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Politics: What’s Going on Outside Ohio?

Politics: What’s Going on Outside Ohio? November 3, 2014

The League of Women voters is a nonpartisan organization, but on one topic, it takes a strong stance: Voter access. On the eve of election day, the league's national president, Elisabeth MacNamara, joins us in studio to talk about the voting process -- and the state of access to the polls -- in Ohio and beyond. We'll also gauge the national political picture and how election day might shape it.

Weekly Regional Round-up

Weekly Regional Round-up October 31, 2014

A local candidate is challenged by the opposing party's state chairman to return a huge campaign loan. Yes, Election Day is right around the corner. Friday morning on The Sound of Ideas we look at local and state races and the apathy that's surrounding many of them. The reconstituted Cavaliers finally hit the court we'll review the opening night hoopla and have expectations for the season ahead. And since when is getting your ducks in a row illegal? One Ohio village has stripped an Iraq war vet of his right to keep his therapy birds. It's the reporter's roundtable with Rick Jackson starting at 9:00 on 90.3.

Consumer Affairs: Customer Service Nightmares

Consumer Affairs: Customer Service Nightmares October 30, 2014

Getting your way with customer service representatives can be a nightmare...for both the customer and the customer service representative. How do you handle customer service problems, and how can you make sure you get what you want? We'll have our consumer affairs specialist, Sheryl Harris, with us so what other consumer affairs questions are on your mind? Scams about ebola? Fake Kickstarters? Join us.

Candidates for Ohio Governor

Candidates for Ohio Governor October 29, 2014

The race for Ohio governor hasn't been much of one: Almost everyone agrees Republican incumbent John Kasich has this election sewn up against his opponents, Democrat Ed Fitzgerald, the Cuyahoga County Executive, and Green Party candidate Anita Rios. But the ballots haven't all been cast yet and Wednesday morning at 9:00 on The Sound of Ideas, the candidates, minus the Governor, who declined our invitation, join host Mike McIntyre. Call in with your questions.

The Cuyahoga County Executive Race

The Cuyahoga County Executive Race October 28, 2014

The race for Cuyahoga County executive offers a stark choice for voters and the Sound of Ideas hopes to provide information you can use to make that choice. We'll hear from Republican Cuyahoga County Council member Jack Schron, a Cleveland businessman, as well as Democrat Armond Budish, the former speaker of the Ohio house and a Cleveland lawyer.

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