This week on The Sound of Ideas Reporter's Roundtable, the state's budget director says it could be years before Ohio recovers from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, and up to half the state's bars and restaurants may not survive that long.
Along with that story, we discuss Governor Mike DeWine's coronavirus minority task force. We know that communities of color are disproportionately affected by the pandemic, but what will his administration do to address the issue?
We also discuss the local reaction to the announcement of Kamala Harris as the presumptive democratic vice-presidential candidate. In addition, we'll look ahead at next week's "virtual" Democratic National Convention.
We will be discussing those stories and more with help of ideastream reporter Taylor Haggerty, and with Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief, down in Columbus.
A bit later in the show, we talk with Tim Stried, the Director of Communications for the Ohio High School Sports Association. We ask him about the plans for high school sports to be played in the fall, even though close to one thousand new cases of COVID-19 are reported in the state each day. How exactly will schools and communities keep athletes, and their families safe?
Karen Kasler, Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau Chief
Taylor Haggerty, Ideastream Reporter
Tim Stried, Director of Communications, Ohio High School Sports Association