Health, Science & Environment

Our ancient ancestors battled the elements, and were prey as well as predator. Before agriculture, they hunted and gathered their food from what roamed and grew wild. Their lives were short, but the types of food probably weren’t as much of a challenge as the shortage of food. And they didn’t appear to suffer from diabetes, obesity and other food related ailments.

Maintaining "Fluffy's" health can be an expensive task; especially when it's more than just fleas bothering your pet companion. Today we'll talk about answers to your pet ailment questions, and ways that might save you from expensive trips to the vet. Learn how to help your dog, cat, or other animal live a healthy and happy life. Thank you gifts for your donations:

As the cost of health care rises, people often look for more natural ways to maintain good health. We'll discuss  safe and effective therapies from complementary and alternative medicine strategies. Ways in which you can maintain health and wellness with natural-healing wisdom to help prevent against serious illness. Thank you gifts for your donations:

Ohio and the Global Clean Energy Race

Apr 27, 2011

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid returned on Monday from from a week-long visit to China, after meeting with high-ranking Chinese officials. Reid came back impressed by advances China was making with clean energy. He stated... “China isn’t investing so heavily in clean energy just because it’s good for the environment - it’s doing so because it’s good for the economyâ€? (AFP).

"Annoying: The Science of What Bugs Us"

Apr 25, 2011

Waiting in traffic, a tapping pencil, someone checking their blackberry when you’re trying to talk to them- all of these actions may be summed up with one word... annoying.  However, we might be able to scientifically justify the frustration we often feel with these things that annoy us.

Two points of view about legislation requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls that passed the Ohio House of Representatives last week, with Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Louis Blessing Jr. (29th District, proponent), and Ohio House Minority Leader Rep. Armond Budish (8th District, opponent).

An Interview With Neil deGrasse Tyson

Mar 10, 2011

Astrophysicist and NOVA ScienceNOW host Neil deGrasse Tyson talks about the newest discoveries in science and technology that allow us to explore different spaces and even different worlds. Neil deGrasse Tyson (born October 5, 1958) is an American astrophysicist, science communicator, the Frederick P.

Three Ohio Companies Create New "Energy" Jobs.

Jul 6, 2010

Ohio's job picture is pixilated by politics. Already, voters are exposed to campaign ads calling attention to job losses or economic recovery plans. But, beyond the politics, some small energy and technology-based Ohio companies are working to turn some bright ideas and some investment capital into paychecks for workers. WOSU's Tom Borgerding reports.

Back in the mid 1990s, Aaron Lemiuex was hiking the Appalachian trail. Even then, he says he carried a backpack full of electronic devices.

How artists and scientists are working together to call attention to climate change, finding innovative ways to share climate research with the public, with The Ohio State University (OSU) geological science distinguished professor Lonnie Thompson, artist and Cape Farewell project founder David Buckland and OSU Wexner Center for the Arts education director Shelly Casto.

We Still Need Librarians

Feb 4, 2010

The importance of librarians, with journalist and author Marilyn Johnson, The Columbus Dispatch librarian Amy Disch and Upper Arlington Public Library media services manager Shahin Shoar.

The history of coal mining in America and the human and environmental costs of our reliance on coal for energy, with journalist and Coal Free Future project founder <strong>Jeff Biggers</strong>.

Eco-Friendly Companies and Greener Living

Dec 28, 2009

Companies producing eco-friendly products and easy steps toward living a greener lifestyle, with former Audubon magazine editor-in-chief and Whole Green Catalog editor Michael Robbins.

Mount Vernon Business Awaits Jobs Plan From White House

Dec 7, 2009

A Mount Vernon manufacturer is looking to the nation's capital to help boost its bottom line in 2010.

Keeping Up With Kids and Technology

Dec 3, 2009

How parents can better understand and guide the safe use of technology by children and teens, with Clinical Social Worker and co-founders Marje Monroe and creator Mary Kay Hoal.