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Report Ranks Ohio Near Bottom In Ethnic Achievement Gaps

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9:03AM
April
2, 2014

The “Race for Results” report from the Annie E. Casey Foundation used an index based on 12 factors including math and English scores, teen pregnancy rates, and employment prospects.

Imagine a Brighter Racial Future

12:00AM
August
16, 2010

Many people expected great improvement in race relations in this country after Barack Obama’s election to the presidency in 2008. But WOSU commentator Andrew Grant Thomas says , despite the election of the nation’s first African-American leader, we still have a way to go in our journey toward a color-blind America.

Hot Pink Racers Rock For A Cure

Hot Pink Racers band members(Left to Right): Bill Jingo, John Hetrick, Joe Cygan, Victor Erlanger, Matt Stoessner (Click on photo to enlarge)
12:00AM
May 14, 2010

Saturday thousands of runners will race for the cure – a cure for breast cancer. Many of them will wear pink wigs in honor of Heather Pick, the TV news anchor who died from the disease in 2008. Her widower will be at the race but on stage, not on the course. WOSU’s Mandie Trimble reports Joe Cygen and his band hope some funky tunes will inspire runners and those fighting the disease.

Why Ohio Lost “Race to Top” Funding

12:00AM
March
31, 2010

Ohio’s schools recently lost out on millions of federal dollars in the first round of Race to the Top funding awarded for educational programs.

Local Conference Tackles Race Relations

12:00AM
March
12, 2010

The Kirwan Institute at Ohio State brings hundreds of people to Columbus to examine race relations in the United States.

Tea Party Endorsement Carries Weight in Auditor’s Race

12:00AM
March
12, 2010

The Tea Party movement is endorsing Seth Morgan over David Yost in that contested Republican primary for Ohio Auditor.

Major Candidates for Ohio Governor Share Views from Same Platform`

12:00AM
February
23, 2010

For the first time this campaign season, the two major contenders for the office of governor spoke on the same platform to the same group.

15th District Congresswoman Files For Reelection

12:00AM
February
8, 2010

Ohio Congresswoman Mary Jo Kilroy turned in the necessary paperwork Monday to run for reelection. WOSU talked with the Democrat and her opponent about some of this year’s campaigns key points.

Church Leaders “Disappointed” By Governor Strickland’s Slots Proposal.

12:00AM
June
23, 2009

Governor Ted Strickland has changed his stand and is now asking Ohio legislators to approve a plan to authorize thousands of slot machines at race tracks. But, critics of the plan are vowing to fight it in court.

Ohio’s Race Tracks Face More Money Troubles

12:00AM
June
16, 2009

There was more bad news about Ohio’s floundering racetrack industry today at a meeting of the Ohio Racing Commission. Officials tried to use the bad news as a sales pitch for their proposal to allow slot machines at the tracks. Statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen reports.