Wittenberg University Political-Science Professor Rob Baker joins WYSO's Jerry Kenney to talk about shifting poll numbers for the presidential candidates, the continuing republican divide leading up to the election and the challenges facing libertarian and other 3rd party candidates.





In the interview, Baker says polling accuracy can be difficult but should not be discounted.


35MM: A Musical Exhibition. In this, each photo creates a unique song, moments frozen in time. The  intricately woven collection of stories told through song re-imagines what the modern American musical can be. This is at the Schuster tonight and Saturday by the Dare 2 Defy productions.

A suburban Cincinnati school district has closed schools after a woman reported being grabbed around the neck by a male dressed as a clown who she said made a threat against students.

Reading Community City School District officials referred to the threat in a Facebook posting announcing district schools would be closed Friday. School officials said they take all threats seriously and were concerned about the number of students who walk to school in the early morning.

Democrats in the Ohio Legislature say the opioid abuse crisis is so bad that all state lawmakers should be called together at the Statehouse to deal with it. 

Columbus Police report they’ve responded to 35 suspected heroin overdoses in a 24 hour period. In 27 of those cases, paramedics administered a drug that prevents some deadly overdoses. Democratic Representative Greta Johnson says the entire General Assembly should be called back into session now to come up with a strategic plan to help communities and money to fund it.

Ohio's elections chief is expressing confidence in the security of the swing state's voting equipment and its voter registration database.

Republican Secretary of State Jon Husted's says there's been no attempt to breach the state's registration system.

His remarks to reporters Thursday come a day after the FBI's director told Congress there have been additional "attempted intrusions" in voter registration databases beyond what was previously known.

Me & Mountains return with their latest full length album Gold.  Marshall Norman and Tim Collette visited the WYSO studios to talk about the process of writing and recording the album and the upcoming release show.

Me & Mountains will celebrate the release of Gold on Friday, September 30th at Jimmie's Ladder 11. 

Fresh from the summer festival season, the Mainline Funk visited the WYSO studios for a live set on Kaleidoscope.  The band spoke with Juliet Fromholt about recording, performing live and more.

The Mainline Funk will host the Funky Turkey Jam on November 26th at One Eyed Jacks.

Wendy Gamber is a professor of history at Indiana University. She was spending a lot of time poring over Indiana newspaper archives from the mid to late 19th century and she kept seeing a particular name being cited in numerous articles. A woman named Mrs. Clem was the subject of extensive newspaper coverage in the Indianapolis region for a number of years. Gamber was struck by the frequency of those mentions and she decided to investigate further.

Pete Rose at bat
John VanderHaagen / Flickr/Creative Commons

Former Reds player, Pete Rose has written a 7-page letter to the National Baseball Hall of Fame asking them to approve his eligibility.


Rose was banned from the sport for gambling in 1989. Then, in the early 90’s Hall of Fame bylaws were changed and banned players were deemed ineligible for nomination into the organization.


Jennifer Hambrick reads her poem, "Baby Buggy Boogie Woogie."