WOSU News Archives For: June 29, 2009

Columbus Zoo Workers Mourn Loss of Director Jeff Swanagan

Jeff Swanagan
12:00AM
June 29, 2009

Shock still hasn’t worn off at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium where leaders and employees mourn the death of their leader – Jeff Swanagan. Swanagan died Sunday night of an apparent heart attack.

As Legislators Debate Budget, Their Aids Answer Phones

12:00AM
June
29, 2009

While lawmakers themselves are busy trying to come up with a new two-year state budget, the people who work for those legislators are busy with another task: answering the phones. Ohio Public Radio’s Jo Ingles reports.

Ohio Lawmakers Expected To Vote On Interim Budget

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12:00AM
June 29, 2009

State lawmakers are expected to vote on a temporary budget as they remain at an impasse over a proposal that would legalize slot machines at seven horse racetracks.

Budget Talks Stall. Ohio Waits.

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12:00AM
June 29, 2009

Negotiations over a new two-year state budget among Ohio’s 3 most powerful politicians fell apart over the weekend. That makes it seem more and more unlikely that state legislators will be able to agree on a compromise spending plan by the July first deadline.

Unlikely Motivational Speaker Wants to Inspire Others

12:00AM
June
29, 2009

Anyone can get up in front of a crowd and give a speech. But it’s another thing to be able to motivate and encourage people. WOSU spoke with an improbable motivational speaker who has an inspiring story.