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Nina Turner To Co-Chair Bernie 2020 Campaign

Nina Turner speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally in 2016. (photo slightly cropped. Creative Commons license: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0/deed.en)
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Nina Turner speaking at a Bernie Sanders rally in 2016.

In this week's episode of Snollygoster, Ohio's politics podcast from WOSU, hosts Mike Thompson and Steve Brown ask former Ohio State Senator Nina Turner why Democrats should support Bernie Sanders over other progressive candidates.

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In this week's episode:

Bernie's Back

Former Ohio state Sen. Nina Turner was an outspoken supporter of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders' last presidential run. Now, she'll co-chair his 2020 campaign. 

Some in the Democratic party believe that a woman or person of color would be best suited to defeat President Donald Trump in the next election, but Turner believes that Sanders' grassroots momentum and progressive platform make him the best choice.

John Kasich GPS

Our former governor visited Canada where he gave a speech calling on Republicans to take action to address climate change.

Snollygoster Of The Week

A federal lawsuit filed from groups like the ACLU and Ohio League of Women Voters argues the congressional map in Ohio unfairly gives Republicans a political advantage. The map is scheduled to last until 2021, but the lawsuit seeks to have it thrown out and redrawn ahead of the 2020 election.

Republican Secretary of State Frank LaRose isn't defending the map, but he thinks throwing it out before 2021 would create "confusion" among Ohio voters.

To send us comments or to nominate your candidate for Snollygoster of the Week, email us at snollygoster@wosu.org.

Mike Thompson spends much of his time correcting people who mispronounce the name of his hometown – Worcester, Massachusetts. Mike studied broadcast journalism at Syracuse University when he was not running in circles – as a distance runner on the SU track team.
Steve Brown grew up in nearby Richwood, Ohio and now lives there with his wife and sons. He started his journalism career as a weekend board operator at WOSU while majoring in journalism at Ohio State, where he also wrote for the student newspaper The Lantern and co-founded the organization Students for Public Broadcasting.
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