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Analysis: Brunner's Run For Chief Justice A Roll Of The Dice For Ohio Democrats

The announcement by Ohio Supreme Court Justice Jennifer Brunner, the newest Democrat on the seven-member court, that she will run for Chief Justice in 2022 , seems to me as if it could be a good news-bad news situation for the Ohio Democratic Party.

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NPR Morning Edition host Steve Inskeep is taking a Revolutionary Road trip from Tunisia to Cairo to see how the countries that staged revolutions last year are remaking themselves.

He's also sharing with us here at The Salt what he's been eating.

Dear Salt,

There are now at least 19 large wildfires burning in nine Western states U.S. Forest Service officials say.

The much-anticipated list of Internet domain names that might soon join such familiar suffixes as .com, .edu and .gov is now online.

As expected, the nearly 2,000 suffixes that have been requested include some from companies who think they can help brand themselves with web addresses that end with things such as:

-- .apple

-- .bananarepublic

-- .chevy

-- .google

-- .lamborghini

How bad are U.S. relations with Pakistan?

Even as ties grew strained over the past few years, U.S. government and military officials generally used diplomatic language when talking about differences with Pakistan. But nowadays the Americans aren't even bothering to disguise their displeasure with their longtime ally.

Several recent events have shown just how blunt the Americans have become.

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Switching gears now, many Americans and the Obama administration mark June as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month, so throughout the month, we've been highlighting the successes and challenges faced by LGBT people around the world.

At Misty Cargill's funeral, the minister called her an advocate for other people with intellectual disabilities. She was — although a reluctant one.

Cargill became an advocate when NPR did a story about her fight to get a life-saving kidney transplant. Misty, 30, died in her sleep on Saturday. She was on a list to get that transplant when she died.

Saying that his country is "not violating any international law," Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov today defended his country's sale of weapons to Syrian President Bashar Assad's regime. He said Russia is not supplying anything that "can be used in battles with peaceful demonstrators."

And, Reuters reports, he "accused the United States of supplying rebels with weapons to fight against the government" — a charge the U.S. has rejected many times.

Wholesale prices fell 1 percent in May from April thanks to an 8.9 percent plunge in the price of gasoline, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The overall decrease is the largest in one month since July 2009.

Excluding the energy and sectors, prices at the wholesale level ticked up 0.2 percent.

Seven-year-old Max Page, the young actor best known for being "Little Darth Vader" in a Volkswagen ad that scored big with Super Bowl viewers last year, is having open heart surgery on Thursday.

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Is Corruption Contagious?

Last year three Cincinnati City Council members were indicted on federal bribery charges, leading many to believe there is a culture of corruption at City Hall. But what leads a person to cheat? With so many members of council allegedly gaming the system, is corruption contagious?

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Second Sunday Shakespeare Series

The Merry Wives of Windsor

The bawdy, bombastic, and chronically cash-poor Sir John Falstaff has been causing problems in the quiet town of Windsor.

BROOD X: THE CICADA PODCAST

The 17-Year Cicadas Are Here!

Dr. Gene Kritsky, cicada expert from Mount St. Joseph University talks all things Brood X. Plus find our Zoom event archived here!

Round the Corner

Round the Corner

WVXU's Community Storytelling Project brings you the people and places of Roselawn.

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Writing Wrongs with Dr. David Childs

How to trust your voice, collaborate with others, and balance social responsibility with your own creative freedom.

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WVXU's Senior Political Analyst covers government at the local, state and national level, plus shares stories from his 40+ years on the campaign trail.

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Inhailer Radio on 90.9 WGUC HD3

Inhailer Radio Cincinnati is an indie and alternative pop station highlighting the best local, national and international music.