Blog Archives

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.

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.

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,

Cramming Time for Columbus School Levy Vote

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss several issues including Tuesday’s vote on the Columbus School Levy; questionable oversight of state grants to private companies.

Governor John Kasich’s Medicaid Expansion End-Run

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss Governor Kasich’s risky move to bypass the state legislature to expand Medicaid and rising tensions over the Columbus School levy.

Mayor,Superintendent Make Case for Columbus School Levy

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson questions Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman and Columbus Schools Superintendent Dan Good about the Columbus School Levy request and plans to reform the school system.

Gov. John Kasich Stirs Presidential Run Speculation

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of several topics including rising speculation about John Kasich’s presidential ambitions.

Kasich Approves A New Education Plan

WOSU’s Steve Brown and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of topics including Columbus’ new education plan, the ban on internet cafes, local reaction to the George Zimmerman acquittal and more.

Veterans Memorial Could Fade Away

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of several topics including plans to replace Vets Memorial with a new arts center .

Columbus City Schools – No Mayoral Takeover

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel provide an in-depth analysis of several topics including the education commission’s plan to fix the Columbus City Schools.