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Swing State of Mind
38 minutes | Mar 5, 2020
Episode 33: All-Ohio opioid settlement in the works; The state of the presidential primary
George Shillcock and Mikayla Rochelle discuss the “All-Ohio” opioid settlement which could give over $1 billion to share among local municipalities. The hosts also react to the recent state primaries which have winnowed the Democratic presidential field significantly and preview Ohio’s primary on March 17.
37 minutes | Feb 20, 2020
Episode 32: Bloomberg's campaign comes to Athens; Being a conservative in College
Mikayla and George are back to talk about the biggest political news of the last week. The hosts cover a range of topics including Michael Bloomberg’s new campaign office, the 15th Congressional District forum and Mikayla’s column from last week. Guest Abby Miller, The Post’s news editor talks with George about her coverage of Bloomberg’s office while Mikayla helps give an idea of what its like to be a conservative on a college campus.
37 minutes | Feb 6, 2020
Episode 31: Efforts underway to raise the minimum wage in Ohio; City Council declares climate emergency
The hosts also discuss a recent Athens City Council resolution which declared a climate emergency; give an update on last week’s news about the 2019 novel coronavirus; and react to the Iowa caucuses. rts to raise the minimum wage. George and Mikayla talk with Post reporter Bekah Bostick and Ohio Capital Journal reporter Tyler Buchanan about the ballot initiative and Statehouse bill. The hosts also discuss a recent Athens City Council resolution which declared a climate emergency; give an update on last week’s news about the 2019 novel coronavirus; and react to the Iowa caucuses.
14 minutes | Jan 30, 2020
Episode 30: Possible coronavirus in Oxford; The importance of the U.S. Census
George and Mikayla discuss the recent news out of Oxford, Ohio regarding the 2019 novel coronavirus and the safety tips put out by Ohio University and the Centers for Disease Control. The hosts also interview Maddie Kramer, the governmental affairs commissioner for Student Senate helps explain the importance of the U.S. Census. @ShillcockGeorge email@example.com @mikayla_roch firstname.lastname@example.org
18 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Episode 29: The Budget Crisis and OU Fun Facts
George and Mikayla help to break down Ohio University’s budget crisis by bringing in Adam Armstrong one of the founders of the OU Fun Facts movement. You can learn more about this movement on their Twitter @ufunfacts
38 minutes | Jan 23, 2020
Episode 28: Winter Break Recap and Mike DeWine's First Term
Swing State of Mind is back from Winter Break. In the first episode of 2020 George breaks down what happened while classes were out. George also recaps the first term of Ohio Governor Mike DeWine (R) with his press secretary Dan Tierney.
46 minutes | Nov 22, 2019
Episode 27: How to win in Ohio?
George Shillcock and Mikayla Rochelle discuss what it’s going to the win the Democratic primary in Ohio. Ohio University alumnus and former volunteer for Senator Amy Klobuchar’s campaign Jon Schlosser joins the hosts to chat about this and how the senator was the first candidate to file to run in the Buckeye State.
42 minutes | Nov 15, 2019
Episode 26: Hazing in Ohio
Swing State of Mind takes a look at Hazing at Ohio University and walks through The Post’s reporting on the events of the last year. Hosts George Shillcock and Mikayla Rochelle also talk about efforts in the Ohio Statehouse and U.S. Senate to address issues of hazing and university transparency.
56 minutes | Nov 7, 2019
Episode 25: 2019 General Election Results
72 minutes | Nov 2, 2019
Episode 24: Part 2: Athens City Council Challenger Candidates
80 minutes | Nov 1, 2019
Episode 23: Part 1: Athens City Council Incumbent Candidates
46 minutes | Oct 16, 2019
Episode 22: The 4th Democratic Primary Debate
49 minutes | Sep 26, 2019
Episode 21: Climate change, candidates and the League of Cities
George and Mikayla talk about the Global Climate Strike which took place around the world and at Village Bakery on Friday. The co hosts also breakdown the League of Women Voters Mayoral candidate forum with Mayor Steve Patterson and Damon Krane. This episode also features an interview with Patterson about his trip to Washington D.C. last week with the League of Cities. @ShillcockGeorge email@example.com @mikayla_roch firstname.lastname@example.org
23 minutes | Sep 18, 2019
Episode 20: Meet our new cohost, Mikayla Rochelle
Mikayla Rochelle, a sophomore studying Journalism and Political Science joins George on Swing State of Mind as the new cohost and they discuss what they plan on covering this next year. Mikayla is a sophomore studying Journalism- Strategic Communication and Political Science at Ohio University. She is an opinion columnist and former reporter for The Post. Mikayla is also the Scripps College of Communication Senator for Student Senate, and also hold a position as the Vice-Commissioner for state/federal issues on the Governmental Affairs commission. She is also member of Ohio University College Republicans.
46 minutes | Sep 11, 2019
Episode 19: Daniel Kilgore jumps into the race for Ohio's 15th Congressional District
Daniel Kilgore, a Columbus resident and political activist is running for the Democratic nomination for Ohio’s 15th Congressional District. George interviews Kilgore about his candidacy and how he plans to run against Steve Stivers, the Republican incumbent from Upper Arlington.
18 minutes | Sep 5, 2019
Episode 18: Recap of Summer 2019 Political News
Swing State of Mind begins the 2019 fall semester with a recap of the summer’s news with special guest Abby Miller, a news editor at The Post. Abby and George breakdown the summer’s news at the national, state and local level with topics ranging from the 2020 Democratic presidential primary to Patrick McGee’s struggles to get on the 2019 general election ballot.
35 minutes | Jul 16, 2019
Episode 17: Athens Mayoral Candidate Damon Krane
Listen to an interview from the end of last semester with Athens Mayoral Candidate Damon Krane who will be running against current Mayor Steve Patterson as an Independent. Join the podcast in wishing farewell to Maddie Capron as a co-host on the show as she graduates from OU and moves on to start her career in journalism.
30 minutes | Apr 19, 2019
Episode 16: Athens Mayor Steve Patterson
George and Maddie discuss Ohio's recent passing of the heartbeat bill and Tim Ryan's presidential candidacy. George is also joined by Athens mayor Steve Patterson to discuss his election campaign.
24 minutes | Apr 5, 2019
Episode 15: Student Senate President Lydia Ramlo
George has on newly elected student senate president Lydia Ramlo. The two discuss the elections and the future plans of the student senate.
22 minutes | Mar 29, 2019
Episode 14: A talk with Athens City Council candidate Arian Smedley
George and Maddie discuss the upcoming student senate elections and sit down with Arian Smedley, candidate for Athens City Council.
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