Since it was revealed that the government has been collecting phone and internet records of Americans, lawmakers have been debating whether or this is a necessary tool for fighting terrorism or a breach of privacy law. University of Dayton law professor Thaddeus Hoffmeister joins Emily McCord for PoliticsOhio. He says the government is within its right to perform this type of surveillance, but the scope of the data in this case is unprecedented. Hoffmeister says he hopes it will spur the public to consider the fine line between what should be private and national security.
This week WYSO has reported on how hard the city of Dayton was hit when the mortgage crisis and great recession began more than five years ago. The resulting federal funds made available to cities like Dayton to stabilize neighborhoods, and how those funds are running out. In this week's Politics Ohio we continue our look at neighborhood stabilization; we spoke with Dayton City commissioner Matt Joseph about what other steps the city is taking to revitalize neighborhoods.