On this episode of Broad & High, an artist profile: Dennis DeVendra, a blind woodturner. Also a look at Dangerdust, the anonymous chalk artist duo from Columbus College of Arts and Design, Helping Hands Center an arts & autism based in Clintonville, Petali Teas and D’Art the Gallery Kitty at Dublin Arts Council.
WOSU News Archives For March 2010
Ohio’s schools recently lost out on millions of federal dollars in the first round of Race to the Top funding awarded for educational programs.
Ohio’s U-S Attorney for the Southern District says a letter has been sent to all public entities in Ohio that are receiving stimulus funding.
Over the past 4 years, Ohio has seen around 337-thousand home foreclosures, but state legislators have yet to approve any major bills to stem the tide.
Governor Ted Strickland visited Ohio State yesterday to help introduce a plan he hopes will increase university enrollment and expand economic growth.
A new poll has Lieutenant Governor Lee Fisher out in front of Secretary of State Jennifer Brunner but suggests Ohio’s Democratic U.S. Senate primary is still anybody’s guess.
The Ohio Department of Education was awarded millions of dollars in School Improvement Grant funds to help struggling schools improve academic performance. Hundreds of the state’s lowest performing schools are eligible to apply for a share of more than $100 (M) million dollars in stimulus grants. WOSU reports 60 percent of Columbus City Schools qualify for the program.
Ohio officials are pushing plans to get Lake Erie, the shallowest of the Great Lakes, at the forefront of offshore wind power development.
38-year-old Anthony Sullivan of Columbus faces charges of kidnapping, aggravated robbery and burglary in connection with a hostage situation Sunrday in he 1100 block of South James Road.
A ribbon cutting formally opens the new Ohio Union building at Ohio State University. The 4-story building cost $118 million dollars and will be paid for, for the most part, by students.
Local Somali leaders fear many community members will not be counted in the 2010 Census. They blame the Columbus census bureau for not helping Somalis understand how the census works, and for not hiring them to work for the bureau. The Columbus census bureau says it’s a misunderstanding.