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Mike Foley

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Mike Foley joined WCBE in February 2000, coming from WUFT in Gainesville, Florida. He earned two degrees from the University of Florida, one in Broadcasting and the other in Print Journalism. Growing up and spending the better part of his life in the Sunshine State, Mike continues to adjust to Ohio’s winters. Repeated attempts to structure a contract that would allow him to stay home on days when the temperature falls below 60 have failed. He sometimes becomes grumpy in cold weather, while fellow news colleague Alison remains rather cheerful. But Foley finds strength in the lyrics of Eddie Vedder - “no matter how cold the winter, there’s a springtime ahead.”

Mike loves to golf and listen to music, but his greatest joy comes in spending time with his wife, son, two daughters and their dog. Of course he follows the Gators. His wife - a proud Buckeye grad - keeps him in line. Foley also roots for the Denver Broncos - which works out well with his orange and blue wardrobe. He's questioning that loyalty after Denver dealt Tim Tebow. But he still brings up “The Drive” to news guru and Browns backer Jim, who typically responds in disgust. Besides weather and sports, the news team gets along just fine.

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After more than 15 years of collaborating and touring with other musicians, Doyle Bramhall II released his first solo material since the late 1990s in 2016. Two years later, Bramhall has returned with more new music. 

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City of Columbus officials Wednesday broke ground on a new 12,000 square-foot police substation on Sancus Boulevard. 

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Columbus native and nationally acclaimed author Wil Haygood's latest book chronicles East High School's pursuit of basketball and baseball state championships in 1969. 

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Faith leaders and activists have been holding events this week to mark the one-year anniversary of Edith Espinal’s sanctuary at a church in Columbus to avoid deportation. 

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A federal grand jury has charged a former Franklin Township police officer with using unreasonable force and obstructing justice. 

The City of Columbus has filed a public nuisance lawsuit against an Illinois-based company that owns hundreds of properties in Columbus.   

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Israel Nash performs Saturday night in Columbus at the Rumba Café. Nash recorded his latest release at a studio he built at his home in Dripping Springs, Texas. 

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The Greater Columbus Arts Council's proposed ticket tax for events and admission to venues throughout the city was the topic of conversation at Wednesday's Columbus Metropolitan Club forum. 

As part of a nationwide effort to provide permanent, affordable housing to non-elderly residents with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded more than two million dollars to a dozen public housing agencies in Ohio. 

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Columbus Mayor Andy Ginther says he will soon submit legislation to City Council regarding the use of ride-sharing scooters and bicycles. 

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 30 million Americans live with diabetes, and the numbers continue to climb. 

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Democratic U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown of Ohio said in a statement Friday that after careful consideration and meeting this week with U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he will not support the nomination. 

The Greater Columbus Arts Council has proposed a ticket fee for events and admission to venues throughout the city. 

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Musician Ruthie Foster returns to central Ohio tonight with a performance at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington. Foster's recording career dates back to 1997 with traces of blues, folk, gospel, rock, and soul found in her sound. 

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The Central Ohio Transit Authority has received national recognition for its service. 

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Transportation Security Administration authorities say they discovered a loaded handgun at a John Glenn Columbus International Airport checkpoint this morning. 

Columbus officials have announced new measures to address illegal dumping. 

New York-based guitarist Rez Abbasi and his band Junction bring their jazz-rock sound to central Ohio this evening for a performance at Natalie's Coal Fired Pizza in Worthington. 

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Smart Columbus has released the first in a series of concept documents for a pilot project funded by a portion of the 40 million dollar U.S. Department of Transportation grant the city won two years ago. 

Despite slight declines at the national and state levesl, sales of existing homes in the Columbus-area incireased in June. 

Clean energy advocates have released a new report on the growth of the industry and why it's important to strengthen standards and investments in renewables. 

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This spring, musician Chris Stills released his first new material in more than a decade. With his parents finding fame in the music industry in different parts of the world, Stills developed multicultural influences and carved out his own sound. 

 Columbus leaders have announced a new tax abatement strategy designed to increase affordable housing stock. 

Last year, Columbus City Council commissioned Ohio State University's College of Social Work to evaluate the human services available in central Ohio for immigrant and refugee populations. 

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The City of Columbus will purchase a 685 thousand dollar piece of crime fighting technology.  

The Community Shelter Board received the second largest grant in the latest round of federal funding to prevent youth homelessness. 

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After 3 releases fronting the band Mount Moriah, H.C. McEntire unveiled her first solo effort earlier this year. Her tour kicks off Friday night in Columbus. McEntire also visits WCBE Friday morning for a Live From Studio A session. 

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The 16th Annual Creative Strings Workshop and Festival continues today featuring string players from all over the world in Columbus for educational clinics and performances. 

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Columbus authorities have made an arrest in last week's house explosion that injured two people. 34-year-old Marcus Taylor has been charged with aggravated arson. 

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Columbus State Community College officials say they are more than half way toward their fundraising target for a new building that will house an expanded hospitality management and culinary arts program. 

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