Blog Archives

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.

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.

John Kasich’s Las Vegas Trip Fuels Presidential Speculation

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including John Kasich’s presidential ambitions; Ohio’s changing car dealership landscape, unionizing college athletes.

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.

Gov. John Kasich’s Tax Plan – Winners and Losers

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including Governor John Kasich’s plan to cut income taxes while raising taxes on cigarettes and drilling.

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.

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.