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Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Cooking on a Budget with Local Matters

Local Matters, an organization addressing food insecurity, is bringing back their Veggie Van. First introduced in 2009, the Veggie Van has recently received an influx of funding to get it back on the streets in neighborhoods without easy access to fresh, organic produce. Tori Strickland, Director of Programs for Local Matters, says this newest iteration […]

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Video: Pride, Criminal Justice, and How they Connect

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Pride, Criminal Justice, and How they Connect

Though the festivities have come to an end, Pride month is still in full swing. To commemorate, CU invited Black Queer and Intersectional Collective (BQIC) co-founder Dkèama Alexis to discuss issues affecting the LGBTQIA+ community, black communities and communities at the intersection. Learn the story of CeCe McDonald, the violence that queer and trans women […]

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Video: The Wealth Gap Holding Back Central Ohio Women

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: The Wealth Gap Holding Back Central Ohio Women

We’ve heard the statistic: white women earn 77 cents for every dollar a man makes; black women just 62.5 cents; and Hispanic women just 54.4 cents. But the gender gap goes far beyond wage, according to a new study from the Women’s Fund of Central Ohio. Women aren’t just earning less than their male counterparts, […]

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Video: The State of Affordable Housing in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans Video: The State of Affordable Housing in Columbus

The Columbus region has an affordable housing gap. Local experts estimate that an additional 54,000 units are needed to close that gap today, with more units needed to serve the rapidly growing region over the next several decades. Development reporter Brent Warren recently spoke with Leah Evans, Vice President of Real Estate Development at housing […]

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Video: Where Have All the Restaurant Workers Gone?

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Where Have All the Restaurant Workers Gone?

Food industry workers are hard to come by lately. Restaurants in Columbus have shuttered, citing a lack of front- and back-of-house talent as a main reason — and Columbus is not alone.  John Barker, President and CEO of the Ohio Restaurant Association (ORA), says restaurants statewide and even nationwide are experiencing an employment drought. Listen […]

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Video: The Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2019

Walker Evans Walker Evans Video: The Most Anticipated New Restaurants of 2019

There’s a lot of new restaurants and bars opening this year in Columbus, and we decided to talk about some of the ones we’re looking forward to most. Spacejunk Creative Director (and resident foodie) Mike Beaumont joins CU’s Associate Editor Lauren Sega to chat about new rooftop restaurants, neighborhood brewpubs and even a few national […]

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Video: Women Have Options Seeks More Funding as Ohio Considers Abortion Ban

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Video: Women Have Options Seeks More Funding as Ohio Considers Abortion Ban

Abortion rights are under attack here in Ohio, with the state legislature considering the third iteration of the “Heartbeat Bill” in as many years.  While former governor John Kasich vetoed the bill twice, the political landscape in Ohio changed with the election in 2018. Governor Mike DeWine, a staunch conservative when it comes to reproductive […]

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