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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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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In March, Rep. Steve Stivers of Ohio's 15th district introduced a bill in the U.S. House of Representatives. Its aim is small, but important—expand the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s definition of homelessness.

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In  May 1977, Lucy Shelton Caswell began to gather and curate the art of Columbus cartoonist Milton Caniff. That collection became The Ohio State University's Billy Ireland Cartoon Library and Museum, which is celebrating four decades of preserving and showcasing the world of cartoons and comics - now a much different world than when it began.

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Every year, NASA poses a challenge to schools around the country come up with a prototype that the organization can use in its journey to Mars.

Among the eight winners this year was a team of students at the Ohio State College of Engineering.

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Columbus's first podcast festival kicks off Wednesday night on the Short North Stage. Along with a DIY contest and workshops, 17 podcasts will be featured - most of which are homegrown.

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As Daniella Vieira began her final semester studying business at The Ohio State University and started to contemplate her commencement in May, she was filled with hope, pride - and concern.

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Columbus has the second-largest concentration of Somali immigrants in the U.S., following Minneapolis, which has almost double the population. Stefanie Chambers, who compared the two in her book "Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus," says Columbus still lags behind in incorporating Somali-Americans into the community.

Terrace Place

Friday marks the grand opening of a new apartment complex that’s the result of a collaboration between the Community Housing Network and Ohio State University. Located near the university on East Ninth Avenue, Terrace Place provides a home to about 60 people who have struggled with addiction, mental illness and homelessness.

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This Earth Day, tens of thousands of people are expected to take part in a “March for Science” in Washington, D.C., and at hundreds of satellite marches across the country - including Columbus. 

Stu and Tara Rase

After battling poverty as a child with her family, Tara Rase got out of Columbus. Now, in a series called "Refugee Road," she's revisiting that journey panel by panel.

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The Madison County grand jury has indicted the former mayor of the village of Mt. Sterling on multiple felony and misdemeanor counts, including theft in office.

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A new member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office starts his training Monday. Mattis K. Nine is a three-month-old Yellow Lab who will become the first therapy dog for the department.

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In 2011, the Dayton  Regional Transport Authority went to the suburb of Beavercreek, Ohio, with a seemingly simple request: add an additional three bus stops to an already existing route.

The city council refused, and what followed was a three-year fight that traversed questions of race, privilege, and access. It's the focus of a new documentary, Free to Ride, produced by Ohio State University's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

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A U.S. appeals court rejected Ohio's new three-drug lethal injection process, which included the sedative midazolam, on Thursday morning. This decision was the second such ruling this year.

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The American Civil Liberties of Ohio has sent a letter to Washington Courthouse, urging law enforcement there to stop criminally charging people who have to be revived from an opiate overdose.

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After chronicling his experience growing up in small-town Ohio, and becoming an election-year point of discussion, author J.D. Vance is moving home. Or at least to Columbus.

Greta Johnson

Just months after being reelected to the Ohio legislature, Akron-area representative Greta Johnson will step down this weekend to become the deputy law director for Summit County. Before she left, though, she penned a scathing open letter to Governor Kasich about what she calls his "hypocrisy" around fighting the opioid epidemic.

Though a suspect has been arrested for calling in bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers around the country, a Jewish community leader says they won't let down their guard.

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Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine announced a program to help families hurt by parents' addiction to painkillers and heroin.

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