September 22, 2014
In response to a Lake Erie algal bloom that left residents without drinkable tap water, the Ohio House is taking steps to reduce threats to the state’s waterways. We’ll talk about pending legislation and candidate promises this hour. We’ll also look at the race for the statehouse, and what unites and divides candidates for Ohio Secretary of State.
August 26, 2014
Last week a judge ruled that a Cincinnati area women’s clinic would have to stop providing access to surgical abortions. This leaves the Cincinnati area with one abortion provider; a total of 10 remain in the state. This hour we’ll hear from both sides on the practical implications of the latest restrictions to abortion in Ohio.
August 11, 2014
Last week jugglers and mimes greeted a group of screeners visiting Columbus to judge the city’s potential as the 2016 Democratic National Convention site. And though Governor Kasich holds a cash advantage over Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic challenger reports having more individual donors. We’ll get the latest on these stories and more, this hour.
July 21, 2014
Democratic gubernatorial nominee, Ed Fitzgerald, launched his first ad aimed at the working class last week. He said Governor Kasich’s tax cuts only help the wealthy, and “Ohio is meant for all of us.” Weâ€™ll discuss the governorâ€™s race, the misconduct investigation into a chain of charter schools, and what LeBron James’ return means for Cleveland.
July 14, 2014
Cleveland was just announced as the host city of the 2016 RNC Convention, beating out Dallas for the bid. This hour, we’ll talk about what kind of boost Cleveland can expect, and what the choice means for the next presidential election. We’ll also discuss what’s on this November’s ballot, the race for Ohio’s governor, and more.
June 30, 2014
Several top Ohio politicians are fighting subpoenas to testify against “As Seen on TV” millionaire Ben Suarez, who’s accused of funneling campaign funds to Republican candidates. We’ll get the latest this hour. We’ll also discuss the Libertarian Party’s plan to host their convention in Columbus, failing third grade reading scores and more.
June 2, 2014
Red light cameras are common at many Columbus intersections. Supporters say they reduce traffic accidents, but opponents feel they’re just a money grab. We’ll talk about a new bill to restrict the cameras this hour. We’ll also discuss a federal judge’s order to halt to executions in Ohio, and get the latest on the state’s green energy legislation.
April 28, 2014
Cleveland and Cincinnati have been asked to make a bid to host the 2016 Democratic National Convention; we’ll talk about the cities’ chances this hour. We’ll also get the latest on the race for governor, the zoo levy and the status of the gay marriage issue now that leaders of that effort say it’s unlikely to show up on the fall ballot.
March 31, 2014
While some state car dealer associations are banning direct sales, electric car maker Tesla signed a deal with Ohio to keep existing stores open and selling directly to consumers. This hour, we’ll discuss what this means for the Buckeye State. We’ll also get the latest on Governor Kasich’s possible bid for the presidency, casino revenue and more.
March 10, 2014
After protest hearings on Tuesday, two Ohio Libertarian candidates may be removed from November’s ballot. A 10-year-old student was kicked out of school for pretending his finger was a gun. Senator John McCain mentioned John Kasich as a potential presidential candidate in 2016. We’ll talk about these issues and many more this hour.