Circleville Banjo Player Picks for PBS, Steve Martin

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Circleville's Tony Ellis plays the banjo.
6:00AM
November 4, 2011

He’s a favorite of Steve Martin and Sponge Bob SquarePants and tonight Circleville, Ohio, banjo player Tony Ellis is featured in two programs on WOSU TV.

Columbus Mural Artist Dies At 39

12:00AM
May
7, 2010

You may not know his name, but if you’ve traveled on Long Street through the King Lincoln neighborhood on the east side of Columbus you’ve seen his work. Muralist Jeff Abraxas died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 39 years old.

Math education looks to culture

12:00AM
August
12, 2005

At a time when United States students continue to test below other countries in math performance, educators are looking for ways to improve student understanding. A new approach that promotes math comprehension looks to culture, not science, to motivate students. Known as Ethnomathematics this idea helps students develop their math skills.

Quantum Mechanics used in new computers

12:00AM
August
12, 2005

In 1945 the chairman of IBM said he saw a global market of four to five computers. In 2002 more than 45 million computers were sold in the US. Components for computers continue to shrink in size, and experts predict that by 2030 computer circuits will be measured on an atomic scale. On this scale scientists suggest using the physical properties of small particles, known as quantum mechanics, to do calculations.

Tai Chi benefits seniors’ health

12:00AM
July
27, 2005

As the body ages it loses flexibility and muscle tone, and seniors often suffer from decreased mobility and an increased likelihood of falling. A new study suggests an ancient martial art can help keep seniors flexible and confident. A Journal of Advanced Nursing report suggests seniors practicing Tai Chi see improvement in their mobility, balance, and muscle tone.

Protecting Your Personal Information

12:00AM
July
26, 2005

Legislation has been introduced in Congress that would require companies to notify customers when their personal information is illegally accessed. The legislation follows further large-scale thefts of customer information from processing centers. Officials from OSU and Huntington Bank provide information on keeping personal information secure.

Rodeo comes to Ohio

12:00AM
July
19, 2005

The west has been won, and cowboys now ply their trade on fenced ranches instead of the open plains, but this past weekend the western spirit found its way back to Ohio with a professional rodeo in Dover, Ohio.

The Changing Face of the Clean Water Act

12:00AM
July
14, 2005

In June of 1969 a train crossing the Cuyahoga River in Cleveland tossed a spark that ignited oil and kerosene floating on the river’s surface. The fire spread to debris caugh beneath the train trestle, and the Cuyahoga River fire was born.

Getting from Here to There: A Probe’s Tale

12:00AM
July
12, 2005

Scientists continue to analyze debris from last week’s collision between a space rpobe and the Tempel 1 comet. Scientists hope, by getting a look at the inside of the comet, they can better understand the formation of the universe. Getting to the comet, though, required some thought – in fact, a lot of thought. Here’s how they did it: