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Ohio Reporter Roundtable

On this day before the election, we’ll talk to our reporter roundtable about the races around the state, including French v. O’Donnell, in a contest for a state Supreme Court seat. And we’ll get he latest political news including the campaign ad that ruffled the state Bar Association, and a controversial political ad featuring a fake newspaper.

Military to Civilian: Finding Jobs for Ohio Veterans

Over 860,000 veterans live in Ohio. Many return from active duty with advanced skills in mechanics, engineering or communications. Still, the unemployment rate for recent vets is staggeringly high. We’ll look at how some local programs are helping ease the transition from military to civilian life…through education, job placement, and cheesecake.

ISIS Recruiting Tactics

By now we’ve seen videos of new ISIS recruits, many of whom are women, children and converts to Islam. Experts say this terror group’s appeal for recruits rests in its strong moral pull, promises of power and deep distortion of reality. This hour we’ll explore the technological and psychological tactics ISIS is using to gather extremist followers.

Tech Tuesday: Social Media Mood, Education Apps, Gadgets

Misery loves company, and our social media habits have proved it. A new study finds people in a bad mood are more likely to search for friends on Facebook who are worse off. And LED light bulbs are getting an overhaul; we’ll talk about how a new design is shedding more light at a lower price. We’ll also get the latest educational kids’ apps.

Ohio Election Follow-Up

This hour we’ll have an election recap to discuss the results of Tuesday’s midterms. We’ll check in on local races, see if predicted candidates emerged victorious, and talk about what national results mean for the future of the U.S. Senate.

Wellness Wednesday:End-of-Life, Exercise and the Brain, Flu Season

It’s pumpkin spice season, but that means the start of flu season in central Ohio. This year’s outbreak has sent almost 30 people to the hospital already. We’ll hear why now is the time for a flu shot. We’ll also discuss the case of the young terminal cancer patient who took her life this weekend, and dispel the myth of the dumb jock.

Republican Victory and the Future of the Democratic Party

Citing Tuesday’s sweeping Republican victory, conservative pundit Charles Krauthammer declared this the “end of an era for Democrats.” Some see the GOP’s success as a repudiation of the Obama presidency; others see continued gridlock. Now that Republicans have full control of Congress, we’ll take a look at what’s next for the political left

The History of Marijuana Culture

Three more states have legalized recreational marijuana, and over a dozen states approve its medical use. Since it first crossed the border into the U.S., pot has been a polarizing issue, blamed for violence in the ’30s, sloth in the ’60s, and seeing a popularity surge in recent history. We’ll look at marijuana culture past and present this hour.

Court Upholds Same Sex Marriage Ban in Ohio

A month after the U.S. Supreme Court declined to rule on gay marriage, the issue is headed back its way again. Yesterday, the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel upheld laws against the practice in four states — Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee.

All Sides Weekend: Chefs in the City

It’s hard to believe, but holiday season is just around the corner. Even the largest family feasts can’t match the nearly 800 patrons who will visit the Worthington Inn for Thanksgiving. This hour we’ll learn some tricks from the pros about how to host a more delicious gathering. And our panel of restaurant critics will share their latest hot spots

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

As the dust settles for 2014 midterm election, this hour we will take a closer look at the results: what to take away and what we have missed. Plus a bill to repeal Common Core education standards in Ohio passed a House committee last week but the future of it is still unknown.

Winter Gardening tips

You may not agree, but winter is actually not the end of gardening. And as we enter the month of November now, it is a great time to turn our attention to our gardens. There are so many things we can do and most importantly – how to put the garden to bed and get prepared for the next year. This hour we’ll talk about winter gardening tips.

Common Core Bill and Curriculum

Math seems like it wouldn’t change much every year, but new Common Core math standards have led some school districts to hold classes…for parents. This hour we’ll talk about the theories behind the standards, which Ohio is implementing this year. We’ll also take a look at a bill passed by an Ohio House committee, aimed at repealing Common Core.

Wellness Wednesday: Fall Prevention, Concierge Rx, Health News

Falling is an epidemic in America among the elderly, and it remains a leading cause of death for the over-65 set. We’ll hear why doctors are urging patients to fight against falls as they would against heart disease. And we’ll discuss prevention tips. We’ll also talk about personalized care options, and get the latest nutrition and fitness news.

Obamacare One Year Later: What you Need to Know

One year after the roll out of the Affordable Care Act, it’s open enrollment season: time again to review your plan or get signed up. A recent poll from the Kaiser Family Foundation found that there are big gaps in understanding of the ACA, and this hour we look back at its successes and failures, and discuss what you need to know this time around.

The Legacy of Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes

Ohio governor James A. Rhodes is remembered by some for his role in shootings at Kent State on May 4, 1970. And his refusal to apologize brought many critics. But among the old guard politicos, Rhodes was a bigger-than-life politician who served four terms at the helm of the Buckeye State. This hour we’ll hear from authors of his first biography

ISIS Recruiting Tactics

By now we’ve seen videos of new ISIS recruits, many of whom are women, children and converts to Islam. Experts say this terror group’s appeal for recruits rests in its strong moral pull, promises of power and deep distortion of reality. This hour we’ll explore the technological and psychological tactics ISIS is using to gather extremist followers.

