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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Rock Hall 2016
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Chicago will see two hometown acts inducted next year as Chicago and hard rockers Cheap Trick each made the cut on their first time on the ballot.

However, they've each been eligible for the Rock Hall for more than a decade; acts can be considered 25 years after the release of their first record.

The same goes for Steve Miller, who started out as a blues man and eventually achieved pop stardom with hits like "The Joker” and "Fly Like and Eagle," and Deep Purple, the British band who defined hard rock in the early 1970s.

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U.S. SENATE

 The Omnibus spending bill now in Congress includes language preventing the Army Corps of Engineers from dumping dredged material into Lake Erie.

Ohio's U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown acknowledges that dredging the Cuyahoga River is needed to maintain shipping lanes, and says dredging should be used only as a last resort, and even then only with permitting by the EPA. He adds that much of Lake Erie is simply too shallow for dumping to be an option.

DAVIS BESSE
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Akron-based FirstEnergy's proposed rate plan is still being reviewed by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, a proposal that's drawn criticism from environmentalists and even clergy and some business groups.  WKSU's Kabir Bhatia reports.

The eight-year agreement asks that FirstEnergy’s subsidiaries buy all the power from its Sammis coal plant near Steubenville and the Davis-Besse nuclear plant, since the company says those plants cannot otherwise remain competitive and would have to be closed.

SUMMA HEALTH

The Cleveland Clinic and University Hospitals are based within a few blocks of each other on Euclid Avenue on Cleveland’s east side. But they’ve been increasingly opening offices to the south, including in Akron, a city where Summa has traditionally been dominant. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports on how Summa and others can stay competitive in the face of increased consolidation.

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 The Cleveland Music Settlement -- a school that offers early childhood education, music therapy and music instruction to people of all ages -- is opening another satellite of its east side campus, this time on the city’s west side. WKSU’s Kabir Bhatia reports.

The Music Settlement announced a preschool and music program that will be housed in a building on West 25th Street, a few blocks north of the West Side Market.

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