The November election is about 50 days away, with no major statewide candidates this year. That leaves room for both sides of a controversial drug price issue on the ballot to hit the airwaves with millions of dollars in ads.
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed Fitzgerald has faced many struggles, including a curious run-in with police two years ago that earned him front-page coverage this summer. Then there were the revelations about his drivers license -- of lack thereof. Now his campaign has begun to fall apart at the seams. This hour, we'll take a look at what went wrong and why.
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
11:00 With all of the talk over the looming fiscal cliff, this is a time where compromise is necessary for our government to function in the future. On this hour, we'll talk about the history of compromise in America and take a look at the future of the necessary cooperation.
Jessica Wehrman (reporter for the Columbus Dispatch Washington Bureau)
Bob Clegg (GOP strategist)
Dale Butland (Communications Director for Innovation Ohio)
10:00 Tonight will be the first Presidential Debate of this election season. The debate will cover domestic policy, including debate on the economy, health care and the role of government. On this hour, we'll tell you what to expect from the candidates. Guests
10:00... Former senator and presidential candidate, John Edwards, is facing criminal charges for misusing campaign funds to cover up an affair while former California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger has just admitted to fathering a child with a member of his household staff. We'll discuss how this philandering has impacted the images of these public political figures. 10:40... There are particular issues that face boomer women. We'll talk about these issues and also how women over fifty can come to navigate various life transitions. Guests:
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.