Latest Episode – December 12, 2014
Map Making Deal Making; Gov. John Kasich’s Western Tour

WOSU News Director Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record look at the top issues in the news this week including: the redistricting deal at the statehouse; and John Kasich’s national tour.

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Coleman’s and Portman’s Political Decisions; Race and Policing

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman’s decision not to seek re-election, Rob Portman’s decision not to seek the presidency and other issues.

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The Legacy of Ohio Governor Jim Rhodes

Mike Thompson looks back on the career and political legacy of four-term Ohio Governor James Rhodes with two long-time statehouse reporters.

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OSU Band Culture Report, John Kasich’s Immigration Stance

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at a task force report into the culture of the OSU Marching Band and John Kasich’s moderate stance on immigration reform .

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Ohio Legislature’s Lame Duck Session May Not Be So Lame

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at the top stories in the news this week including a preview of what promises to be an eventful lame duck session of the Ohio legislature.

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What’s Next for John Kasich, Ohio Democrats, Gay Marriage?

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel analyze the November election results as well as a federal appeals court ruling upholding Ohio’s same-sex marriage ban.

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Kasich’s Obamacare Repeal Kerfuffle,OSU Band Fight Gets Uglier

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at the week’s top stories including: Confusion over John Kasich’s stance on Obamacare and the messy turn in the OSU band controversy. t

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Governor John Kasich’s Jobs Record

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of several topics including John Kasich’s jobs record, Ted Strickland’s endorsement of Ed FitzGerald for governor.

List of Services To Be Taxes Under Governor John Kasich’s Plan

Governor Kasich is out with a long list of services that would be subject to a new 5 percent sales tax. Here’s the list.

Five Things That Would Indicate A John Kasich White House Bid

Of course Governor Kasich must win re-election first, but here are five things that would indicate he’s laying the groundwork for a White House run.

Why WOSU Won’t Use The Term “Fiscal Cliff”

Like the word, “Woo”, WOSU reporters are banned from using the term “Fiscal Cliff”.

OK, The Election’s Over, Now What?

Campaign 2012 is giving way to Policy 2013. As this year’s political dust starts to settle, new dust will soon stir in Washington, at the Statehouse and at Columbus City Hall.

How The Heck Did Mitt Romney Lose Ohio??

If you woke to President Obama’s raw numbers the morning after the 2012 Ohio election, you’d probably be convinced that Mitt Romney won Ohio and quite possibly the presidency. You’d be wrong.

Confused By All The Polls? Try Averaging

If you are banging your head against the wall trying to keep up with the ups and downs of the latest polls, we suggest poll-results-averaging.

Five Takeaways from Poll Showing Romney Gaining In Ohio

Quinnipiac is out with its latest poll of likely Ohio voters. It shows that Republican Mitt Romney has cut President Obama’s lead in half over the last month. Here are five things the poll tells us:

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