Mon, Oct 6, 2014 1:14 pm

Join us for a wonderful poetry reading hosted by Albert Rouzie, with guests Wendy McVicker and Ivars Balkits.

Poets and poems featured include:

Philip Levine - "A Story"
Anne Carson - "God's Justice"
Mark Strand - "The Rose"
Wallace Stevens - "Domination of Black"
Anne Carson "XXXVII"


Wed, Oct 1, 2014 3:39 pm

Tom Walker of National Alliance on Mental Illness: Athens sits down with Stephen Owens, psychologist with the Veterans Affairs clinic in Athens, to discuss his experiences with veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD. Dr. Owens talks about the physiology of our adaptive brain and his methods in treating veterans with PTSD.

The Athens VA clinic is at 510 W. Union St. To schedule an appointment in mental health, call 740-593-7314. Veterans in acute distress should call the Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255, 24 hours a day.

Wed, Oct 1, 2014 3:16 pm

Therese Larsson Hultin, a Swedish journalist, traveling across the United States on a 90-day fact-finding fellowship, is studying the role of religion in American life and American politics.

Hultin was at Ohio University as a guest of the Institute for International Journalism and the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism. During her visit, she talked with WOUB’s Tom Hodson.

“To understand the American political system, one needs to understand the role of religion in American life,” Hultin said.

Mon, Sep 29, 2014 1:12 pm

Judge Williams-Byers Explains Domestic Violence Issues

Although the current spotlight has been on the National Football League (NFL) and domestic assaults perpetrated by its players, domestic violence is an all-too-often occurrence facing judges in Ohio.

It is something that Judge Gayle Williams-Byers sees almost every day as she sits in her Municipal Court room in South Euclid, outside of Cleveland.

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 2:42 pm

In the 1960s, Mary Beth Tinker was a party in a famous U.S. Supreme Court case giving limited freedom of speech to public school students.  Nearly 50 years later, she is still on the same crusade to ensure students’ constitutional rights.

That quest brought Tinker to Athens to speak to Ohio University students about their First Amendment freedoms. While on campus, she spoke to WOUB’s Tom Hodson about her case and her passion for protection of constitutional rights.