All Sides Weekend: Books

If weather could talk, this season would say Stay inside…read a book… As the cold moves in, this week’s panel has many excellent suggestions for literary ways to avoid yard work. We’ll talk about the latest lit to warm hands and heart this hour. We’ll also find out what’s happening at Thurber House, including an upcoming event with Garth Stein.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Ohio’s got a new House Speaker. House Republicans picked 33-year-old Rep. Cliff Rosenberger to replace Bill Batchelder in January. We’ll talk about what the choice means for the legislature this hour. And we’ll look issues like redistricting and death penalty drugs, and examine what’s likely to pass–and not– in the lame duck session.

Frozen Fenders: Winterizing Your Car

The area’s recent cold snap has a lot of folks unpacking their sweaters, turning up the heat and hunkering down for the duration. But let’s say you wanted to leave your house at some point: is your car ready for winter? This hour we’ll get maintenance and car emergency prevention tips, and learn how to keep a Hot Rod hot, even when it’s minus 10.

Balanced Education and Local Control in Ohio Schools

Proposed changes to Ohio schools’ operating procedures have some worried that schools will eliminate important positions like art educators, nurses, and librarians. Advocates for the changes want to give school districts more freedom and control in an era of increasingly tight budgets.

Tech Tuesday: Virtual Assistants, Net Neutrality, Tablets

Last week, Amazon announced their version of a virtual assistant. Unlike Apple’s Siri and Window’s Cortana, the Amazon product is a new appliance for the home. This hour, we’ll discuss the future of virtual assistants and take a look at the FCC’s plans for Net Neutrality.

Capitalism and Climate Change

President Obama recently reached an agreement with China for both countries cut carbon emissions. Both governments set goals, but signed nothing. No nation wants to stifle economic progress, but many see capitalism and environmental responsibility as adversaries. This hour we’ll look at the benefits of both, to each other, and to the world.

Wellness Wednesday: Stop Smoking; Nutrition Tips, Child Poisonings

Thanksgiving’s almost here, and while some are watching their carbs, others are searching for pants with elastic waistbands.We’ll learn how to celebrate the abundant harvest without waddling away from the table. And Ohio’s smoking rates remain high; we’ll learn how to make a plan to quit. Plus, the latest news on the dangers of household products.

Ohio State President Michael Drake

In a recent speech, OSU President Michael Drake said the central tenet of the school’s land-grant mission has never been more relevant. He joins us this hour to talk about plans to keep the cost of education down, privatization of campus utilities, the marching band, and, five months into his tenure, what he envisions for the University.

Improving the Student-Teacher Connection

Despite the struggles over education in the US, most people agree teachers can have an enormous impact; the harder question is what makes them great. This hour we’ll examine practical steps that can build trust among teachers and students, and how collaboration and peer-observations might be the key to improving the quality of education.

Idealism and Realism: America’s Foreign Policy

For two centuries, the U.S. balanced its expansionist ideologies with restraint born of realism. But that balance has tipped. This hour we’ll look at the foreign policy that helped the country emerge as a world power, and the costs of abandoning realist roots. Plus we’ll look at the future of American power in a world requiring adaptable leadership

All Sides Weekend: Holiday Arts and Entertainment

It’s that time again…time to feast your ears! Musical groups in central Ohio are putting the finishing touches on their holiday programs, and gearing up for a season warm enough to melt even the grinchiest heart. We’ll hear some previews this hour, talk to the folks making it happen, and get updates on all the must-see concerts in the area.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Republican State Rep. Matt Huffman recently proposed a redistricting plan aimed at encouraging a minority-party vote before new maps are approved. Democrats say it’s nowhere near enough. We’ll talk about that this hour, and about the new OSU marching band report findings and recommendations. Plus, a look at the “heartbeat bill,” and more.

Totally Stuffed: Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Maybe you’ve been planning for weeks, or maybe avoidance is your strategy, but resistance if futile: Thanksgiving us upon us. We’ll make life easier with delicious tips for tastier turkey and merrier berries. And English pea and onion salad was recently chosen as Ohio’s emblematic Thanksgiving recipe. But does it properly evoke the Buckeye State?

Immigration Reform and Ohio

President Obama recently announced he’s granting as many as five million undocumented immigrants protection from deportation. Some of his critics say the President is sabotaging any chance of bipartisan cooperation. This hour we’ll get a local take on the president’s plan, and discuss what it means for immigrants from Ohio and around the nation.

Tech Tuesday: Passwords, Digital Copyright, Black Friday

A pet’s name. A wedding anniversary. We use all sorts of personal information to try to create safe and memorable passwords. This hour we’ll discuss how to pick one that’s hard for criminals to guess, and easy for you to remember. Plus, we’ll explore how the digital age has changed the world of copyright, and get the season’s best tech gear.

Totally Stuffed: Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Maybe you’ve been planning for weeks, or maybe avoidance is your strategy, but resistance if futile: Thanksgiving us upon us. We’ll make life easier with delicious tips for tastier turkey and merrier berries. And English pea and onion salad was recently chosen as Ohio’s emblematic Thanksgiving recipe. But does it properly evoke the Buckeye State?

Frozen Fenders: Winterizing Your Car

The area’s recent cold snap has a lot of folks unpacking their sweaters, turning up the heat and hunkering down for the duration. But let’s say you wanted to leave your house at some point: is your car ready for winter? This hour we’ll get maintenance and car emergency prevention tips, and learn how to keep a Hot Rod hot, even when it’s minus 10.