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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Columbus Crew

The announcement of Columbus Crew SC’s possible move to Austin surprised both fans and city leaders. But it also surprised a San Antonio judge, who said his city was misled about the possibility of getting its own team.

Wikipedia Commons

A new report from The Ohio State University finds that improving access to addiction treatment and economic resources are the most effective way to reduce opioid abuse and deaths, which reached a record high in Ohio last year.

Dylan Walters / Flickr

After the 1994 Rwandan genocide, the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda interrogated some of those who participated in the mass violence, which took some 1 million lives.

Former Ohio Senator Cliff Hite.
Cliff Hite / Twitter

In the wake of state Sen. Cliff Hite's resignation, and the revelation of his "inappropriate behavior" toward a state employee, all Ohio state senators will be required to receive sexual harassment training.

Richard Spencer / Twitter

Ohio State University has officially denied a request from white nationalist Richard Spencer to speak on campus, while a lawyer for Spencer says University of Cincinnati will allow him to rent a space. 

Franklin County Sheriff's Office

A new member of the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office was sworn into duty: Mattis K. Nine, a Yellow Lab who becomes the department's first-ever therapy dog. And yes, he's a good deputy.

Simon Kenton Council

The Boy Scouts of America announced Wednesday they will allow girls to join the organization. The rollout will be gradual, with Cub Scouts joining girls in the K-5 level next fall, and then integrated into all levels of the program by Fall 2019.

Columbus Italian Festival held the inaugural Columbus Pesto Championship on Sunday.
Courtesy of Sameen Dadfar

The city of Columbus has its first pesto king.

Concealed carry
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The Fraternal Order of Police of Ohio is opposing an Ohio bill, proposed by Republican state rep. Scott Wiggam, that would go easier on concealed-carry permit holders who fail to tell police they have a weapon while detained.


Some Ohio gun groups are coming out against proposed bans on “bump stocks,” the gun accessory used by the Las Vegas mass shooter to turn semi-automatic rifles into rapid-fire automatic weapons.