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Origins Podcast
10:00 am
Sun April 15, 2012

Climate, Human Population and Human Survival: What the Deep Past Tells Us about the Future

The melting of glaciers due to global warming is threatening fresh water supplies to human populations in a number of regions. Shown here: Canada's Athabasca Glacier.

The controversies generated by climate science in recent years center around the human relationship with the natural world and with natural resources. This month, historian John Brooke puts that critical question in historical perspective—deep historical perspective. For most of human history, our species had to struggle to survive powerful natural forces, like climate and disease. In the past three centuries, however, things have changed dramatically: that struggle has been reshaped by the unprecedented growth of the human population—from under one billion to now over seven.

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Politics
5:40 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Lawmaker Says Prostitutes Often are 'Victims'

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews State Rep. Teresa Fedor, a Democrat from Toledo, about human trafficking in Ohio.

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Ohio GOP New Leader
4:43 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Ohio Republican Party Has a New Leader

The Ohio Republican Party is returning to familiar leadership. As expected, former long time Chairman Bob Bennett has officially been sworn in to that post earlier today.

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gay marriage lawsuit
4:16 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

Lawsuit Over Proposed Gay Marriage Amendment

The group that backed the state’s ban on same sex marriage back in 2004 has filed a lawsuit….asking the state’s highest court to invalidate petitions to overturn that law. 

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Around the Miami Valley
12:45 pm
Fri April 13, 2012

What's Great in Dayton: April 13 - 19, 2012

A scence from Zoot Theatre Company's production of The Pearl
Courtesy of Zoot Theatre Company

Niki….Friday the 13th…..be careful of everything!!!

The Zoot Theatre Company presents The Pearl, Friday and Saturday in the Mathile Theatre of the Schuster. The Pearl tells the story of Kino, a poor pearl diver who gets his hands on the “pearl of the world” and through his journey, discovers the greed and evil that comes with such a prize.

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