WOSU News Archives For: March 19, 2009
Forty-five years ago today, the assassination of President John Kennedy was still fresh in the minds of many Americans. The war in southeast Asia was escalating, and the Beatles invasion of the US was well underway. At Port Columbus, a 38-year-old mother of three from Bexley pulled herself up into a single engine Cessna aircraft and took off. Four weeks later, she landed back in Columbus and in the record books.
Medicaid is designed to provide health care to the nation’s poor and disabled. Many patients who are in the Medicaid program have no other health insurance options –the problem is, the doctors who care for them do. More and more doctors are opting not to care for Medicaid patients, begging the question, who will? Gretchen Cuda of member station WCPN in Cleveland has the story.
Though hearings on the state budget are on hold, lawmakers are still dealing with a $54.7 billion spending plan – and with the politics involved in it. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down with the leaders in the Ohio House to talk about the budget – and the demand from one of those lawmakers that the state budget director be fired.
A new poll shows Democratic president Barack Obama’s popularity in Ohio is dropping.