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Attracting and Keeping International Students

Attracting and Keeping International Students September 16, 2014

Ohio colleges and universities are welcoming more foreign-born students than ever before to shore up declining enrollment. At Ohio State, for example, enrollment of international students -- who usually pay full freight -- is up more than 200 percent compared to 2009. We look at foreign-student recruitment, the impact of their enrollment and efforts to keep them here once they get a degree.

The State of Ohio’s Prisons

The State of Ohio’s Prisons September 15, 2014

How could a high-profile inmate like Chardon High School shooter T.J. Lane, a murderer, so easily escape from an Ohio prison? How did Ariel Castro manage to hang himself a month into his life sentence in an Ohio prison? We take a look at what's going on in Ohio prisons. Are these incidents anomalies or are corrections needed in Ohio's correctional facilities?

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup September 12, 2014

Two and a half years after the day of terror in Chardon - comes a night of fear....as Triple murderer T-J lane escapes his prison, and concern was rampant that he might try to head home. A journalistic watchdog slams an Ohio newspaper for actions that seem politically oriented… the question is whether an editor was just doing his job - or bowing to pressure from an election campaign? Join Rick Jackson for the regional roundtable.

My Promised Land

My Promised Land September 11, 2014

To understand the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, one must look back at the beginnings of the Zionist movement and the creation of the nation of Israel. Ari Shavit does that with unblinking honesty in his book, "My Promised Land," non-fiction winner of the 2014 Anisfield Wolf Book Award. But knowing the history still doesn't make clear a solution for lasting peace.

Domestic Violence

Domestic Violence September 10, 2014

The NFL's slap-on-the-wrist two-game suspension of one of its stars, Ray Rice, became an indefinite ban after video surfaced showing him knocking his fiancee out with a punch. Most domestic violence cases aren't played out so publicly or generate so much discussion. Discussion about abuses, about victims who sometimes stay, about the role of employers. And about public opinion.

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