Health, Science & The Environment

10:50 am
Sun October 20, 2013

Energy Efficiency – Practical and Cost Effective Energy Conservation Measures

The October 2013 installment of SOCHE TALKS features Doug Riehle, director of physical plant and facilities at Edison Community College speaking on Practical and Cost Effective Energy Conservation Measures.

The SOCHE Talks are a collaboration with the Southwest Ohio Council for Higher Education. In this monthly series we’ll hear from faculty and staff from areas colleges and universities on a wide variety of subjects. It's an effort to bring Miami Valley research and thinking into the public arena – a way to enlighten the world with local knowledge.

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Affordable Care Act
8:57 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

In Medicaid Expansion Discussion, Coverage for Working Poor Hangs in the Balance

Antwaun Brown is currently uninsured, and doesn't know yet whether he'll be able to get covered by the ACA.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Governor John Kasich will bring a Medicaid expansion proposal to the Ohio Controlling Board Monday. He’s gone around the Republican-run legislature in an attempt to approve billions in funds from the federal Affordable Care Act, and health coverage for hundreds of thousands of low-income people hangs in the balance.

When Amy Sylvester shows up at her appointment at Five Rivers Health Center in Dayton, she’s been up all night, because she works a 2am shift delivering papers.

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Health Care
7:22 pm
Wed October 16, 2013

As Ohio Medicaid Debate Continues, Health Providers Have Their Fingers Crossed

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced last week he’ll circumvent the legislature to try to expand Medicaid eligibility under the Affordable Care Act. Meanwhile, state legislators are considering two separate Medicaid reform bills—and health care providers have their fingers crossed.

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8:15 am
Tue October 15, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: October 15 - 21, 2013

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user ThiagoMartins

It is almost a month past equinox, and the sun shines deeper through my south windows. I cut back the summer bamboo to allow more heat and light for my greenhouse plants. I fit my schedule to the shortening days.

In September, I bought a new fica tree that reaches twelve feet, almost to the top of my sun room. I worry about it because it is so big and so vulnerable to the cold. I want it to be warm and safe in the winter to come, and so I have put caulking and glazing and the dulling of drafts on my list for autumn.

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8:15 am
Tue October 8, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: October 8 - 14, 2013

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user M.Giffords

I was pushing away the locust and ash leaves that had fallen on a patch of my garden. The leaves were just the tip of the season, the latest in the layers of the year.

I moved a little deeper, staying just in one place, going past the stalks of the violet phlox that had bloomed here in August, and the old seed pods of the orange day lilies that had flowered in July, past the the ectoskeleton of a cicada from late June.

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