Kabir Bhatia


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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Steve Belkin, Fran Belkin, Chagrin Falls pumpkins
KABIR BHATIA / WKSU, r43 Productions

Teenagers throwing pumpkins down a hill, and senior citizens climbing up mountains, are the subjects of two documentaries running at the Cleveland International Film Festival this week. Both films also share Northeast Ohio roots and a personal message lurking behind the action on-screen.

“The pumpkin roll used to be all but a military operation. The dead of night, barns and out buildings would be thrown open.”

photo of Mark Dent, Grand Goodrich, Aaron Godfrey, T.J. Mulloy, Patrick Pikus, Patrick Quinn

More than 100 communities held town hall events over the weekend as an extension of last month’s March For Our Lives against gun violence.

In Canton, Chloe Downerd, a senior at Jackson High School, wanted the audience to remember to vote, adding “it’s never too young to start getting involved in things. Even if you can’t vote, you can have a voice.”

photo of Sergio Iriarte, Cassandra Capocci, Coach House Theatre

Tickets go on sale today for Coach House Theatre's first production under its new artistic directors – the third creative team to run the theater in the past year.

photo of aerial photo of Northern Ohio farmland

The $50 billion in tariffs already announced by the U.S. and China could have a big impact on Ohio farmers.

The U.S. tariffs on aerospace and machinery announced this week were met with China’s proposed tariffs on everything from soybeans to airplanes.

China accounts for about 40 percent of Ohio’s agricultural exports, and 30 percent of the state’s $1.4 billion soybean industry.

photo of Hall of Fame Village concept drawing
Pro Football Hall of Fame

The Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton says its billion-dollar expansion project is back on track after questions about funding.