Business & Economy

10 am

Senator Rob Portman recently spoke about the gap between rich and poor, and called on Republicans to embrace a "constructive conservative" stance to address it. Everyone agrees that poverty is a growing problem, but solutions are contentious. This hour we'll look at the history and possible cures to economic inequality.

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Ohio's Energy Present and Future

May 29, 2014

10 am New legislation in Ohio has put a "freeze" on the state's green energy standards. Today on the show we talk about that legislation and what it means for Ohio's energy future. Guests:

10:00 Last year, residents of Franklin County made over 18,000 babies-- far more than any other county in Ohio. Is it something in the water? Probably not. This hour we’ll talk about what an influx of youth means for the economics of the region. Plus we’ll learn why migration away from a city does not signal its demise, and why talent might be the new oil. Guests

Job Creation and Higher Ed

Jan 28, 2014

10:00 Time was when a high school education could get an Ohioan a pretty good job in a factory, or working in a mine. But some point to the new "knowledge economy" as a sign we need to invest more in colleges and universities. Ohio's job creation numbers are some of the lowest in the nation, and this hour we'll discuss the link between jobs and higher ed. Guests

Public Financing of Sports Arenas

Dec 18, 2013

10:00 If you build it, they will come? Not so fast. Sports arenas like the Staples Center in LA can be enormously lucrative, but there are plenty that lose millions of dollars every year. This hour we'll talk about the financial prospects for  Columbus' Nationwide Arena, who's paying for it, and if sports complexes have the right to play ball with public money. Guests

10:00 The economy's not exactly booming, but saving money's not so hard. To lower food costs, you could learn to photosynthesize. To reduce bank fees, you could bury your money in the backyard. But before you take any drastic cost-saving measures, we'll talk to a finance columnist who managed to slice $1,000 a month from his family's budget without sacrificing their dignity. Guests

This time of year, some Columbus grocery store signs in the produce section tout "locally grown" products like sweet corn or potatoes. But, the "locally grown" label can mean different things to retailers and consumers. 

Irelands Global Economy

Mar 15, 2012

11:00 A green Chicago river, green drinks and a lot of green clothes.... It's almost St. Patrick's Day and Americans will fully celebrate Irish culture this weekend. Ireland, however, could still be reeling from its dramatic financial collapse in 2008. On this hour of "All Sides," we're talking about Ireland's global economy. Guest

Ohios Economic Outlook

Mar 12, 2012

10:00 Signs of economic recovery just keep coming as the U.S. added 227,000 jobs in February. But is the national economy really improving? Or is this just a quick upswing? And what’s the economic outlook for central Ohio? On this hour of "All Sides," we're covering the economic outlook. Guests

11:00 Do you know what your finances will look like in 10 years? Do you have questions about your investments, 401k or retirement finances? Tune in on this hour of "All Sides" as we talk to Financial Adviser Jonathon Pond about all things money. Guests:

Small Business and the Economy

Sep 13, 2011

This hour on All Sides we're talking about small businesses in central Ohio. Today, President Barack Obama is visiting Columbus to talk about jobs and his American Jobs Act. How will this bill change central Ohio? Guests:

  • Doug Buchanan, Editor, Columbus Business First
  • Terri Williams Davy, COO, The Computer Workshop, Inc.

 

11:00-11:40 This hour we'll spend the first two segments talking about President Obama's Jobs Speech and how it specifically pertains to Ohio's economy, with former Columbus Chamber of Commerce economic analyst, Bill Lafayette, and Assistant Professor of Urban Studies at Cleveland State, Joel Elvery. Guests:

Economics of marijuana legal and illegal in the U.S. We will talk with the author of Joint Ventures: Inside America's Almost Legal Marijuana Industry, about the economic advantages and disadvantages of the legalization of marijuana. Guests:

  • Trish Regan, author and broadcast journalist
  • Michael Komorn, President, Michigan Medical Marijuana Association
  • Howard Rahtz, retired Cincinnati Police Captain/Law Enforcement Against Prohibition member

Women CEOs in Central Ohio

May 31, 2011

Are there too few women CEOs in Central Ohio? A new study just came out suggests that the numbers are too low. We'll discuss what companies can gain from having more women employed, and what the current statistics are here in Ohio as far as women's employment is concerned. Guests:

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