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Features from the WKSU newsroom.

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Kent, OH

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Features from the WKSU newsroom.

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Episodes

Akron Zoo Unveils 'Wild Asia' This Weekend

5/25/2021
The companion to the "Pride of Africa" will open Saturday after seven years of planning.

Duration:00:01:00

Stories of Workers Who Built Akron Rubber Industry Will Accompany New Display

5/14/2021
The city of Akron on Thursday will unveil a new permanent remembrance of the rubber industry that thrived here in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, making it the fastest growing city in the country at the time. The display will include stories of people who have connections to the industry that employed thousands.

Duration:00:04:30

Kent Plans to Build a Chimney That's Literally For the Birds

5/13/2021
While chimney swifts are not new to the city, a proposed tower structure will help provide shelter for the birds that find their potential nesting sites are dwindling.

Duration:00:04:50

COVID Longhaulers Endure Long Wait for Recognition and Treatment

5/7/2021
Around 500,000 Ohioans may be struggling with long COVID, and health care can't keep up.

Duration:00:04:29

Tower City's Future Could Once Again Include Transportation Hub, if Amtrak Proposal Wins

4/30/2021
An advocacy group for passenger rail says the shopping center is a prime location, but the idea has competition.

Duration:00:04:37

Decades in the Making: Sandusky's Todd Stephens Completes his Ohio Trilogy with 'Swan Song'

4/16/2021
The films are now streaming at the Cleveland International Film Festival.

Duration:00:04:49

Kent State Alum's New Book Makes 'An Effort to Understand'

4/15/2021
Communicator and author David Murray, of Hudson, looks at a fractured nation.

Duration:00:05:17

Decimated Ohio Restaurant Industry Slowly Crawling Back One Year into Pandemic

4/12/2021
In 2020 the pandemic sent the entire Ohio restaurant industry into a tailspin. Tens of thousands of Ohio workers were left without jobs and some businesses closed their doors for good. But many of the restaurants that survived are hopeful mass vaccinations and warmer weather could help to turn the tide.

Duration:00:04:35

Cleveland International Film Festival Shows Off Northeast Ohio with 'Local Heroes'

4/9/2021
The competition includes seven films about Ohio, shot in Ohio, or made by Ohioans.

Duration:00:04:44

Real Talk Conversations Turn Focus to Racism and Health

4/7/2021
Real Talk is a series of dialogues organized by Leagues of Women Voters in Northeast Ohio that focuses on diversity, equity and inclusion.

Duration:00:07:11

The Global Vaccine Poem: Healing...One Stanza at a Time

4/6/2021
The Wick Poetry Center at Kent State University encourages people around the world to share their feelings about the pandemic and vaccination through verse.

Duration:00:09:22

"Our Team" Travels Back to Cleveland's Watershed Moment in Baseball History

4/2/2021
In the post-World War II era, big changes were coming to Major League Baseball. Cleveland was at the center of those changes that would have a lasting impact.

Duration:00:11:08

Coping with COVID: A Middle School Student with ADD Adjusts to a New Learning Environment

4/1/2021
13 year-old, Jayson Rowe, shares how he has adjusted to the world of remote learning as a middle schooler with ADD.

Duration:00:03:50

Salamanders' Spring Migration Reminds Us of Nature's Resilience

3/19/2021
It's an ancient rite of renewal dating back to the earliest days of life on land.

Duration:00:04:33

Lessons Learned One Year into the Pandemic, and What the Future Holds: a Conversation With Epidemiologist Tara Smith

3/12/2021
The state's threshold for ending health orders may not be low enough to prevent a resurgence, according to Smith.

Duration:00:04:50

New Ohio Democratic Party Chair Faces Big Challenges

2/24/2021
Ohio has become an increasingly "red" state as Republicans have scored significant wins over Democrats. It's up to Summit County Councilwoman Liz Walters, who recently took over as chairwoman of the Ohio Democratic Party, to lead the effort to change that.

Duration:00:04:54

Considering the Relevance of Black History Month in 2021

2/19/2021
Stark County community leaders will be sharing personal essays on the relevance of Black history month.

Duration:00:05:21

Increase in Voter Turnout for the 2020 General Election Prepares Ohio for Possible Challenges in the Future

1/15/2021
With an election as big as 2020's, Ohio saw an increase in the number of voters and is prepared to make adjustments for the upcoming spring election.

Duration:00:04:35

New Ohio Legislature Has Busy Session Ahead

1/11/2021
Republicans will continue to dominate the legislative branch of Ohio government in the 134th General Assembly.

Duration:00:07:39

'We Always Seem to Make Room': Tuscarawas County ER Doctor is Concerned but Hopeful About the Winter Coronavirus Surge

12/21/2020
Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital emergency room Dr. Nate Johnson says on a scale of 0-10, his level of concern is at an eight. But he's hopeful his staff can manage the winter coronavirus surge that his facility at roughly 80% capacity, according to NPR data.

Duration:00:05:09