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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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Today is the first day of school for about 240 Akron students who are attending what’s being called an experimental school. And it’s being backed by one of the most famous people in the world.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Akron Summit-County Public Library is partnering with the Knight Foundation to bring short stories to Akron Children’s Hospital.

Sounding like a cash register, the French-made short story dispenser is now in the waiting room at the hospital’s surgical center.

The machine installed by the library prints out short stories on receipt paper for free. Users can choose a story of any type or one for kids.

Brandon Knoderer, of Canton, was the first person to use the machine.

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PBS NEWSHOUR

Today marks the 50th anniversary of the Glenville Shootout, and Cleveland State University is hosting a forum to make sense of what happened in the east side neighborhood in 1968.

The Glenville neighborhood exploded in violence on the evening of July 23, 1968, as police traded gunfire with the Black Nationalists of New Libya. The incident continued into the next morning and touched off riots later in the week.

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GOOGLE MAPS

The closure of much of I-77 in Cleveland over the weekend was canceled due to weather, and the closures are now slated to take place this coming weekend.

The closures will happen on I-77 between 480 and 490, the five-mile stretch of road that takes cars directly into downtown Cleveland.

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CUYAHOGA VALLEY NATIONAL PARK

Ohio’s Republican Senator, Rob Portman, was in the Cuyahoga Valley National Park over the weekend to highlight some of the maintenance that could be addressed by a bill before the Senate.

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