Health, Science & The Environment

Nature
8:35 am
Tue March 5, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: March 5 - 11, 2013

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the third week of Early Spring.

On this date many years ago, Buttercup the family bulldog and I were walking along the river into Mint Hollow. It was a rainy and windy afternoon, full of the scent of the thawing ground. I was thinking, while I walked, about spring, and about Lent, and Easter coming, and then about my childhood Irish Catholic fasting and abstinence this time of year.

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Healthcare
12:26 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

Local Healthcare Providers Weigh Pros and Cons on Medicaid Expansion

Debate continues over Ohio Governor John Kasich’s proposed expansion of Medicaid - outlined in his state budget plan last month.  Conservatives say its big government - Democrats like increased medical coverage for the poor and disabled. As WYSO's Jerry Kenney reports, both pros and cons surrounding the expansion will affect services provided by local medical professionals and organizations.

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Healthcare
12:20 pm
Fri March 1, 2013

New Poll Shows Pluarality of Ohioans Surveyed Like Medicaid Expansion Proposal

The latest Quinnipiac University poll shows 48 percent of Ohio voters agree with Republican Governor Kasich’s plan to expand Medicaid in the buckeye state while 42 percent oppose the idea. 

But when the poll is broken down into party affiliations, Democrats support it 71 percent to 22 percent and Independents support it 48 to 43 percent. 

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Nature
8:24 am
Tue February 26, 2013

Poor Will's Almanack: February 26 - March 4, 2013

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user mountain view hiker

This is Bill Felker with Poor Will’s Almanack for the Second Week of Early Spring.

When pussy willows open all the way, then all the snow crocuses and golden aconites come into full bloom, and woolly bear caterpillars come out from winter hibernation. Pussy willow time is the time when clover and wild violet leaves start to grow; horseradish stretches out to an inch or two, and red rhubarb unfolds in the sun .

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Health, Science & The Environment
7:35 am
Mon February 25, 2013

Baby Gorilla Arrives at Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo has welcomed a baby gorilla born nearly four weeks ago at a Texas zoo.

Cincinnati Zoo officials say the female baby gorilla arrived Friday. The baby was being hand-reared by keepers at the Texas zoo because her mother displayed a lack of maternal care.

The zoos agreed it was best to relocate the baby to the Cincinnati Zoo where two female gorillas are available to serve as potential surrogate mothers.

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