The OCTA’s foundation, Ohio Cable Foundation for Education and Technology, in partnership with OGT, the statehouse studio, does a series of programs called “Our Ohio: Profiles in Government”.
There is a new “volume” of three programs in the series that is available free of charge to educators. It’s on a DVD and can be sent to schools as they are requested. There is a limited number of earlier volumes available (see list below), although the first three volumes are too outdated to distribute.
The programs are also available through OET, and are now also available at iTunes U. The programs may be viewed or downloaded by iTunes users by visiting iTunes U at www.itunes.com. Click on iTunes Store and iTunes U, then click on “Ohio” and “Government”. There you will find the Our Ohio icon; click to access the programs. Programs in the series can also be accessed through the OCTA web site at www.octa.org. Click on the Our Ohio icon on the home page to view available programs in the series.
That being said, I know some people just like to have the DVD for their library!
Director of Public Relations
Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association
PROGRAMS INCLUDED IN THE OUR OHIO SERIES
Program 1- The Governor; Bob Taft interviewed
Program 2- The Supreme Court, Evelyn Lundberg Stratton interviewed
Program 3- The Secretary of State, J. Kenneth Blackwell interviewed
Program 4- The Attorney General, Betty Montgomery interviewed
Program 5- The Ohio Senate, Jay Hottinger and Leigh Herington interviewed
Program 6- The Ohio House of Representatives, Jack Ford and Larry Householder interviewed
Program 7- The Auditor of State, Jim Petro interviewed
Program 8- The U.S. Senate, Mike DeWine interviewed
Program 9- The Public Utilities Commission of Ohio, Ronda Fergus and Alan Schriber interviewed
Program 10 – Municipal Government, Mayors Michael Coleman, Rhine McLin and Daniel Dupps interviewed
Program 11 – U.S. House of Representatives, Congressmen Ted Strickland interviewed with video comments by Congresswoman Deborah Pryce
Program 12 – Ohio’s Biennial Budget, Ohio Senators Mark Mallory and Bill Harris interviewed
Program 13 – Ohio Tax Commissioner William Wilkins interviewed
Program 14 – Ohio Department of Development, Director Bruce Johnson interviewed
Program 15 – The Lobbying Profession, Keith Brooks and Lisa Bateson interviewed
Program 16 – The Department of Commerce, Director Doug White interviewed
Program 17 – Legislative Service Commission, Director James W. Burley interviewed
Program 18 – Ohio National Guard, Adjutant General Gregory Wayt and Senator Steve Stivers interviewed
Program 19 – The Governor; Governor Ted Strickland interviewed
Program 20 – Auditor of State; Auditor Mary Taylor interviewed
Program 21 – Secretary of State; Secretary Jennifer Brunner interviewed
Program 22 – Ohio Treasurer, Treasurer Richard Cordray interviewed
Program 23 – Ohio Board of Regents, Chancellor Eric Fingerhut interviewed
Program 24 – John Glenn School of Public Affairs, Senator John Glenn and Dr. Charles Wise interviewed
Program 25 – First Lady, Frances Strickland Interviewed