Dont Know Much About History

Oct 14, 2011

10:00 An irreverent look at American History. Guest:

11:00 On Election Day, Ohio voters will get their chance to weigh in on Senate Bill 5, the new law that limits collective bargaining rights of public employees and bans public employees from striking. Senate Bill 5 basically gutted another law that had been on the books since 1983.  But ohio voters as far back as 1953 addressed the issue of worker rights. In this hour of All Sides, learn about the history behind Senate Bill five with two veteran journalists and a history scholar. Guests:

According to the jacket of his new book, Larry Flynt's latest endeavor is to expose hypocrisy in politics and transform the national political dialogue. He documents the various political sex scandals that have occurred throughout history with his newest book, co-authored with History Professor David Eisenbach, "One Nation Under Sex." In light of the political scandals being revealed, we'll talk with Larry Flynt about hypocrisy in politics throughout history and up to today.

The History and Behavior of 'Wicked Bugs'

Jun 16, 2011

Bugs: We don't think twice about them, we swat them out of our face or maybe step on them without knowing. Bugs are often overlooked in today's culture. There was a time when bugs changed the course of history. In Amy Stewart's new book, Wicked Bugs: The Louse That Conquered Napoleon's Army & Other Diabolical Insects, she explores the role insects play in history. Guest:

  • Amy Stewart, natural history author


The Ohio State University is one of the world's largest universities and a prominent land-grant institution. We'll talk this hour about the rich and tradition ridden history of this institution, as we explore stories of campus buildings, student life, traditions, athletics and more. Join us for a discussion focused on Buckeye pride, with the author of the first one-volume history of the University to appear in more than fifty years. Thank you gifts for your donations:

Ohio's Greatest Hiking Adventures

May 9, 2011

Hiking by foot allows you to explore natural beauty and history. This is true especially in the Buckeye State. We'll talk today about Ohio's greatest hiking adventures and how you can explore all regions of Ohio, from the foothills of the Appalachians, to Lake Erie Islands. This hour, we'll talk about how you can explore Ohio. How to navigate the trails with friends, family, or even just by yourself. Thank you gifts for your donations:

An annexation dispute with the City of Columbus is causing delays in construction of the Ohio Casino in Columbus. Hear from Penn National Gaming spokesperson Bob Tenenbaum about the status. Meanwhile local labor unions want construction of the Ohio Casino in Columbus to go forward, as AFL-CIO’s Central Ohio Labor Council Executive Director Walter Workman explains.

Last Thursday, March 31, Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 5 (SB5), legislation that limits the collective bargaining rights for 360,000 public employees. But the political battle continues as opponents of the collective bargaining overhaul vow to collect the two-hundred-thousand signatures necessary to put the issue on a state referendum in November, 2011. Dayton Daily News Reporter Laura Bischoff discusses the economic and political impact of the new law, and what to expect next. Links:

Hear the true story of the remarkable friendship between King George VI of England and Australian speech therapist Lionel Logue, with Mark Logue, grandson of Lionel Logue. Mark is a writer, filmmaker and custodian of the Logue archive. He co-authored “The King’s Speech: How One Man Saved the British Monarchy.â€?

When you visit New Orleans, you won’t see any obvious remembrance of the largest uprising of African slaves in American history. You can find there Claiborne Avenue, however, named for William C.C. Claiborne, the first governor of the State of Louisiana, who found it politically expedient to cover up the true story of the slave revolt of 1811. You’ll also find a street named for Gilbert Andry, and another named for Francois Trepagnier, two martyred white victims of the slave revolt.