Kabir Bhatia

Reporter

Kabir Bhatia joined WKSU as a Reporter/Producer and weekend host in 2010.  A graduate of Hudson High School, he received his Bachelor's 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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HATTIE LARLHAM

A local non-profit that helps care for about 18-hundred people in Ohio with developmental disabilities says it can no longer operate on its own.

Twinsburg-based Hattie Larlham Foundation plans to look for a partner with which to merge.

As part of a cost-cutting campaign, the foundation is closing its farm-to-table work program -- as well as Hattie’s Café -- in Akron, which Chief Development Officer Catherine Schwartz says will affect about two percent of the people in their program.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame was the site for an induction of a different kind today as 32 people took the oath to become U.S. citizens.

About 200 spectators came to show support for the new citizens, who were gathered on the mall outside of the Rock Hall.

Maria Hsia came to the U.S. from the Philippines in 1996. Now, she lives in Twinsburg and is also one of the 32 new citizens.

Mac Love
BRUCE FORD

The Knight Cities Challenge has announced its latest round of grants. About a half-million dollars will be coming to Akron with the goal of unifying neighborhoods.

The Knight challenge is focused on 26 cities, including Akron. Applicants are asked for ideas to help their cities attract talent, spur civic engagement or break down barriers to economic opportunities.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

About a dozen anti-Sharia events were scheduled around the country over the weekend, but that didn’t stop one Islamic group in Canton from inviting people for a cookout on Saturday.

About a dozen people gathered at Waterworks Park for what was billed as a peaceful response to the anti-Sharia marches. Chelsea Goodwin from Canton said it was important to be there to show support, even though she and her wife are not Muslim.

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NORTHEAST OHIO COALITION FOR THE HOMELESS

The Northeast Ohio Coalition for the Homeless has its first new director in 23 years. Chris Knestrick will take over on July 5. He foresees many challenges for homeless people in Cleveland.

“How do we best support those that are shelter-resistant? And right now we see family shelters; how do we support families that are experiencing homelessness? That seems to be on the rise. And I think one of the big challenges is the current heroin epidemic and how that affects and forces people into experiencing homelessness.

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