10:00 There are some 45,000 Somalis and Somali-Americans living in Central Ohio, making it one of the largest Somali communities in the U.S. On this hour, we'll take a look at the past, present and future of the small country. Guest

Redrawing Districts in Ohio

Jul 26, 2011

2011 is the year for redistricting. Congressional and legislative districts  will be redrawn as a result of the 2010 National Census.  In Ohio, two congressional districts will be lost because of a drop in population. Today on All Sides with Ann Fisher we look at what shapes the districts could take  for current congressional seats...What does it mean for the voters in Ohio when  Republicans hold a congressional seat advantage over Democrats - 13 to 5?  Will that advantage increase as districts are redrawn?  We’ll find out... Guests:

Election Reform... What You Need to Know

Jun 21, 2011

Nearly 500 elections officials from around Ohio are gathered this week in Columbus for the 2011 statewide elections officials conference. There’s lots to talk about, including two bills pending in the Ohio general assembly. Join All Sides today for a discussion about election reform. What questions do you have about how voting will change? We will be having a conversation with Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted for the entire hour. Guest:

  • Jon Husted, Ohio Secretary of State

Two points of view about legislation requiring voters to show a photo ID at the polls that passed the Ohio House of Representatives last week, with Ohio House Speaker Pro Tempore Louis Blessing Jr. (29th District, proponent), and Ohio House Minority Leader Rep. Armond Budish (8th District, opponent).

Food for All Seasons / Voter Education

Sep 27, 2010

Delicious and varied recipes you can enjoy year round, with Edible Columbus publisher/editor in chief Tricia Wheeler and Two Caterers executive chef John Skaggs. Voter education on election issues, with Consortium for Good Government co-founder Janyce Katz.

Concerns that the ballot language for the Columbus City Council proposal to allow for private meetings is misleading, with League of Woman Voters secretary <strong>Ann Henkener</strong>. An open forum where listeners are invited to call in with questions and comments about the issues important to them.

2010 Primary Election Coverage

Apr 28, 2010

Special coverage of the 2010 primary election on May 4th: Candidates and issues in the state and local election, with Ohio public radio statehouse news bureau chief Karen Kasler and The Columbus Dispatch city hall reporter Bob Vitale.

Ohio Third Frontier Program

Apr 14, 2010

Special coverage of the 2010 May 4 primary election; two points of view about State Issue 1, a proposed constitutional amendment to renew the Ohio Third Frontier Program to promote economic growth through high-tech research and business innovation by issuing an additional $700 billion in state general obligation bonds over four years, with TechColumbus president/CEO Ted Ford and Maryland Public Policy Institute senior fellow Marc Kilmer.

Ohio Voting Procedures

Nov 3, 2009

Voting procedures, with Franklin County Board of Elections director Michael Stinziano, The Ohio State University Election Law @Moritz College of Law associate director Daniel Tokaji and League of Women Voters of Ohio executive director Deidra Reese.

Government Reforms Benefit Ohio Voters

Nov 2, 2009

Government reforms benefit voters in Ohio, with The Ohio State University political science professor emeritus Herb Asher and League of Women Voters of Ohio election specialist Peg Rosenfield.

State Issue #1, a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution to provide a bonus to veterans of the Persian Gulf, Afghanistan and Iraq conflicts; and an overview of benefits and services available to veterans in Ohio, with City of Columbus Veterans Affairs coordinator Richard Isbell and Franklin County Veterans Service Commission director Douglas Lay.

Ohio Library Funding

Oct 28, 2009

Library funding in Ohio and two local library levies on the ballot in Central Ohio, with Pickerington Public Library director Suellen Goldsberry, Bexley Public Library interim director Susan Studebaker and Ohio Library Council executive director Douglas Evans.

State Issue #2, a proposed amendment to the Ohio constitution to create the Ohio Livestock Care Standards Board that would regulate care for livestock and poultry, with Ohio Farm Bureau Federation Center for Food and Animal Issues vice president Mike Bumgarner and Ohio Environmental Council Agricultural programs director Joe Logan.

Voting registration comes to a close; Early voting continues

Oct 6, 2008

Monday was the last day to register to vote in Ohio. And many people during their lunch hour headed to the Veterans' Memorial on West Broad Street to sign up...others were there just to cast their ballots early. reports.