Archives: Julie Carr Smyth

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine came under scrutiny recently for doling out lucrative collections contracts to friends of his campaign. A recent federal court ruling could put Obamacare state subsidies in jeopardy, and a new bill would require all Ohio companies to cover the full range of contraceptives. We’ll learn more this hour.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

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.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

The Ohio Supreme Court ruled that a suit challenging JobsOhio has no legal standing. This hour, we’ll discuss what this means for the future of other groups challenging state laws. We’ll also take a look at a federal judge’s order that Ohio set early voting hours, and examine Eric Cantor’s defeat and it’s implications for the Buckeye State.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

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.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Ohio Senator Rob Portman gave a major speech recently, outlining a “constructive conservative” approach to fight poverty. This hour, we’ll talk about the response to Portman’s plan. We’ll also discuss a new gun bill allowing non-Ohio residents to carry a concealed weapon in the state, and get the latest in the race for governor.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

On this reporter roundtable, we’ll be discussing the flurry of activity surrounding same-sex marriage in Ohio, as well as the controversy over a green energy bill affecting businesses. We’ll also get the latest on the gubernatorial race and learn about a death penalty task force that would alter the state’s implementation of capital punishment.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Ohio governor John Kasich recently gave his State of the State address. This hour we’ll talk about his speech, and the latest news related to voting bills, Ohio’s chances at hosting a political convention, education and more.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

On this week’s reporter roundtable, we’re talking about what’s in the news and on your mind. Republican governor John Kasich could face several challengers this fall– from his political left and right. We’ll get an update on how the race is shaping up, a look at why what’s hampering Columbus’ snow removal efforts this season, and more.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Though it is not official yet, Hamilton County Commissioner Todd Portune says he still plans to run in the democratic primary for governor. This hour, our Ohio reporter panel will examine his chances and look at the strategy Ohio Democrats plan to use in this year’s campaign.

The Changing Face of Summer School

The phrase “summer school” can instill fear and loathing in school-aged kids. Historically, it’s been oriented towards remediation–catching up the kids who fall behind. But recently summer school has gotten something of a facelift, and now kids are taking summer classes to get ahead. In this hour we’ll take a look at how summer school has changed