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In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why a narrow loss by Democrat Danny O'Connor could be seen as a win in a Republican stronghold like the 12th congressional district.

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Jul 19, 2018
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The White House is steeped in controversy following President Donald Trump’s statements about Russia’s involvement in the 2016 presidential election. 

Weekly Reporter Roundtable

Jun 4, 2018
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The debate between Ohio House Republicans over who should be the chamber's speaker has been going on for several weeks. With a divided Republican party, House Democrats have an opportunity to influence the debate. 

Join us as we discuss the speakership, as well as the importance of the ECOT scandal in this year's elections, the Ohio Stand Your Ground Bill, the prospect of medical marijuana in Ohio, and more.

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May 21, 2018
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On Wednesday, a panel of Ohio Senate members discussed possible gun control bills put forth by Governor John Kasich. The bills included red flag legislation as well as banning the purchase of guns by third parties.

Join us today as we discuss gun control options for Ohio, the impact the recent ECOT scandal can have on poll results, and much more.

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May 14, 2018
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After last Tuesday's primaries in Ohio, today's roundtable will reflect on the results and whether there were signs of a potential "blue wave" in the upcoming general election in November.  Join us as we also discuss the number of school levies passed, State Auditor Dave Yost's review of ECOT, Ohio lawmakers' upcoming election of a new House Speaker, and more.

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Mar 26, 2018
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Two Republican Ohio lawmakers have introduced a new bill that would ban all abortions. The ban would apply even in cases of rape, incest, or if the mother's life is at risk. The proposed legislation comes just days after a federal judge ruled an earlier Ohio abortion law as unconstitutional. 

We'll also look at the proposed "red flag" gun control legislation, the gubernatorial race, and more with our panel of reporters. 

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Mar 5, 2018
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Ohio governor John Kasich has proposed several "common sense" gun law reforms. Some of these include banning armor-piercing ammunition, prohibiting those convicted of domestic violence from purchasing a gun, and a ban on bump stocks. We'll look at the feasibility of these proposal,  and whether any of them will pass through the legislature. 

Also, we'll look at school safety, payday lending reform, and more from the Ohio Statehouse.

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Feb 12, 2018
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The Ohio House of Representatives has approved a plan to that will create new guidelines on how Ohio's Congressional map is drawn. The plan was passed by the Senate unanimously, and the issue will come before voters in May. 

Also, we'll take a look at Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine's endorsement from the Republican Party, who was selected over Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor.

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Feb 5, 2018
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Negotiations between lawmakers and citizens' groups for a new redistricting plan for congressional districts have fallen through. Gov. John Kasich has said he is willing to step in and help work out a deal. A plan must be passed before Feb. 7th to get on the May ballot.

We'll also take a look at governor's race, and the latest news from the Ohio Statehouse.

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Sep 18, 2017
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The Ohio Supreme Court weighs whether Toledo's only abortion clinic will be permitted to stay open. How will this case affect the future of abortion services across the state? Also, the Ohio gubernatorial race continues with a debate held in eastern Ohio between declared Democratic candidates.

In Washington, competing propositions emerge from both sides of the aisle addressing health care reform. We'll discuss these topics and more of the latest in state and national news with our panel of reporters.

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