Tue, Feb 17, 2015 12:24 pm

WOUB Blogger, career consultant and executive coach Beverly Jones thinks meeting organizers can make business meetings more effective with some key planning ahead of time.

Meetings need to have tight agendas and all participants need to know a meeting’s purpose and their roles within the meeting.

Jones also says gives tips on how attendees can be more engaged and less distracted by their portable technology.

If meetings are better organized and attendees are more engaged, then meetings will be far more productive and less wasteful of everyone’s time, Jones says.

Fri, Feb 13, 2015 4:28 pm

Personal memories of growing up in Athens are being collected currently by a committee of local residents.  The memories are being gathered for eventual publication in a book to highlight childhood remembrances of Athenians of all ages.

The project is being led by a committee of Linda Philips, Jan Hodson, Janice Huwe, Mary Diles, Bosha Green, Andrew Chiki, Paige Alost and Tom O’Grady.  The project is co-sponsored by the Athens Community Arts, Parks and Recreation Department and the Athens County Historical Society and Museum.

Thu, Feb 12, 2015 4:05 pm

Host Robin Barnes talks with Kate Burdett of Special Olympics Ohio and local Olympian Deb Taylor about the 2015 Polar Plunge at Lake Snowden, taking place February 14 at Lake Snowden. Also in studio is Jesse Stock, community inclusion specialist or ATCO and Special Olympics coach.

For more information about the Polar Plunge, visit:

Wed, Feb 11, 2015 6:36 pm

Dr. Michelle Ferrier, associate dean for innovation at the Scripps College of Communication, recently led a team of women to the top award at International Women’s Media Foundation Summit and Hackathon in New York City.

They developed a new tool called TrollBusters to help women journalists and bloggers fend off cyber bullying and other misogynistic attacks online.

The new system helps women who are attacked online  to be equipped with counter-measures such as reputation management, support from other women, and linkages to legal counsel and other experts who can help.

Wed, Apr 1, 2015 10:53 am

Pauline Frederick was a broadcasting pioneer. She was the first woman to be heard as a reporter for network radio in the late 1940s as she covered the Nuremburg trials of Nazi war criminals.

She was the first woman reporter to appear on network television covering the 1952 political conventions and her career in broadcasting spanned over three decades. She covered the founding of the United Nations, Fidel Castro’s first trip to the United States, the 1962 Cuban Missile Crisis among other major events.