Deadline NOW: The Blade Celebrates 175 Years

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Friday, January 29, 2010

The Blade is Toledo's oldest business and only daily newspaper. This year it celebrates its 175th anniversary. Joining host Jack Lessenberry this week are Executive Editor Kurt Franck and Editor David Kushma. They discuss The Blade, including the challenges facing newspapers in a severe recession and rapidly changing media landscape.

On the web: www.toledoblade.com

No more TOD deeds should be executed

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Transfer on Death (TOD) deed lauguage has been removed with Senate Bill 124 and has been replaced with a TOD Designation Affidavit

Andrea Cheng | ''Journey of an author'' | January 24, 2010 | Toledo Museum of Art

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Run Time: 38:08

Andrea Cheng spoke at the Toledo Museum of Art.  She is one of the author/illustrators in the Storybook Stars exhibition. Andrea showed how wood blocks were used to create her first book, Where the Steps Were.

Colonel Jack R. Lousma | ''The Whole Good Earth is One Small Visor'' | January 14, 2010 | University of Toledo

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Run Time: 55:25

Colonel Jack R. Lousma spoke at the University of Toledo.  His lecture was entitled, "The Whole Good Earth is One Small Visor."  Colonel Lousma was one of the 19 astronauts selected by NASA for the Apollo 9, 10, and 13 missions. He famously was the capcom recipient of theHouston, weve got a problem message from Apollo 13.

Dr. Richard Ruppert | "Single Payer Systems and Health Care Reform" | January 25, 2010 | Toledo Club

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Dr. Richard Ruppert spoke at a Toledo Rotary Meeting regarding single payer systems and health care reform. 

The meeting was held at the Toledo Club.

Nancy and Tom Varner | ''Three Weeks in Japan'' | January 23, 2010 | Wildwood Metropark

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Nancy and Tom Varner presented a lecture titled Three Weeks in Japan. 

The presentation was part of the Travel Circle program sponsored by Hostelling International-Toledo Area Council.  It was held at Wildwood Preserve Metropark.

Dr. David Baker | "Healthy Row Crop Agriculture and a Healthy Lake Erie: An Impossible Dream?" | January 21, 2010 | University of Toledo

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Dr. David Baker spoke at the Lake Erie Center.  Dr. David Baker is the Director Emeritus of the National Center for Water Quality Research at Heidelberg University. His talk title was: "Healthy Row Crop Agriculture and a Healthy Lake Erie: An Impossible Dream?"

Steven C. Anderson | "Pharmacies: Changing the Face of Neighborhood Health Care" | January 19, 2010 | Ohio Northern University

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Steven C. Anderson,  CEO of the National Association of Chain Drug Stores (NACDS) gave his lecture, "Pharmacies: Changing the Face of Neighborhood Health Care".  The lecture was held at Ohio Northern University.

Anderson has been NACDSs president and CEO since 2007. In 2009, under Andersons leadership, NACDS was named as one of the top places to work by CEO Update magazine.

Fletcher Word | Editor and Publisher | January 18, 2010 | Park Inn

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Run Time: 29:18

Marc Lamont Hill | "Embracing the Legacy of Dr. King: The importance of all people celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King." | January 14, 2010 | Ohio Northern University

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Dr. Marc Lamont Hill, activist, scholar and cultural critic, spoke at Ohio Northern University to commemorate Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The theme for this years presentation was "Embracing the Legacy of Dr. King: The importance of all people celebrating the life and legacy of Dr. King."

Drop of Life: Taking Water Purification to the Third World

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Water Purification is needed in Third World nations and in the developed world during disasters and emergencies to insure the flow of healthy H20 for the public.  Research at the College of Engineering at UT includes work done with ion beam irradiation and new filtering membranes. Students are also getting out of the lab and into the field to make a difference.  ‘Engineers without Borders’ is working hard to bring fresh drinking water to an Honduran Village “Los Sanchez.”

Exercise Your Mind: Computers Enhance Cognitive Ability

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As we age, our brains have less cognitive ability, which can lead to other problems including emotional distress, family and financial challenges.  Researchers are devising computer simulation programs that can help increase and improve cognitive function amongst older adults.  Paired with physical activity, the simulations are showing remarkable results. 

Small Science; Big Impact

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Scientists are experimenting with the ‘third generation’ of solar energy, with print-screened, nano-sized dots on thin film materials; a process that may revolutionize our lives.  ‘Quantum’ dots can make any surface available for solar energy production, even the clothes we wear!

Beating the Market: The Science of Economic Prediction

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Students at the UT College of Business Administration are interested in the mysteries of how financial markets work.   What are the methods of prediction and analysis?  Now, more than ever, people want to find out the basics of world finance, to separate the wild speculation from helpful solid analysis.

Toledo City Council | January 19, 2010

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Toledo City Council meeting on January 19, 2010.

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