Kabir Bhatia

Reporter

Kabir Bhatia joined WKSU as a Reporter/Producer and weekend host in 2010.  He received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Kent State University.  While a Kent student, Bhatia served as a WKSU student assistant, working in the newsroom and for production.

Among his awards, he was named Best of Show – Best Reporter in Ohio for 2013 by the Ohio chapters of the Society of Professional Journalists.

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The University of Akron and Stark State College have announced a partnership to allow students to proceed from a 2-year program to a 4-year degree with much greater ease.

CLEVELAND MUNICIPAL COURT

A Cleveland judge is welcoming the announcement that U.S. Marshals will conduct an independent assessment of conditions at the county jail after six inmates died in the last three months.  WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

Cleveland Municipal Court Judge Michael Nelson says he’s encouraged that conditions at the jail are being evaluated.  He announced last week he wouldn’t send any more non-violent offenders to the jail, given the recent deaths, instead ordering personal bond or court-supervised release.

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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has announced its nominees for the Class of 2019.

Def Leppard has been eligible for the Rock Hall for over a decade, but is making its first appearance on this year's ballot. Acts who released their first record at least 25 years ago are eligible, and several other groups are bowing for the first time as well: Devo, singer-songwriter John Prine, Roxy Music, Stevie Nicks, and Todd Rundgren. Returning to the ballot are acts ranging from Janet Jackson to MC5 to The Zombies, who have been eligible since 1989.

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A partnership between the Knight Foundation and a West Coast video game company aims to get people to explore Akron in a new way.

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Akron City Council members are considering a request from the city for 10 new speed control guns.

The request was for $18,000 to buy the guns, which would be placed in cruisers so officers can monitor speed even while driving past a vehicle.

Ben Hier lives in Highland Square near Portage Path Community Learning Center, where an unmanned traffic camera is placed during the week. He says he’d prefer the presence of an actual police officer.

“If they had cops hitting radar, it would probably significantly drop the amount of speeding that does go on.”

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