Ellen Belcher

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Politics
5:53 pm
Fri March 9, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Ohio's Nail-Biter Primary Ensures Race Is Still On

Ellen Belcher, who is filling in for Emily McCord, interviews John Green, director of the Bliss Institute of Applied Politics at the University of Akron, about the results of Mitt Romney's tepid win in Ohio's primary.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Fri March 2, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Former GOP Chairman Says This Primary Like No Other

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews former Ohio Republican Chairman Bob Bennett about Ohio's March 6 primary.

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Politics
5:45 pm
Fri February 24, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Wannabe GOP Presidential Candidates Can't Get Enough of Ohio

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews the Columbus Dispatch's Joe Hallett about the run-up to Super Tuesday on March 6. Hallett, who has been traveling with GOP candidates as they barnstorm Ohio, talks about how voters are reacting and explains why Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine retracted his endorsement of Mitt Romney and is instead supporting Rick Santorum.

Politics
6:00 pm
Fri February 17, 2012

PoliticsOhio: School Districts Cutting, Not Asking for Levies

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Wendy Patton of Policy Matters Ohio about a recent survey that the liberal-leaning think tank did of Ohio's schools. The state's 600-plus school districts have been hit with a two-year $1.8 billion cut in funding. That means their state aid has dropped to 2003 levels. Policy Matters estimates that Ohio has 2,500 fewer teachers in the classroom as a result. Districts are reluctant to ask for more local money from voters and instead are cutting their budgets in unprecedented ways.

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