WOSU News Archives For April 2009

Columbus’ Mexican American Community Reacts To Swine Flu Outbreak

12:00AM
April
28, 2009

Concern over the swine flu outbreak in Mexico is being felt by the Mexican American community in Columbus.

40 Percent of Columbus Income Tax Payers Have No Say

12:00AM
April
28, 2009

As Columbus voters prepare to decide whether to increase the city’s income tax, it’s ironic that many people who would pay the higher rate cannot vote on the issue. WOSU looked into the numbers behind the city’s income tax.

Local Dealerships Hurt By Pontiac Phase-Out

12:00AM
April
28, 2009

Pontiac dealers across the country are mourning the loss of the iconic brand within the General Motors family. The end of Pontiac is another blow to GM dealerships in Central Ohio, and they’re worried about the impact on their bottom line. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor speaks with a local Pontiac dealer.

Ohio House Democrats OK Social Service Funding Increase

12:00AM
April
28, 2009

Democrats have restored millions of dollars in social services spending in their version of the state budget, which is headed to a full House vote after passing a key committee late last night. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler reports.

Bond Issue Would Expand, Renovate Upper Arlington Libraries

12:00AM
April
28, 2009

Voters in Upper Arlington go to the polls May 5th to decide Issue 4. That’s a $25 million bond issue that would renovate and expand the city’s library facilities. Supporters say the average homeowner would only pay $8.66 more a month. Critics say the proposal needs closer scrutiny.

Columbus Mayor Asks For City Income Tax Increase

12:00AM
April
27, 2009

It’s been almost thirty years since the city of Columbus has increased its income tax rate. Mayor Michael Coleman wants voters to approve an increase in an August special election. He said it’s the only way to keep the city operating at its current level. But opponents say mismanagement is at the root of the city’s economic troubles.

Jobless? Volunteer Your Way Out of Depression

12:00AM
April
27, 2009

With each week more and more Ohioans find themselves out of work. Looking for a new job can be lonely and stressful. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller suggests those “between jobs” donate some of their new free time.

Two Area Members Of Congress Weigh Decisions On “Climate Change

12:00AM
April
27, 2009

The federal Environmental Protection Agency says emissions of carbon dioxide and a handful of other gases now threaten human health. The finding is expected to give impetus to efforts in congress this year to pass “climate change” legislation and two Central Ohio democratic representatives are in the crosshairs of carbon politics.

Two Central Ohio Demcrats Weigh “Climate Change” Bill.

12:00AM
April
27, 2009

The United States Environmental Protection Agency says emissions of carbon dioxide and a handful of other gases now threaten human health. The finding is expected to give impetus to efforts in congress this year to pass “climate change” legislation and two Central Ohio democratic representatives are in the crosshairs of carbon politics.

Men Walk In High Heeled Shoes For a Worthy Cause

12:00AM
April
25, 2009

The Walk A Mile In Her Shoes movement began in 1991. The purpose is to stop rape, sexual assault and gender violence.