Arts & Culture


Pop culture in Central Ohio is the focus of WOSU's new podcast "Pop Columbus", which explores everything from mustache wax, to craft beer, to tattoo'd soccer moms.

A huge and violent police operation in the Saint-Denis suburb of Paris is over. At least two people are dead and eight people were arrested, in an operation that authorities say stopped a terrorist cell that could have attacked again.

According to François Molins, chief prosecutor of France, Abdelhamid Abaaoud, who police believe orchestrated the attacks on Paris, may have been in one of the apartments targeted by the raid.

In this episode of Pop Columbus, host Eric French gets tattoo’d while he and co-host Sean Edgar talk about the evolution of tattoos in American culture.

All Sides Weekend: The Harmony Project

Nov 13, 2015
Harmony Project

The Harmony Project is a non-profit organization created to connect communities across social divides through art, education, and volunteerism. It provides opportunities for individuals of different cultures, religions, ages, affiliations, and orientations to work together to build a stronger community. Join Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the project and how it creates new communities across social and cultural divides.

Backyard Farm Animals: You Need A Permit For That Cow

Nov 12, 2015

Amid a growing number of complaints, Columbus Public Health plans to hold a public hearing tonight to look at possible changes to the way backyard farm animals are regulated within city limits.

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Art work by Ohio prison inmates from several correctional facilities is going on display at a Columbus gallery Thursday.

Theater Review: Kinky Boots Wows Columbus Audience

Oct 7, 2015
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The Broadway in Columbus season got off to a rousing start last night with the musical Kinky Boots.

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State officials this morning removed five tigers from a Marion County property near Waldo after the owner did not meet state requirements.  


FBI officials based in Columbus say they've returned a painting stolen by Nazis during World War II.  The piece called “Portrait of a Young Man” is believed to have been stolen from a Polish museum in 1944, discovered by an American serviceman in Austria, and years later sold to a buyer in Central Ohio.

Concert Features Instruments From WWII Concentration Camps

Sep 28, 2015

A musical meditation on the Holocaust, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, inaugurated Case Western Reserve University's new Maltz Performing Arts Center on Sunday. The concert took place in a Northeast Ohio landmark and featured instruments rescued from World War Two concentration camps.

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Central Ohio Congressman Pat Tiberi was in the audience this morning for Pope Francis' speech to Congress. Tiberi, a Catholic, called the occasion historic and the highlight of a life time.

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 The association representing attorneys in Ohio is opposing a proposed state constitutional amendment that would legalize marijuana.

Kasich Remembers 911 First Responders

Sep 11, 2015
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Gov. John Kasich took time away from the campaign trail to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the September 11 terror attacks in his hometown north of Columbus.

At a memorial ceremony in Westerville, the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd that today brings an opportunity to heed the call heard daily by firefighters, police officers and other safety forces.

All Sides Weekend: Performing Arts

Sep 11, 2015
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Join host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the coming Fall season for the performing arts in Central Ohio.