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Political news and insight from the public affairs staff of The Columbus Dispatch.

Political news and insight from the public affairs staff of The Columbus Dispatch.

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Political news and insight from the public affairs staff of The Columbus Dispatch.

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English


Episodes

Democratic National Convention 2020: John Kasich, Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders

8/18/2020
Dispatch political reporters Rick Rouan and Randy Ludlow recap the opening night of the online Democratic National Convention on the latest episode of the Buckeye Forum. During this episode we discuss what speakers John Kasich, Michelle Obama and Bernie Sanders all had to say during Monday night’s digital DNC. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:30

What we're missing from a digital DNC

8/17/2020
Dispatch political reporters Rick Rouan and Anna Staver discuss how things are going to be very different at this year’s Democratic National Convention. During this episode we talk about how this digital DNC will impact Ohio’s Biden delegates as they watch this convention from their homes. Finally, we mention how this virtual convention is now a series of nationally broadcast speeches, Zoom lunches, and conference calls. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:11:39

Dr. Amy Acton resigns, and the legislature breaks for the summer

6/15/2020
Columbus Dispatch political reporters Rick Rouan, Randy Ludlow, and Anna Staver discuss the latest in Ohio politics on the newest episode of the Buckeye Forum podcast. During this episode we talk about how Dr. Amy Acton has resigned as the state’s health director, what precautions the state has been taken amid the coronavirus pandemic, and where we might see things go from here. Finally, we discuss what the Ohio General Assembly has done so far this year, and mention what we can expect to...

Duration:00:18:08

Sockpuppets, catfishing, and keeping your voting machines safe in the 2020 election

2/14/2020
Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland and politics reporter Rick Rouan discuss election security and what this means for voters in Ohio. Next we talk about what election officials are doing regarding the upcoming 2020 election. Finally, we discuss what the terms sockpuppets and catfishing mean, and what’s being done with social media to control the flow of disinformation. Read more: Voters again to face tsunami of online disinformation, experts warn What you need to know about the...

Duration:00:27:40

How reporters uncovered problems with Ohio's voter purges

1/23/2020
Ohio purged more than 460,000 voter registrations in 2019. Reporters from The Columbus Dispatch and USA TODAY Network dug into those registrations that were wrongly targeted for cancellation. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:10:33

Trump launches 2020 campaign in Ohio

1/10/2020
Columbus Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with politics reporters Rick Rouan and Anna Staver to recap Lara Trump’s recent visit to Columbus, discusses Donald Trump’s first 2020 campaign visit to Toledo, Ohio last night, and talks about what Ohio’s suburbs might look like for this upcoming presidential election. Read more: Killing of Iranian terrorist leader touted by Donald Trump in Ohio rally, first of 2020 Lara Trump stumps for father-in-law in Columbus Fact-checking...

Duration:00:26:35

AWP: Three little letters that could affect your health and wallet

12/21/2019
Columbus Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland and politics reporter Cathy Candisky explain the latest findings in the ongoing Side Effects series. During this episode we talk about why you are paying so much for your prescription drugs, explain what “AWP” means, and talk what are three things currently wrong with the average wholesale pricing model. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:49

How Ohio’s vexing voucher system blew up

12/14/2019
Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with politics reporter Anna Staver on the latest edition of the Buckeye Forum podcast. During this episode we discuss Ohio’s school voucher system, explain how school are able to obtain a voucher, and talk about what could potentially be changed with these rules. Finally, we discuss how these new voucher rules could impact Ohio’s schools in the future. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:22:06

Guns, Gambling and the Governor's schedule: What's going on in state government?

11/11/2019
Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with politics reporters Randy Ludlow and Anna Staver on the latest episode of the Buckeye Forum podcast. During this episode we discuss what Governor Mike DeWine has been up to since he took office, talk about how sports betting in Ohio might be legal soon, and mention whether to put the Ohio Casino Commission or the Ohio Lottery Commission in charge of sports betting. Finally, we talk about DeWine’s gun control plan and what this could...

