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Press ReleaseApril 13, 2021

Spectrum News 1 Launches ‘Dear Ohio,’ a Weekly Podcast for Listeners Who Want a Better Understanding of the Political Landscape in Ohio

‘Dear Ohio,’ Hosted by Anchor Curtis Jackson, to Tackle and Demystify the Biggest Political Issues Impacting Ohioans through Meaningful Conversations with Key Elected Officials, Newsmakers and Community Members

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Columbus, Ohio – Spectrum News 1 today announced the launch of “Dear Ohio,” a new weekly podcast hosted by veteran anchor Curtis Jackson, featuring meaningful, nonpartisan conversations with policymakers and influencers on the political topics affecting Ohioans. Set to debut April 14, the first episode will delve into the rise of domestic hate and extremist groups with Michael Edison Hayden, senior investigator and spokesperson for the Southern Poverty Law Center, one of the nation’s foremost civil rights organizations.

“Between a complicated political system and seemingly unbreakable local and national political gridlock, it’s no wonder many people may feel they have little influence,” Jackson said. “But the truth is, knowledge is key and the ‘Dear Ohio’ podcast will empower and inform listeners on the political issues that affect their everyday lives, giving them a more confident voice.”

“Dear Ohio” is a podcast for listeners who want a better understanding of the issues facing Ohioans, and what can be done to inspire actionable change in their community and state.  Each week, Jackson will examine the political landscape through one-on-one conversations with the prominent newsmakers, and key decision-makers who move the needle and influence Ohio.

Spectrum Networks’ podcast strategy, coupled with the Spectrum News App, is part of its investment to strengthen the connection with local communities by giving customers more access to read, watch, or listen to local news anytime, anywhere. “Dear Ohio” is the most recent addition to Spectrum Networks’ line-up of local podcasts hosted by reporters and anchors. Other available podcasts include “Lakeshow,” “LA Stories Unfiltered,” “To The Point Already,” “Central Florida: Beyond the Soundbite,” “SoCal in 17,” “Tying it Together with Tim Boyum,” “You Decide with Errol Louis,” “Crosstown with Pat Kiernan” and “Off Topic/On Politics.”

New podcast episodes will be available every Wednesday via, the Spectrum News App, and on all major podcast apps, including Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, and Spotify.

About Spectrum Networks

Spectrum Networks is a series of 24/7 news and sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHTR), a leading broadband connectivity company and cable operator serving more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Spectrum Networks carry distinct, comprehensive, and exclusive local programming on over 30 networks across Charter’s footprint. More information on Spectrum Networks is available at

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