WOSU News Archives For May 2009

Political Opposites Say No To Tax Hikes

12:00AM
May
27, 2009

Hard work and tough circumstances can turn friends into enemies – or they can create common ground between very different people. Ohio Public Radio’s Karen Kasler talked to two political operatives who are polar opposites – but who agree on one point.

Gay Rights Activists Push To Expand Civil Rights Law

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12:00AM
May 27, 2009

Gay rights advocates are once again pushing Ohio legislators to expand the state’s civil rights law. The activists say that sexual orientation should be added to the list of other factors that are already banned as the basis for discrimination — for example, race, religion, national origin, gender, and age. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports that — even though more and more lawmakers appear ready to co-sponsor the measure, it still faces an uphill battle.

State Highway Cruisers Go Green With Solar Panels

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12:00AM
May 27, 2009

The Ohio Highway Patrol is going green by adding 5-watt solar panels to their fleet of 1150 patrol cruisers.

Columbus Police Department Facing Deep Cuts

12:00AM
May
27, 2009

The Columbus Division of Police predicts it will have to cut nearly 300 officers if voters reject a proposed increase in the city income tax. Columbus voters will decide the issue in August but as WOSU’s Sadie Taylor reports, police commanders are planning for a worst-case scenario.

Columbus Police Chief Warns Of Deep Cuts

12:00AM
May
27, 2009

The Columbus Division of Police predicts it will have to cut nearly 300 officers if voters reject a proposed increase in the city income tax. Columbus voters will decide the issue in August. But, police commanders are planning a worst-case scenario.

Republicans Brace For Gubernatorial Primary in 2010.

12:00AM
May
27, 2009

In less than a week, a former Congressman will launch his campaign for the Republican nomination for governor on next year’s ballot. But the Republican who’s already in the race says he’s not backing out.

Report: Columbus Jobs Shift To City’s Outer Ring.

12:00AM
May
26, 2009

A recent Brookings Institution Report says Central Ohio’s job centers have moved in the past decade. The report documents the loss of jobs in the downtown area and the growth of job centers more than ten miles from Broad and High. For some, the shift has created new commute patterns.

Ohioans Sound Off On Economy.

12:00AM
May
26, 2009

Economic leaders such as former Federal Reserve Chair Alan Greenspan say the economy is improving. But other experts, including super-investor Warren Buffett, say tough times are ahead before the real recovery gets underway. Reporters from public radio stations around the state hit the streets to ask Ohioans how they think the economy is doing now.

Ohio’s Death Penalty – Not Exactly Arbitrary

12:00AM
May
25, 2009

After a few years of few or no executions in Ohio, several death row inmates are scheduled to be put to death this summer. WOSU Commentator Andrew Grant Thomas wonders why.

Local Professor Produces A Documentary On The Homeless Community In Columbus

12:00AM
May
24, 2009

The homeless community in Columbus is often voiceless. But Ohio Wesleyan professor Mary Howard has made an effort to change that. She produced “Swept Out”, a documentary about the homeless community in Columbus. WOSU’s Kim Fox talks to Howard in the Q&A about her film.