Math Fears: Part 1

12:00AM
July
1, 2005

A recent study shows a math gap among U.S. students and students in other industrialized countries. Recent assessments show a slight improvement, but math educators say the gap is still too wide. WOSU’s science reporter Brent Deschamp visited a math camp and talked to math educators to find out about the math gap first hand see if the gap was greater than the sum of its parts.

Math Fears: Part 2

12:00AM
July
1, 2005

America has a math problem. Too few understand too little about the exact science. In fact, a recent assessment ranks the U.S. 24th out of 29 industrialized countries. WOSU science reporter Brent Deschamp reports math educators are working to boost understanding of sums, quotients and quadratic equations.

SWACO uses landfill to create clean fuels

12:00AM
June
21, 2005

Reader’s Digest this week has ranked Columbus the fourth cleanest city in America. The Solid Waste Authority of Central Ohio wishes to do more. Starting today they will begin the process of turning landfills into a generator of clean fuels for the city and beyond.

Ohio’s first water trail is scenic and serene

12:00AM
June
20, 2005

The Kokosing River in Knox County is picturesque. Sycamore and Catalpa trees hem the sides of the river while riffle areas – regions where water runs low over small rocks – sparkle like a rippled mirror in the sun.

Many Happy Returns to Lazarus – Pt. 2

12:00AM
August
11, 2004

In conjuntion with WOSU.TV 34′s documentary, “Many Happy Returns to Lazarus”, NPR 820 looks back on the history of the landmark department store which closes this week. In part 2 of a special series, producers Brent Davis and Forrest Godsey say many people were happy to share their stories during the making of “Many Happy Returns to Lazarus.”