OH Blog and News

New Words, Old Words, and Meanings, by Missy G. Flinn

Published: June 10, 2020

A new word popped up in the New York Times a few weeks ago: ‘doomscrolling.’ I don’t have to explain what it means; the meaning is inherent and tied to this particular context. I am lured by the prospect of doomscrolling every day. I catch up with the numbers: how… Read More

Conversations at Home-Aeschylus: “Even in our sleep…”

Published: June 9, 2020

Photo (C) 2017 by Missy G. Flinn Even in our sleep, pain which cannot forget falls drop by drop upon the heart, until, in our own despair, against our will, comes wisdom through the awful grace of God. – Aeschylus, Agamemnon (paraphrased)… Read More

Podcast: May 4th Voices: Kent State, 1970, with David Hassler

Published: June 8, 2020

May 4 Visitor’s Center, Kent State University In this episode of the Real Issues: Real Conversations podcast revisits Kent State University 50 years on from the May 4, 1970 shootings by members of the National Guard of four unarmed students on the campus. The episode includes an interview with poet… Read More

It Can’t Happen Here, by Sinclair Lewis

Published: June 5, 2020

Review by Missy G. Flinn Sinclair Lewis’s 1935 classic novel, It Can’t Happen Here, is enjoying something of a revival. It’s easy to see why. The narrative lends itself to comparisons with the current political scene in America—a point that has been exploited by both ends of the the political… Read More

Fire of Justice: The Battle for School Desegregation in Hillsboro

Published: June 4, 2020

In 1954, an Ohio town became the setting for the first Northern desegregation case testing the ruling by the Supreme Court. That’s when a group of “Marching Mothers,” began a two-year protest. Every day they took their children by the hand and walked them to the Hillsboro Elementary School only… Read More

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