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Politics
5:32 pm
Tue July 17, 2012

President Obama and Others File Lawsuit Against Ohio

Democrats, along with President Obama’s re-election campaign, have filed a federal lawsuit against Ohio to try to reinstate the three days of early in person voting before Election day.

In 2008, 93 thousand Ohioans voted in Ohio in the three days before the election.  Since then, Republican lawmakers have wiped out the 3 day window for most Ohioans. Only military members and their families can now take advantage of that opportunity.  Ohio Democratic Party Chair Chris Redfern says that’s not right.

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Politics
7:00 am
Thu July 5, 2012

President Obama Head to Ohio

President Barack Obama departs on a two-day bus tour of Ohio and Pennsylvania today, defending his economic policies and and his decision to rescue U.S. automakers while raising questions about Republican Mitt Romney's business record. 

The president's 250-mile "Betting on America" bus tour will pass through several Northern Ohio communities where he received strong support in 2008.  The tour will also take him into Western Pennsylvania, with a stop in Pittsburgh.

Politics
5:06 pm
Fri June 15, 2012

PoliticsOhio: Obama, Romney Campaign In Ohio

Ohio truly was a battleground this week, as both President Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney visited the state to sell their message to voters. For this weeks PoliticsOhio, Emily McCord speaks to Jessica Wehrman who reports from Washington for the Columbus Dispatch about what both men hope to convey during their time in Ohio and what the political landscape current is in the state.

Origins Podcast
12:06 pm
Tue May 15, 2012

Humanitarian Intervention: The American Experience from William McKinley to Barack Obama

In the late 19th century, humanitarian intervention was a popular idea among U.S. citizens. In this detail from a political cartoon, a caring woman whose garment reads "liberty" symbolizes this impulse.

Many of us think of humanitarian intervention as a recent phenomenon of United States foreign policy. Certainly, critics of Barack Obama’s intervention in Libya saw America’s humanitarian involvement there as some new-fangled excuse to go mucking around in other countries. This month historian Jeff Bloodworth traces a much longer history of humanitarian intervention that goes back to the administration of William McKinley and is connected with the Protestant ideals of some of the nation's founders.

Around the Miami Valley
11:35 am
Mon May 30, 2011

WYSO Weekend: May 29, 2011

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 29, 2011 containing the following stories:

-Emily McCord speaks with Irish radio producer Mary Phelan and area resident Roger Kearney, a distant relative of Barack Obama about the upcoming documentary "The Road to Moneygall," which will air on WYSO.

-Sarah Buckingham previews this week's Sunday Documentary Hour offerings

-Jerry Kenney speaks with artist Greg Dearth about his upcoming exhibit at Gallery 510 in Dayton

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