PoliticsOhio

Fridays during All Things Considered

Emily McCord hosts PoliticsOhio. It's a wrap-up of the week's important political news in the state. Each Friday during All Things Considered, she talks with political reporters from across Ohio about local and statewide news. Bill Cohen and Karen Kasler, statehouse news reporters for the Ohio Public Radio, are regular guests.

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5:45 pm
Fri April 6, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Prof Says 'Right-to-Work' Law Means More Money for Workers

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Richard Vedder, the author of a new study advocating that Ohio become a "right to work" state. Next year Ohioans could vote on whether employers can require their workers to join a union to get and keep their jobs.

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5:45 pm
Fri March 30, 2012

PoliticsOhio: 'Fracking' Supporter Says Kasich Targets Energy Companies

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Tom Stewart, a proponent of the controversial drilling process known as fracking.

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5:45 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Environmentalist Wants 'Fracking' Moratorium

Ellen Belcher, who's filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Jack Shaner, a lobbyist for the Ohio Environmental Council. Shaner talks about Gov. John Kasich's new energy plan and insists that Ohio's "fracking" regulations are woefully weak.

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5:45 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Expert Says Land Banks Can Help Neighborhoods, Governments

Ellen Belcher, who is filling in for Emily McCord, interviews Jim Rokakis, one of Ohio's top experts on the foreclosure crisis and land banks. In Cuyahoga County and elsewhere across the country, communities are creating land banks to take possession of abandoned properties and to demolish the eyesores. Once a property is cleared, the land bank works to redevelop space that previously was a drag on the neighborhood -- and tax rolls. Montgomery County is in the process of creating its own land bank.

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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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