May 22, 2018
The gubernatorial race is heating up, as the most pressing issue of our time is on the table: Should we A) legalize sports gambling and give the money to specific groups in Ohio, or B) legalize sports gambling and give the money to the state of Ohio general fund; truly a moral black and white question. In addition, Columbus's housing market continues to rise unfettered, even despite the best attempts of local pink bombers and suicide squirrel saboteurs.
As for the feature, we attempt to convince your impressionable teen not to go to college. Eric wants them to go sit out in the desert for two years. Trevor would rather they go to trade school unless they have a (real) major in mind.
In central Ohio news, we have more gun control press sparring, this time from the Buckeye Firearms Association and Ohioans for gun safety. More smart city initatives are also moving forward, and Eric finds misinformation published by the New York times in real time.
May 15, 2018
This week we visit a city council meeting in Worthington to watch the sparks fly as second amendment drama is on the agenda. In one corner we have three overly meta teens, a handful of thirtysomething suburbanite moms, and a guy who swears he knows how guns work. In the other, we have boomers in "AMERICA NEEDS GUNS" shirts, newsletter soldiers, and 1,500 different statistics. In other news, the gubernatorial primaries are over, and we run through the policy background (or lackthereof) of each frontrunner. Cardinal health is also attempting to bleed heat from accusations in congress of purposely flooding West Virginia with opioids.
May 8, 2018
CORRECTION: I referenced a letter written by a Worthington city council member named Scott Myers. In doing so I incorrectly referred to him as the mayor. I am an idiot, please ignore me.
It's bicycle safety month in the US, so strap on your helmets kids. A new shared bike startup comes to Columbus, with an interesting business model: You can leave your bikes anywhere when you are done with them, no dock needed! I'm sure this can't have any unintended consequences. In local news, Worthington heard quite an interesting letter proposal regarding gun control that one councilman would send to send to his state representitives, Columbus is looking to detect gunfire automatically, and the state of Ohio finds the letters AF very offensive for some reason.
May 1, 2018
Tax season may be over, but the state and city are still looking for money where ever it can be found. ECOT's money? Ohio's money now. Extra revenue from John Glenn? Extra revenue for the city you mean. Luckily, with great budgets, come great libraries, free buses to downtown, and presumably less taxes needed next year.
In larger news, the moderates are polling well, given that their competition seems very intent on throwing their own primary away.
For those of you following the housing market, it seems the trend of people from New York coming to Columbus and gushing about the same four New Yorker owned businesses has no end in sight, so a house is basically an investment if you think about it.
April 25, 2018
As OSU football fans mourn the loss of Earle Bruce, fans of a different type of sports are cheering the announcments from a different Ohio university. Tens of thousands of dollars in scholarship money will go to people good at certain video games. In addition we talk about problems keeping your neighborhood nice in Hilltop, the Cleveland greyhound that got lost on it's way to NYC and ended up in western Ohio, and much more.
April 18, 2018
Eric's sworn enemy, the homeless masses, have had enough with his yuppie kind, and stabbed one. In addition, the Crew move to Austin is on its way to being a giant legal drama, the kind that becomes a low budget cash grab film ten years after the fact. The city also may be getting a shake shack, and legalizing dogs in resturants and bars, although that seems like it'll happen over Eric's stabbed and bitten body.
April 11, 2018
This week we get a glimpse at this year's marajuana legislation, which seeks to treat the drug like alcohol in almost every regard, including liscening and home development. In city related news, Columbu's own ROOT insurance just recieved one of the largest stage 3 funding amounts ever, the city is dead set on buying the crew, OSU revokes Bill Cosby's honorary degree, and much more.
March 27, 2018
The title isn't a joke for once, wendy's literally put out a rap album. Listen to one of their original songs one minute into the podcast. Also, traffic cams may soon be a thing of the past in Ohio, as regulations may serve to make them a nonviable revenue model. In sports news, more is out about the city's case with precourt, and Columbus is on it's way to being a major hockey hub in the midwest, whatever in the world that means. More firearms protests and legal proposals from the city; we go through each one and respond.
March 21, 2018
What constitutes life? What constitutes a living wage? What constitutes terrorism? What constitutes a 'first world way' to do away with your enemies and hear the lamentations of their women? Join us this week as we talk state abortion laws, proposed OSU and state minimum wage changes, and a Russian global terror plot.
March 16, 2018
Good lord, it seems like Eric can't go one week without a new story of weird encounters with the homeless. Oh well, I'm sure it's just random coincedence. Lots of happenings in local politics this week, as Kasich gives the State of the State, the Dem Governor primary debates estblish two clear frontrunners, and we talk about the implications on Trumps tariffs for jobs and income equality.