New worries about the fast-spreading COVID-19 delta variant combined with Ohio’s lagging vaccination rate have officials strongly recommending vaccinated people wear masks, especially for schools. We also discuss vaccination requirements, questions linger over Ohio Gov. DeWine’s public utilities commissioner’s bribe from FirstEnergy and the special election for Ohio’s 15th Congressional district.
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Mike Thompson, WOSU’s news and public affairs director, moderates the program that features well-respected journalists and veteran political observers offering insight and analysis of the top stories of the week.
Columbus on the Record airs at Fridays at 8:30pm and repeats Sunday at 5pm. on WOSU TV.
Host Mike Thompson
Mike Thompson was born in Worcester, Massachusetts and earned a B.S. in Broadcast Journalism from Syracuse University and a Masters in Business Administration from Ohio State University. Mike has worked in public and commercial radio and television in New York, Massachusetts and Ohio.