95 percent of ancient Ohio was forested. But centuries ago there were also small regions of prairie. Tall grasses and wildflowers were part of the prairie ecology and so were bison. Researchers near Columbus are trying to reestablish a prairie / bison ecosystem.
There are many unsung heroes of the civil rights movement. One of them is a Dayton-area woman named Flonzie Brown-Wright who became one of the first blacks to be elected to office in Mississippi after Reconstruction. WOSU’s Sam Hendren spoke with Brown-Wright about her work for racial equality and about the inauguration of Barack Obama.