95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
Former WOSU Open Line host Fred Andrle participates in a one-on-one conversation with Geoffrey Canada, creator of the Harlem Children’s Zone, hailed by the New York Times as “one of the most ambitious social service experiments of our time.” Champion of Children also presents its 2013 awards to the educator and nonprofit organization of the year.