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The National Football League, a multibillion-dollar commercial juggernaut, presides over America’s indisputable national pastime. But the NFL is under assault as thousands of former players and a host of scientists claim the league has covered up how football inflicted long-term brain injuries on many players. As the professional football season begins, you won’t hear ESPN [...]
With long time host Christopher Purdy at the helm, Classical 101 (101.1 FM) will be broadcasting one of the mightiest works of all time – Mahler’s “Resurrection” Symphony LIVE this Saturday night, October 5th at 8 pm.
The Emmy Award winning local documentary series, Columbus Neighborhoods, returns with a profile of the South Side (or is it the South End?) of Columbus at 8 pm next Monday night, September 16th on WOSU TV.
WOSU listeners – I’m passing on the unfortunate news of the resignation of Gary Knell as President and CEO of NPR. Gary has been a dynamic leader for NPR, but is leaving after two years with the network. He will be missed. I wanted to share a portion of his letter to NPR stations today.
You might think you know something about John Glenn, but this one hour documentary reveals the full extent of his awe inspiring life. His courage, his commitment to his country, his ideals and humanity are all here. It’s a touching piece spanning Glenn’s life from WWII to today. Spend an hour with a man who [...]
Ricky Skaggs was interviewed this week by Rich Baker of WOSU 89.7′s Bluegrass Ramble. He talked about his Friday night show in Columbus with ProMusica, but also playing the Parsons Avenue clubs and living in West Jeff for a couple of years as a teenager.
I attended the graduation of my oldest daughter in the Shoe on Sunday. It’s not many times you have a sitting President give your commencement speech, so it was exciting despite the long day. WOSU provided live web streaming of the speech and we had over 11 thousand page views with viewership from 76 different [...]
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Ken Burns departs from his long loving pans of old photos to tackle more current events with this incredible documentary called THE CENTRAL PARK FIVE airing tonight at 9 pm on WOSU PBS. It’s a difficult time in our country right now with the Boston tragedy, but this dramatic story and slice of history is [...]