That's So Cincinnati

That's So Cincinnati

This podcast is about you: The Cincinnatian. Let The Enquirer's Jason Williams and Sharon Coolidge make the complicated local issues affecting your daily life easy to understand. And have more than a little fun in the process. On the ballot or in the streets, we are here to help you out. Because that's SO Cincinnati.... Show More

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February 24, 2021 34 min
Cincinnati City Councilman Wendell Young has been in politics and public service his whole life, starting by walking his Avondale neighborhood with his dad, who was a Democratic Party precinct executive, when he was a child. On this week's That's So Cincinnati podcast Young talked about his childhood, his time on Cincinnati City Council, his rocky relationship with Mayor John Cranley and what he thinks about what's bee...
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First Amendment attorney Jack Greiner, who represents Cincinnati.com and The Enquirer, joins as special guest. 
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You may know Tricia Macke as the dean of Cincinnati evening news anchors.  But Fox 19's lead anchor leads a busy life off the air. Macke has five children, runs a youth basketball organization and has a strict exercise regimen. And she somehow finds time to share about all of it on social media. Macke, in her 22nd year as Fox 19's lead anchor, joined The Enquirer's That's So Cincinnati podcast to talk about being ...
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Sports broadcaster Thom Brennaman calculates that he's spoken nearly 190 million words on live television while calling football and basketball games during a 33-year career. And it was one derogatory and insensitive three-letter word that derailed his promising career and changed his life forever. The latter, the former Reds broadcaster says, has been for the better.  Six months after using a homophobic slur on air during a ...
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Miss Ohio Caroline Grace Williams joins That's So Cincinnati podcast to talk about how she got interested in pageants while at Miami University; talking with Gov. Mike DeWine about improving 911 communications; teaching people how to use their smartphones in emergencies; and life in small-town Ohio.  Also on this week's That's So Cincinnati episode, co-hosts Sharon Coolidge and Jason Williams discuss the 2022 race to s...
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New Hamilton County Sheriff Charmaine McGuffey really missed the department during her nearly four years out of uniform.  The 33-year law enforcement veteran missed many of her old coworkers. She missed putting on the black-and-gold uniform each day. And she missed the jail inmates.  Wait. What? Any doubt there's a new sheriff in town? Certainly the county's previous two sheriffs – Jim Neil and Si Leis – would've nev...
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Liz Keating grew up sitting at her grandparents' kitchen table listening to her Cincinnati-famous grandfather tell stories about his honorable career law, politics and journalism. She loved both fields, but saw her career someday going a different route. Nearly a year ago, however, Liz Keating had a change of heart and started thinking that she'd like to do a job the late Bill Keating once did – serve on Cincinnati City C...
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Long-time Cincinnati weatherman Steve Raleigh (https://www.wcpo.com/steve-raleigh) can quickly recall the exact dates of the two biggest storms he's encountered in life.  • March 2, 2012, when a rash of tornadoes killed more than 20 people across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky and Southeast Indiana. • Jan. 17, 2019, when Raleigh's 24-year-old daughter, Madison, committed suicide after battling addiction and mental illn...
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Forget 2020. What lies ahead for Greater Cincinnati in the New Year? Regional political, business, legal and media leaders share their hopes for 2021 in That’s So Cincinnati’s annual New Year’s resolutions episode. 
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It's not easy answering tough questions. It's also not easy asking them.  But veteran Cincinnati TV journalist Angenette Levy has made a name for herself by asking tough questions of Greater Cincinnati's public officials on the air over the past decade. Levy, who left Local 12 in September, joined That's So Cincinnati podcast this week to discuss:  • Her approach to the journalism and how the Anderson Township na...
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Mayor John Cranley joins That's So Cincinnati podcast this week. 
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Cincinnati City Councilman Greg Landsman answers tough questions about his role in the Gang of Five texting scandal, embattled Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld and the state of affairs at City Hall. You won't want to miss this episode. 
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As a trial lawyer, former assistant prosecutor and ex-journalist, Steve Goodin might be the perfect fit for a seat on Cincinnati City Council at the moment. The Republican has a firm understanding of public accountability – something City Hall is sorely lacking in the wake of three council members being arrested this year on federal corruption charges. Goodin, newly appointed to council this week (https://www.cincinnati.com/story...
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Cincinnati Vice Mayor Christopher Smitherman has been speaking out against some of his council colleagues' illegal and unethical behavior for years.  It's time others join him, Smitherman told The Enquirer's That's So Cincinnati podcast.  Especially since he believes federal investigators aren't done rooting out corruption at City Hall in the wake of three city council members being arrested on pay-to-play cha...
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In the year David DeVillers has spent on the job as the region's top federal attorney, the Ohio Speaker of the House and two Cincinnati City Councilmembers have been arrested in pay-to-play schemes. And he didn't shut the door on the possibility there could be more corruption-related arrests coming at City Hall. The rash of arrests are a reflection of DeVillers making it a top priority to crack down on public corruption i...
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Hamilton County Republican Party Chairman Alex Triantafilou watched election night as a blue wave swept in, taking with it two county elected leaders – treasurer and recorder – and nine judgeships. The latter flipped both the common pleas and appellate courts to a Democrat majority – something that was unthinkable a decade ago for the once-dominant Hamilton County GOP.   Those losses have some local Republicans quietly grumbling ...
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How many outstanding absentee ballots will still need to be counted on Election Night? What time will results be released? And how do you become Ohio's top elections official?  Secretary of State Frank LaRose answered these questions and more on The Enquirer's That's So Cincinnati podcast.  Listen to the full episode for free by clicking the link at the top of the article. That's So Cincinnati can also be found on...
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It's the offseason, and Reds President Phil Castellini has some time to reflect. In a candid, hourlong discussion on The Enquirer's That's So Cincinnati podcast, Castellini covered a wide range of topics, including:  • His strong bond with his father, Reds owner Bob Castellini, and their passion for Cincinnati sports • Lessons from working for his father's companies since he was a teenager, when he started as a l...
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Fresh off attending Joe Biden's visit to Union Terminal, That's So Cincinnati co-hosts Sharon Coolidge and Jason Williams break down the Democratic presidential nominee's campaign stop and what it could mean in Ohio. And listeners get to meet Keith Pandolfi, The Enquirer's new food and dining writer. The biggest question for Keith, of course, is what's his take on Cincinnati-style chili? Find out on That's ...
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Is the 2020 election when the Republicans lose all their remaining power in Hamilton County?  It was a big topic of discussion on The Enquirer's That's So Cincinnati podcast election preview episode.  University of Cincinnati political science professor David Niven breaks down the ticket in Hamilton County from Biden-Trump to Republican Joe Deters' chances of holding the prosecutor's seat to former Cincinnati Coun...
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