This time of year, the stands at Paris' hundreds of weekly food markets are laden with plump, dark grapes and wild mushrooms. Wild game often hangs from hooks above.

Of all the seasons to visit Paris, food lovers say the best time is autumn.

"The fall is the best time to eat in France," says longtime Paris resident and culinary historian David Downie. "Everyone knows that. It's when everything comes in. It's the harvest season."

The bustling Paris streets were rutted and caked in thick mud, but there was always a breathtaking sight to behold in the shop windows of Patisserie de la Rue de la Paix. By 1814, people crowded outside the bakery, straining for a glimpse of the latest confection created by the young chef who worked inside.

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Nov 30, 2015
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Donald Trump believes that stopping illegal immigration, rejecting Syrian refugees, and keeping watch lists of suspected Islamic terrorists following the Paris attacks will help him rise in the polls. Nearly a dozen states have imposed requirements that force abortion providers to get admitting privileges from nearby hospitals, and many groups including Planned Parenthood argue that the 2013 law in unconstitutional. 

Counter Terrorism and Foreign Policy after Paris Attacks

Nov 18, 2015
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France and Russia launched a wave of attacks on Islamic State targets in Syria after recent ISIS attacks on Paris. Syrian refugees are trying to flee to America, but many state governors are trying to keep them out of the U.S. until there is stronger intelligence in Syria and more reliable background checks. President Obama says his strategy against ISIS will succeed because it cuts off their financing, diminishes their supply lines, and makes it harder for them to hold territory.  

Kasich Calls For NATO Help For France

Nov 16, 2015
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Ohio Gov. and Republican presidential candidate John Kasich is calling for action in the wake of the Friday terror attacks in Paris. 

Paris during World War II

Apr 2, 2015

11am In June of 1940, months after the commencement of war between France and the Third Reich, German forces rolled into Paris. It was an uneasy occupation that lasted until 1944. This hour, we look at the "City of Light" under Nazi control. Guests

  • Ronald Rosbottom, author of When Paris Went Dark: The City of Light Under German Occupation, 1940-1944

Event Ronald Rosbottom will be at the Bexley Public Library on April 18th at 4pm.