Looking Back At The Democratic National Convention With Ohio Democratic Party Chair David Pepper
This week on the Reporter’s Roundtable, Akron's Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company finds itself at the center of a media firestorm, one ignited by a regional Goodyear plant’s dress code. President Trump called for a boycott of Goodyear, and that led to strong rebukes from Ohio Democrats, and even some Republicans.
Also on the program, the Postmaster General says operational changes at the postal service, changes that critics say have slowed mail delivery and may impact mail-in voting, will be halted until after the election. But has the damage already been done?
This week, Secretary of State Frank LaRose clarifies the state's policy on wearing masks for in-person voting on Election Day. However, it might not be as clear as you think.
We will be talking over those issues with Ideastream Reporter Nick Castele and with our Statehouse reporter, Andy Chow, who is down in Columbus. We will also get the very latest on the coronavirus pandemic in Ohio. What announcements Governor DeWine has made, and reactions to cases falling, then rising again.
A bit later, we will discuss the Democratic National Convention with Ohio Democratic Chairman David Pepper. The convention—held virtually—concluded last night with Joe Biden formally accepting the nomination for President in a primetime speech in which he cast himself as the candidate of light and hope. We will get reactions from David Pepper on speeches by former Ohio Governor John Kasich, and former President Barack Obama.
- Nick Castele, Reporter, ideastream
- Andy Chow, Reporter, Statehouse News Bureau
- David Pepper, Chairman, Ohio Democratic Party