Can Gov. John Kasich Fix Ohio?

Monday, January 10, 2011

A state sign welcomes you to Ohio. (Flickr user: Jimmywayne/flickr)

We continue our series about incoming governors across the country and the challenges they face. This morning Republican John Kasich will be sworn in as the new governor of Ohio, replacing Democrat Ted Strickland. Ohio is a critical state in national elections. Ohio's population is shifting as local companies move out of the state, and Republican leadership continues to gain control.

Dr. Jason Johnson, political science professor at Hiram College and politics editor for The Source magazine, joins us to explain why Ohio is a bellwether for what’s to come in 2012.


Jason Johnson

Comments [2]

JC from CA

This story was very eductional. Interesting that it's the Fed's job to create jobs and the state's to bring business in. Each part of our government should remember what their role is... Just like a company, if employees are not doing their jobs, the organization will fail.

Jan. 11 2011 01:11 PM
A. DeRose from Clifton NJ

How can I phrase this? I'm a long, long- time listener to WNYC, it wakes me up in the morning and puts me to sleep at night, I love it... but the constant whistles, squeaks and rattles in the Takeaway broadcasts, along with the endless reminders to "take something away" are grating on the early morning senses. Please, a little more news and a lot less promo commentary would be much appreciated by this old codger (and I'd bet some others out here in listener-land.) Thanks for the opportunity to vent!

Jan. 10 2011 03:19 PM

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