Graduation rates are rising at Ohio State University amid efforts by the school to be pickier with admissions and attract better students.
As of last year, 58.5 percent of Ohio State students received their degrees within four years. The rate was up nearly 6 percentage points from a year earlier. The university's six-year graduation rate went up nearly 2 points, to 79.7 percent.
This episode features Dr. William Hanson, Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at the University of Pennsylvania Medical Center and a pioneer in the field of medical technology. Author of "The Edge of Medicine," Dr. Hanson shares real stories about the ways technology is changing the practice of medicine.
Spoken word artist Jay Martinez has been performing in Dayton for 10 years and has a book of poetry called An Orator's Declamation of the Ghetto. Martinez recently launched a national tour, and Community Voices producer Caressa Brown spoke with him about hip hop influenced his unique poetry and style.
A small group of veterans has been getting some extra attention lately. Their stories have been made into a comic book. WYSO’s Jerry Kenney reports on how it all started.
Charlie Bath enlisted in the Army in 1941, the day after Pearl Harbor. For four years, he proudly served as a wire chief in the signal corps. That job involved running telephone wire all over France and Germany. Charlie was the guy who could climb, so that’s what he did – climbed poles, often checking for live wires by hitting them with a wrench.
Continuing our series of faculty readings from this summer's Antioch Writers' Workshop, Rebecca Morean is a novelist (sometimes writing under the name Abbey Pen Baker), short story writer, essayist and an assistance professor of English at Sinclair Community College. Here she reads from a recently completed novel.