WOSU News Archives For: April 14, 2008

High Gasoline Prices Here to Stay?

12:00AM
April
14, 2008

With the upsurge in prices for gasoline and food, central Ohio consumers are looking for ways to make each dollar go farther.

Spring Cleaning – Not a New Phenomenon

12:00AM
April
14, 2008

There are many unmistakable signs of Spring sprouting up around Central Ohio – tiny snow crocuses, daffodils and hyacinths. For many people spring cleaning is not far behind. Commentator Ed Lentz looks through the prism of history at the origins of Spring cleaning.

Building Community Converstations – Embrace On-Line

12:00AM
April
14, 2008

The town hall meeting makes for a nice Norman Rockwell painting but it’s not the most convenient of public forums. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller says with our increasingly busy lives, we should embrace on-line and electronic community building tools.

Beijing Government Seeks Cultural “Bridges” In Ohio.

From left to right: Huanzhen Zhao, OSU Foreign Language Center coordinator; Yong Zhang; Fan Yan, both of Hunan TV-China
12:00AM
April 14, 2008

As American athletes prepare for the summer Olympics in China, the competitors will be hard-pressed to gain the exposure inside China of Ohio State University graduate student, Patrick McAloon. McAloon is among recent winners of an Academic and Performance Competition seen by hundreds of millions of Chinese. But, McAloon won for performing something uniquely American.

Condo market better in city than ‘burbs

A Harrison Park loft building in the last stages of construction.
12:00AM
April 14, 2008

For many people the housing market is not the best place to be right now. It’s almost inevitable that at least once a day one will hear something about home foreclosures, the credit crunch and the R word – that’s recession. In this report, WOSU takes a look at how the nation’s economy is affecting the condominium market in Franklin County.