Duration:00:19:36

Battle for the Burbs 2020

11/2/2019
Columbus Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with politics reporter Rick Rouan on the latest episode of the Buckeye Forum podcast. During this episode we talk about what defines a suburb, what has been going on in these Ohio suburbs politically speaking, and look ahead to how these suburbs might be impacted for the upcoming 2020 general election. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:19:27

It’s debate day in Ohio

10/14/2019
Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with politics reporter Rick Rouan on the latest episode of the Buckeye Forum Politics podcast. During this episode we preview the Democratic debate in Westerville, Ohio and tell you what to look out for. Finally, we address topics such as gun control, health care, and how Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders recently had a heart attack. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:28:21

What really happened in Ohio’s voter purge

9/9/2019
Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with reporter Rick Rouan on the latest episode of the Buckeye Forum Politics podcast. During this we discuss Ohio’s voter purge process, talk about where things currently stand with this, and what happens to people when they get placed on the purge list. Next we talk about how this list is complicated, the current problems associated with it, and how some voters were incorrectly placed on this list. Finally, we explain what happens when...

Duration:00:26:23

VP Mike Pence calls out local workers, fallen soldier in Lancaster speech

7/30/2019
Vice President Mike Pence called out two Magna workers during a groundbreaking ceremony for the company's new manufacturing facility in Lancaster, Ohio. He also spoke of Lancaster native Sgt. Joseph Collette, who died on March 22 during a combat mission in Afghanistan’s Kunduz province from injuries resulting from enemy fire. The Lancaster native joined the Army in November 2010 and was assigned to the 242nd Ordnance Battalion, 71st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group, based at Fort Carson,...

Duration:00:04:31

Jim Siegel’s colleagues remember him a month later

7/12/2019
Dispatch public affairs staff Darrel Rowland, Randy Ludlow, Cathy Candisky, and Marty Schladen reflect on reporter Jim Siegel’s life. July 12th, 2019 is exactly one month to the day since Dispatch legislative reporter Jim Siegel passed away. During this podcast we share memories about our time working with Jim, talk about the love and devotion that Jim had for his wife and family, and recognize the talented journalist he was. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:13:10

Ohio and the abortion controversy

5/31/2019
Dispatch public affairs editor Darrel Rowland speaks with reporters Jim Siegel and Ben Deeter regarding the topic of abortion. During this we discuss the current laws that Ohio has in place regarding abortion, what the so called “heartbeat bill” entails, and look at what other states are doing nationally on the topic. Finally, we explain how the Ohio Right to Life group is involved in this, discuss what the “Abortion Pill Reversal Information Act” consists of, and speculate if the Supreme...

Duration:00:23:56

The great grad debate

5/30/2019
Dispatch public affairs reporter Jim Siegel speaks with state superintendent Paolo DeMaria and Chad Aldis, VP for Ohio policy and advocacy for the Thomas B. Fordham Institute about the latest effort to establish state high school graduation requirements. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:30:36

What's going on in Piketon?

5/23/2019
Washington D.C. reporter Jessica Wehrman talks about how a community wrestles with what to do about reports that the region outside their middle school is contaminated with radioactive contamination. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:07:35

PBM reform goes national

4/29/2019
Dispatch reporters Marty Schladen and Cathy Candisky discuss the latest findings in the Columbus Dispatch’s Side Effects series. During this we discuss how the efforts in Ohio to reform pharmacy benefit managers have helped this issue to gain national attention. We also talk about a new bill signed by the Arkansas governor which bans spread pricing, other reform laws around the country, and how pharmacy benefit managers are profiting off spread pricing in Michigan. See...

Duration:00:11:19

Why Ohio school funding is still broken

4/25/2019
Dispatch public affairs reporter Jim Siegel talks with Howard Fleeter of the Ohio Education Policy Institute and Julie Wagner Feasel, member of the Olentangy Board of Education regarding Ohio school funding. During this we address issues of why Ohio school funding is still broken, what is wrong with the current school funding formula, and how we got to this point. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:56:36

The future of Donald Trump

4/19/2019
Jack Torry, Washington bureau chief of the Columbus Dispatch, talks about the Mueller report and what it means for President Donald Trump's administration. See omnystudio.com/listener for privacy information.

Duration:00:15:55