Midterm Elections

Issue 1 Drug Sentencing

Oct 10, 2018
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Issue 1 on the November 6 statewide ballot would amend the state constitution to lessen criminal penalties for drug possession. Proponents say that the changes would lower the prison population and increase addiction treatment options.

Opponents caution about amending the constitution, saying that the change would tie the hands of judges, especially those managing specialty drug courts.

Today on All Sides, the pros and cons of Issue 1.  

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Sep 21, 2018
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The confirmation hearing for our country’s new Supreme Court Justice is still on hold following accusations of sexual assault.  The woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is prepared to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.  Christine Blasey Ford, who brought forward this allegation, said last night she’d testify as long as senators offer “terms that are fair and which ensure her safety.”  Today on All Sides, Kavanaugh’s prospects of joining the nation’s high court and more with political junkie Ken Rudin.  

Where Ohio's Gubernatorial Candidates Stand

Sep 19, 2018
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The governor's race enters the final stretch as the candidates take the stage at the University of Dayton for the first of three debates.

Republican Mike DeWine and Democrat Richard Cordray are expected to spar on issues such as healthcare, Medicaid and taxes.

Today on All Sides: the politics of debates and the issues. 

Guests: 

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The latest school shooting in Texas has activists are calling on younger people to register to vote and cast ballots in the upcoming midterm elections. But historical stats show those calls may go ignored in Ohio.