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Same Sex Marriage Advocates Launch Campaign

Sep 10, 2013

A coalition supporting same-sex marriage announced a new initiative yesterday in Ohio’s three largest cities.

A couple dozen supporters gathered outside Trinity Cathedral in downtown Cleveland, as organizers announced the creation of “Why Marriage Matters Ohio”.  Its goal is to educate state residents on marriage equality, and help build support to overturn Ohio’s ban on gay marriage.  The ban was approved by nearly two-thirds of voters in 2004.

Senator Brown Says More Help Needed For Students

Jul 26, 2013

The Senate passed a bill this week that will lower student loan interest rates, at least for the few years. Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown isn’t happy with the legislation and as Emily McCord reports, he says there's still more work to do to help students.

Senators Work To Forge A Compromise On College Loans

Jun 24, 2013

College and university officials, and many students and parents are watching closely to see whether Congress takes action this week on federally subsidized college loans. The interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans is set to double when the current rate of 3.4 percent sunsets on July 1st.

Businesses would have to prioritize hiring an American worker over a foreign one, under a bipartisan amendment announced Tuesday by U-S Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio.

Senator Brown says the amendment essentially restores language in the Senate’s immigration bill that requires companies offering positions to recruit AND hire qualified American workers ahead of foreign workers seeking H-1B visas.  The H-1B allows foreign workers with advanced degrees and specialized skills to work in the U.S., on a temporary three-year basis.  Last year, 135-thousand were issued in the country.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for March 17, 2013 including the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney reports on reaction from local Catholics about the announcement of the new pope.

-Emily McCord reports on new efforts from Senator Sherrod Brown to speed up short sales of foreclosed homes.

-Jerry Kenney reports on the cancelation of the Freedom's Call Tattoo due to sequestration cuts.

Nearly 1 in 4 Ohio mortgages are underwater, according to numbers from real estate data company Zillow Inc. US Senator Sherrod Brown says that’s why he’s introducing legislation to speed up what’s known as short sales.

The Wilberforce home of one of the most significant figures in African-American history is being considered for incorporation into the National Park System. The Charles P. Young house might soon get that honor.

Ohio Senators Weigh In on State of the Union

Feb 12, 2013

Ohio’s U.S. Senators weighed in Monday on what they hope to hear in President Obama’s State of the Union address. 

Democrat Sherrod Brown wants the president to focus on jobs, especially in the manufacturing sector.  He says the U.S. lost 5 million manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010, and has only gained back HALF a million.

Ohio Congressmen React to Inauguration Speech

Jan 22, 2013

As you might expect, Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown had positive things to say about President Obama’s 2nd inaugural speech. Brown is a democrat, and said he liked the President’s call for a modern economy that focuses on infrastructure, R&D and education. And he’s hopeful for more progress on expanding the middle class.

Both of Ohio’s U.S. senators are now on the oldest and arguably most powerful committee in the Senate – finance. For Ohio Public Radio, WKSU’s M.L. Schultze reports that could bode well for Ohio.

Democrat Sherrod Brown and Republican Rob Portman are among the 20 senators who will be taking the closest look at everything from taxes to trade agreements, Medicare, Social Security and the overall economic well-being at the United States.

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