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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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.

WOSU

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.

City of Dublin

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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