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Ohio’s non-profit sector is a backbone of Ohio's social and community services and it has been hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

In this episode, @danielrskinner interviews Miranda Motter of the Ohio Association of Health Plans. The focus of the conversation is surprise billing, two legislative proposals being considered in Ohio, and the fate of private insurance if legislative fixes don't happen.

Happy Birthday, Franklin County Public Health: A Conversation with Commissioner Joe Mazzola

Ohio University health policy professor Dan Skinner interviews Franklin County Health Commissioner, Joe Mazzola, about the 100th anniversary of Franklin County Public Health. Topics include public health funding, the history and coordination of health departments in Ohio, and the scope of Franklin County Public Health's work. Plus thought experiments involving magic wands, non-existent checkbooks, and crystal balls.

Produced by Dan Skinner and Mark Frantz

Reynoldsburg city officials say they will hold their annual Fourth of July fireworks display on July 3rd, the same evening Columbus holds its annual display.

Upper Arlington City Council last night approved a measure banning texting while driving.

Columbus is at the halfway point of its new household recycling initiative.

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Two "Best of's" in one year, we're flattered! Recently, WCBE received word we took home a title in the Other Paper's This, That or The Other Poll. The category was Best of Columbus: Media.

West Virginia officials say a company has submitted a winning bid of 27-point-4 million dollars to build an intermodal facility that will be part of the Heartland Corridor project.

Colorado-based Ball Corporation plans to end production

Columbus Monthly Readers' Poll 2012
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Thanks WCBE 90.5 FM listeners and Columbus Monthly Magazine readers for voting us BEST PUBLIC RADIO STATION in the CM Best of Poll! Here are the results.

The union representing drivers and mechanics for the Columbus bus system has filed a 10-day notice of an intent to go on strike. The filing follows months of negotiations that led to agreements on almost all contract provisions, with disagreements continuing over pension contributions and different wage scales for new employees.