WOSU News Archives For October 2011

What Should Be Done About The Rising Level Of Student Debt?

27, 2011

The Student Loan is the number two source of household debt. President Obama yesterday outlined a plan to allow millions of student loan recipients lower their payments. What should be done about the rising level of student debt?

Romney Clarifies Position On Issue 2

Mitt Romney says he didn't mean to create any confusion when he said he did not have a position on Ohio's Issue 2.
27, 2011

The Republican presidential candidate threw his support behind collective bargaining changes a day after saying he didn’t have a position on Issues 2 or 3.

Syrian Ohioans Keep Close Eye On Home Country

Syrians living in Ohio are keeping a close eye on protests against President Bashar Assad.
27, 2011

For decades, there’s been a rush of doctors and academics leaving Syria. Many ended up here in Ohio, but are keeping a close eye on their homeland.

Ohio Think Tank Says It Was Targeted By James O’Keefe

Leaders of Policy Matters Ohio say they were targeted by the group run by well-known conservative activist James O'Keefe.
October 27, 2011

The organization known for targeting ACORN and NPR apparently tried an undercover sting of think tank Policy Matters Ohio.

Man Linked To Ohio State Scandal Sentenced To Prison

Ohio State football
Ohio Stadium
26, 2011

A federal judge Wednesday handed down a three-year sentence to the tattoo parlor owner whose purchase of Ohio State University football memorabilia triggered a far-reaching football scandal and an ongoing NCAA investigation.

New Poll Gives Cain Edge In Ohio GOP Field

Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain.
26, 2011

The Quinnipiac University polls gives Herman Cain an edge over Mitt Romney and Rick Perry, but puts all three GOP candidates behind President Obama.

Arena Deal Falls Short Of Solving Blue Jackets’ Financial Woes

Columbus Blue Jackets
Columbus Blue Jackets
26, 2011

The Blue Jackets are off to a terrible start. Last night’s win over the Red Wings was the team’s first. The losing comes as the City of Columbus and Franklin County are preparing to buy Nationwide Arena in an effort to save the team. WOSU looks at whether the deal will actually solve the Jackets’ financial problems.

“Joe The Plumber” To Run For Congress In N.W. Ohio

Samuel "Joe" Wurzelbacher rose to national fame during the 2008 presidential campaign.
26, 2011

Samuel “Joe” Wurzelbacher says Americans deserve leaders from all walks of life.

First Issue 2 Debate Televised Statewide Brings Same Arguments

The pro Issue 2 side was represented by Rep. State Sen. Keith Faber. Labor and their allies got support from former Dem. Congressman Dennis Eckert.
October 26, 2011

A Senate Bill 5 supporter and opponent debated the measure at the WOSU Studios at COSI Tuesday night.

Has The Biography of Steve Jobs Changed Your Mind About Him?

26, 2011

Walter Isaacson’s biography of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs was published Monday, less than three weeks after Job’s death. It chronicles his personal and professional successes but also his failings. Since reading or hearing about the biography, has your opinion of Steve Jobs changed?