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President Barack Obama is kicking off a week of campaigning for Democrat Hillary Clinton in Ohio with a rally in Columbus.

"Seventy-one years ago, on a bright, cloudless morning, death fell from the sky and the world was changed," President Obama said Friday, in the first visit by a sitting U.S. president to Hiroshima, Japan.

In 1945, the United States dropped the first atomic bomb used in warfare on that city, killing an estimated 140,000 people. A second bomb was dropped on Nagasaki three days later. Within weeks, Japan surrendered, ending the war in the Pacific Theater.

Obama's Nomination for the Supreme Court

Mar 17, 2016
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President Obama has nominated Merrick Garland to be the 113th Supreme Court Justice. Garland has served as Chief Justice in the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia since 1997 and is considered to be a moderate. However, Garland's reputation of collaboration between parties and even Republican support and praise may not remove the road blocks set out by the Republican party in his path to confirmation. 

President Obama Delivers Final State of the Union Address

Jan 13, 2016
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On Wednesday night, President Obama delivered his final State of the Union address. This hour we will discuss how this address was unique, what the highlights were and what this speech contributes to the President's legacy. 

In his final State of the Union address, President Obama delivered an impassioned defense of his record by painting a portrait of a country very much in its prime.

An Overview Of Ohio Guns Laws

Jan 11, 2016
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President Obama’s executive actions on gun regulations have people on both sides of the issue asking about Ohio’s gun laws. So what exactly are Ohio's gun laws?

Obama’s Executive Actions on Gun Regulation

Jan 7, 2016

President Obama gave an emotional address to the nation, during which he announced executive actions on gun control that would create expanded background checks and other regulations. This controversial decision has been a topic of fierce debate. Coming up, how these actions will affect gun ownership and what those from both sides of the aisle think. 

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The leader of an Ohio gun owners rights group says President Obama's executive orders meant to address gun violence won't work. 


A Columbus man suffering from a long-term mental illness was sentenced to serve four years in prison for threatening to kill President Barack Obama in 2013.

11:00-11:40 This hour we'll spend the first two segments talking about President Obama's Jobs Speech and how it specifically pertains to Ohio's economy, with former Columbus Chamber of Commerce economic analyst, Bill Lafayette, and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Cleveland State, Joel Elvery. Guests:

Not much is known about Barack Obama's mother, Stanley Ann Dunham.  That inspired reporter Janny Scott to write a book on the subject.  She interviewed nearly two-hundred people to discover the impact that Obama's mother had upon him. Guest:

Dragon Boat Racing in Columbus

May 19, 2011

When Dona Watterson rows with the Greater Columbus Rowing Association on Griggs Reservoir, she faces away from the finish line. The tradition of Dragon Boat racing, an ancient pastime that has regained popularity in recent decades, is exactly opposite. Watterson is coordinating the race. She says that boating fans can easily see for themselves on Saturday at the second annual Dragon Boat race on the Scioto River in Genoa Park Downtown.