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11:56 am
Wed August 22, 2012

Winnie Fiedler's Fountain of Youth

Fiedler constructed this quilt from her husband's neckties.

Some of the world's most beloved artists are noted for having had a creative rebirth later in life. The phenomena has been written about and studied by art historians, who characterize it by artists taking more risks with their work, and quickly getting to the heart of what's being expressed.

Community Voices Producer Alexis Larsen introduces us to one local woman who tapped into her creative energy later in life and found that it has become a fountain of youth, and yielded an extraordinary body of work and a new lease on life.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Thousands Hear Obama Speak at Ohio University

Bill Cohen

Thousands of people in central Ohio have turned out to see President Barack Obama discuss college education at a private four-year university.
 
Authorities estimate that about 3,300 people watched Obama speak Tuesday at Capital University in Columbus. He is scheduled to campaign later at a community college in Reno, Nev.
 
Obama's speech included criticism of Republican Mitt Romney for his comment that the best option for students trying to find an affordable education is to "shop around."

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Statewide News
5:41 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Ohio County Urges Board to Allow Weekend Voting

Democratic county commissioners in northeast Ohio have extended a building's operating hours to urge election officials to permit early voting on weekends.
 
Commissioners in Mahoning County adopted a resolution Tuesday setting weekend hours for the county building that houses the board of elections. The resolution states that with the Saturday and Sunday building hours, the board can allow early voting in October.
 

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Around the Miami Valley
5:41 pm
Tue August 21, 2012

Springfield Chamber Receives National Honor

The Greater Springfield Chamber of Commerce was named runner-up for the 2012 Chamber of the Year Award. The competition is the only one in the country to recognize chambers for their efforts to create business and lead communities.

The 2012 National Chamber of Commerce Convention was held in Louisville, Kentucky recently. Springfield, along with Fargo, North Dakota and Lubbock, Texas, were finalists for the Chamber of the Year honors. And when the envelope was opened, Lubbock, Texas was named Chamber of the Year.

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Books
9:10 am
Tue August 21, 2012

Book Nook: James Lee Burke's "Creole Belle"

The first time I interviewed James Lee Burke he came out to WYSO during his book tour for "Cimarron Rose." That was back in 1998. Burke stopped touring a number of years ago. Fortunately for his fans he still does the occasional interview and he is as prolific as ever.

James Lee Burke has been my guest in the Book Nook more often than any other author. I caught up with him recently to talk about  his new Dave Robicheaux novel "Creole Belle." I called him on the telephone at his place in Montana.

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