Latest Episode – August 22, 2014
The Far Right Takes Aim At Common Core In Ohio

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at efforts to repeal Ohio’s Common Core education standards; Ed FitzGerald’s reeling campaign, and the militarization of local police.

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OSU President Michael Drake on Marching Band, Vision for OSU

WOSU’s Mike Thompson interviews Ohio State University Michael Drake at The Columbus Metropolitan Club. Drake discusses the Marching Band controversy and other topics.

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Ed FitzGerald’s Very Tough Week

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at the week’s top stories including: Ed FitzGerald’s floundering campaign for Ohio Governor and fired OSU Band Director Jon Waters’ media tour.

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Ed FitzGerald Faces Uncomfortable Questions; OSU Band Scandal

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at questions Ed FitzGerald faces about an early morning incident with a female friend and the latest in the OSU Marching Band scandal.

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OSU Band Faces Charges of Promoting “Sexualized Culture”

WOSU News Director Mike Thompson and his panel look at the sexual harassment scandal that led to the firing of OSU Band Director Jon Waters.

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Charter Schools May Face Closer Scrutiny

WOSU News Director Mike Thompson and his panel look at the questionable oversight of Ohio charter schools, a controversial teacher contract proposal in Reynoldsburg.

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Cleveland Lands GOP Convention, Columbus Still Wants Dems

WOSU’s Mike Thompson and his panel look at Columbus’s Democratic convention hopes after Republicans choose Cleveland for their convention; Republicans look for a new speaker of the Ohio House.

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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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