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Friday Reporters’ Roundtable

Posted Friday, August 13, 2010

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Friday Reporters’ Roundtable As the Latino population grows in Ohio, so has interest by the Justice Department about whether election ballots should be bilingual. Washington is leaning on Cuyahoga County to become the first in the state to provide bilingual ballots. Also, there's acrimony in Akron over city deficit estimates and the need for more layoffs; a Cuyahoga County official resigns over a conflict of interest. And, now that the Plain Dealer and the Cleveland Orchestra have prevailed in the lawsuit brought by music critic Don Rosenberg, we'll assess the outcome and its implications. David Molpus hosts the Reporters' Roundtable, Friday morning at 9 on 90.3.

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Arts and Culture, Economy, Help Wanted, Regional Economy/Business - News, Government/Politics, Other, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement

Guests

M.L. Schultze, News Director, WKSU
Chris Quinn, Metro Editor, The Plain Dealer
Charles Michener, Culture Writer & former Senior Editor of The New Yorker

Additional Information

Cuyahoga County prosecutor, Ohio secretary of state advise elections board on bilingual ballot demand, Laura Johnston, The Plain Dealer
Yes on Bilingual Ballots, Editorials, The Washington Post
Firefighters to be hired while police face layoffs in Akron, By Stephanie Warsmith, Beacon Journal staff writer
Akron police may face job losses if spending isn't wrangled in, Tim Rudell, WKSU
Cuyahoga County's Democratic boss calls on Commissioner Jimmy Dimora and Auditor Frank Russo to resign, Mark Naymik, The Plain Dealer
Third Federal Faces Stepped-Up Regulation, Bill Rice, ideastream®
Cleveland Critic Loses in Suit Over Job Change, By Daniel J. Wakin, The New York Times

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robert from Cleveland 9:20 AM 8/13/10

I am sure you will not print this- you spent 15 minutes justifying spanish speaking ballots and the justice dept house of cards case:
you did not mention what everyone was thinking - this is a naked political power grab for democrats to get hispanic votes, including illegal immigrants.

Ronald Czarnecki 10:33 AM 8/13/10

"Cuyahoga County to become the first in the state to provide bilingual ballots”

It is sad that WCPN did not represent all sides of the issue.  We are Polish and would love to have our language on the ballot.  Why just the Spanish?  Why can’t they ask and learn to spell who the names are before they go in to vote.

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