Our Ohio: Profiles in Government
Our Ohio: Profiles in Government is a public affairs series produced by the Ohio Cable Telecommunications Association (OCTA) with Ohio Government Telecommunications (OGT), the production facility of the Ohio Statehouse. The Our Ohio series profiles offices in state, federal and local government and includes interviews with current officeholders and staff.
The programs first air on OCTA member cable systems statewide. Teachers may tape the programs, which carry no copyright restrictions, for use in the classroom as part of the cable industry's Cable in the Classroom initiative.
The Our Ohio series was designed to provide information on our state government and offer teachers a tool to help meet their curriculum needs. When three programs in the series have been completed, we package them together on one video. To date, five volumes of programs have been completed and are available free for teachers in videotape and/or DVD formats.
The response to the program and its availability FREE to schools has been enthusiastic. We have heard numerous testimonials from media specialists and teacher who are using the programs to prepare for Ohio's fourth grade proficiency test and in social studies classes and many expressions of thanks for providing this service free of charge to schools.
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Educators Praise Our Ohio: Profiles in Government Series
"The video I received from your organization will be a great resource for our students preparing for the proficiency test and, in general, learning to understand the makeup of our state government. I also appreciate the support materials available via the web. They will be a time-saver for staff members, as well as a way for them to get their creative ideas flowing."
-- Christine Findlay
Central Resource Center Director
Centerville City Schools
"Our elementary school has the first four volumes of Our Ohio: Profiles in Government. The teachers have been so impressed with them. They use them every year with their social studies units."
-- Nancy Powers
Carlisle Elementary School
Delaware City Schools
"The government teachers at Mansfield Senior High School were ecstatic about the Our Ohio video. They want to know if you plan to produce any more on different branches of government. Thank you for this resource."
-- Louise Lutz
Media Program Supervisor
Mansfield City Schools
Programs Included in the Our Ohio Series
Newest Programs (available online)
Program 28 - Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center
Program 27 - Ohio's Court System, Judge John Bender and Judge Lisa Sadler interviewed.
Program 26 - Ohio Legislative Correspondents Association - Bill Cohen, Ohio Public Radio; William Hershey, Dayton Daily News; Julie Carr-Smyth, Associated Press interviewed
Program 25 -- Our Ohio: First Ladies, First Lady Frances Strickland interviewed
Program 24 -- The John Glenn School of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University, Senator John Glenn and Dr. Charles Wise interviewed
Program 23 Ohio Board of Regents, Chancellor Eric Fingerhut interviewed
Program 22 Ohio Treasurer, Treasurer Richard Cordray 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 16 - Ohio Department of Commerce
Program 17 - Legislative Service Commission, Click Here to View Video
Program 18 - Ohio National Guard, Adjutant General Greg Wayt & Senator Steve Stivers interviewed
Previous programs in the Our Ohio series:
Program 13 Department of Taxation, Commissioner William Wilkins interviewed
Program 14 Department of Development,Leiutenant Governor Bruce Johnson interviewed
Program 15 The Lobbying Profession, Lisa Bateson & Keith Brooks 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 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 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 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