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    ODNR Director, Jim Zehringer Episode 479

    From fishing to fracking, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources is charged with taking care of Ohio's great outdoors. Heading that agency is Director, Jim Zehringer. He joins OFBF Executive Vice President, Jack Fisher, to talk about energy, water, wildlife, recreation and more. Length 39:20

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    Vertical Farming Episode 478

    Educator & author Dickson Despommier mentions in his book that 10-12,000 years ago, humans began to systematically modify their environment to meet their basic biological needs. Among those was the need to feed themselves. He has some ideas to a modern modification: the vertical farm. Length 39:20

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    Columbus Dispatch, Journalism, and More Episode 477

    Since 1871 Ohioans have been learning about the world around them on the pages of the Columbus Dispatch. Last June, the Dispatch got a new owner, and a new editor. Editor Alan Miller talks about the Dispatch, newspapers, journalism in general, and some pressing public policy issues. Length 39:20

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    Ohio House Ag. Committee Episode 476

    Food, farming, jobs, and education. These are just a few of the topics watched over and influenced by the House Agriculture and Rural Development committee of the Ohio General Assembly. Let's focus on some key issues. Guest: Rep. Brian Hill, chair, and Rep. Tony Burkley, vice chair. Length 39:20

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    Chief Justice Maureen O'Connor, Ohio Supreme Court Episode 475

    Maureen O'Connor is the 10th Chief Justice of the Ohio Supreme Court, and the first women to hold that position. One of her latest initiatives is to tackle the problem in Ohio...our less than enthusiastic participation in judicial elections. Length 39:20

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About Town Hall Ohio

Town Hall Ohio views Ohio through the eyes of residents of small towns, metropolitan areas, villages and townships. Its perspective reflects their values, aspirations and opinions on issues such as:
  • Quality of life
  • Health, security and safety
  • Community character and predictability
  • Private enterprise
  • Public services
  • Resource utilization
  • Education
  • Politics and government
  • Recreation
  • Agriculture
  • Other economic, social and environmental issues

Meet the Host
For more than 25 years, Joe Cornely has been a familiar and respected voice on Ohio radio stations. He began his broadcast career in news and sports at WKTN, Kenton, and he is best known for his 16-year stint as farm director for WRFD, Columbus, where his daily programs drew high listenership ratings across 75 Ohio counties. Prior to WRFD, his farm broadcasts on WLW Radio in Cincinnati reached 38 states. His weekly Farm Bureau radio network programs are currently aired on more than 50 Ohio stations
In 1995, Cornely became only the second Ohioan ever to be elected president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and in 1996, he received the industry's highest award by being named by his peers to be the National Farm Broadcaster of the Year.

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