Anna Huntsman

News Intern

Anna Huntsman is a senior broadcast journalism student at Kent State with experience reporting for radio, television and digital platforms. She reports for the Ohio News Connection, Ohio's branch of the Public News Service, and helps run the weekend assignment desk at WKYC. Anna served as the General Manager of TV2, Kent State's student-led television station, during the 2017-18 school year. A Canton native, she is excited to join the WKSU team and tell stories in the Northeast Ohio community. 

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Kent State’s architecture program will help lead a new effort focused on making buildings and cities more environmentally friendly.

KSU, the University of Cincinnati and Heidelburg University will head up the Greater Ohio Living Architecture Center, or “GOLA.” It’s one of the first four centers of its kind in the country. GOLA will study the impact of growing plant ecosystems on buildings.

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HENNES COMMUNICATIONS

Ohio journalists are questioning a move by the City of Cleveland that they say appeared to try to dictate news coverage. The City released specific rules for media outlets to follow during Wednesday’s State of the City address. The city later revised the requirements.

At major events like the State of the City, it is common for media to have specific requirements about where they can park and broadcast live.

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GOOGLE EARTH

New funding from the state will help researchers better examine environmental problems in Lake Erie.

Ohio State’s Stone Laboratory plans to build a $1.9 million laboratory on Gibraltar Island near Put-In-Bay and use additional funds for cutting-edge new equipment.

The money comes from the Clean Lake 2020 law passed by state legislators in July.

Stone Lab director Christopher Winslow says the technology will be used to monitor the lake and study issues like harmful algal blooms. He says it’s not just Stone Lab researchers who will benefit from the new lab space.

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RISHABH MISHRA / FLICKR

New requirements aim to keep Ohioans safe from lead contamination in their drinking water.

The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency now requires each public water system to give residents 45 days’ notice when lead pipes will be worked on. They have to provide filters if a pipe is being replaced.

ANNA HUNTSMAN / WKSU

Kent State’s School of Theatre & Dance cancelled its fall musical ‘West Side Story’ after students spoke out about controversial casting choices.

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