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Comic Competition Podcast Comes to Shadowbox Live

Hope Madden Hope Madden Comic Competition Podcast Comes to Shadowbox Live

Dino Tripodis has mastered the art of blending experience, bringing his years in standup comedy to bear on his years in Columbus radio, honing those same performance and technical skills in front of and behind the feature film camera. In 2017 he mixed his broadcasting and interviewing talent with a love of whiskey for his […]

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Wishful Recycling Must be More Practical in the New Year

Hanna Greer-Brown Hanna Greer-Brown Wishful Recycling Must be More Practical in the New Year

Editor’s note: this article was written with the help of CU contributor Travis Irvine. Read more of his work here. As we propel into the new year, many people are aiming to make (and maybe even keep!) new year’s resolutions. While improving yourself or your career or your home life always seems like the first […]

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Cannabis Cultivation Comes With Environmental Complications

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Cannabis Cultivation Comes With Environmental Complications

As long as the complex licensing process works itself out, Ohio’s medical marijuana program should still be launching at some point, and growers will be allowed to cultivate the newly legal plant for market. However, as has been noted by some news outlets for years, whether society treats marijuana like a medicine or a drug, […]

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New Marijuana Laws Could Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Ohio

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine New Marijuana Laws Could Bring Criminal Justice Reform to Ohio

As Ohio slowly moves toward implementing its medical marijuana program this fall — and full legalization could potentially be on the ballot next year — it’s worth looking into how criminal justice reforms are being enacted around the nation with the plant’s newfound legal status, and how these same reforms could possibly come to the […]

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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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Will Ohio Benefit From Marijuana Tax Revenues?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Will Ohio Benefit From Marijuana Tax Revenues?

Some disappointing news on the legal marijuana front recently emerged out of California — only $34 million came into the state’s coffers from taxing cannabis products, about a third of what was originally projected by officials. At first glance, one may look at that stat and think, “What? Only $34 million for taxing a product […]

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Could Marijuana Culture Benefit Ohio Festivals?

Travis Irvine Travis Irvine Could Marijuana Culture Benefit Ohio Festivals?

As marijuana users and advocates alike celebrated the notorious weed smokers’ holiday known as “420” this past month, it’s worth looking into how full legalization of the drug in Ohio could potentially help the state’s economy. Ohio is still set to implement its medical marijuana program this fall, but if the state fully embraces the […]

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