October 6, 2014
Last week New Jersey governor Chris Christie joined governor John Kasich for a rally to kick off early voting and stir up GOP support in Ohio. But minutes earlier the Supreme Court ruled to delay absentee balloting by a week. We’ll talk about that this hour, and get an update on the run for governor, and the future of Ohio’s death penalty.
September 8, 2014
This election season, Ohioans may see the return of “Golden Week,” the period in which citizens can both register and vote. But Secretary of State Jon Husted is appealing that ruling; we’ll learn more this hour. And as gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald’s campaign disintegrates, we’ll look at the options left for John Kasich’s detractors.
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.
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 9, 2014
The Ohio legislature is considering a bill that would eliminate abortion coverage and many types of birth control coverage from state employee health plans. We’ll discuss the issue this hour. We’ll also take a look the goal to cut 28 percent of carbon emissions, and rules regarding school credit for religious classes.
May 12, 2014
The primary elections are over, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate Ed FitzGerald is set to face off against Governor Kasich. We’ll discuss that race this hour. We’ll also examine the implications of the Tea Party’s primary defeats, and we’ll take a look at a bill to make “Hang On Sloopy” Ohio’s official state rock song.
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 24, 2014
Ohio just got some positive job news: The unemployment rate is lower than it’s been since before the recession, but are we out of the woods? This hour our panel of reporters discuss this, and other important issues including moves to combat pay inequality and eliminate the sin tax. Plus the latest on Libertarians and the May ballot.
February 24, 2014
Governor John Kasich will deliver his State of the State address Monday evening, but not everybody agrees on how Ohio is faring. This hour we’ll take a look on the issues he’s likely to address. Plus a discussion of all the topics important to the Buckeye State.