Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Had enough of the election yet? WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz has had just about enough. But he takes time to teach us about an issue on the ballot that has gotten little attention – Issue #1 which asks if Ohioans want to hold a constitutional convention.
The City of Columbus has just wrapped up a week-long celebration of innovation called iDUs. WOSU Commentator and local historian reminds us that innovation is not new to Columbus.
Temperatures are expected to get close to 90 today, as the dog days of summer start to fade away. It has been a hotter than normal summer here in Central Ohio. Despite the uncomfortable heat, WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds how lucky we are.
There used to be plenty of places for the public to enjoy a good view of Columbus and Central Ohio. WOSU commentator and local historian Ed Lentz wants to know why those places are on the decline.
This weekend Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz traces the story of the final Monday in May.
Today Columbus celebrates its Bicentennial. It’s kind of like the Super Bowl for WOSU Commentator and Local Historian Ed Lentz.
The first Thanksgiving was a celebration of how the pilgrims overcame their first difficult months in the New World. History tells us Americans’ persistence to survive did not end there.
Tonight WOSU-TV premiers the latest documentary in its Columbus Neighborhoods Series. The University District traces the history of the area surrounding Ohio State University. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz says one man is largely responsible for what the neighborhood is today.
Governor Kasich has called on Ohio to change the way it operates. He wants local governments and school districts to consolidate, find ways to save money. One target of consolidation is the township. WOSU Commentator and local historian Ed Lentz reminds us townships have roots that are 225 years deep.