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#65 - The Vanishing of Urban Meyer

12/10/2018
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This week has been chock-full of followups to long running Columbus news. Leading off with the two big sports stories: The Crew 2.0, Columbus Edition is poised to receive a new stadium downtown, with heavy potential investment from many major players, including the city and the state, with a caveats. Urban Meyer is retiring after the Rose bowl, citing health concerns. In city news, the ticket tax will soon have yet another exemption before going before the city council, this time for...

Duration:00:58:51

#64 - Oh Ess Who Turned Up The Heat?

12/5/2018
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While the Ohio weather meme might not always be true, it's certainly alive this week. It's December in Ohio, and it's been hot enough to go swimming outdoors, and cold enough to accumulate an inch of snow, within 40 hours of each other. Outside of weather gripes, we have a post mortem on the OSU Michigan game, more conflict over the ticket tax, and lots of controversial politics. Will the heartbeat bill be signed in law? Will Kasich be required to stand up to his party? Tune in and find out!

Duration:01:08:09

#63 - Ticket Tax Five: Ahnold's Revenge

11/28/2018
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Who would have thought something as small as a tax on tickets within a single municipality could be so controversial that it has everyone from Mayor Ginther, to Arnold Schwarzenegger drawing battle lines? Columbus this week, that's who. Join Trevor this week, for a very political episode, where local politics intertwines with bitcoin, hit and runs, personal spending limits, and plastic bags. Oh, and did I mentioned some jerk is going around sprinkling nails on state highways?

Duration:00:30:41

#62 - Forever a Bridesmaid...

11/21/2018
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...Never ever getting light rail, HQ2, or the hyperloop. This week we discuss OSU Michigan, the saga of the two hipster towers, Kasich putting his foot down on principle and ceremony against the GOP, and of course, Amazon deciding it can do without our dear city. On the other hand, no one's rent is going up 40% (yet), so at least you can rest easy about that.

Duration:00:55:00

#61 - Ohio: Forever a Red State?

11/14/2018
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Update: Between the time this was recorded, and when you listen, Amazon made their final announcement on HQ2. We'll be releasing early next week to focus on the outcome, even though (spoiler) neither HQ2/3 is coming to our dear city. The media is now swimming in articles about revoking Ohio's purple card, and sticking the red label on the state. Sam and Trevor discuss how much truth there is to that notion. In more local news, we have a hectic week of: a building burning down across the...

Duration:00:54:36

#60 - The Unelectables

11/7/2018
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The mid terms are finally here, two local boys are scolded by CPD for flashing a bb gun, we have even more coverage of the child poisoned with meth, and we do a policy by policy stance breakdown to wrap up our local election coverage. show notes: http://columbusthisweek.com/notes/60.txt

Duration:00:51:02

#59 - Poisoning Your Kids Candy

11/1/2018
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Another Halloween, another batch of parent who need to be pelted with snopes links until they stop claiming that malicious strangers are OBVIOUSLY trying to poison their precious Hayyden, Aiden, and Jaidan. That aside, this week we chat about the second amendment and the gubernatorial candidates, the hyperloop finalization, and scooter lawsuits. https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/halloween-non-poisonings/ Show notes: https://pastebin.com/qGsUbcSS

Duration:00:48:37

#58 - Make Halloween Unsafe Again

10/23/2018
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We have a spooky episode lined up this week, as two central Ohio girls address the social media phenomenon known as momo, a creepy bird like being that has been ascribed to have done everything from convincing people to light buildings on fire, to bullying children into suicide, to doxxing, to [insert bad thing here]. Don't listen to creepy bird ladies on the internet, folks. On the other side of the coin, the teal pumpkin project aims to make halloween safe and fun for all, and one of our...

Duration:01:09:40

#57 - Hashtag Saved The Crew

10/17/2018
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The great Columbus soccer war is nearing its end with support from the people of the north, and Crew fans couldn't be any happier. Lots of dotted i's and crossed t's to come yet, but the commitment is all but final. In other news: vote! Not educated enough? Luckily for you, for the next 4 weeks your favorite podcast, Columbus This Week, will be breaking down the major races and issues that effect you as a continual feature, my dear Columbusite.

Duration:01:14:11

#56 - Columbus Day, No More

10/12/2018
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Do you like Columbus day? If you said yes, odds are, you are Italian, or get the holiday off. City employees however, will have no such luck, as Columbus Day is now a working holiday for cowtown, and Veterans city is a city Holdiday. In other pulse pounding news, Columbus has now witnessed its first scooter shooting. Community events ramped up this week as well, with a ladies night at the garage (hosted by AA), coffee with a cop events all across central Ohio (but not in Columbus proper or...

Duration:00:31:56

#55 - Stormy Seas for CPD

10/2/2018
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The women arrested with Stormy Daniels at Sirens back in July have filed a suit with the state of Ohio, under the grounds that the arrest was political and defamatory in nature. In less dramatic news, Chipotle aims to move 270 people to Columbus, Chase opens up a new FinTech center on the Otterbein campus, and CMH has been purged of all flights west of the Sierra Nevadas. Special thanks to guest host Sam Walk for filling in for Eric.

Duration:00:38:09

#54 - Reefer Madness and Issue One

9/18/2018
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The struggle to have functional medical marajuana continues in Ohio, as new technologies are developing locally, and current providers fail to deliver. Meanwhile the midterms ads and political pieces are starting to drift out in preparation for November, and this year we only have one (1) issue on the ballot: Drug and Prison reform. We also discuss the tragic fifth third shooting, more scooter panic, and the city both acknowleding and ignoring the success of a certain popular bike...

Duration:00:46:43

#53 - Tasers for Tots

9/12/2018
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This week is abuzz with news, and Ohio has been making the national press after a young Cinci girl is tased during a shoplifting incedent. What's the most Dangerous road in Columbus? The answer may not surprise you. Sweeping scooter policy changes for the city of Columbus see a quick part three, in response to much criticism directed at the mayor's office.

Duration:00:45:09

#52 - Battle of the Crew Part 2

9/5/2018
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Authur Blank has ignited the passion the legion of Crew fans with two statements almost designed to send fans into a frenzy. Could the Austin Crew and a new Columbus team coexist? Did the city of Columbus inadequately fight for the Crew? Only time can validate Blank's predictions. In other news, a mass casualty comes out of Ross County Correctional Facility as nearly 30 inmates were exposed to fentanyl via the prison air vents. Rounding out our stories, the city has enacted legislation on...

Duration:00:42:26

#51 - Urban Meyer and LimeBike vs. the World

8/29/2018
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Are you overjoyed or distraught or the Urban Meyer decision? If so, you probably don't live in Columbus, where citywide citizens came together to collectively say "Meh". In other news, our fair city gets yet another visit from el Presidente Trump this summer, while Kasich decided to avoid Trump and attend Matsuricon instead, cementing his tsundere relationship with Trump. In #savethecrew land, Precourt's team name and logo is a sight to behold. Not a good sight, but a sight nonetheless....

Duration:00:50:49

#50 - Shades of Scarlet and Gray

8/20/2018
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Lots of follow up stories this week, as the Urban Meyer OSU drama continues to heat up after the investigative committee follows up with Zack and Courtney Smith. In addition, we finally got to the root cause of the Chipotle food poising incident in Delaware county, the legislation around the 7% entertainment for Columbus is live, and the rental scooters are expanding at an explosive pace, with very tentative legal support from the city. In new news, Grove City will soon be the hoppinest...

Duration:00:50:58

#49 - The Race To End No Races

8/14/2018
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Balderson. O'Connor. The election is down to the wire, with money bombs, presidential visits, key endorsements, and seemingly everything on the line, if you listen to the party rhetoric. The problem is, this race isn't even over when it's over, and the victory will by definition be fleeting, since the elected candidate has to win again in November, which raises the question: Why do the parties care so much about a special election that is going to be upset less than four months from now? In...

Duration:00:54:30

#48 - Urban Meyer's X

8/7/2018
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MWe can't avoid the elephant in the room this week, Urban Meyer is front and center of the local news cycle. The feature topic is an in depth discussion of the Urban Meyer scandal, the reactions from supporters and detractors, and a breakdwon of likely outcomes. In news that won't be making any headlines, we also talk about a three way twitter fight between LeBron James, Donald Trump, and John Kasich, Ohio's student debt problem, and the governor's bill to reign in on payday loan...

Duration:01:04:55

#47 - Corruption, Scandal, and Dog Birthday Pawties

7/30/2018
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It's often said that no news is good news, and unfortunately Columbus has a lot of news this week. Join us as we discuss the Stormy Daniels planned police sting, drugs being brought into Ohio prisons, corruption in manufacturing, and the worst crime against humanity yet: dog parties. Don't despair though, it's not all bad news this week, as Ohio libraries will soon be recieving new educational services, two dozen central Ohio companies made a top 300 list for best places for women to work,...

Duration:00:51:05

#46 - Kasich Speaks for the Trees

7/24/2018
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...and he says "Dear farmers and Ginthers, please do not cut these". In a rare moment of republican environmentalism, we witness John Kasich fighting against a coalition of farmers on the speed and regulations around the lake Erie cleanup. On the flip side, Columbus's own mayor Ginther would like to remove trees from poor, high crime areas of city, citing that trees provide effective cover for criminals. Is this a good, well thought out idea? No, no it's not, and you don't need to tune in to...

Duration:00:58:48