COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) – This week on The Spectrum:

  • Republican presidential candidate Vivek Ramaswamy is climbing in the polls with the next GOP debate just two days away.

“We’re going to have to think differently about how we revive civic duty and civic knowledge in this country,” Ramaswamy said.

Hear how he said the Biden administration’s climate agenda is hurting the economy.

“You slow-walked it long enough to let the statute of limitations run,” Jordan said of the Department of Justice’s investigation into Biden.

“I see this gnawing hysteria start to creep back into the country, people getting worried about the uptick in COVID cases,” Vance said of mask mandates.

Hear why Jordan and Vance are saying now is the time to focus on these issues, even with a possible government shutdown looming.

  • “We’ve seen, for a very long time now, a dysfunctional state school board that really is unaccountable,” Lt. Gov. Jon Husted said.

Now, the Ohio Board of Education is fighting back against what it calls a power grab by the executive branch.

“They use those excuses to take advantage of the situation and have an unconditional takeover,” Ohio Board of Education member Teresa Fedor said.

Now, hear why the board is suing to stop an overhaul of the state’s Department of Education.

  • With the threat of a government shutdown looming, are Ohio lawmakers in Congress focused on the right agenda? Democratic strategist Joe Retoff and Republican strategist Mehek Cooke weigh in.

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