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Sustainable forestry topic of local radio program

ATHENS, Ohio -- "This Time Around: Reinventing Community," a weekly feature series on the WOUB Radio Network, is beginning a new quarter of programming about Appalachian Ohio. The focus will be on technology and its impact on the region.

WOUB_colorThe first show examined how some small businesses and craftspeople are using e-marketing to overcome the distances between them and their customers, and the second show looked at what people in the region think about the impact technology is having on their everyday lives. In upcoming weeks, "This Time Around: Reinventing Community" will look at issues ranging from building the information super-highway in our region to new building technologies like Straw Bale home construction.

The next "This Time Around: Reinventing Community," Tuesday, Dec. 16, at 8:30 a.m., focuses on Sustainable Forestry. There is really no new technology involved in this topic, but there is a new way of thinking about the woodlands around us and how to use them. Producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan talks with Meigs County resident, Lee Woods; herbalist and Equinox Botanicals owner Paul Strauss, also of Meigs County; and Scott Bagley, Coordinator of Rural Action's Forestry Program; to discover how and why many people are taking the herbal traditions of the Appalachian region to a world-wide market.

"This Time Around: Reinventing Community" is a yearlong series that explores the fabric of community, how and why communities change, and what the future may hold for Appalachian Ohio. Features focus on communities within the WOUB Radio Network coverage area and includes four quarterly call-in discussion programs. A companion Web site is available at www.thistimearound.org and allows community members to interact online. This Time Around: Reinventing Community repeats on Tuesday afternoons at 4 p.m. during "Afternoon Edition" on the WOUB Radio Network.

The Ohio University Telecommunications Center, a unit of the College of Communication, operates two television stations: WOUB-TV/Channel 20 in Athens and WOUC-TV/Channel 44 in Cambridge; one cable channel: WOUB II; and six radio stations: WOUB-1340 AM, WOUB-91.3 FM, WOUC-89.1 FM, WOUH-91.9 FM, WOUL-89.1 FM and WOUZ-90.1 FM.

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Media Contact: Radio Producer Sandra Sleight-Brennan, (740) 593-4857 Olivea Oldham, Public Information Coordinator ? (740) 593-4944

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