Feeling festive? There’s a beer for that. Want a sour, hoppy, balanced, chocolate ale? There’s one for that, too. These days you can find a brew to satisfy almost any craving. But the shelves weren’t always brimming with boutique lagers. We’ll talk about the craft brew craze, those who make their own, and what keeps small breweries in business.
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December 5, 2013
First up this hour, it’s a discussion about OSU’s undefeated season, their upcoming showdown with MSU, and what lies ahead for the Buckeyes. Then we’ll learn more about the recent mid-term report card grades given to six of the world’s largest-scale wetlands. We’ll talk about which natural areas are improving, and which didn’t pass muster.
December 4, 2013
Your taste buds should be able to tell the difference between cyanide and broccoli, but easy access to sugar has made them lazy, confused and a little lascivious. This hour we’ll discuss how taste bud rehab can help you love the foods that love you back. We’ll also talk about the healthcare.gov upgrade and Seasonal Affective Disorder.
Many people heard about “Thanksgivukkah” this year, but for many Americans Hanukkah is still something of a mystery, and at the same time, one of the most familiar Jewish holidays. This hour we’ll talk with a Jewish religion expert about Hanukkah in the U.S. and how the minority status of Jewish Americans has changed the status of the holiday.
December 3, 2013
One of the most frustrating aspects of holiday shopping, besides waiting on line inside, is looking for a good parking spot outside. This hour, we’ll take a look some apps that promise to help you find the best spot. Plus, we’ll discuss Amazon’s latest innovation for delivering packages faster.
America, the land of hamburgers and T-bone steaks, baby back ribs and pork chops – we love meat, plain and simple. This hour we’ll discuss new Federal rules on meat labeling, and then look at the history of meat in America and how it’s become intertwined with our national identity.
December 2, 2013
Changes in climate have shaped human history and will undoubtedly shape our future. This hour, we’ll talk with experts about what the future of climate change might look like and what it will mean for public health.
Our panel of Ohio Statehouse reporters will discuss the latest political news and look to the week ahead. We’ll talk about about the polling on the governor’s race, and why a balanced federal budget has become an issue for one of the candidates.
November 27, 2013
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and everybody could use a little help in the kitchen. This hour we’ll share the best recipes to please the masses, and a couple ways to shake things up. We’ll also mash up potato latkes and cranberry sauce to celebrate the once-in-a-lifetime festival of Thanksgivvukah, and discuss the latest festive libations
The holidays are prime time for schmaltz, whether through the sappy movies on TV, the super-sentimental songs on the radio, or the delicious rendered chicken fat that made our grandmother’s matzoh balls taste like home. In our homage to a nearly forgotten fat, we’ll discuss new ways to add richness and depth to a wide array of festive foods.
November 26, 2013
The draw of great deals may have some camping out on the sidewalk for Black Friday, but for others, a good app is all you need. This hour we’ll hear about some shopping apps that might help out this holiday season.
When we’re talking about energy, it’s a fact that Ohio runs on coal. It’s where the state gets a majority of its electricity. This hour, we’ll talk about the role of coal energy in Ohio, whether it’s changing, and what we can expect for the future.
November 25, 2013
Politics today are not glorious: Money buys influence, legislative stalemate paralyzes the country, small foreign wars drain our resources. But the US was plagued by the very same problems a hundred years ago. This hour we’ll explore the first decade of the Progressive Era, and the muckrakers who exposed corruption and spurred the spirit of reform.
Last Wednesday Ohio moved one step closer to a “stand your ground” law. Despite protests, the House approved a bill that would eliminate the “duty to retreat” requirement, streamline background checks and reduce training requirements. This hour we’ll examine the likelihood of Senate approval, and what a law like this might look like if it passed.