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The Steubenville Rape Case And Toxic Masculinity

Jun 28, 2019
Keith Srakocic / Associated Press

In 2012, two high school football players raped an unconscious underage girl. By the next morning, hundreds of texts and social-media posts crisscrossed the eastern Ohio community of Steubenville. 

Many of the posts included photographs of the girl, which crossed the line into child pornography.

The case attracted worldwide attention and prompted conversations across the country about the misogynistic atmosphere of Steubenville. 

Today on All Sides, we revisit the story and the lessons with documentary filmmaker Nancy Schwartzman. Her new film “Roll Red Roll” premiered Jun 17th on PBS.

Academy Award-nominated Yellow Springs filmmakers Steve Bognar and Julia Reichert’s latest documentary about Fuyao Glass America will soon be available for streaming. The film will be shown on Netflix under a partnership between the streaming video company and former President Barack Obama's and Michelle Obama’s company Higher Ground Productions

Southern Ohio Correctional Facility in Lucasville, Ohio.
John Minchillo / Associated Press

Discrepancies in sentencing among Ohio inmates inspired a recent documentary on the inequities of the U.S. justice system.

In February of 1990, a Columbus native pulled off the greatest upset in boxing history. James "Buster" Douglas was set to square off against Mike Tyson in Japan. Everyone favored Tyson. 

The 2014 suicide of 17-year-old transgender teen Leelah Alcorn put a national spotlight on the issue of conversion therapy, leading Cincinnati Council to ban the practice within the city. At least 11 states have followed suit. A new documentary looks at life after Alcorn's death.

Ramona Isbell

Though she experienced discrimination along the way, Columbus resident Ramona Isbell now laughs about her experiences. In the early 1960s, Isbell was one of several black women who wrestled in Ohio and around the world.  

A documentary film crew is recording interviews with Clevelanders about a violent week in 1968. This summer marks the 50th anniversary of a deadly gun battle in Glenville.  There are different accounts as to what exactly happened, but the filmmakers say they want to make sure the whole story is told for the next generation.

Ken Burns and The Vietnam War

Sep 13, 2017
Ken Burns, Lynn Novick discuss The Vietnam War
Rahoul Ghose / PBS

Acclaimed filmmakers Ken Burns and Lynn Novick will premiere The Vietnam War, their latest documentary epic, on WOSU TV September 17th at 8pm. They join us to discuss the film, challenges faced during production, and the timeliness of this particular retrospective today.

Later, author and Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Philip Caputo adds to the conversation by looking back at his 1977 memoir, A Rumor of War, an account of his service in the initial stages of the Vietnam War.

44 Pages And 71 Years Of Highlights Magazine

Aug 29, 2017
MaxPixel

More than 70 years ago, the most popular children's magazine in the world was born: Highlights. A new documentary explores how the edu-tainment company has grown. Plus we’ll take a look at how childhood learning has evolved from paper to digital.

Ohio's Rape Kit Backlog

Jun 29, 2017
Sgt. Rebecca Linder / Wikimedia Commons

After a sexual assault, victims may be asked or choose to undergo an examination to collect any remaining evidence from the assault. This evidence is then collected into what is called a rape kit. Unfortunately for many victims, thousands of rape kits were not processed due to the cost before the aid of modern techniques. Now, Ohio authorities are working to process all backlogged rape kits. 

Terrell Flucas/Matt Martin

In 2011, the Dayton  Regional Transport Authority went to the suburb of Beavercreek, Ohio, with a seemingly simple request: add an additional three bus stops to an already existing route.

The city council refused, and what followed was a three-year fight that traversed questions of race, privilege, and access. It's the focus of a new documentary, Free to Ride, produced by Ohio State University's Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity.

Five Sisters Productions

For six years, director Gabrielle Burton followed drag performers of all genders in Columbus for her new documentary “Kings, Queens and In-Betweens." The film arrives at a critical moment in gender expression, both in Ohio and in the country at large.

A documentary filmmaker opened a pop-up chicken restaurant in Columbus this weekend that claims to feature “fast food with integrity”. It’ll be open for two more days, to get customer feedback. But it’s unclear whether it is what it seems.

CARL FLEISCHHAUER

The story of how The Bluegrass Ramble came to WOSU is part of On and On, a new radio documentary about the history of bluegrass music in Columbus. The documentary was first heard on 89.7 NPR News on March 19. You can listen to the full documentary below.

Seymour: an introduction movie poster
IFC Films

I admit that I know who Ethan Hawke is, but nevertheless I did have to wander through Wikipedia and YouTube before writing these lines.

Ethan Hawke is much in the news these days for his work behind the camera. He is the director of a new documentary called Seymour: An Introduction.

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