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The Life and Times of James Traficant

The Life and Times of James Traficant September 29, 2014

Flamboyant Ohio politician James A. Traficant, Jr. is gone, but likely never to be forgotten. Fanciful descriptions pepper the press: 'He wore a pompadour that looked like it was combed with a Sunbeam Mixmaster,' said one writer. 'A bellicose bully who wouldn't hurt a fly,' wrote another. Despite his flaws, the plain-spoken Traficant spent 17 years in Congress and was a hometown hero in the Mahoning Valley. Join Mike McIntyre for a look at Traficant's career and the corruption charges that brought him down.

Weekly Regional Roundup

Weekly Regional Roundup September 26, 2014

What would prompt Attorney General Mike DeWine and Democratic challenger David Pepper to shout at each other and bang fists on tables? And since there are no debates this year exactly where did this happen? We'll answer those queries on the reporters' roundtable along with a look at this week's indictments of a local common pleas court judge, and have the latest on the state's court appeal over early voting procedures. Join host Rick Jackson Friday morning at 9:00 for The Sound of Ideas.

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