech Tuesday: Passwords, Digital Copyright, Black Friday

A pet’s name. A wedding anniversary. We use all sorts of personal information to try to create safe and memorable passwords. This hour we’ll discuss how to pick one that’s hard for criminals to guess, and easy for you to remember. Plus, we’ll explore how the digital age has changed the world of copyright, and get the season’s best tech gear.

Immigration Reform and Ohio

President Obama recently announced he’s granting as many as five million undocumented immigrants protection from deportation. Some of his critics say the President is sabotaging any chance of bipartisan cooperation. This hour we’ll get a local take on the president’s plan, and discuss what it means for immigrants from Ohio and around the nation.

Totally Stuffed: Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Maybe you’ve been planning for weeks, or maybe avoidance is your strategy, but resistance if futile: Thanksgiving us upon us. We’ll make life easier with delicious tips for tastier turkey and merrier berries. And English pea and onion salad was recently chosen as Ohio’s emblematic Thanksgiving recipe. But does it properly evoke the Buckeye State?

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Republican State Rep. Matt Huffman recently proposed a redistricting plan aimed at encouraging a minority-party vote before new maps are approved. Democrats say it’s nowhere near enough. We’ll talk about that this hour, and about the new OSU marching band report findings and recommendations. Plus, a look at the “heartbeat bill,” and more.

All Sides Weekend: Holiday Arts and Entertainment

It’s that time again…time to feast your ears! Musical groups in central Ohio are putting the finishing touches on their holiday programs, and gearing up for a season warm enough to melt even the grinchiest heart. We’ll hear some previews this hour, talk to the folks making it happen, and get updates on all the must-see concerts in the area.

Idealism and Realism: America’s Foreign Policy

For two centuries, the U.S. balanced its expansionist ideologies with restraint born of realism. But that balance has tipped. This hour we’ll look at the foreign policy that helped the country emerge as a world power, and the costs of abandoning realist roots. Plus we’ll look at the future of American power in a world requiring adaptable leadership

Improving the Student-Teacher Connection

Despite the struggles over education in the US, most people agree teachers can have an enormous impact; the harder question is what makes them great. This hour we’ll examine practical steps that can build trust among teachers and students, and how collaboration and peer-observations might be the key to improving the quality of education.

Ohio State President Michael Drake

In a recent speech, OSU President Michael Drake said the central tenet of the school’s land-grant mission has never been more relevant. He joins us this hour to talk about plans to keep the cost of education down, privatization of campus utilities, the marching band, and, five months into his tenure, what he envisions for the University.

Wellness Wednesday: Stop Smoking; Nutrition Tips, Child Poisonings

Thanksgiving’s almost here, and while some are watching their carbs, others are searching for pants with elastic waistbands.We’ll learn how to celebrate the abundant harvest without waddling away from the table. And Ohio’s smoking rates remain high; we’ll learn how to make a plan to quit. Plus, the latest news on the dangers of household products.

Capitalism and Climate Change

President Obama recently reached an agreement with China for both countries cut carbon emissions. Both governments set goals, but signed nothing. No nation wants to stifle economic progress, but many see capitalism and environmental responsibility as adversaries. This hour we’ll look at the benefits of both, to each other, and to the world.

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