The wild swings on Wall Street have recently brought new meaning to the term “bull market.” Investors have clung on through 300-point gains and losses, often within hours. Those who survive the whiplash are left to wonder if they should buy, sell, or ride it out. Financial expert Jonathan Pond will discuss staying secure in uncertain times.
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October 16, 2014
By 2030, approximately 70 million Americans will be 65 or older. Most will outlive their parents’ and grandparents’ generations, but many will also outlive their savings accounts. According to a new survey from Invest.com, most seniors don’t have enough saved up for retirement. Financial expert Jonathan Pond tells us how to make our money last.
October 15, 2014
Music might be a universal language, but science is just starting to understand its uses as a treatment for memory disorders. Over 5 million Americans suffer from dementia, and this hour we’ll learn about how music can restore not just memory, but a sense of meaning during our final years.
Late last month, thousands of protesters flooded the streets of Hong Kong, barricading major thoroughfares and demanding a more democratic government. Authorities are fighting back with pepper spray, but the protesters may be winning tactical victories. We’ll talk about the underlying causes of tensions between Hong Kong and Mainland China.
October 14, 2014
Playing video games has become serious business, but so has watching them. Millions of people log on to cheer for gamers as they battle through a virtual landscape. We’ll learn more about the business and culture of this spectator sport. And we’ll discuss the effects of automation on the economy and our brains, and get the latest in gadgetry.
The majority of Americans support abortion rights, but in the last 3 years, states have passed 230 restrictions on abortion– more than in the preceding decade. And some feel the pro-choice movement is now on the defensive. We’ll talk to the author of a new book who’s adopting an unapologetic stance and reframing the pro-choice argument.
October 13, 2014
We often think of great art as emerging mysteriously from a single source: the lone genius. But there’s power in partnership. Ask Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton.We’ll learn how history’s greatest innovators are not single acts, but inspired duos. We’ll also talk about how creativity is always a collaboration– even when we’re alone.
Reynoldsburg teachers have a new three-year contract, which ends a 15-day strike. On Thursday teachers and the school board approved a deal that includes base-pay raises and maintains health coverage. We’ll learn more this hour. We’ll also talk about a new Ohio manufacturers lobbying group, and get a roundup of the latest political news.
October 10, 2014
The local arts community has now entered the era of L.A.T– Life After Twisted, the choral/opera/ballet/symphony collaboration that delighted audiences last month. This hour we’ll talk with the collaborators about bringing that performance together, about near-and- long-term projects, and what else is hot these days on the Columbus arts scene.
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.
October 9, 2014
Some us can afford to buy dream cars, but most of just want something reliable to get to work, school, or the grocery store. Buying a car can be an expensive endeavor, but careful maintenance can add years to the life of an automobile… and you won’t necessarily need a monkey wrench.
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decisions and non-decisions are making headlines. Monday the Court elected not to hear same-sex marriage cases from five states, meaning gay marriage could soon be legal in 30 states. We’ll look at implications for the future of marriage equality. We’ll also talk to Ohio Rep John Patrick Carney, running for State Auditor.
October 8, 2014
Hospital food. Sometimes it’s mystery meat and green Jell-O. Not exactly healthy fare to heal your body. But more hospitals are improving the chow, and this hour we’ll lean how some are filling trays with vegetables from our own backyard. We’ll also get the latest in the links between obesity and cancer, and new research on the placebo effect.
The names of companies that supply Ohio’s lethal injection drugs could soon become secret, as could names of doctors who advise the state, execution team members and others.