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Ohio Reporter Joe Hallett Retires

Jan 16, 2014

10:00 For forty-two years Joe Hallett has brought breaking news to his readers, but time flies when you're staring down a deadline, and he's decided to call it quits. Mostly. This hour we'll give Joe a warm radio sendoff and take a look at his northwest Ohio roots and the career that took him around the world. Guests

  • Joe Hallett, senior editor at the Columbus Dispatch, soon-to-be retiree

Farewell, Bill Cohen!

May 2, 2013

11:00 Chances are, if you've listened to Ohio public radio or television in the last 40 years, you've heard the dulcet tones of Bill Cohen, veteran statehouse reporter. For decades, Bill has covered the budget battles, policy debates, mayhem and concord of the Buckeye State. This hour, we'll sit down with Cohen, look back on his news career, and wish him a glorious retirement. Guests

  • Bill Cohen, Statehouse reporter for Ohio public radio and television

Ohio Statehouse Reporter Roundtable

Feb 15, 2013

10:00 The Statehouse is busy this time of year. On this hour, we'll talk about the latest news from the Ohio General Assembly. Guests

  • Laura Bischoff, Correspondent for Dayton Daily News
  • Bill Cohen, Correspondent for the Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • Julie Carr Smyth, Statehouse Correspondent for AP


Warren G. Harding, Teddy Roosevelt, Jimmy Carter and a host of other presidents are coming to town -- on the lapels of political button collectors... The American Political Items Collectors National Convention begins today in north Columbus. On this hour, we'll talk about the Convention as well as collecting political memorabilia.


11:00 Woody Guthrie was a man whose musical style had an indelible influence on American music and culture... We've reached his would-be 100th birthday this month. Today, we’ll celebrate this milestone by talking about the life and lingering importance of a man who inspired the works of others and whose work continues to move us today. Guests

10:00 Yesterday, Ohio Governor John Kasich released his Mid-Biennial Review as a vehicle for major policy change, everything from education to bank tax reform to an income tax cut and more. On this hour of "All Sides," we’ll talk to a panel of statehouse reporters about the proposed changes. Guests

Statehouse News Panel Roundtable

Sep 6, 2011

Join us this hour on All Sides as we discuss news in the statehouse, and around the state. Guests:

  • Julie Carr Smyth, AP Statehouse Correspondent
  • Bill Cohen, Correspondent, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • William Hershey, Columbus Bureau Correspondent, Dayton Daily News

Ohio's Health Care Ballot Issues

Jul 27, 2011

Now, the Ohio health care question has been cleared for the fall ballot... Ohio voters will decide whether Ohio can opt out of the national health care overhaul; as Secretary of State, Jon Husted, said Tuesday that opponents of the federal law have enough signatures to put a constitutional amendment on the Nov. 8 ballot. So what are the pros and cons if voters do choose to opt out of the health care overhaul, and what does this mean for health care in Ohio?

Ohio's State Budget

Jun 13, 2011

Democrats and Republicans have two separate ideas for what the new $55 billion state budget should look like. How would you craft the state budget? This hour on All Sides, join us for an open forum with Statehouse News Bureau Reporter, Bill Cohen, William Hershey of the Dayton Daily News and more. Guests:

10:00 - We'll discuss the latest news from the Statehouse, unions, liquor laws, Bob Evans, and more. 10:40 - Rain, rain, go away… This may be one of the soggiest Aprils on record in Columbus and throughout the state of Ohio. Will this weather continue and will the May flowers come eventually? Guests:

Analysis and Opinion About Senate Bill 5

Mar 3, 2011

The GOP-controlled Ohio Senate voted 17-16 in favor of Senate Bill 5 (SB5), legislation that would restrict collective bargaining rights for 360,000 teachers, police, firefighters, prison guards, and other public workers statewide.

Filmmaker Kenneth Bowser talks about his new documentary film There But For Fortune, a tribute to American protest singer/songwriter, Phil Ochs. Kenneth Bowser is a director of documentaries, feature films and episodic television and specializes in crafting stories about American culture.

Ohio Gubernatorial Debate

Sep 15, 2010

The results of the Ohio gubernatorial debate, with The Columbus Dispatch senior editor Joe Hallett, Dayton Daily News correspondent Bill Hershey and Ohio Public Radio statehouse correspondent Bill Cohen.

Ohio's looming budget deficit, with Ohio public radio statehouse news bureau correspondent Bill Cohen, Ohio Society of CPAs Governmental Affairs vice president Barbara Benton and Center for Community Solutions Public Policy and Advocacy director Jon Honeck. Columbus Charter Review Committee chair Larry James talks about why the committee was created to review proposed changes to Columbus City Council charter allowing for exceptions to 'open' meetings.

Ohio Statehouse News

May 20, 2010

The news at the Ohio statehouse, with Ohio public radio statehouse news bureau correspondent Bill Cohen, Ohio public radio statehouse news bureau chief Karen Kasler and Dayton Daily News Columbus bureau reporter Laura Bischoff.