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WKSU covers a quarter of Ohio. That's a large chunk of the state, and we know there are stories out there you’d like to know more about--things that might make you go "oh really?” So we’re starting "OH Really?" It's an initiative that makes you part of the news gathering process. Ask us anything, serious or not so serious. We welcome them all and will do our best to answer your questions.

Latest Episodes

OH Really? Gets Answers to Your Voting Questions from Jen Miller of Ohio League of Women Voters

You have questions about voting this fall: everything from counting absentee ballots to voting in-person. You asked – we’re answering in this week’s "OH Really?" election-protection conversation with Jen Miller, director of the Ohio League of Women Voters.

4 min3 d ago
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OH Really? Gets Answers to Your Voting Questions from Jen Miller of Ohio League of Women Voters

Election Questions? Ask Jen Miller of the League of Women Voters

WKSU listeners have been sending in questions about voting this fall, from what happens to absentee ballot applications to the security of each county’s dropbox. We’re answering in our first "OH Really?" election-protection conversation. Jen Miller, director of the Ohio League of Women Voters, begins by discussing why some people are getting multiple absentee ballot applications . Miller says it’s not uncommon to get multiple applications from different sources. The key is just to ensure you

4 min1 w ago
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Election Questions? Ask Jen Miller of the League of Women Voters

Listener Asks OH Really?, 'What Happens After Akron Police Seize a Firearm?'

The Akron Police Department has confiscated 469 guns so far this year, an increase of 20 percent. A listener asked our OH Really ? team, what happens to all those firearms?

1 min3 w ago
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Listener Asks OH Really?, 'What Happens After Akron Police Seize a Firearm?'

Stimulus Payments Shouldn't Decrease Your Tax Refund, But Collecting Unemployment Might. OH Really?

As employees return to work in Ohio, questions remain about how 2020 tax returns could be affected by the stimulus money that many Americans got as part of the CARES Act. We ask an expert in this edition of “OH Really?” The stimulus payments, or Economic Impact Payments, were sent out this spring during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re what’s known -- from a tax standpoint -- as an “advance payment of a refundable credit.” University of Akron Tax Professor Melanie McCoskey says if you received

4 minJUN 22
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Stimulus Payments Shouldn't Decrease Your Tax Refund, But Collecting Unemployment Might. OH Really?

Telehealth Services Offer Some Surprising Advantages. OH Really?

Businesses in Ohio are re-opening and schools are making plans for this fall. But you’ve still got questions about the future of telemedicine, and when and how libraries will reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. We answer those questions and more in this week’s edition of “ OH Really? ”

6 minJUN 2
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Telehealth Services Offer Some Surprising Advantages. OH Really?

Harnessing the Energy From Smokestacks Can Be Expensive. OH Really?

For decades, factories in Cleveland's Industrial Valley have sent smoke and even fire out of their smokestacks – a process known as “flaring.” Margaret Liske from Hudson has always wondered about the smokestacks along I-77 near Cleveland. “They belch out huge, high billows of smoke and -- at night -- fire. Why is this potential heat not somehow recycled [or] reused?” For the answer, we asked Krishna Rao, a chemical engineer who recently retired as president of Valley View-based plastics firm,

5 minJUN 2
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Harnessing the Energy From Smokestacks Can Be Expensive. OH Really?

Pets Need Attention During the Pandemic, Too. OH Really?

Ohio businesses continue to re-open this week, and you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from your pets to homeless people.

5 minMAY 18
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Pets Need Attention During the Pandemic, Too. OH Really?

Experts Say Face Masks Can Help Stop COVID-19. OH Really?

As some of Ohio’s nonessential businesses reopen, you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from mortgages to license plates.

6 minMAY 11
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Experts Say Face Masks Can Help Stop COVID-19. OH Really?

Court Hearings Via Zoom Are Working Well. OH Really? Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

As some of Ohio’s non-essential businesses reopen, you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from college tuition refunds to child custody hearings.

5 minMAY 5
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Court Hearings Via Zoom Are Working Well. OH Really? Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

Coronavirus Will Bring Changes at the Dentist's Office. OH Really?

As some of Ohio’s nonessential businesses prepare to reopen, you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from dental appointments to funerals. Listener James Little asked how the current pandemic is affecting mortuary services. To find out, we spoke with Gary Burr, president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association . “The whole purpose of embalming is preservation and disinfection. So that’s something that happens all the time," Burr said. "The chemicals that we use

7 minAPR 27
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Coronavirus Will Bring Changes at the Dentist's Office. OH Really?

