65 episodes

The political system can feel like a complicated and gridlocked machine that we have little ability to influence. The truth is, you CAN change things when you know how. Enter Spectrum News 1 Anchor Curtis Jackson, who brings to the table decades of experience covering political news and events. Join him for meaningful conversations with decision-makers that will help guide listeners to an actionable understanding of the issues in Ohio. 

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The political system can feel like a complicated and gridlocked machine that we have little ability to influence. The truth is, you CAN change things when you know how. Enter Spectrum News 1 Anchor Curtis Jackson, who brings to the table decades of experience covering political news and events. Join him for meaningful conversations with decision-makers that will help guide listeners to an actionable understanding of the issues in Ohio. 

    Severe summer weather and how to stay safe

    Severe summer weather and how to stay safe

    Ohioans often get to benefit from blue skies and sunny days that come with Midwestern summers, but while many people turn their focus on fun in the sun, severe weather in Ohio comes in multiple forms across the Buckeye State. During Memorial Day weekend 2019 encountered 21 tornadoes across western and central Ohio, and already in 2022, a one-week span saw 10 tornadoes.
    Guest host Chuck Ringwalt talks with Spectrum News 1 Chief Meteorologist Eric Elwell and Spectrum News 1 Meteorologist Andrew Kozak about why Ohio sees severe weather from tornadoes to floods and extreme heat, and how to stay safe during those events.

    • 26 min
    Pride Month - Does equality exist in the Buckeye State

    Pride Month - Does equality exist in the Buckeye State

    June is Pride Month, and often those who honor it celebrate with festivals, parades and more. It’s seen as a visible way for the LGBTQ community and allies to celebrate who they are.
    Guest host Mike Kallmeyer spoke with state Sen. Nickie Antonio, D-Lakewood, the first openly gay state representative in Ohio; Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey, the first openly gay sheriff in Hamilton County; and Key Beck, interim senior manager of clinical prevention programs at Equitas Health, to discuss what efforts are being done across Ohio on behalf of the LGBTQ+ community. While many feel like great strides have been made in LGBTQ+ rights, some still say there is a long way to go to truly reach equality.

    • 23 min
    Ensuring a response to 911 - Addressing the paramedic shortage

    Ensuring a response to 911 - Addressing the paramedic shortage

    When someone picks up the phone to call 9-1-1, the expectation is first responders will shortly dispatch and be on their way to help during the crisis. During the COVID-19 pandemic, however, staffing at departments across the state saw emergency medical professionals leaving the career or taking jobs elsewhere for a variety of reasons.
    Guest host Mike Kallmeyer speaks with Rep. Brian Baldridge, R-Winchester; Brian Hathaway, president and CEO of Spirit Medical Transport in Greenville; and Eric Burgess, president of the OHIO EMS Chiefs Association; to discuss how new guidelines, training and funding may encourage those interested to join the career field.

    • 20 min
    So you want to be a rock 'n roll star?

    So you want to be a rock 'n roll star?

    The roar of the crowd, the shining lights and the boom of the drum accompanied by a guitar, the life of a rock star is something many dream about as kids, but only the talented and frankly the lucky get to live out the dream. While many think the first step on the road to rock ‘n roll fame is a move to Los Angeles, New York or another metropolis, is it possible to build a grassroots following into fame?
    Spectrum News 1 reporter and anchor Chuck Ringwalt guest hosts and speaks to longtime radio dj Randy Malloy, also owner of CD 92.9, an independent alternative rock station; and Kenzie Coyne, front woman for Hello Luna, a Columbus area group, to discuss the ever-changing music landscape and how bands work to get their sound out to their listeners.

    • 19 min
    What to expect from the Jan. 6 Committee hearings

    What to expect from the Jan. 6 Committee hearings

    The select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021 attack on the United States Capitol will begin a series of public hearings June 9 to outline its findings. In the 17 months since supporters of former President Donald Trump stormed the Capitol to stop the certification of the 2020 election, the committee has interviewed more than 1,000 people and subpoenaed five Republican members of Congress, including Ohio’s Jim Jordan.
    Spectrum News 1 Washington Bureau Reporter Taylor Popielarz guest hosts and speaks with two Ohio political scientists, David Cohen of the University of Akron and Robert Alexander of Ohio Northern University, who study democracy and have been outspoken about it since the Capitol insurrection.

    • 35 min
    A congressional legacy - The Latta family's call to service

    A congressional legacy - The Latta family's call to service

    Taking over the family business or following in a parent’s footsteps professionally is something millions of Americans do. But what about when the family business is the United States Congress? Republican Rep. Bob Latta, OH-5, has been in office since 2007. Long before that, his father, the late Delbert Latta, represented the same northwest Ohio district for 30 years. 
    Spectrum News 1 Washington Bureau Reporter Taylor Popielarz guest hosts and speaks with Bob Latta about what it was like growing up with a parent in Congress, whether pursuing politics himself was a given because of it and if the type of family affair helps or hurts the federal government.

    • 30 min

Customer Reviews

4.4 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

SlimCed ,

No talk about BLM riots of 2020

Made a podcast about Jan 6 “inserrection” but never speak about the BLM riots of 2020 that caused much more damage and death. Dear Ohio should admit their advocating for democrats

Pameeds ,

Nice job!!

Keep up the good work shedding a light in important issues and how they effect Ohio.

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