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Local Tuskegee Airman Remembers Segregated America

18, 2010

Columbus resident and Georgia native Robert Peeples is a living legend. He was selected to serve with the Tuskegee Airmen in 1947 when the U.S. military was still segregated. This morning, Peeples will speak at a Martin Luther King Junior breakfast in Westerville. WOSU earlier spoke with Mr. Peeples about the message he’ll share and what he thinks about the future for this generation’s African-Americans. Click on the play button to hear the interview.

Portsmouth: A Pocket of Poverty?

10, 2008

The census figures that say three Ohio communities have been hit particularly hard by the slumping economy might be skewed. Both Athens and Oxford have large off-campus populations of students who would report themselves as low-income. But that doesn’t explain Portsmouth’s ranking where poverty according to the report has nearly doubled in the last 9 years.

Stivers, Wagner vie for republican representative candidacy

29, 2008

Two Republicans are vying for the opportunity to run for 15th District Representative Deborah Pryce seat in the House. Pryce is retiring, and either Steve Stivers or Robert Wagner will run against Mary Jo Kilroy in the general election. Wagner and Stivers discussed their plans for health care on WOSU’s Openline program with Fred Andrle.