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Education
10:48 am
Mon March 25, 2013

Rural Schools Struggle to Prepare for Common Core’s Online Tests

Testing in schools is moving quickly from pencil and paper to computers. That’s kind of a problem for rural schools; many don’t have the technology.  But a new curriculum, called the Common Core, is pushing districts in many states – including Ohio – into the Internet era. That’s because the new standardized tests that accompany the Common Core will be given online. State Impact Ohio's Ida Lieszkovszky reports:


Focus on Technology
5:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Paralyzed people can walk thanks to wearable robot

Kevin Moeller walks with the help of the Exoskeleton.
Sarah Ramsey WVXU

This is what actor Christopher Reeve dreamed of... a bionic machine that helps paralyzed people walk. Drake Center is one of 20 facilities in the world to have an Exoskeleton. It is kind of like a backpack with leg and foot support. Therapists program the parameters and paraplegics can walk slowly. For 29 year old Kevin Moeller, who's been in a wheelchair ten years, it gives him new freedom and the ability to have his natural height of six foot. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."

Joe Hansbauer
1:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

New CEO at Findlay Market

Cincinnati Business Courier

While it’s only been a couple of months since Joe Hansbauer took over as President & CEO of Cincinnati’s Findlay Market, he’s about to embark on one of the busiest times of the year for the open-air market: Easter. He took a few minutes to come by our studio and talk with Mark Perzel about why he wanted this job, his impressions so far, and what plans and goals he has for the future.


Author/Blogger Jenny Lawson
1:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

New book from The Bloggess

She’s known across the internet as The Bloggess, who claims (tongue-in-cheek?) “Like Mother Theresa, only better.” Her name is Jenny Lawson, and her blog is one of the most read, most hiliarious sites on the web, and she recently published a book titled Let's Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir.) Our Tana Weingartner talks with The Bloggess about how she got started, the reaction to her blog, and why she decided to do a book on top of all this other writing.


The Big Screen
1:31 am
Fri March 22, 2013

Movie Review: Koch

Documentaries are good because, for the most part, they take us places we’ve never been and/or introduce us to people that we may have known about via sound bites and news stories, but really didn’t know in person. Such is the case with the film Koch, a look at the life and career of Ed Koch, the feisty, in your face, three-term mayor of New York City during a very turbulent period.

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