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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      Governor Candidates Come Out Swinging


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the contentious debate between gubernatorial candidates Mike DeWine and Richard Cordray.


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      ECOT Controversy At Issue In Governor's Race


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how for-profit charter schools will be a campaign issue heading into the November election for governor.


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      Extortion At The Statehouse?


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the allegations of extortion against former Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger.


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      Jeopardy! Vs. Rape Kits


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how both candidates in the governor's race are touting their records in campaign ads: One as a Jeopardy! champ and the other as a champion


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       2018-08-23  12m
       
       

      Medicaid Middlemen Cost Millions


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Steve Brown and Ann Fisher discuss the large profits made by middlemen by managing pharmacy benefits for the state's Medicaid program.


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       2018-08-16  10m
       
       

      Did Anyone Actually Win Ohio's 12th District?


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss why a narrow loss by Democrat Danny O'Connor could be seen as a win in a Republican stronghold like the 12th congressional district.


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       2018-08-09  19m
       
       

      12th District Candidates Play It Safe


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss the August 7 special election to fill the congressional seat left vacant by Pat Tiberi. The race is too close to call, and Balderson is


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       2018-08-02  13m
       
       

      It's A Toss-Up In Ohio's 12th!


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss how a congressional district that's been solidly Republican for over 30 years may get swept up in a "blue wave." Kyle Kondik , managing


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       2018-07-26  21m
       
       

      Can Democrats Flip Ohio's 12th District?


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, Mike Thompson and Steve Brown discuss whether Democrats can flip Ohio's 12th congressional district - both in the upcoming special election and again in November. We also


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       2018-07-19  21m
       
       

      Stormy Sweeps Through Columbus


      In this week's Snollygoster, Ohio's political podcast from WOSU Public Media, we discuss how adult film actress Stormy Daniel's arrest brought her alleged affair with President Trump back into the news. Plus, Congressman Jim Jordan continues to be a


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       2018-07-12  19m