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Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America

The old adage "as Ohio goes, so goes the nation" is repeated by political commentators and pundits during every election cycle. And for good reason: Ohio has accurately chosen the winner in 29 of the last 31 presidential elections, more than any other state.

But what makes Ohio so uniquely positioned to reflect the current identity of our country and accurately predict the outcomes of elections? Author David Giffels spent a year traveling 4,000 miles throughout the state, visiting people and places that offer valuable reflections of the national questions and concerns.


David Giffels
Author,  Barnstorming Ohio: To Understand America

Dan Moulthrop
CEO, The City Club of Cleveland

Natalia Garcia is a digital producer for the education team at Ideastream Public Media.