Kabir Bhatia

Kabir Bhatia joined WKSU as a Reporter/Producer and weekend host in 2010.  A graduate of Hudson High School, he received his Bachelor's from Kent State University.  While a Kent student, Bhatia served as a WKSU student assistant, working in the newsroom and for production.

Among his awards, he was named Best of Show – Best Reporter in Ohio for 2013 by the Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists.

UPDATE: Sen. Brown is co-sponsoring Sen. Feinstein's bill; he also voted for a similar ban in 2013, following the Sandy Hook shooting. 

Sen. Sherrod Brown is renewing his calls to examine the nation’s gun laws following the deadly mass shooting in Las Vegas.

Brown says he’s incredulous that some of his colleagues still do the bidding of the gun lobby in the face of mass shootings.

The ballot for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018 is out, and almost half of the artists up for induction have never been nominated before.

Bon Jovi makes it first appearance on the Rock Hall ballot. The band has been eligible for almost a decade. It's joined by well-established acts as varied as The Zombies, Kate Bush and Sister Rosetta Tharpe.

Todd Mesek, the Rock Hall’s VP of Marketing, says their mission has always been to showcase the evolution of rock music.

Thousands of people attended the BrickUniverse convention over the weekend in Cleveland, including members of a local Lego building group.

The University of Akron wrapped up its 10th annual summit examining issues facing black men over the weekend, with a focus on education.

The Black Male Summit included panels on topics ranging from healthcare and career goals to community engagement and, most prominently, education.

Summit County Council will consider a proposal today to form a task force examining how to improve conditions in the county jail, a month after an inmate died while in custody.

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Three Akron neighborhoods are each getting $240,000 grants to develop ideas to attract business and residents.

Three Akron neighborhoods are each getting $240,000 grants to develop ideas to attract business and residents.

Kenmore, Middlebury and North Hill were all identified earlier this year as areas that could be primed to grow with just a small push to get the housing and job markets moving again.

To do that, the grants from the Knight Foundation aim to give neighborhood development groups the resources to hire staff and explore civic engagement.

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The Akron Rubber Bowl is one step closer to the wrecking ball. Its owners have less than a month to pay off hundreds of thousands in back taxes or forfeit the crumbling, 77-year-old arena.

Kent State University’s College of Communication and Information and WKSU hosted "The Future of (Un)Civil Discourse," a community event today to discuss how social media, technology, pop culture and politics are changing the form, functions and very nature of civil discourse in the United States.

For the seventh year in a row, the Cleveland Orchestra this fall will welcome kids under 18 to Severance Hall for free on some nights. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on how that’s changed the makeup of the orchestra’s audience – and how it could change the audience in the future.

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