Nick Houser

Chief Content Director - Digital Media

Nick Houser leads the digital media team and oversees all things digital, including,, digital content, the WOSU Public Media Mobile App, social media, enewsletters, podcasts and on-demand video.

Nick has extensive experience in the journalism, digital and communications fields. He came from Ohio State’s Fisher College of Business where he served as web content manager and before that he was the college’s public relations coordinator.

Prior to joining Ohio State, he was an Associated Press Society of Ohio award-winning journalist at the Xenia Daily Gazette, The Chronicle-Telegram in Elyria and the Delaware Gazette. Nick holds a Bachelor Degree in Journalism from The Ohio State University.

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There comes a time in the life of most string quartets when, for better or worse, Beethoven must be confronted. For the acclaimed Belcea Quartet (named after its first violinist Corina Belcea), that time is now. The London-based group, founded at the Royal College of Music in 1994, is thoroughly steeped in Beethoven's 16 string quartets — pieces written throughout the early, middle and late stages of his career in an epic sweep of compositional mastery and imagination.

PERFORMERS: Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique Monteverdi Choir John Eliot Gardiner, artistic director and conductor Elisabeth Meister, soprano Jennifer Johnston, mezzo-soprano Michael Spyres, tenor Matthew Rose, bass In recent years, much of conductor John Eliot Gardiner's focus has been on what he perceives as the emotional universality of canonical Western classical music.

When conductor Gustavo Dudamel brings the Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela (SBSOV) to Carnegie Hall as the culmination of a two-week, five-city tour, many of its 200 musicians will have traveled a long way from desperate poverty and crime. The ensemble is based in Caracas, Venezuela, one of the most violent cities in the Western Hemisphere.

A buzzing lawnmower is churning crispy autumn leaves into mulch on the 34 acre grounds of Wick Park, one of the largest city parks in Youngstown. Residents use this sprawling landscape of oak trees, swing sets, and walking trails almost year around. Environmental activist Susie Beiersdorfer says she and other concerned residents have been lobbying Youngstown officials for months to ensure the city doesn’t lease the mineral rights beneath this park—or any other city owned lot for that matter—to a company to drill for natural gas.

School levies in Dublin, Worthington and New Albany have passed according to unofficial vote tallies, while Upper Arlington's levy lost badly. The New Albany levy, however, could sway to the loss column after provisional ballots are counted. Unofficial results say it's leaning to the "yes" column by just 40 votes. The Upper Arlington schools tax levy lost big with 11,641 votes again the levy and 9,578 votes for the measure. Dublin schools' tax levy passed with 18,164 votes for the measure, while there were 14,605 votes against the levy.

Election Results

Nov 6, 2012

Latest Election Totals. Results from AP and Franklin County Board of Elections. Last Updated 10:21 pm President 4,724 of 9,550 precincts - 49 percent Barack Obama, Dem (i) 1,647,782 - 51 percent Mitt Romney, GOP 1,553,361 - 48 percent Gary Johnson, Lib 28,238 - 1 percent Jill Stein, Grn 11,248 - 0 percent Richard Duncan, Una 8,045 - 0 percent Virgil Goode, CST 4,922 - 0 percent Stewart Alexander, Soc 1,787 - 0 percent U.S.

Project Trio In-Studio Performance

Oct 27, 2012

The high energy chamber music ensemble Project Trio performed live in the Classical 101 studio on October 26, 2012 during their stop in Columbus. The trio will be performing at 2 pm on Sunday at Via Vecchia Winery as a part of City Music Columbus. Listen to audio of Project Trio's in-studio performance and interview with Boyce Lancaster. In this first clip, the trio plays portions of Beethoven's 5 Symphony and Classique.

WOSU hosted NPR's Neal Conan and Ken Rudin for an evening of politics, trivia, puzzles and jokes during the “Political Junkie Road Showâ€? on Wednesday, October 10. Conan, host of Talk of the Nation and Rudin, of NPR's "Political Junkie" blog, were joined by a panel of journalists and members of political families to discuss the presidential election as well as Ohio's Congressional races. WOSU's News and Public Affairs Director Mike Thompson was joined by Dr.

Ohio spends millions of dollars each year to attract visitors to its amusement parks, beaches, and historical sites. And, this year, travelers can also take advantage of a series radio reports. Its called the New Ohio Guide. Sandra Sleight Brennan is senior editor for the radio road trip. she reports the 22 week series is an update of similar project completed during the 1930s. The Ohio Humanities Council has given the first Ohio Guide a 21st century spin with the New Ohio Guide. Some of the tours air weekly on 89.7 WOSU on Mondays and Saturdays. No GPS needed!