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Jim Siegel, a reporter for the Columbus Dispatch, died at the age of 46.
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Jim Siegel, a longtime Ohio Statehouse reporter for The Columbus Dispatch, died Tuesday at the age of 46.

Reforming Ohio's Charter School Oversight

Mar 11, 2015

10 am Ohio charter schools are here to stay, but the way they are governed is changing. Last week, state auditor Dave Yost told lawmakers that the system overseeing charters is broken. This hour we'll take a closer look at proposed measures meant to increase transparency and accountability of these publicly funded, privately governed schools. Guests

Reforming Ohio’s Charter School Oversight

Mar 11, 2015
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Ohio charter schools are here to stay, but the way they are governed is changing. Last week, state auditor Dave Yost told lawmakers that the system overseeing charters is broken.

This hour we’ll take a closer look at proposed measures meant to increase transparency and accountability of these publicly funded, privately governed schools.

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Starting this school year, Ohio teachers and students are working with a new set of educational standards called the Common Core. Proponents say it helps students learn to think critically. But opponents fear a loss of teacher autonomy. We’ll learn what the Common Core is-- and isn’t-- and weigh what it means for Ohio students and educators.

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Repealing the Common Core

Jul 31, 2014

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The new school year is just around the corner, and Ohio plans to align its standardized tests with the Common Core curriculum. Opponents see this as a federal takeover of public education and are working to pass a bill eliminating the Core. This hour we’ll hear from both sides, and discuss the future of standardized education in Ohio.

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10:00 am Six days may not seem like much, but when elections are involved, every day counts. Several bills aimed at changing voting in Ohio, one of which cuts the early voting period from 35 to 29 days, are up for a vote in the Ohio House next week. This hour, we'll discuss the reasoning behind the proposed changes and how these changes may affect voters. Guests

10:00 Last Wednesday Ohio moved one step closer to a "stand your ground" law. Despite protests, the House approved a bill that would eliminate the "duty to retreat" requirement, streamline background checks and reduce training requirements. This hour we'll examine the likelihood of Senate approval, and what a law like this might look like if it passed. Guest

Ohio Reporter Roundtable

Apr 17, 2013

10:00 It's a busy time for the Buckeye State.  With new proposals to re-introduce Medicaid expansion, exempt the Masons from taxes, and ban "gateway sexual activity" education, there's plenty for our Ohio Reporter Roundtable to talk about. This hour of All Sides we'll take a close look at the issues in the news, and discuss everything from the Adena Pipe to nursing home quality control.    Guests

10:00 Last night, Ohio Gov. John Kasich gave his third State of the State address. What did you think? How did it go? Guests

  • Karen Kasler, Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau
  • Bill Hershey, retired Ohio news reporter
  • Jim Siegel, Statehouse Reporter for the Columbus Dispatch

Discussion of the Governor's Tax Proposal

Feb 11, 2013

10:00 Last week, Ohio Gov. John Kasich released his budget proposal which includes tax cuts for small businesses and a lowering of the state income tax. On this hour, we'll discuss the details of the proposal. Guests

11:00 At issue on the November ballot is who decides which districts you live in, how they’re drawn and who will represent you. On this hour, we'll talk about the pros and cons of Ohio Issue 2. Guests

Statehouse News Update

May 30, 2012

10:00 The Ohio House has passed an exotic animal regulation bill in response to the Zanesville incident, Kasich's third grade reading guarantee is still up for debate and much more is going on in Ohio politics. On this hour of "All Sides," we'll give you an update on Statehouse News. Guests

  • Karen Kasler (Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau)
  • Jim Siegel (Statehouse Reporter, Columbus Dispatch)
  • Jackie Borchardt (Correspondent, Dayton Daily News)

11:00 Puppy mills and dog auctions automatically receive a bad reputation because most consider their treatment of dogs inhumane. Two local initiatives are trying to put a stop to them both, but how? Guest

  • Jim Siegel (Statehouse Reporter, Columbus Dispatch)

11:20 What are the issues in the news? What's going on? This segment of "All Sides" is dedicated to callers, so get your calls in early!

Update on Ohio Political News

Dec 14, 2011

11:00 Ohio has always been a battleground state. Ohio politics is covered by all national news sources. On this hour of "All Sides," we'll discuss the upcoming primaries and other hot topics in Ohio politics. Guests

  • Karen Kasler (Bureau Chief, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau)
  • Julie Carr Smyth (Statehouse Correspondent, Associated Press)
  • Jim Siegel (Statehouse Reporter, Columbus Dispatch)

11:00 Last week, frustration in the Ohio House of Representatives over a proposed redistricting map made headlines. Debate continues as Republicans hang on to their map while Democrats push what they claim to be a new, more fair one. Will they ever come to a conclusion for Ohio's Congressional districts? Guest

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