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.
Food trucks are a symbol of diversity and the entrepreneurial spirit. But WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock wonders if we in Columbus are seeing too much of a good thing.
Ohio State officials want a tuition hike for the next academic year.
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.
In March Penn National Gaming announced plans to move Grove City’s Beulah Park horse racing to Youngstown. The move will reduce competition for Penn National’s West-side casino project. WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock says the decision to move the horse track affects more than just the casino.
Controversies over diversity continue. This spring has seen protests over the absence of women members at the Master’s Augusta National Golf Club and more recently the furor over a the dismissal of an Ohio Cub Scout leader because she’s a lesbian. WOSU Commentator Andrew Miller says he’s found a Central Ohio group where diversity is a non-issue.
Miami Marlins manager Ozzie Guillen’s admiration of Fidel Castro infuriated South Florida’s Cuban Americans and left many outside Miami wondering how an off-hand remark can cause outrage 50 years after the Cuban revolution. A central Ohio Cuban American helps us understand the controversy.
With the GOP nomination apparently in hand, speculation will turn to who Mitt Romney will choose as his running mate. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says as far as Ohio is concerned Barak Obama’s “running mate” may not be who you’d think.
The billboards and PSA’s say it over and over again – a few minutes of embarrassment can save your life – get a cancer screening. WOSU Commentator Michael Ivey says take it from him, the embarrassment is worth it.
Recently Ohio State University students and others held an occupy Wall Street type protest on the Oval. WOSU Commentator Stacia Kock says the “Occupy the Oval” anger was a little misplaced.
Ohio primary voters could help settle the Republican race for president next week. WOSU Commentator Bill Hershey says that’s a rare occurrence for the Buckeye State.