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Politics
6:00 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

PoliticsOhio: School Districts Cutting, Not Asking for Levies

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Wendy Patton of Policy Matters Ohio about a recent survey that the liberal-leaning think tank did of Ohio's schools. The state's 600-plus school districts have been hit with a two-year $1.8 billion cut in funding. That means their state aid has dropped to 2003 levels. Policy Matters estimates that Ohio has 2,500 fewer teachers in the classroom as a result. Districts are reluctant to ask for more local money from voters and instead are cutting their budgets in unprecedented ways.

Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon January 23, 2012

WYSO Weekend: January 22nd, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 22, 2012 containing the following stories:

-An extended interview with Dr. Celia Williamson about human trafficking in Ohio.  A portion of this interview appeared in Sarah Buckingham and Liz Cambron's story, Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem, which aired last week on WYSO Weekend.

-An interview with local poet and Wittenberg University professor Steve Broidy in Conrad's Corner.

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Origins Podcast
9:00 am
Sun January 15, 2012

Re-Mapping American Politics: The Redistricting Revolution Fifty Years Later

The 1812 political cartoon that led to the coining of the term Gerrymander.

Alongside the Presidential nomination process, the most prominent American political news stories these days are about the heated, high-stakes struggles over redistricting. The modern era of reapportioning state and federal legislative districts began almost exactly a half century ago when the U.S. Supreme Court decided Baker v. Carr (1962).

Politics
11:00 am
Thu January 12, 2012

Biden to Discuss College Costs During Ohio Visit

Vice President Joe Biden plans to call attention to the high cost of college and the Obama administration's efforts to make it more affordable when he visits Ohio today.

Biden and Education Secretary Arne Duncan are scheduled to visit Lincoln High School in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna.

The trip is Biden and Duncan's second stop to a presidential battleground state in as many months to talk about college affordability. Both visited Florida last month. And Biden plans to travel to Pennsylvania tomorrow to discuss the issue.

Around the Miami Valley
10:30 am
Mon January 9, 2012

WYSO Weekend: January 8, 2012

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 8, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney previews the Muse Machine's upcoming production of The Wizard of Oz

-Poor Will's Almanack: January 3 - 9, 2012, by Bill Felker

-This week's PoliticsOhio: New Redistricting Map Shakes Things Up In The Miami Valley, by Emily McCord

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