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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The Ohio Air National Guard is celebrating a milestone, naming Col. Rebecca O’Connor as its first female brigadier general. Very few people reach the rank, and it takes congressional approval do so.

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A legal case in Columbus that’s recently come to light is raising questions about the intersection of technology and privacy.

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Monday is the deadline for Ohio’s public universities and colleges to report crime statistics. The Clery Act requires them to disclose the info by October 1 of each year. But according to a survey from Ohio Auditor Dave Yost, schools reported facing a myriad of problems along the way.

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Chief Kim Jacobs has requested the help of the FBI in investigating Columbus Police’s vice unit.

Ohio State University's William Oxley Thompson Library.
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The Fraternal Order of Police is objecting to an Ohio State University professor’s visit to a local school because of comments he made about police on social media.

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Columbus leaders announced the largest public nuisance lawsuit in the city’s history today, naming three large multi-building apartment complexes with 802 units owned by one realty group.

OxyContin pills are arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vermont.
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Ohio’s Bureau of Workers’ Compensation is launching a pilot program to help businesses hire people dealing with addiction of opioids and other drugs. The bureau has earmarked $5 million over two years for the program. 

Prize winners and other observers look on Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio, as another $2.4 million is awarded through the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge.
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The winners of the second phase the Ohio Opioid Technology Challenge were announced on Wednesday.

Each of the 12 proposals were picked from more than 50 entries submitted worldwide and received $200,000. The winners now have a chance to win a piece of the $8 million that Governor John Kasich set aside for the challenge.

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E. Dublin-Granville Road and Maple Canyon Drive have topped Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission's list of the top 100 High-Crash Intersections in Central Ohio. The rankings not only take into account the number of crashes, but also their severity and the rate of crashes per vehicles that go through.

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Canadian diplomat Douglas George gave a talk to the Columbus Metropolitan Club on Wednesday, as talks resume between the U.S. and Canada on the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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This week, nearly 30 people were exposed to a fentanyl-heroin mixture at a Chillicothe prison. The incident lead to two dozen prison guards, nurses and an inmate being hospitalized. But the incident at Ross Correctional Institute did not stand alone.

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Ohio State University officials have unveiled their latest effort to help make attendance more affordable.

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The Ohio Department of Educationhas released its new strategic plan on Tuesday. The department’s main goal is to increase the number of high school graduates enrolled in college, earning a living wage, learning a skilled trade, or in the military one year after graduation.

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Megan Bursey noticed something different about Columbus when she visited her girlfriend last December.

“There were just pride flags everywhere and 'Make America Gay Again’ flags," Bursey says. "I was looking for a bicycle and all the bike stores had flags everywhere and it was really nice to see that. People were very openly gay, which was very comforting, too.”

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Columbus Public Safety Director has cleared an African-American police officer of three allegations of misconduct.

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