covid 19

# 352 - Vote or Die I: The Great Cleveland Trainwreck


58:13 minutes (53.3 MB)

Tonight on the Show:
- A Recap of the Disastrous Presidential Debate in Cleveland, a city where trainwrecks are now NOT limited to just their professional sports teams.
- The Weekend Warrior highlights The Big Table, plus the Free Press Second Saturday Salon/50th Anniversary Celebration, and a Virtual Day of Social Justice for a South Side neighborhood.
- The COVID Roundup: Uptown Athens Halloween = CANCELLED; NYE at Times Square = Quasi-VIRTUAL; Trump = POSITIVE for COVID-19

# 347 - The Countdown Clock Begins: The Revenge Tour 2020


59:31 minutes (54.49 MB)

**RECORDED on August 5 & 7, 2020**

Tonight on the show, The Countdown Clock Begins*. Plus, the Virtual Fistacuffs between Ryan Day and Jim Harbaugh.

In the COVID RoundUp, Governor DeWine's False Positive, plus "It Is What It Is". And, when will there be a final verdict in regards to high school sports in Ohio?

* - After this Show was completed, the Mid-American Conference (MAC) canceled ALL Fall Sports on August 8.

Plus, check out The Columbus Dispatch's Article on WCRS: https://www.thisweeknews.com/news/20200808/volunteer-run-columbus-low-po...

# 340 - (614) Day in Place


59:54 minutes (54.84 MB)

Tonight on the show, we preview:
- (614) Day
- The Columbus Arts (In Place) Festival
- The Big Give (Wednesday June 10 at 10AM to Thursday June 11 at 11AM)

Plus:
- Updates on Re-Openings and Protests
- That Ohio School announced their new President, Dr. Kristina M. Johnson, PhD
- Has the Curfew Been Lifted?

(614) Day is Sunday, June 14 (6/14).

# 338 - June Is Busting Out All Over...NOT!


59:17 minutes (54.28 MB)

Tonight on the Show, we talk about the Aftermath of the Murder of George Floyd by four White Minneapolis Police Officers, and the weekend of rioting protests in Downtown Columbus (as of 5/29/2020). Plus, the COVID-19 Update Roundup as 100,000 Americans have now died from the Coronavirus. And during Last Call, the update/epilogue on disgraced former WBNS 10TV Chief Meteorologist Mike Davis, who learned his fate.

Keeping things light...
- Daytime Emmy Nominations - Which Soap Stars earned big milestones this year? Which soap leads the Nominations? What episodes did the Four Soaps Submit for the Top Prize? (To Be Continued on 6/22)
- Michigan Round-Up: The THREE Big Four-Star Defensive Hauls over Memorial Day, as we have crossed into the "Halfway To The Game" Mark. However, could The Season be cancelled, as well?
- The Weekend Warrior: What Big Virtual Events are happening. Plus, more major cancellations, and pool closings (BELOW).

LOCAL POOL CLOSINGS (As of 05/30/2020; Edited on 06/08/2020):
Bexley
Canal Winchester
Delaware
Dublin - North Pool ONLY* (South Pool contingent on Health Department Approval)
Gahanna - BOTH Locations
Grandview Heights
Grove City
Groveport
Hilliard - BOTH Locations
Lancaster - BOTH Locations
Newark
Orange Township/Lewis Center
Plain Township/New Albany
Powell
Upper Arlington - Reed Road Location ONLY
Westerville
Worthington - ALL Locations

And, as mentioned on the show...
Question: How would you define somebody who smashes in the window of a television store and takes what he wants?

Giving Tuesday Now

In the wake of COVID-19, non-profits have been severely impacted. Art galleries and museums have closed. Symphonies, theatre and dance troupes have canceled Spring and Summer performances. Gala fundraisers have been canceled, left and right.

Giving Tuesday Now (from the brainchild of the online day of Giving during the Holiday Season) joined forces on May 5, 2020 for individuals to donate to non-profits, including WCRS. WCRS is an all-volunteer operated station run entirely by volunteers, who while social distancing, are running the station away from the Free Press Carriage House. Community Radio costs money. From licensing fees to maintenance on our antennas, it is not cheap to bring you community radio from the grassroots.

