Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: March 17, 2014

Aaron Craft has had lots of honors, but there is nothing like being on WOSU's After The Score Podcast. Photo: OSU

Aaron Craft has had lots of honors, but there is nothing like being on WOSU’s After The Score Podcast. Photo: OSU

‘After the Score’ is the new sports podcast on 89.7 NPR News. With no rants and no nonsense, ‘After the Score’ is a weekly podcast that covers everything from Aaron Craft preparing for Senior Night at Ohio State University, the Columbus Blue Jackets’ roller coaster season to the roller derby. ‘After the Score’ is hosted by 89.7 NPR News Anchor Steve Brown and our Web Content Manager Thomas Bradley.

Each week, Steve and Thomas focus on sports in Ohio through interviews with regional experts and recurring features like ‘Back & Forth’, which highlights stats, predictions and perspectives through commentary and banter.  You might want to checkout their interview with Aaron Craft of the OSU Basketball team. 

To listen to ‘After the Score’, subscribe to each podcast in iTunes, listen at wosu.org/podcasts, or download the WOSU Public Media mobile app for your iPhone, iPod, or Android device.


    The premise is faulty. NPR does not depend on federal funds. Local stations depend on federal funds and that’s where federal funds go. Each local station is governed by its own local community and provides programming for its local community per its local board policies and its community advisory boards, based on local needs and interests. Each station chooses to buy, or not buy, programs from individual production companies and producers, for example, American Public Media, Public Media International, NPR, Association of Independents in Public radio, etc. Each station also produces its own programs. Some local stations, mostly in rural and smaller communities, depend on federal funds for up to 50% of their budget. Stations in the larger markets may get less than 5% federal funds. So to cut federal dollars is to prevent the smallest communities the opportunity to have locally controlled public media. Based on the facts, the discussion is very different from the one being presented.