#61 - Ohio: Forever a Red State?

November 14, 2018

Update: Between the time this was recorded, and when you listen, Amazon made their final announcement on HQ2. We'll be releasing early next week to focus on the outcome, even though (spoiler) neither HQ2/3 is coming to our dear city.

The media is now swimming in articles about revoking Ohio's purple card, and sticking the red label on the state. Sam and Trevor discuss how much truth there is to that notion. In more local news, we have a hectic week of: a building burning down across the street from a fire department, JobsOhio suing businesses to recoup costs, the 'ticket tax' round three, and a five hundred person protest downtown.

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#60 - The Unelectables

November 7, 2018

The mid terms are finally here, two local boys are scolded by CPD for flashing a bb gun, we have even more coverage of the child poisoned with meth, and we do a policy by policy stance breakdown to wrap up our local election coverage.

show notes: http://columbusthisweek.com/notes/60.txt

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#59 - Poisoning Your Kids Candy

November 1, 2018

Another Halloween, another batch of parent who need to be pelted with snopes links until they stop claiming that malicious strangers are OBVIOUSLY trying to poison their precious Hayyden, Aiden, and Jaidan. That aside, this week we chat about the second amendment and the gubernatorial candidates, the hyperloop finalization, and scooter lawsuits.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/halloween-non-poisonings/

Show notes:

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#58 - Make Halloween Unsafe Again

October 23, 2018

We have a spooky episode lined up this week, as two central Ohio girls address the social media phenomenon known as momo, a creepy bird like being that has been ascribed to have done everything from convincing people to light buildings on fire, to bullying children into suicide, to doxxing, to [insert bad thing here]. Don't listen to creepy bird ladies on the internet, folks.

On the other side of the coin, the teal pumpkin project aims to make halloween safe and fun for all, and one of our lovely hosts has some major objections with being told that his decorations might be too scary for some children.

Also, go buy your own avacados kids, they don't grow on trees.

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#57 - Hashtag Saved The Crew

October 17, 2018

The great Columbus soccer war is nearing its end with support from the people of the north, and Crew fans couldn't be any happier. Lots of dotted i's and crossed t's to come yet, but the commitment is all but final.

In other news: vote! Not educated enough? Luckily for you, for the next 4 weeks your favorite podcast, Columbus This Week, will be breaking down the major races and issues that effect you as a continual feature, my dear Columbusite.

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#56 - Columbus Day, No More

October 12, 2018

Do you like Columbus day? If you said yes, odds are, you are Italian, or get the holiday off. City employees however, will have no such luck, as Columbus Day is now a working holiday for cowtown, and Veterans city is a city Holdiday. In other pulse pounding news, Columbus has now witnessed its first scooter shooting. Community events ramped up this week as well, with a ladies night at the garage (hosted by AA), coffee with a cop events all across central Ohio (but not in Columbus proper or the people's republic of Worthington), and new plans for fireworks in Pickerington.

As an aside, this episode is hosted solely by Trevor this week.

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#55 - Stormy Seas for CPD

October 2, 2018

The women arrested with Stormy Daniels at Sirens back in July have filed a suit with the state of Ohio, under the grounds that the arrest was political and defamatory in nature. In less dramatic news, Chipotle aims to move 270 people to Columbus, Chase opens up a new FinTech center on the Otterbein campus, and CMH has been purged of all flights west of the Sierra Nevadas.

Special thanks to guest host Sam Walk for filling in for Eric.

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#54 - Reefer Madness and Issue One

September 18, 2018

The struggle to have functional medical marajuana continues in Ohio, as new technologies are developing locally, and current providers fail to deliver. Meanwhile the midterms ads and political pieces are starting to drift out in preparation for November, and this year we only have one (1) issue on the ballot: Drug and Prison reform. We also discuss the tragic fifth third shooting, more scooter panic, and the city both acknowleding and ignoring the success of a certain popular bike lane.

Special thanks to guest host, Sam Walk!

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#53 - Tasers for Tots

September 12, 2018

This week is abuzz with news, and Ohio has been making the national press after a young Cinci girl is tased during a shoplifting incedent.

What's the most Dangerous road in Columbus? The answer may not surprise you.

Sweeping scooter policy changes for the city of Columbus see a quick part three, in response to much criticism directed at the mayor's office.

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#52 - Battle of the Crew Part 2

September 5, 2018

Authur Blank has ignited the passion the legion of Crew fans with two statements almost designed to send fans into a frenzy. Could the Austin Crew and a new Columbus team coexist? Did the city of Columbus inadequately fight for the Crew? Only time can validate Blank's predictions. In other news, a mass casualty comes out of Ross County Correctional Facility as nearly 30 inmates were exposed to fentanyl via the prison air vents. Rounding out our stories, the city has enacted legislation on shared bikes and scooters that could prove to make them more hazardous, with the intent of safety.

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