For more information on donating to WCRS, go to http://www.wcrsfm.org/donate. Any bit helps.

Giving Tuesday NOW 2020 (May 5, 2020)

Giving Tuesday Now is Tuesday May 5, 2020. An online day of giving to non-profits, whose bottom lines have been severely impacted by the Coronavirus.

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# 333 - The DJBCX: Happy Birthday In The Time of Coronavirus


59:17 minutes (54.29 MB)

The show celebrates nine years on the air tonight with the latest updates from the Stay At Home Order. The Weekend Warrior has updates on events that have been cancelled due to COVID-19/Coronavirus. And, then some.

LINKS (to Past Shows, with Resources):
# 332 - http://wcrsfm.org/content/332-down-and-out-quarantine-hills
# 331 - http://wcrsfm.org/content/331-hdash-hunker-down-and-stay-home

Our Studios May Be Closed, But We Are Still On The Air


By Bryan Curtiss, Writer

Last week, it was decided that the Free Press Carriage House would be closed until further notice. What does that mean necessarily? Does it mean that your favorite locally produced show will be going on an extended hiatus? Not quite. The decision to go on hiatus is solely on the producers of a respective show.

WCRS-FM is not the only radio station located at the Free Press Carriage House. WGRN 94.1 FM also records shows in the studio as well. Some shows are not produced in the studios at all, but in people’s homes (or studios), while some other shows that have been recorded at the Free Press Carriage House, including The DJBC Happy Hour, have moved to being recorded at home, and a few other shows will be on hiatus.

The Columbus Free Press Newspaper is also produced in the Free Press Carriage House. However, the Free Press did not print an April Issue, and will not be printing one in May either.

During this Coronavirus Pandemic, there has been a lot of good in the community during all of the chaos of people being laid off, companies being forced to close, and everyone being required to Stay at Home.

Ohio has taken an aggressive approach to the Pandemic, with people helping out others in need. There are the medical personnel, first responders, grocery store team members, bus drivers, and other essential workers who are risking their lives on a daily basis to do their jobs. Thank you.

Through all that, WCRS FM is still on the air, and is not going anywhere. Our show producers are just doing their shows from home, to weather this storm.
We are all in this together.

#InThisTogetherOhio
#HunkerDownAndStayHome

# 332 - Down and Out in Quarantine Hills


59:20 minutes (54.33 MB)

The latest updates around the Coronavirus/COVID-19 Pandemic, including The Weekend Warrior with updates on cancellations impacted by the Pandemic.

Ohio's Stay At Home Order is NOW through May 1st (at the Very Least).

The Ohio Presidential Primary is NOW April 28 (for those who did NOT Early Vote between February 19 and March 16), and that will be done by MAIL. There will be NO In Person Voting. Ballots must be postmarked by April 27. Ballots must be requested NO LATER than April 25 at Noon. You also have the option of dropping off your ballot at your county's Board of Elections on April 28 BEFORE 7:30PM.
For more information on the Primary:
- Franklin County Board of Elections (1700 Morse Rd.; Columbus, OH 43229; 614-525-3100); http://vote.franklincountyohio.gov
- Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose; http://www.ohiosos.gov

And remember to #HDASH - Hunker Down And Stay Home!

A COMPILATION OF LINKS (Some are in # 331, but I added/replaced some links):
Filing Unemployment in Ohio - http://unemployment.ohio.gov (or call 1-877-644-6562)
The CDC (Centers for Disease Control) - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/index.html
Updates Information on the Coronavirus Pandemic in Ohio - http://coronavirus.ohio.gov (or call 1-833-427-5634; or 1-833-4ASK-ODH)
COTA - Coronavirus - https://www.cota.com/coronavirus/
COTA Pandemic Service Changes - https://www.cota.com/major-service-change-announcements/
Columbus Chamber of Commerce COVID-19 Business Resources - https://columbus.org/combatting-covid-19
Columbus Underground Find Local Groups In Need of Help - https://www.columbusunderground.com/local-groups-in-need-of-help-bw1
Coping with Anxiety During the Time of COVID-19 - https://coronavirus.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/covid-19/home/coping-with-co...

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