Archives: Jessica Wehrman

RNC Picks Cleveland: What does it mean for Columbus?

The Republican National Committee recently chose Cleveland as the host of its 2016 political convention. This is good news for northeast Ohio, but it left some Washingtonians scratching their heads. This hour we’ll talk about that, and about whether the RNC’s choice helps or hinders Columbus’ chances of hosting the Democratic convention.

Live from the Public Health Farmers Market: The Farm Bill

We’re live at the 2013 Public Health Farmers Market, and what better location from which to discuss the Farm Bill? This year’s bill, which contains stripped-out nutrition programs and food stamp funding, has left many food banks wondering how they’ll fare. We’ll talk about what’s next for the nation’s farmers and those who rely on food assistance.

Recent Immigration Proposals from Senate and President Obama

Earlier this week, a bipartisan group of eight U.S. Senators unveiled a proposal for immigration reform. On this hour, we’ll compare and contrast the Senate plan with the President’s plan that was also announced earlier this week, and we’ll hear from opponents.

Fiscal Cliff Scenario of the 1930s and its Relation to the Present

The landscape of U.S. history is riddled with peaks and valleys of prosperity and depression. And what the economic topography of the past shows us is that the current “fiscal cliff” is definitely not the first. Today, we’ll consider the fiscal cliff scenario of the 1930s and its relation to the present.

Compromise in the American Political System

With all of the talk over the looming fiscal cliff, this is a time where compromise is necessary for our government to function in the future. On this hour, we’ll talk about the history of compromise in America and take a look at the future of the necessary cooperation.

Reporter Roundtable on the Lame Duck Session

It’s that time of year again: the lame duck session where some lawmakers are leaving and new faces will take their seats. This time is can be one of the most productive times of the year. On this hour, we’ll talk about what is left to be done on the state and national level.

Congressional Wrap-Up and To-Do List

Congress is back in session this week, but only this week because they’ll recess on Friday until after the November 6 election. What have they done this year? What needs to be done this week? On this hour, we’ll give you a Congressional wrap-up and to-do list.

Special Preview of the Republican National Convention

On this hour, we’ll give you a special rundown and discussion of the 2012 Republican National Convention starting Monday in Tampa, FL. Ann will host a panel to provide the highlights of the Convention.