Archives: Karen Kasler

Maurice Clarett’s New Cause: Medicaid Expansion

In 2002 freshman phenom Maurice Clarett led Ohio State to national victory and a 14-0 season, but the star running back soon fell from grace amid criminal charges and served a prison sentence. Clarett joins us this hour to discuss his changed life, his struggles with mental illness and his drive to take up the fight for Medicaid expansion.

Maurice Clarett’s New Cause: Medicaid Expansion

In 2002 freshman phenom Maurice Clarett led Ohio State to national victory and a 14-0 season, but the star running back soon fell from grace amid criminal charges and served a prison sentence. Clarett joins us this hour to discuss his changed life, his struggles with mental illness and his drive to take up the fight for Medicaid expansion.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Now that everybody’s relaxed, tan and back from summer vacation, the fun begins again! On today’s show, to help you get back into the news groove, we’re hosting a reporter roundtable. Join Ann and her panel of journalists for the latest on Medicaid, Attorney General DeWine’s committee on facial recognition software, SNAP benefit cuts and more.

Ohio Reporter Roundtable: State Budget Edition

Ohio’s newest budget will be signed on Sunday, but it’s already been hailed as “exciting and positive,” and dismissed as a “train wreck.” The $62 billion budget includes increased school funding, some income tax cuts and restrictions on abortions. This hour, our panel of reporters will offer their analysis on what’s in store for the Buckeye State.

Transparency in JobsOhio Finances

Last week, JobsOhio, Governor John Kasich’s private job-creation corporation, came under scrutiny for allegedly funneling $5 million in public money into its own funds. The Governor responded to questions, saying that it’s “complicated.” This hour, we’ll talk to a panel of reporters and policy experts to gain some insight into this issue.

Wrap-up of Ohio Governor John Kasich’s State of the State Address

Last night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave his third State of the State address. What did you think? How did it go?

JobsOhio Case At the Ohio Supreme Court/Homelessness in Columbus

The Ohio Supreme Court has taken up the question of constitutionality for the governor’s privatized development agency, JobsOhio. In this segment, we’ll talk about the case and its implications. Then, how many homeless people are among us? We’ll talk about the state of homelessness in central Ohio.

Reporter Roundtable: Statehouse Politics in the New Year

Join us for a Reporter Roundtable discussion looking forward at state politics in the coming year. We’ll consider the big agenda items Ohio is looking forward to in 2013.

Reporter Roundtable on Ohio General Assembly’s Lame Duck Session

It’s that time of year, when politicians are in flux for a new session in statehouses around the country. However, these times tend to be most productive due to the various end of the year deadlines. On this hour, we’re talking about the upcoming news in Ohio’s General Assembly.

Post-Election Coverage

On this hour, we look back at the 2012 presidential election, consider the issues that won and take a look at the balance of power.