Latest Episodes

OH Really? Gets Answers to Your Voting Questions from Jen Miller of Ohio League of Women Voters

You have questions about voting this fall: everything from counting absentee ballots to voting in-person. You asked – we’re answering in this week’s "OH Really?" election-protection conversation with Jen Miller, director of the Ohio League of Women Voters.

4 min3 d ago
Comments
OH Really? Gets Answers to Your Voting Questions from Jen Miller of Ohio League of Women Voters

Election Questions? Ask Jen Miller of the League of Women Voters

WKSU listeners have been sending in questions about voting this fall, from what happens to absentee ballot applications to the security of each county’s dropbox. We’re answering in our first "OH Really?" election-protection conversation. Jen Miller, director of the Ohio League of Women Voters, begins by discussing why some people are getting multiple absentee ballot applications . Miller says it’s not uncommon to get multiple applications from different sources. The key is just to ensure you

4 min1 w ago
Comments
Election Questions? Ask Jen Miller of the League of Women Voters

Listener Asks OH Really?, 'What Happens After Akron Police Seize a Firearm?'

The Akron Police Department has confiscated 469 guns so far this year, an increase of 20 percent. A listener asked our OH Really ? team, what happens to all those firearms?

1 min3 w ago
Comments
Listener Asks OH Really?, 'What Happens After Akron Police Seize a Firearm?'

Stimulus Payments Shouldn't Decrease Your Tax Refund, But Collecting Unemployment Might. OH Really?

As employees return to work in Ohio, questions remain about how 2020 tax returns could be affected by the stimulus money that many Americans got as part of the CARES Act. We ask an expert in this edition of “OH Really?” The stimulus payments, or Economic Impact Payments, were sent out this spring during the coronavirus pandemic. They’re what’s known -- from a tax standpoint -- as an “advance payment of a refundable credit.” University of Akron Tax Professor Melanie McCoskey says if you received

4 minJUN 22
Comments
Stimulus Payments Shouldn't Decrease Your Tax Refund, But Collecting Unemployment Might. OH Really?

Telehealth Services Offer Some Surprising Advantages. OH Really?

Businesses in Ohio are re-opening and schools are making plans for this fall. But you’ve still got questions about the future of telemedicine, and when and how libraries will reopen amid the coronavirus pandemic. We answer those questions and more in this week’s edition of “ OH Really? ”

6 minJUN 2
Comments
Telehealth Services Offer Some Surprising Advantages. OH Really?

Harnessing the Energy From Smokestacks Can Be Expensive. OH Really?

For decades, factories in Cleveland's Industrial Valley have sent smoke and even fire out of their smokestacks – a process known as “flaring.” Margaret Liske from Hudson has always wondered about the smokestacks along I-77 near Cleveland. “They belch out huge, high billows of smoke and -- at night -- fire. Why is this potential heat not somehow recycled [or] reused?” For the answer, we asked Krishna Rao, a chemical engineer who recently retired as president of Valley View-based plastics firm,

5 minJUN 2
Comments
Harnessing the Energy From Smokestacks Can Be Expensive. OH Really?

Pets Need Attention During the Pandemic, Too. OH Really?

Ohio businesses continue to re-open this week, and you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from your pets to homeless people.

5 minMAY 18
Comments
Pets Need Attention During the Pandemic, Too. OH Really?

Experts Say Face Masks Can Help Stop COVID-19. OH Really?

As some of Ohio’s nonessential businesses reopen, you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from mortgages to license plates.

6 minMAY 11
Comments
Experts Say Face Masks Can Help Stop COVID-19. OH Really?

Court Hearings Via Zoom Are Working Well. OH Really? Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

As some of Ohio’s non-essential businesses reopen, you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from college tuition refunds to child custody hearings.

5 minMAY 5
Comments
Court Hearings Via Zoom Are Working Well. OH Really? Answers Your Coronavirus Questions

Coronavirus Will Bring Changes at the Dentist's Office. OH Really?

As some of Ohio’s nonessential businesses prepare to reopen, you’ve still got questions about how coronavirus will affect everything from dental appointments to funerals. Listener James Little asked how the current pandemic is affecting mortuary services. To find out, we spoke with Gary Burr, president of the Ohio Funeral Directors Association . “The whole purpose of embalming is preservation and disinfection. So that’s something that happens all the time," Burr said. "The chemicals that we use

7 minAPR 27
Comments
Coronavirus Will Bring Changes at the Dentist's Office. OH Really?
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