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    Marijuana Legalization 2 Episode 462

    This November, Ohioans may be making one of the more serious policy decisions of their lives. Should marijuana be legalized in Ohio? Guest: Dr. Beau Kilmer, Sr. Policy Researcher, Rand Corporation, and Jack Fisher, Exec. V.P. Ohio Farm Bureau Federation. Length 39:20

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    Ohio's Oil and Gas Impact Episode 461

    Drive through Eastern Ohio and the impact of Oil and Gas Exploration are immediately evident. New businesses are starting, unemployment is down, but it won't last forever and there are cost to consider. Citizens are talking about these situations and how to protect their way of life. Length 39:20

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    Water and Food Production Episode 460

    Whether it's algae in Lake Erie or nitrates in Columbus' water supply, the issue of how we can have both clean water and productive agriculture is a hot topic. Can clean water and food production coexist? Guest: Adam Rissien, Ohio Environmental Council, and Adam Sharp, Ohio Farm Bureau. Length 39:20

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    Ohio Government 2015 First Half Review Episode 259

    A lot of action has taken place so far in the Ohio legislature. Reviewing the action of Ohio government at the half-way mark with members of the Ohio Legislative Correspondence Association. Guest: Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio and Television, and Robert Higgs, Cleveland Plain Dealer. Length 39:20

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    Hunger in Ohio Episode 458

    In Ohio, people are going hungry. What's going on? And more to the point, how do we stop it? Causes, consequences and hopefully some cures for hunger in Ohio. Guest: Lisa Hamler Fugitt, Ohio Association of Food Banks, Ben Johnson, Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services. Length 39:20

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About Town Hall Ohio

Town Hall Ohio views Ohio through the eyes of residents of small towns, metropolitan areas, villages and townships. Its perspective reflects their values, aspirations and opinions on issues such as:
  • Quality of life
  • Health, security and safety
  • Community character and predictability
  • Private enterprise
  • Public services
  • Resource utilization
  • Education
  • Politics and government
  • Recreation
  • Agriculture
  • Other economic, social and environmental issues

Meet the Host
For more than 25 years, Joe Cornely has been a familiar and respected voice on Ohio radio stations. He began his broadcast career in news and sports at WKTN, Kenton, and he is best known for his 16-year stint as farm director for WRFD, Columbus, where his daily programs drew high listenership ratings across 75 Ohio counties. Prior to WRFD, his farm broadcasts on WLW Radio in Cincinnati reached 38 states. His weekly Farm Bureau radio network programs are currently aired on more than 50 Ohio stations
In 1995, Cornely became only the second Ohioan ever to be elected president of the National Association of Farm Broadcasters and in 1996, he received the industry's highest award by being named by his peers to be the National Farm Broadcaster of the Year.

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Town Hall Ohio is presented by Ohio Farm Bureau and underwritten by Nationwide.

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