Ohio’s Bid for Political Conventions



It’s a well-worn phrase: As Ohio goes, so goes the nation, and the state’s three largest cities are hoping to win a bid for a 2016 political convention. This hour we’ll talk about what really happens to a city when it hosts these huge political gatherings, and if Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman is right to expect a convention-based boom in business.


  • Brian Ross, CEO of Experience Columbus
  • Steve Harrison, reporter for Charlotte Observer
  • Charles Mahtesian, Politics Editor for Digital News, NPR
  • Kenneth C. Davis, historian and author


Columbus for 2016

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