Health, Science & The Environment

Health
12:00 am
Mon November 28, 2011

Radio Rounds: Saving the Safety Net

Our latest episode features special guest Dr. Sharon Sherlock, Executive Director for Reach Out Dayton.  The Reach Out Dayton clinic provides free medical care to residents of Montgomery County, Ohio who find themselves without health insurance. 

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Nature
11:13 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Poor Will's Almanack: November 22 -29, 2011

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Poor Will’s Almanack for the Third Week of Late Fall.

Even though this week is often one of the darkest and wettest of the Late Fall, milder autumns offer recollections as well as promises of spring.

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Environment
10:13 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Groups, Towns Say Ohio Fracking Rules Fall Short

Environmentalists and local officials complain that proposed standards for extracting oil and gas from the shale beneath Ohio don't go far enough.

The Columbus Dispatch reports drilling firms won't have to reveal all the chemicals used in hydraulic fracturing, or fracking.  That's a horizontal drilling technique that releases natural gas from shale by breaking up the rock with chemical-laced water.

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Health
12:00 am
Mon November 21, 2011

Radio Rounds: Always a Lion in the House

This episode features Dr. Robert Arceci, the current director of Pediatric Oncology at Johns Hopkins University, editor-in-chief of Pediatric Blood and Cancer magazine, and the creator of A Lion in the House, an Emmy-Award winning documentary released in 2006 that provides the unique perspectives of pediatric patients with cancer who come from starkly varying socioeconomic backgrounds.

Environment
8:42 am
Fri November 18, 2011

Ohio Gov. Readies New Plan on Lake Erie Water Use

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Ohio's governor is preparing to offer a new version of a plan he vetoed that would have allowed factories in the state to draw more water from Lake Erie.

The sponsor of the original bill says Gov. John Kasich's proposal cuts in half the amount of water businesses
would be allowed to take from the lake without a permit.

Republican state Rep. Lynn Wachtmann of Napoleon tells The Columbus Dispatch Ohio's governor is preparing to offer a new version of a plan he vetoed that would have allowed factories in the state to draw more water from Lake Erie.

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