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Podcast: The League of Women Voters, with Jen Miller

Published: August 31, 2020

Democracy and the Informed Citizen   Join host Rachel Hopkin for this interview with Jen Miller, executive director of the League of Women Voters of Ohio. The League is 100 years old this year. Jen discusses the history and current work of… Read More

March, by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin, illustrated and lettered by Nate Powell

Published: August 28, 2020

By Diane Schroeder The March trilogy is an autobiography told through the perspective of civil rights leader and US Congressman John Lewis. The series, written by Lewis and Andrew… Read More

“Walden, a game:” Virtual Travel in a Global Pandemic, by Missy G. Flinn

Published: August 26, 2020

  In an age long before COVID-19 made overseas travel challenging, my husband and I took delight in a series of travel presentations at Ohio State’s Mershon Auditorium. The place was… Read More

Conversations at Home: Henry David Thoreau

Published: August 25, 2020

I had three chairs in my house; one for solitude, two for friendship, three for society. When visitors came in larger and unexpected numbers there was but the third chair for them all, but they generally economized the room by standing up. It is surprising how… Read More

Don Piatt and Freedom of the Press, by Margaret Piatt

Published: August 24, 2020

“We were harassed considerably but did not mind, for we were battling for the constitution and our rights, and that is always a disagreeable and sometimes dirty business.” – Donn Piatt   When Donn Piatt died in 1891, newspapers nationwide published obituaries of the Ohio-born journalist. Most lauded his skills,… Read More

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