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Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Civics Update: New City Council Member, Residents Host Town Hall on Shutdown, and more

Council Selects Replacement for Jaiza Page Columbus City Council has selected Shayla Favor, Assistant City Attorney, to fill the seat vacated by former member Jaiza Page. “We are very pleased to have Favor join our team and look forward to the unique perspective she has to offer,” said Council President Shannon Hardin in a press […]

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Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Planned Parenthood Leaders Weigh in on the State of the Reproductive Rights Movement

Iris Harvey and Leana Wen are navigating some tricky political waters. On the state level, Harvey leads as President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio against anti-abortion attacks from the state’s succession of conservative legislators and governors. And on the national level, Wen, President of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, oversees a […]

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Columbus Metropolitan Club: Conversation 2018

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Columbus Metropolitan Club: Conversation 2018

A provocative conversation with Bret Stephens and John Kasich Bret Stephens, Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times Columnist and NBC political analyst, will kick off Conversation 2018 with comments about current affairs, politics, and the US state of mind. Joining him on stage will be John Kasich. What’s next for Governor Kasich and what will he […]

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The Confluence Cast: Irvine for Ohio

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: Irvine for Ohio

Sometimes comedians make the best politicians. I sat down with Travis Irvine, Ohio’s libertarian gubernatorial candidate, for a live interview at the Columbus Podcast Festival, to talk about his rich and varied history running for political office, making fun of John Kasich, and his upcoming feature film, Killer Raccoons 2. Shownotes for this episode Follow […]

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Kasich Unveils Six Proposals for Gun Control

Walker Evans Walker Evans Kasich Unveils Six Proposals for Gun Control

Ohio Governor John Kasich announced six policies yesterday that he would like to see enacted to help protect Ohioans from gun violence. The move comes in the wake of the Stoneman Douglas High School shooting, which has motivated Kasich to update his stance on gun control. The six priorities and initiatives are as follows, directly […]

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Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Walker Evans Walker Evans Lt. Governor Attacks Governor on Gun Control Stance

Ohio Governor John Kasich was in the national news over the weekend for a noted change in his stance on the second amendment. In the wake of the Parkland Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, Kasich appeared on CNN’s State of the Union to call out both President Trump and members of Congress […]

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Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Two Women Share Their Stories Volunteering as Abortion Clinic Escorts

No other medical procedure requires it, but for patients of Ohio’s abortion clinics, an escort system is often the only way to get women through the door to safely obtain their legal abortion. The volunteers on the frontline, sometimes acting as physical barriers between anti-choice protestors and clinic patients, are passionate and unapologetic. While Columbus […]

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