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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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.

Mt. Sterling Chamber of Commerce

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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A new study on calls to poison control centers, conducted in part by Nationwide Children's Center, found surprising information about kids' and teens' ingestion of opioids.

Connie Pillich

Connie Pillich, a former state representative who led an unsuccessful race for state treasurer, became the third Democrat in as many weeks to join the race for Ohio governor.

It's her background in the Air Force, though, that Pillich says makes her stand out as the type of governor that Ohioans want.

Washington Court House Police

While many Ohio municipalities are working to decriminalize opioid addiction, the city of Washington Court House in Fayette County has a different - and more dramatic - approach.

Five Sisters Productions

For six years, director Gabrielle Burton followed drag performers of all genders in Columbus for her new documentary “Kings, Queens and In-Betweens." The film arrives at a critical moment in gender expression, both in Ohio and in the country at large.

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A case originating at a Columbus high school was heard by the Ohio Supreme Court Wednesday. It revolves around how and why a student at a public school can have their personal property searched.