Conversations with the Candidates: A Recap

Over the last two months, nine of the ten major party candidates for the five statewide executive offices on the 2014 ballot have been on this show. This week, we’ll review some highlights of those interviews - with the Attorney General candidates, Mike DeWine (R) and David Pepper (D), the Secretary of State candidates Jon Husted (R) and Nina Turner (D), the Auditor candidates David Yost (R) and John Patrick Carney (D) and the Democratic candidate for Treasurer, Connie Pillich. Josh Mandel (R) declined to appear on the show.

And Democratic candidate Ed FitzGerald and Republican incumbent John Kasich both were guests for one entire show each in October, talking about their campaigns for governor and the controversies and criticisms they've both faced. All these full interviews - as well as chats with the chairmen of the Ohio Republican Party and the Ohio Democratic Party and a conversation with the Green Party candidates for governor and the executive director of the Libertarian Party of Ohio – at our archives.

We end the show with a quick trip back in time to the Kahiki Supper Club, a Columbus landmark for nearly 40 years. It’s been gone for 14 years, demolished not long after it was closed in 2000. But memories of that restaurant, with its waitresses in grass skirts, torches lit with actual fire, aquariums on the walls, tropical birds, its fountain in the foyer and the Polynesian-looking huts over sections of the dining area – are still fresh in many minds. Two of the authors of the new book “The Kahiki Supper Club: A Polynesian Parade in Columbus”, David Meyers and his daughter Elise Meyers Walker, talk about why they wrote the book and how they got some of the pictures and memories they share. (The full interview will air next month.)

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