Berbers from America

Our weekly show is going to talk about the famous actress Salima Laidi who passed last thursday, and the tribute paid to Dahmane EL Harrachi and the upcoming events and the participation of algerian movies in new york film festival, the new album of Yacine Amrar, and Farid Ferragui's concert in Canada.

Berbers From America

Hello to all my dear american friends and listeners, on my weekly show: Berbers from America I'm featuring the following songs for tonight: Massa Bouchafa Itij, Nouara Jerjer, Djamel Allam Tiziri, Matoub Lounes Beddegh di Tizi, Takfarinas, Lfen, Belaid Tagrawla Awal nwen, Akli Yahiaten Tamurt iw, and Lounis Ait Menguellet Sani tebgham anruh. Stick around for a happy hour of news and infos, on WCRS 98.3 and 102.1 FM live from columbus ohio @ 6:00 PM tonight.

Berbers From America

In our show for today, we'll pay tributes to M'Hammed Issiakhem a well known painter, Mouloud Feraoun a writer assassinated in 1962, Marie Louise Taos Amrouche an opera singer,we'll talk about the Berber American Community, and also have some news and information about recent berber publications translated into english language, and the new album of Yasmina released in March 2013.

Groundhog Forecasts Prosperous 2013 For Gahanna’s Economy

(GAHANNA, Ohio)- February 3, 2013
In a small Pennsylvania town, Punxatawney Phil forecasted an early spring early yesterday morning and city leaders in the Columbus suburb of Gahanna forecasted continuous economic growth for the east side suburb at the 16th Annual Groundhog Day Economic Forecast Breakfast on Friday.

The breakfast was held at the Creekside Conference and Event Center in Olde Gahanna as Gahanna celebrated its economic success in 2012 and its economic growth for the year ahead.

The City of Gahanna released surveys of the city’s General Fund Revenue from the past year. 62 percent of the city’s funds come from income tax.

For the 2011 year, 35 percent of money was spent on public safety. 16 percent was spent on general government. 15 percent was spent on the city’s Parks & Recreation department. 12 percent was spent on community and economic development, and 11 percent each was spent of public service and transfers, respectively.

In the 2011 tax year, most of the city’s real estate tax dollars went to the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools. 17 percent of real estate tax dollars went to the Mifflin Township Fire Department. 11 percent went to Alcohol, Drug, and Mental Health (ADAMH) Services. Seven percent went to Franklin County Children’s Services and Senior Options. Four percent each went to the Columbus Metropolitan Library. Two percent each went to the Franklin County Metro Parks, the Eastland Joint Vocational Schools, and the Franklin County General Fund. The remaining three percent of Gahanna’s real estate tax dollars in the 2011 tax year went back to the City of Gahanna.

Watching Isaac

Although we haven't mention it during weather updates on-air... My eyes have been watching Isaac. This is the latest we know at this moment.

Isaac is gaining strength off of the coast of Haiti with winds of 60 mph with the storm hitting Cuba tomorrow then the Gulf Coast around monday. Isaac is a large storm and it will affect Tampa and the GOP Convention.

At this point, we don't know If Isaac will have an impact on Central Ohio's weather next week but keep it tuned to WCRS 102.1/98.3 and WCRS Weather Now. I will be watching where it will go next all this weekend and will be blogging here under the WCRS Weather Now Blog.

The good news is we don't have to worry about it this weekend as it will be sunny, hot and 90 during the day and clear and mid 60's at night.

Have a great weekend! Soak it up!

Editorial - COTA on Strike

Bryan Curtiss, Writer

At 3:00 A.M. Eastern Daylight Savings Time yesterday, bus operators and maintenance workers for the Central Ohio Transit Authority, represented by Transport Workers Union Local # 208 walked off the job, creating the first work stoppage for COTA in 25 years.

For the first time ever, there will be no public transportation service to the Red, White, and Boom fireworks due to this work stoppage.

According to COTA President and CEO Curtis Stitt, COTA negotiated in "good faith" with the Union, but the Union rejected two contract proposals, including one tonight.

When the latest contract proposal was rejected tonight, I was hoping that there would be a definitive answer into why the strike is continuing onward. However, Transport Workers Union Local # 208 President Andrew Jordan did not go into specific details on the 11:00 News tonight.

This is going to be a long and hot summer for COTA riders trying to get around. While some riders are able to get around fine, many riders are disabled and unable to drive.

COTA bus operators on Facebook and on the local Columbus website Columbus Underground voiced their concerns regarding safety and the working conditions on the buses.

In Monday's Columbus Dispatch, Mayor Michael B. Coleman was quoted as saying the strike is "irresponsible" on the Union's part. Mayor Coleman is right. The strike by COTA is irresponsible, at a time where the city has seen its hottest temperature in 13 years this past week, at a time where the heat index is in the triple digits, and at a time where the economy is still recovering from the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

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The DJBC Happy Hour To Offer Variety Of Programs In Spring, Summer Months

“The DJBC Happy Hour To Offer Wide Variety Of Programs In Spring, Summer Months”

Bryan Curtiss, Host/Executive Producer
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March 16, 2012

COLUMBUS. “The DJBC Happy Hour” will offer a plethora of themed-shows during the spring and summer months of 2012, including a Musical Salute to 1976, a road trip across Columbus, the One-Year Anniversary show, and the 12th Annual Bryan Awards.

April will begin with an April Fools themed show on April 2, which will be full of comedic surprises, and a recap of the 32nd Annual Golden Raspberry Awards. April 9 will be a week of rest due to Easter and to allow more time to work on the two-part One-Year Anniversary Show, set to air on April 16 and 23, which is still under wraps. April 30 will also be an off-week for the show.

The month of May will begin with a two-part musical salute to America’s Bicentennial Year, 1976.

“I want to do a lot of special-themed shows as part of the city of Columbus’ Bicentennial Year,” said show host and executive producer Bryan Curtiss. “Since America’s Bicentennial Year was 1976, I wanted to do a theme of songs from that year, as a kind-of Bicentennial homage.”

Part 1 of that Bicentennial Musical array will air on May 7 and Part 2 on May 14.

The May 21 show, which will also be repeated the following week, Memorial Day, will be a preview of some of the upcoming Summer events, including the 51st Annual Greater Columbus Arts Festival, the Asian Festival, and other city and community events in the early part of summer.

June will be busting out with another birthday-themed show on June 11, and an encore of last year’s birthday-themed show on June 4. The June 18 show will preview more Summer events including the 40th Anniversary of ComFest, tours in German Village and Olde Towne East, and other events.

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