Blog Archives

Columbus Zoo Levy Swamped – How Leaders Misjudged Voters

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the defeat of the Columbus Zoo Levy and how leaders so misjudged the will of voters.

The Next Chapter in Ohio’s Gay Marriage Debate

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the looming decision to overturn part of Ohio’s gay marriage ban. .

Ohio’s Economic Picture Improves, Sort Of

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the state of Ohio’s economy, expelling threatening students and new efforts to limit smoking.

Fracking in Ohio State Parks, Train to Port Columbus

The Columbus on the record panel discusses controversies over proposed natural gas drilling in state parks; and a plan to start passenger rail service between Port Columbus and downtown, and more,

Ohio Democrats Vow To Fight A War For Women

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss Democrats plan to use abortion as a 2014 campaign issue, Todd Portune’s decision on whether to run for governor.

Ed FitzGerald Tries To Get Campaign Back On Track

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including Ed FitzGerald’s choice for running mate.

John Kasich, Ed FitzGerald Try To Keep Houses In Order

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss top issues in the news including possible intraparty challenges to Governor John Kasich and his Democratic challenger Ed Fitzgerald.

Ohio Governor’s Race, Economy Likely Dominant Topics Of 2014

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel look ahead at what likely will be the big political and policy stories of 2014.

After Running Mate Debacle, Can Ed FitzGerald Recover?

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson discusses and his panel discuss several issues including what next for Democrat Ed FitzGerald now that his running mate has left the race for governor.

Taxing Time for Democratic Ticket For Governor

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss several issues including Lt. Governor Candidate Eric Kearney’s tax troubles and a possible challenge to a publicly owned Nationwide Arena.