Mussel expert Michael Hoggarth teaches biology at Otterbein College near Columbus. Back in 1991, in the nearby Walhonding River, he found the first purple cat’s paw shell seen in Ohio since the Civil War.
“We thought it was an extinct thing and we found it!” he says.
In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff  St.Clair examines a species on the brink and how protecting it could help save Ohio’s waterways.
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Mussel expert Michael Hoggarth teaches biology at Otterbein College near Columbus. Back in 1991, in the nearby Walhonding River, he found the first purple cat’s paw shell seen in Ohio since the Civil War.

“We thought it was an extinct thing and we found it!” he says.

In this week’s Exploradio, WKSU’s Jeff  St.Clair examines a species on the brink and how protecting it could help save Ohio’s waterways.

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Jason Bitsko was set to begin his fourth year on Kent State University’s football team and would have been the starting center for this coming season. Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment on August 20. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.
WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says a “win-one-for Jason” Hollywood response to his death won’t cut it. “His final tweet about using every second to count. I didn’t think about things like that when I was 21,” Pluto says. So as a coach, “I think what you say is, ‘Look, play like Jason, act like Jason. Not that you put him on a church window and turn him onto a saint. But say, ‘We want to be the type of player he would want us to be. We need someone to kind of be the leader Jason was.”
“And I think those are far more important lessons than, ‘We’ve got to beat Ohio U. by three touchdowns in Jason’s memory.”
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Jason Bitsko was set to begin his fourth year on Kent State University’s football team and would have been the starting center for this coming season. Bitsko was found unresponsive in the bedroom of his off-campus apartment on August 20. Police believe he passed away from an undetermined medical issue.

WKSU commentator Terry Pluto says a “win-one-for Jason” Hollywood response to his death won’t cut it. “His final tweet about using every second to count. I didn’t think about things like that when I was 21,” Pluto says. So as a coach, “I think what you say is, ‘Look, play like Jason, act like Jason. Not that you put him on a church window and turn him onto a saint. But say, ‘We want to be the type of player he would want us to be. We need someone to kind of be the leader Jason was.”

“And I think those are far more important lessons than, ‘We’ve got to beat Ohio U. by three touchdowns in Jason’s memory.”


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Here are some of the views of — and from — Goodyear’s new airship, Wingfoot One, which was christened yesterday. Thanks to pilots Greg Poppenhouse, Derek Reid and Mike Dougherty for a better understanding of what makes this so different — and for a great ride! And if you want an idea of what a quieter airship sounds like, take a listen: http://www.wksu.org/news/story/40236. 


Richard Roldan is Director of Dining Services for Kent State University Dining. He’s enjoying one of the food truck’s healthier options: sweet potato slices, with chili powder and salt with just a little oil — grilled, not fried.

Students returning to campus Monday for Kent State’s fall semester might want to come hungry. A new food truck is chock-full of tasty, trendy, traditional and even healthy options. For today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman takes us to the Fork in the Road.
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Richard Roldan is Director of Dining Services for Kent State University Dining. He’s enjoying one of the food truck’s healthier options: sweet potato slices, with chili powder and salt with just a little oil — grilled, not fried.

Students returning to campus Monday for Kent State’s fall semester might want to come hungry. A new food truck is chock-full of tasty, trendy, traditional and even healthy options. For today’s Quick Bite, WKSU’s Vivian Goodman takes us to the Fork in the Road.

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Aside from the guts and glory of the dozens of sporting events, the Gay Games Cleveland have been about showcasing the region’s arts and culture. From a Cleveland group called Graffiti Heart, to a real-time, online photo exhibit Pride in the Moment, local artists are showing off the region’s colors. And they all hope their work has a lasting impact. 

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