Clare Roth

All Things Considered Host

Clare Roth joined WOSU in February of 2017. After attending the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, she returned to her native Iowa as a producer for Iowa Public Radio.

Besides her affinity for four-letter flyover states and Big Ten schools, Clare is a big fan of stand-up comedy, ice skating, and indie theaters. An incurable word nerd, she can usually be found at the library.

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Decades have passed since the end of the Vietnam War, but U.S. veterans - along with the rest of the country - are still grappling with its legacy.

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“Hillbilly Elegy” author J.D. Vance has announced that he considered, but ultimately decided against, launching a 2018 U.S. Senate bid.

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Health officials in Ohio are working with the CDC to investigate a viral, multi-state outbreak traced to the Ohio-based Petland store chain.

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After an eight month hiatus, the Columbus Historical Society has re-opened its doors in a new location in Franklinton.

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Just in time to escape the coming hurricane, a plane full of potential pets is set to arrive in Columbus from south Florida on Friday evening.

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The Ohio Supreme Court has rejected death row inmate Gary Otte's request to delay his execution while he pursues an appeal. Otte is scheduled to die next week.

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In the wake of the Trump administration's announcement that DACA, or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, will end in six months, Gov. John Kasich went on CBS This Morning with a call to action for legislators.

"Congress has six months," he said. "It should be take, like, six hours to get this done." 

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced Tuesday morning that the Trump administration would "wind down" President Obama's DACA program, revoking legal protections to about 800,000 young people who entered the country illegally as children.

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Authorities say the state will not pursue a criminal case after an investigation into the fatal Ohio State Fair ride accident in late July.

Jo Ingles

Ohio State University is starting another school year, but one tradition won't be returning: students hanging signs in their dorm windows.

Ohio Task Force One

As Houston struggles with the effects of Hurricane Harvey, which brought record rainstorms and flooding to large parts of Texas and Louisiana, people from across the country have rushed to aid in search and rescue missions. Among their ranks: Ohio's Task Force One.

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As protesters around the country push for the removal of Confederate monuments, a group will rally near the Ohio Statehouse on Saturday against a different kind of statue: one of Christopher Columbus.

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Franklin County has a new Opioid Czar: Amy O’Grady. O’Grady started last week as a senior policy analyst for the Columbus City Council, and will oversee the county’s efforts to combat the opiate epidemic.

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The Ohio Developmental Disabilities Council released a study that showed more than half of respondents felt they couldn't be more active in the community until transportation services were improved.

Columbus BIFF

On Friday night, the first Columbus Black International Film Festival kicks off, including 28 screenings, a film-making workshop, and an award ceremony over the course of three days.

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Like many students, Ohio State University senior Blaire Teaford uses Spotify playlists to make her trips back and forth to school bearable. Unlike many, Teaford’s playlist ended up serving a grander purpose. 

A Foxconn factory in the Czech Republic.
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Columbus City Council is scheduled to vote Monday on a proposal to allow tax incentives for larger businesses promising new jobs. 

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Fifteen pharmacology professors have filed a brief at the U.S. Supreme Court arguing to stop Wednesday’s scheduled execution of a condemned child killer from Akron.

Ohio History Connection

Among the cuts made in the Ohio two-year budget? An updated state constitution.

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Dozens of teachers gathered outside the Statehouse on Wednesday to protest the reinstatement of the Ohio Resident Educator Program, with over 5,000 people signing a petition asking the House to override Kasich’s decision.

But for now, the program still stands.

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On Monday, the Pike County Sheriff's Office issued a warning that the international crime gang MS-13 is planning to arrive in the county this weekend. In the warning, the Sheriff asserted that the gang was planning on spreading heroin in the area, as well as accosting people who have informed on them.

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United Healthcare is hosting a job fair Monday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. in Dublin, hoping to attract employees to fill the 700 new jobs they announced with Governor John Kasich earlier this month.

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In 2014, Dennis McGuire of Montgomery County was executed. The process did not go as planned.

Witnesses reported McGuire struggled against his restraints and made choking noises before finally dying after 26 minutes, an unusually long time for that process.

Columbus And Franklin County Metro Parks

A former limestone quarry along the Scioto River, just west of US-33, will be the site of the newest Columbus and Franklin County Metro Park. But for the first time, Metro Parks will develop the park in collaboration with a private company.

New Hampshire State Forensic Lab

The coroner serving the greater Columbus area says overdose deaths blamed largely on opioids are spiking compared to a year ago.

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When Derek Rotondo's wife became pregnant last year, he started looking into parental leave options at JPMorgan Chase in Columbus, where he's an associate investigator. But Rotondo says he was denied leave as a primary caregiver.

Fashion Week Columbus

New York City and Los Angeles have the largest concentration of fashion designers and industry in the country. As the home of Abercrombie & Fitch, Victoria's Secret and Express, Columbus often touts itself for third in line for America's fashion crown.

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Earlier this month, word of a measles outbreak came from the Twin Cities in Minnesota. The majority of the 64 people affected were Somali-American. 

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The brother of one of the eight people killed in last year's Pike County massacre faces felony charges of tampering with evidence after prosecutors say he destroyed a GPS tracking device that investigators planted on his truck.

Dreams Soar

On Monday morning, an aviator will take off from Columbus to continue a 90-day around-the-world trip, inspired by a historic Columbus flight more than 50 years ago.

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