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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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2:53 pm
Fri October 18, 2013

Turner Defends "No" Vote On Ending Shutdown, Boehner Gets Support From His Caucus

The vote to reopen the government and extend the debt ceiling limit was approved with most House Republicans opposing it, including most of the lawmakers that represent southwest Ohio. Emily McCord speaks with the Columbus Dispatch's Jessica Wehrman for this week’s PoliticsOhio.

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Food
6:43 pm
Thu September 19, 2013

Changes to Food Stamp Program to Hit Ohioans

Outside the Clark County Job and Family Services center. SNAP recipients trickled out Tuesday morning after appointments to learn about reinstated work requirements.
Credit WYSO/Lewis Wallace

Legislators have been hashing out the future of food stamps in Washington this week. But here in Ohio, changes to food assistance, also called SNAP, are coming down the pike regardless. Work requirements will go into effect Oct. 1 for 134,000 Ohioans who depend on food stamps.

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Health, Science & The Environment
1:37 pm
Fri September 13, 2013

Environmental Advocates, Lawmakers Want Answers On EPA Chief Resignation

Credit Flickr Creative Commons user Bill Herndon

The Ohio EPA official who recently resigned is serving the last day of his tenure Friday. George Elmaraghy sent a letter in August telling employees the Kasich administration wanted him gone due to pressure from the coal industry. Ohio Public Radio's Andy Chow has been following the story and spoke to Emily McCord for PoliticsOhio.

Emily McCord: Bring us up to speed on the situation surround George Elmaraghy’s resignation in August.

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Politics
6:28 am
Mon September 9, 2013

Ohio Lawmakers Face Decision In Syria And Political Fall Out

Ohio Representatives are expressing a variety of questions and concerns regarding whether or not to support President Obama's call for military action in Syria. The Columbus Dispatch's Jessica Wehrman speaks to Emily McCord in the weekly segment, PoliticsOhio. Werhman reports that this is not the usual party-line disagreement and says she'll be watching Speaker of the House, John Boehner, closely in the next few weeks, as he is the only Republican from Ohio that is backing the President's plan.

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Politics
2:41 pm
Fri August 30, 2013

The Cost Of Expanding Medicaid Debated In Dayton

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The discussion over extending Medicaid came to Dayton this week. Members of the Ohio Senate Finance Subcommittee came to CareSource to hear how Medicaid expansion would affect Ohioans and the state’s bottom line. Emily McCord speaks with WYSO's economics reporter, Lewis Wallace, who reports that health care advocates point to a study that shows Ohio can expand Medicaid while saving money at the same time.

Emily McCord speaking with Lewis Wallace on Medicaid expansion for PoliticsOhio.

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