Snollygoster

Snollygoster takes an in-depth look at politics in Ohio. Each week we dig into the top political stories in Columbus and Ohio and explore national stories that impact the state by talking with politicians, reporters and other news-makers. (In case you're wondering, a "snollygoster" is a shrewd and unprincipled politician.)

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      Will Ohio Go All-In For Sports Gambling?


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown take odds on whether the state will make a play for sports gambling. Meanwhile, down at the Statehouse, Republicans can't seem to agree on who to bet on for Speaker of the House.


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         20m
       
       

      Ohio Votes: The Establishment Won And Gerrymandering Lost


      It's a special edition of Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, as hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown recap the state's primary election results. This was a jam-packed, but not particularly surprising, night, as voters decided candidates for governor, U.S. Senate, U.S. House, treasurer and too many more to count.


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         19m
       
       

      Who Isn't Running For Congress In Ohio's 12th?


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state.


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      ECOT, Caught!


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state. This week, Ohio Auditor and Republican Attorney General candidate Dave Yost faces criticism for his handling of whistleblower fraud allegations against the Electronic Classroom of Tomorrow, or ECOT. Plus, Gov. John Kasich looks to improve background checks and Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor takes another step away from


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         19m
       
       

      Does Dennis Kucinich Have A Syria Problem?


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state. This week, Democratic candidate for governor Dennis Kucinich is under fire for accepting $20,000 to speak at a conference hosted by a group supporting the regime of Syrian despot Bashar al-Assad. And yet Republicans are still giving Democrats a run for their money when it comes to negative campaigns.


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       2018-04-19  19m
       
       

      Republicans All Shook Up Over House Speaker's Resignation


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state. This week, controversy takes over the Ohio House as Speaker Cliff Rosenberger announces he’s resigning amid a FBI probe into his overseas travel with two lobbyists for the payday lending industry.


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       2018-04-12  20m
       
       

      Kasich Visits New Hampshire But Still Says He's Unsure About 2020


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state. This week, Gov. John Kasich was in New Hampshire, a state synonymous with presidential politics. But he’s still saying he doesn’t know if he’ll mount another run for the White House in 2020.


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       2018-04-05  17m
       
       

      What Will March For Our Lives Mean For Ohio?


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state. This week, as high school students led thousands of protesters to the Ohio Statehouse to demand gun control, legislators continued to debate over what if any measures to take. Gov. John Kasich has voiced some support, but it's unclear how far new legislation will go.


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       2018-03-29  21m
       
       

      Republicans Turn Nasty In Ohio's Governor Race


      Snollygoster is the new Ohio politics podcast from WOSU Public Media. Every week, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown dive into the week’s biggest stories in Columbus and around the state. This week, while the state battles with cities over gun control, the race to replace John Kasich as governor has entered contentious territory. And as conservative Republicans call for more abortion restrictions, new reports find that some areas of Ohio are no longer safe swimming for the GOP.


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       2018-03-22  18m
       
       

      Snollygoster: An Introduction, Guns And Conflicting Job Reports


      Snollygoster , produced by WOSU Public Media, is Ohio’s new political podcast. Every week, hosts Steve Brown and Mike Thompson bring in-depth analysis and hopefully some humor to help you understand all of the week’s biggest news stories.


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       2018-03-15  27m