With more bicyclists on the road, drivers have to learn to share. While fewer cyclists were hurt on Ohio roads last year, fatalities ticked up slightly. Ohio driver’s ed instruction has been slow to keep up with the rising number of bicycle commuters. But student drivers are learning more than ever about how to co-exist with cyclists.
It’s perhaps the greatest compliment when someone steals your idea. And it’s become quite a tradition –the commercial TV networks watch for successes on PBS, swipe the concept, put a commercial overlay on the programming and market it with more money than the entire PBS marketing budget. The latest case is the hiring by NBC [...]
With Big Bird taking some headlines during the presidential debates, I thought it might be good to skim the fact from the fiction as the debate turns to numbers. Perhaps, as they might say on Sesame Street, this could be “sponsored by the fraction 1/100th!” Here we go – Federal support for public broadcasting in [...]
A review of some of the reactions to the call by Governor Mitt Romney for elimination of federal support for public broadcasting. First a local letter to the editor printed today in the Columbus Dispatch: PUBLIC BROADCASTING INVALUABLE TO MANY The Sunday issue of Click, The Dispatch’s weekly television guide, brought to my attention the [...]
Following last week’s presidential debate, the unprecedented outpouring of support for public broadcasting has been amazing. We know Big Bird felt the love, and so did we.
If you’re watching broadcast television during the GOP or Democratic conventions and want to see more than cursory coverage, you better tune to PBS or NPR. The commercial networks will broadcast an hour of convention coverage each night and that’s about it. Sure, there are fewer smoke filled rooms at conventions any longer and very [...]
If you’re watching commercial television over the next few months, you’re likely to grow weary of being bombarded with political advertisements. Yet another distinction of WOSU is that we will not accept political ads. Come to us for a safe haven from the “super PAC” spots! And stay with us if you want the real [...]
Looking for information about the best diet if you’re over 50? Information about adult caregiving? How to plan for your retirement? Find all that and more on a new dynamic website provided by WOSU Public Media called Next Avenue! America is in the midst of an age boom. The 50+ population in America is projected [...]
Harper Lee continues to live in Alabama with one publication to her name – To Kill a Mockingbird. I am proud owner of a signed version of her seminal book and have one Harper Lee story to share involving, of all things, a radio pledge drive. I once worked at Alabama Public Radio at the [...]
So I am at a gathering last Tuesday night and I’m approached nearly a dozen times by Downton Abbey viewers saying it was must see on WOSU TV and PBS. That is always great to hear! The British period drama concluded its second year on Sunday night with national ratings giving the Masterpiece Classic broadcast [...]
I know a portion of our audience watches WOSU TV on the DISH Network. You should know what your satellite TV provider is doing. DISH has requested the U.S. Supreme Court review the Congressional mandate to carry noncommercial stations, like WOSU, in high definition (HDTV). Last March, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth [...]