Dispatch reporters Rick Rouan and Mark Ferenchik are back again to talk scooters in Columbus. We discuss the new law that was put into place by the Columbus City Council. Finally, we go into detail regarding how Lime and Bird users will have to scoot on the streets or risk getting a ticket in Columbus.
Former Dispatch interns Andrew Atkins and Summer Cartwright speak with Ohio State doctoral student Ariana Steel who is studying Sociolinguistics, sociophonetics. In this episode we dive deep into slang words, where these words come from, and how these words can be used in the wrong context which can change their meanings. Finally, we hear from Dispatch reporters Bill Bush and Alissa Widman Neese as they try to determine the meaning of some popular slang words used in today's millennial...
Dispatch reporters Rick Rouan and Mark Ferenchik talk about how the city of Columbus released its first regulations on motorized scooters Tuesday morning. We further discuss what these initial regulations entail, how these scooters operate, and people’s thoughts on the Lime, Bird scooters since they have arrived in Ohio.
Columbus sets rules for motorized scooters
On June 26, 2018, the second undocumented immigrant entered sanctuary at a church in Columbus. Ruben Castilla Herrera, an organizer with the Columbus Sanctuary Collective, an immigrant-rights group, talks to us about the two sanctuary cases in Columbus. He discusses the role of faith in sanctuary, sanctuary as a form of political activism and resistance and more with Danae King, faith and values and immigration reporter at The Columbus Dispatch.
Second Columbus woman facing deportation...
Features reporter Eric Lagatta speaks with Chuck Lamb, who, as The Dead Body Guy, takes roles as corpses in television shows and movies, reflects on 12 years of playing dead. The former central Ohio resident plans to soon retire from his unusual acting career.
Dispatch reporters Darrel Rowland, Lucas Sullivan, and Cathy Candisky discuss pharmacy benefit managers, explain what spread pricing is, and how it has impacted prescription drugs. We further explain the data from 40 pharmacies who provided numbers to The Columbus Dispatch and what these numbers revealed. Finally we discuss how a middle man company was hired to keep the state's prescription drug prices in check for Ohioans on Medicaid.
Bone Thugs-n-Harmony will stop by Newport Music Hall for a Friday show. But first, member Flesh-n-Bone took a few minutes to speak to the Dispatch about rap beef, the band's longevity and getting hit with a drone.
Columbus Dispatch projects reporter Lucas Sullivan speaks with Dave Montgomery, president of the firefighters union, on PBMs and a compound drug issue that happened in the city of Columbus. We further explain what happened with a topical pain cream, and how it costs the city more than $8,000 a prescription.
18-year-old Ely Serna makes an apology statement at his court sentencing. Serna was the teen who shot fellow student Logan Cole and terrorized a community of 398 students, teachers and staff in January 2017. Serna shot Cole, fired at others and into two full classrooms during the day of the planned attack. The judge sentenced Ely Serna to the maximum punishment of 23 1/2 years in prison.
West Liberty-Salem High School Principal Greg Johnson speaks in court on the events that happened the day 18-year-old Ely Serna carried out a planned attack in January of 2017. Serna shot and injured fellow student Logan Cole and terrorized a community of 398 students, teachers and staff. He also fired at others and into two full classrooms during the attack.
Dispatch Family and Child/Social Services reporter Rita Price and Videographer Courtney Hergesheimer discuss how the number of support providers for people with disabilities has shrunk drastically. Next we talk about how these jobs have low wages attached to them but, still require a high level of effort, work. Finally, we mention how the low wages have had a direct impact on hiring quality employees.
Dispatch reporters Rick Rouan and Doug Caruso discuss campaign contributions in the city of Columbus regarding elected officials. Next we talk about how tax breaks have impacted this and raise the question of if the so called pay-to-play practice is being used. Finally, we mention who are some of the major contributors, who brings in the most money of the office holders, and how Columbus doesn’t have campaign contribution limits.