Part 2 of Beard Team Ohio's Interview on Kaleidoscope
After the success of last year's Beards of Science event, the members of Beard Team Ohio, spearheaded by the local Gem City Gentlemen of the Gilded Beard, decided to dream even bigger. The result is October's BeardCon in Columbus, a beard and mustache convention with vendors, discussion and of course a beard and mustache competition. Beard Team Ohio's Thomas Smith, Nate Stevens, Braden Tussing and Stephen Alexander visited the WYSO studios to talk about Beard Con, the charity it will benefit and how men, women and children can take part in the competition.
Chance Campbell, Alex Rundle, Adam Sabin and Zach Sabin have been playing together as New Vega since 2008. They spent the early part of 2012 performing live in Dayton and Cincinnati and are now heading into the studio to record a new album that will be their first release with WHOA Records.
New Vega returned to the WYSO studios to perform 4 new songs from their forthcoming album, which is set for a February 2013 release. They spoke with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt about preparing to record and plans for the new year.
Attorneys for a federally backed pension insurer have declined to enter mediation with retirees of a bankrupt auto-parts supplier suing to have their full pensions restored.
The Dayton Daily News reports that the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. rejected the non-binding mediation with Delphi salaried retirees. A spokesman for the insurer said Thursday said it can pay out only the amounts authorized by Congress.
Chuck Cunningham with the Delphi Salaried Retirees Association said it came after six weeks of discussions.
Ohio's Democratic senator has rallied with southwest Ohio steelworkers to highlight President Barack Obama's help for the U.S. auto industry.
Sherrod Brown tells steelworkers in Middletown that plants and jobs have been saved across Ohio.
Brown supported the auto bailout, and points to General Motors' recent decision to invest in northeast Ohio plants to build the next-generation Chevrolet Cruze. The AK Steel plant in southwest Ohio produces some of the steel for the car.
Brown had spoken out for AK Steel workers during a yearlong lockout that ended in 2007.