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Origins Podcast
10:30 am
Wed August 15, 2012

From Karl Marx to Karl Rove: “Class Warfare” in American Politics

Detail from an illustration in a 1911 Industrial Workers of the World publication depicting a class of workers struggling to hold up finely dressed elites while they drink and dine.

In the midst of a presidential election campaign that pits a wealthy Republican businessman against a self-proclaimed warrior for the middle class, Americans are talking a lot these days about “class.” Many credit the Occupy Wall Street movement with making “class warfare”—which, in its contemporary use, is really about tax policy—a driving issue in 2012. Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ original idea of class struggle emerged with the creation of a class of factory wage earners during the Industrial Revolution.

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Statewide News
8:04 am
Wed August 15, 2012

Ohio Democrats Sue Governor Kasich

The Ohio Democratic Party has sued Governor John Kasich for what Democrats call his refusal to release his public schedules.

Ohio Democratic Party spokesman Jared Kertz says the suit filed in Franklin County Court is part of an effort to see if Governor Kasich has used taxpayer money to campaign for GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

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Arts & Culture
7:59 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Conrad's Corner: August 14, 2012

Conrad Balliet reads James Brooks' poem, "Synchronization."

Around the Miami Valley
12:40 pm
Tue August 14, 2012

Vitruvian Brew Co Opening In Yellow Springs

The VBC logo, based on da Vinci's Vitruvian Man.

Several new beer-makers are setting up shop in the Miami Valley thanks to a state law that makes it easier to start micro-breweries and distilleries. For Shane and Jacqui Creepingbear in Yellow Springs, a love for beer and a passion for science and art come together to bring you the Vitruvian Brew Company.

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Nature
8:45 am
Tue August 14, 2012

Poor Will's Almanack: August 14 - 20, 2012

Flickr Creative Commons user Wes Gibson

Poor Will's Almanack for the second week of late summer.

The local geese are becoming restless again. I heard their first late summer flights over July 25th this year. Some years they begin earlier: July 6th in 1986, July 20th in 1990. Some years I hear them later: July 30th in 1984, July 31st in 1992, August 11th in 1991.

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