August 2, 2014 - Otterbein University, Columbus, OH

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Whad'Ya Know 'bout Otterbein? Michael and the gang head to the Columbus, Ohio area for a live show in the Fritsche Theatre at Cowan Hall!

​Come down to be a part of live radio and maybe play the Quiz! Guests include the talented Lydia LovelessElizabeth Lessner of the Columbus Food League, Alex Bandar from the Columbus Idea Foundry and the fearless conservationist/adventurer Coyote Peterson!

All the Central Ohio News That Isn't - August 2, 2014

Michael takes Ohio to task in the Central Ohio version of All the News That Isn't from the Otterbein University campus. Ohioans noted in the not-so headlines include:

The OSU Marching Band, egg salad Kickstarter guy, Phillip Otterbein, Wendy's, Ed Fitzgerald, John Kasich, and so many more!

Coyote Peterson

Coyote Peterson is an adventurer, animal enthusiast and independent filmmaker. Born in the rural town of Newbury, Ohio, his fascination with animals and nature began at 8 years old when he captured his first 40-pound Common Snapping Turtle. After this triumphant feat, Peterson’s thirst for exploring nature and seeking out fascinating animals quickly developed. Visiting nearly all of the 50 states by age 18, his adventures across the U.S. put him in close proximity with animals of all species. From Alligators, Armadillos, and Water Moccasins in Florida, to Badgers, Moose and Grizzly Bears in Montana- armed with teeth, scales, antlers or razor sharp claws- he found that all had an amazing story of survival to tell. Coyote Stops by Otterbein to bring a friends to show Michael and the audience including the fearfully harmless rat snake and 'Darth Gator'!

Lydia Loveless

Blessed with a commanding, blast-it-to-the-back-of-the-room voice, the 23-year-old Lydia Loveless was raised on a family farm in Coshocton, Ohio—a small weird town with nothing to do but make music. With a dad who owned a country music bar, Loveless often woke up with a house full of touring musicians scattered on couches and floors. When she got older, in the time-honored traditions of teenage rebellion, she turned her back on these roots, moved to the city (Columbus, OH) and immersed herself in the punk scene, soaking up the musical and attitudinal influences of everyone from Charles Bukowski to Richard Hell to Hank III.

The up and coming alt-country star, Lydia Lovelss and her band took the stage at Otterbein University to play a few songs on the show and talk about her roots.

Alex Bandar

Alex Bandar is an engineer, a programmer, a creative and a maker of things for fun and profit. For the last 20 years, Bandar has studied materials science and engineering. For the last 10 years, he has worked professionally in that field, and is very interested in bringing a creative, artistic and hands-on approach to learning science and technology. Thus, for the last 5 years, he's been the founder and director of the Columbus Idea Foundry – a community workshop and learning center that provides hands-on education and public access to all manner of fabrication equipment.

Alex brings a few of the items made at the 'Foundry' to the show and explains the genesis and future hopes for this new kind of community resource.

Elizabeth Lessner

In 2000, the Columbus bar scene was booming. Crowds flocked for sports on big screens and fluorescent lights on dance floors. But Liz saw something missing. What she saw missing, she set out to create. It would be a different kind of bar for Columbus. Somewhere women could have fun and be comfortable. Real tables — not just belly-up-to-the-bar seats. No big screens. Just comfort food, tasty cocktails, good beer, and friendly people serving it up. And that’s how this social entrepreneur’s first venture was born in 2001.

Liz and her business partner Carmen stop by the 'dry' University armed with fabulous rum drinks, hot dogs and spam tacos! While Michael and the band enjoy the food and drink Liz regales us with the path that led her to opening a variety of bars and restaurants in Columbus.