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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photo of Nela Park
GENERAL ELECTRIC

A Northeast Ohio holiday tradition is being revived after 59 years, and it could bring thousands of cars to East Cleveland.

GE Lighting’s Nela Park will officially unveil its holiday-light display next Friday, just as it has since the 1920s. For the three Fridays after that, visitors will also be able to drive through  Nela Park for even more holiday displays – something that hasn’t been done since 1958.

photo of Dan Ramos
DAN RAMOS

Northeast Ohio’s Puerto Rican community is welcoming children displaced by Hurricane Maria, and trying to make the transition as smooth as possible.

Almost 200 children have come to Cleveland and Lorain from Puerto Rico, and more are expected before the end of the year.

photo of Transgender Day of Remembrance
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

About five-dozen people are marking Transgender Day of Remembrance in Cleveland, with a vigil and march to Trinity Cathedral downtown.

The day is meant to remember those in the transgender community who have been killed.

In Ohio, the number of people who are transgender who have committed suicide has been increasing. Summit County Clerk of Courts Sandra Kurt says one way to address that could be to show people that they have support.

Ohio 10-year map of infant mortality
Ohio Department of Health

Healthcare and community leaders in Akron today signed an agreement to work to reduce infant mortality, particularly among African-American babies.

The movement was launched by Mayor Dan Horrigan and is called “Full Term, First Birthday,” since premature births are the leading cause of infant mortality in Akron.

photo of Sen. Rob Portman and Sen. Sherrod Brown
STATEHOUSE NEWS BUREAU

Ohio Sen. Sherrod Brown is weighing-in on the Republican tax plan in the Senate, including a piece that he says was slipped-in “in the dead of night” to dismantle the Affordable Care Act.

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