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Curious Cbus: What's The History Of Old Beechwold?

Feb 15, 2018
Deepti Hossain / WOSU

Haley Vest used to live on the corner of Indianola and Morse Road in Clintonville. But she would occasionally explore other areas—like the picturesque Old Beechwold neighborhood.

WYSO Curious: Do Animals Talk On Christmas Eve?

Dec 22, 2017
Renee Wilde / WYSO

For many of us, the holiday season is a time for sharing stories and traditions. In keeping with the holiday spirit, WYSO’s Renee Wilde traces the roots of her own holiday tradition, celebrating the Christmas legend that on Christmas Eve animals can suddenly talk.

Godman Guild

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At the turn of the 20th century, thousands of migrants were arriving into Columbus by the railroad, greeted by the arches of Union Station. Poor, and with few connections in the city, these migrants didn’t stray far.

Library of Congress

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Listener Conor Morris must have reached the end of his rope when he asked WOSU, “Why are there so many god dang townships in Ohio named ‘Paint’?"

Erin Gottsacker

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Liam Niemeyer / WYSO

This week on WYSO Curious –we answer two listener questions about tornados.

First question: Why is the Miami Valley a tornado hotspot?  And secondly: How does the National Weather Service go about alerting us when a tornado is approaching? 

Today on WYSO Curious, Community Voices producer Jonathan Platt takes a trip to Fairborn, Ohio in northwest Greene County, for a quick history lesson about how the town got its name.

Experts are warning we could see major spikes in the price of gasoline after Tropical Storm Harvey disrupted Texas Gulf Coast production. But gas prices tend to fluctuate even during times of relative calm -- WYSO Listener Chris Longo was wondering why that is? 

Adora Namigadde

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