Blog Archives

The State of The Union, More Trouble for Charter Schools

WOSU News Director Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record look at President Obama’s State of the Union Address;and calls for tougher charter school regulation.

Governor John Kasich Sets Empathetic Tone

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record look at the top issues in the news this week including: Governor Kasich’s call for empathy and the conviction of former Columbus Schools Supt. Gene Harris.

Gov. John Kasich, GOP Lawmakers Set Agendas

WOSU News Director Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel preview the 2015 legislative priorities, the looming battle over Medicaid expansion and efforts to legalize marijuana in Ohio.

Map Making Deal Making; Gov. John Kasich’s Western Tour

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

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.

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 .

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.

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.

Ohio’s Ebola Fears, Nationwide Arena’s Overdue Loan Payments

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at the week’s top stories including: The latest in election news; Overdue Nationwide Arena Loan Payments; Questionable Charter School leases.

Leading Big, Governor John Kasich Tries Out National Themes

Mike Thompson and the Columbus on the Record panel look at the week’s top stories including: The impact of voter apathy on the 2014 election and John Kasich’s presidential ambitions.