When musician Shawn Burkett became a father, he wanted to stay closer to home. So he turned to another artistic pursuit: filmmaking. Along with his friend and collaborator, Ryan Stacy, Burkett formed Concept Media, and the company released its first film, Midsummer Nightmares earlier in 2011.
Here Burkett and Concept Media actress Ayse Howard discuss their start in film and the new projects they'll be working on in 2012.
Emma Woodruff and Kyleen Downes began performing together as part of a cover band called The UnderCovered. Now collaborating on original material, they plan to release an album in 2012 and embark on a regional tour. Here they perform live in the WYSO studios and talk about their music with Kaleidoscope host Juliet Fromholt.
Emma Woodruff and Kyleen Downes will perform Friday, December 30 at the Spirited Goat coffeehouse in Yellow Springs.
Catherine the Great was the legendary last empress of Russia. Nobody imagined that she could rise from up from such humble origins as a princess from an obscure German principality to become the ruler of the largest country in the world of that time. Catherine's reign during the late 18th Century provides readers with a fascinating story.
One of Ohio's larger airports is seeking $4.4 million in extra federal funding to help create more room for airlines to park their planes overnight.
Dayton International Airport also wants to tear down a concourse it hasn't used for almost 20 years.
The Dayton Daily News reports the upgrades would be paid for with the additional federal money, plus the airport's $2.7 million in regular annual support from the Federal Aviation Administration. The city of Dayton would chip in $375,000 from the airport's capital reserve fund.
Ohio's work to make sure more children have health coverage has earned the state $21 million in federal bonus funding.
U.S. health officials say Ohio is receiving bonus money for a second straight year. Health Secretary Kathleen Sebelius says in a statement that more of Ohio's children now have the advantages health coverage provides.
Only 22 other states qualified for bonuses.
To receive the funding, states must surpass a Medicaid enrollment target and improve access to Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program, known as CHIP.