Wed, Apr 29, 2015 1:14 pm

Norico Tanaka-Wada grew up in Athens and began attending classes at Ohio University at the age of 14. Her "second home" on the Athens Campus was WOUB, where she produced a daily afternoon local news program  and had her own music radio show. Tanaka-Wada was named by the Hollywood Reporter as one of the top 25 Most Powerful Women in Global TV.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 1:40 pm

Ron Luce is the First Executive Director of the John W. Clem Recovery House in Athens. It is a live-in facility for men 18 and older trying to break the cycle of addiction to alcohol, drugs or both.

The Clem House concentrates on recovery support based upon the 12-Step program with peer support from the other male residents.  The normal length of a stay at the house is approximately three months.

Mon, Apr 20, 2015 1:31 pm

Kenneth J. Kies, managing director of the Federal Policy Group, recently shared his concerns about the enormity of the national debt and the apparent inability of the executive and legislative branches to address it effectively.

Kies is one of the nation’s foremost experts on taxation and federal budget matters. While visiting students and faculty at the Voinovich School of Leadership and Public Affairs, he spoke with WOUB’s Tom Hodson.

Thu, Apr 16, 2015 4:58 pm

Elizabeth Becker, renowned journalist and author, recently testified as an expert witness at the Khmer Rouge Genocide Tribunal to details atrocities she saw while being a reporter in Cambodia in the 1970’s.

She testified for the prosecution against two living accused war criminals from the time when the Khmer Rouge ruled Cambodia. During four years in power, the Khmer Rouge killed over two million people, about one-fourth of the Cambodian population, according to Becker.

Tue, Apr 14, 2015 1:33 pm

“Born to Die” is the ominous title of Visual Communication alumna Sue Morrow’s documentary about abandoned foals in the equine industry and the efforts of Athens County-based Last Chance Corral to save them.

Morrow, an assistant multimedia director, on leave from the Sacramento Bee newspaper is in Athens County capturing more video and conducting additional interviews.