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.
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November 25, 2014
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.
November 24, 2014
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?
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.
November 21, 2014
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.
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
November 20, 2014
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.
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.
November 19, 2014
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.
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.
November 18, 2014
Last week, Amazon announced their version of a virtual assistant. Unlike Apple’s Siri and Window’s Cortana, the Amazon product is a new appliance for the home. This hour, we’ll discuss the future of virtual assistants and take a look at the FCC’s plans for Net Neutrality.
Proposed changes to Ohio schools’ operating procedures have some worried that schools will eliminate important positions like art educators, nurses, and librarians. Advocates for the changes want to give school districts more freedom and control in an era of increasingly tight budgets.
November 17, 2014
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.
Ohio’s got a new House Speaker. House Republicans picked 33-year-old Rep. Cliff Rosenberger to replace Bill Batchelder in January. We’ll talk about what the choice means for the legislature this hour. And we’ll look issues like redistricting and death penalty drugs, and examine what’s likely to pass–and not– in the lame duck session.