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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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SPECIAL – Central Ohio’s Transportation Future

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss Central Ohio’s transportation needs now and in the future.

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NE Ohio Trial Casts Shadow over Ohio GOP

The campaign finance corruption trial of a North Canton donor involves some big names in Ohio politics; the latest in the race for governor; the effectiveness of the Third Grade Reading Guarantee.

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Ohio Budget Bill Revisions

Ann Fisher and her panel provide an analysis Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s two-year budget bill and the effects of a delay on renewable energy standards in Ohio.

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JobsOhio Adverts Judicial Scrutiny Again

Guest Host Ann Fisher and her panel provide an analysis of topics including the Ohio Supreme Court’s rejection to a challenge to JobsOhio, restoration of early voting leading up to election day.

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EPA Rules May Mean Big Changes for Ohio

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the impact of new federal air quality rules on Ohio, the latest on the race for governor.

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Green Energy Mandates On Hold, Ten Years of Concealed Carry

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the delay in Ohio’s mandate on alternative energy sources and analysis of Ohio’s concealed carry law.

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Green Energy Advocates Emerge at The Statehouse

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the campaign to keep Ohio’s clean energy standards and the fairness of municipal income taxes.

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With Six Months To Go, Ed FitzGerald’s Uphill Climb

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including John Kasich’s surge in the latest governor’s race poll.

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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.

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The Final Push In Columbus Zoo Levy Campaign

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the Columbus Zoo Levy, questions about a state investigation of the Tom Noe “Coingate” scandal, and more.

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The Koch Brothers Take Aim at Jack Hanna, The Columbus Zoo Levy

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the entrance of the Koch Brothers into the Columbus Zoo levy campaign and the gender pay gap.

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Gay Marriage Ruling on Hold, Gov. Kasich Reintroduces Himself

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including what’s next in the battle over gay marriage in Ohio and opposition to the Columbus Zoo levy takes shape.

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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. .

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Judge Takes Aim At Ohio’s Gay Marriage Ban

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including a ruling that nullifies a key portion of Ohio’s ban on same sex marriage.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Ohio Libertarian Candidates Feel The Love, Hate

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including how Libertarian candidates will figure into this year’s election and an assessment of JobsOhio.

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John Kasich’s Tax Cut Plan – Who Benefits Most?

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including Governor Kasich’s income tax cut proposal, Ohio’s changing attitudes toward gay marriage and other topics.

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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,

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Democrats Hope Governor Kasich Still Has Labor Pains

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the role organized labor w.ill play in this year’s race for governor.

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What Happened To All That Primary Talk?

WOSU’s news director Mike Thompson and his panel discuss the week’s top stories including the latest in the race for Ohio governor and calls for higher taxes for the Columbus Zoo.

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