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Ohio Matters is the weekly politics podcast from cleveland.com. Join political reporters Mary Kilpatrick, Andrew Tobias and Seth Richardson every Friday as they interview political figures from around the state.

Ohio Matters is the weekly politics podcast from cleveland.com. Join political reporters Mary Kilpatrick, Andrew Tobias and Seth Richardson every Friday as they interview political figures from around the state.
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Ohio Matters is the weekly politics podcast from cleveland.com. Join political reporters Mary Kilpatrick, Andrew Tobias and Seth Richardson every Friday as they interview political figures from around the state.

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Episodes

Theresa Gasper - Ohio Matters Episode 32

9/21/2018
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Episode Notes Theresa Gasper, the Democratic candidate for Ohio's 10th Congressional District in Dayton, sits down with the Ohio Matters team to talk about life as a first-time candidate and her past as a Republican.

Duration:00:55:31

Aaron Pickrell - Ohio Matters Episode 31

9/14/2018
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Episode Notes Aaron Pickrell, former state director and advisor for President Barack Obama's Ohio campaign, sits down with the Ohio Matters team this week to talk about Obama's legacy in the state and if he can still be an effective figurehead.

Duration:00:39:56

Ohio Matters Election minisode - Senate and Governor's race

9/7/2018
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Episode Notes In the first mini-episode of the season, cleveland.com politics reporters Seth Richardson and Andrew Tobias break down the races in Ohio for Senate and governor. Plus, a discussion on Richard Cordray's hoop skills.

Duration:00:32:41

David Pepper - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 30

8/31/2018
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Episode Notes Ohio Democratic Party Chairman David Pepper drops by to talk about his two novels, his interactions with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the time he was kidnapped.

Duration:01:25:09

Betsy Rader - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 29

8/24/2018
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Episode Notes Betsy Rader, a Democrat running for the 14th Congressional District, sits down with the team to talk about her unlikely rise from Coshocton to Yale, life as a candidate who is a woman in the #MeToo era and what the Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen cases mean for Democrats. Plus, some personal news from co-host Mary Kilpatrick on her latest journalistic endeavor.

Duration:01:15:47

Steve Dettelbach - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 28

8/17/2018
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Steve Dettelbach, the former U.S. Attorney for Northern Ohio and the current Democratic Ohio Attorney General candidate, talks about his career as a federal prosecutor, his thoughts on political criticism of the DOJ and his time playing basketball in law school with Barack Obama. (Note: We have invited the Republican Ohio attorney general candidate, Dave Yost, to come on the show, but he's yet to take us up on our offer.)

Duration:01:13:23

Rich Exner - Ohio 12th Congressional District special election recap

8/10/2018
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Episode Notes After a wild election night in the 12th Congressional District special election, the team welcomes back cleveland.com data editor to parse results, as well as a look forward at what it means for the November midterms.

Duration:00:46:55

How's Ohio looking in the 'Year of the woman?" - Ohio Matters Podcast special episode

8/3/2018
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We look back at the women we've interivewed on the Ohio Matters podcast, and look forward to November and beyond, as we try to figure out how the "Year of the Woman" will play out in Ohio.

Duration:01:05:59

Kyle Kondik - Ohio Matters 12th District special election preview

7/27/2018
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Episode Notes Kyle Kondik, managing editor of Sabato's Crystal Ball at the University of Virginia Center for Politics, returns to Ohio Matters to preview the Aug. 7 special election in Ohio's 12th Congressional District.

Duration:00:27:15

The Cuyahoga County corruption scandal: 10 years later - Ohio Matters special episode

7/25/2018
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Episode Notes 10 years ago, a corruption scandal rocked Cuyahoga County government. The effects are still being felt today, both in Northeast Ohio and statewide. Former federal prosecutor Ann Rowland and cleveland.com editor-in-chief Chris Quinn join Ohio Matters this week to give their perspective of what it was like working the case from both the government and public view.

Duration:01:14:18

Kathleen Clyde - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 27

7/20/2018
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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde, the Democratic nominee for Ohio Secretary of State, describes her high-school athletic proweress (although not in the sport you may expect), her passion for elections and what she will do if she's elected.

Duration:01:18:40

Frank LaRose - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 26

7/13/2018
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Episode Notes State Sen. and GOP secretary of state nominee Frank LaRose talks about his military service, life as a moderate Republican and how he's "jazzed" about voting.

Duration:01:26:33

Jane Timken - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 25

7/6/2018
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Ohio Republican Party Chair Jane Timken talks about how she became state party leader — with a huge assist from Donald Trump — the GOP's need to recruit women to run for office and why she prefers to operate behind the scenes.

Duration:01:03:54

Aftab Pureval - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 24

6/29/2018
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Aftab Pureval, Hamiltion County's clerk of courts and the Democratic nominee for the 1st Congressional District race, talks about his life, his brief political career and how he's managed to turn his unusual ballot name into a strength.

Duration:01:02:37

Anthony Gonzalez - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 23

6/22/2018
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Episode Notes Antony Gonzalez, Republican nominee for the 16th Congressional District, joins Ohio Matters to share what life is like transitioning from a professional athlete to a politician.

Duration:01:19:16

Bill Johnson - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 22

6/15/2018
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Episode Notes Rep. Bill Johnson joins Ohio Matters to share his thoughts about fatherhood, his upbringing in rural poverty, Eastern Ohio's recent political shift and more.

Duration:00:50:54

Nan Whaley - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 21

6/8/2018
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Episode Notes Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley joins Ohio Matters this week to give some insight on women in politics and what role mayors play in the state.

Duration:01:18:24

Sherrod Brown - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 20

6/1/2018
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Episode Notes Democratic U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown says his Republican colleagues are afraid of criticizing President Donald Trump. Plus, does he have any plans to run for president in 2020?

Duration:00:59:55

Richard Cordray - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 19

5/25/2018
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Episode Notes Is Richard Cordray boring? The Ohio Democratic gubernatorial nominee Richard Cordray tells the cleveland.com/Ohio Matters team why he thinks he's more fun than lets on, details some of his surprisingly colorful past and plays trivia.

Duration:00:59:57

Mark Weaver - Ohio Matters Podcast Episode 18

5/18/2018
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Ohio Republican political consultant Mark Weaver sits down with the cleveland.com / Ohio Matters crew to talk about crisis communications, political advertising and the upcoming rematch between Mike DeWine and Rich Cordray in the Ohio governor's race.

Duration:01:21:04