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.

Ways to Connect

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WKSU

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says Ohio could learn from this week’s wins for Democrats in New Jersey and Virginia.

Brown says that when voters elected Democratic governors in the two states -- and a number of other Democrats around the country -- this week, they were really sending a message about the federal government and its handling of things like health care. He says that should resonate with Ohioans next year.

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CLEVELAND STATE UNIVERSITY

Fifty years ago this Election Day, Cleveland voters picked their first black mayor, Carl Stokes – also the first black mayor of any large American city. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on one recent panel that discussed Stokes’ legacy.

Cuyahoga Community College’s Mandel Humanities Center has spent the past year hosting events looking back at Stokes’ election and impact.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

Two of Ohio’s newly licensed medical marijuana cultivators plan to open facilities in Akron, and several more could be coming to Northeast Ohio as well.

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HERB ALPERT

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Herb Alpert will be at the Kent Stage Wednesday, and WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia recently spoke with the legendary musician and entrepreneur.

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KABIR BHATIA / WKSU

This Election Day, Akron voters are being asked to consider Issue 4, a quarter-percent income tax increase. It would be the first such increase in a generation.

In February, 1981, Roy Ray was capping his first year as mayor of Akron with a narrowly approved income-tax increase. The extra money was for “essential city services:" police, fire and roads.

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