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.
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.
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.
The Kirwan Institute at Ohio State brings hundreds of people to Columbus to examine race relations in the United States.
The Tea Party movement is endorsing Seth Morgan over David Yost in that contested Republican primary for Ohio Auditor.
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.
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.
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.
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.
More than 300 Ohioans who breed, feed, and race horses rallied at the statehouse in Columbus today, proclaiming that legalizing slot machines at race tracks was the best way to save their sinking industry in the Buckeye State. Correspondent Bill Cohen was there too. Here is his report.