Deadline Now

DEADLINE NOW is a WGTE weekly production that examines political, economic and social issues that affect the entire Lake Erie West region. Host Jack Lessenberry (member of the journalism faculty at Wayne State University, Senior Political Analyst for Michigan Public Radio and Ombudsman for the Toledo Blade) speaks to regional and national leaders in this series.

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Deadline Now: Mayor Kapszukiewicz


Mayor Kapszukiewicz discusses his priorities for the next four years.

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Deadline Now: Tax Reform


Local Implications to Tax Reform.

Deadline Now: City Council's Future Perspective of Toledo


Discuss Toledo's future with Rob Ludeman and Kurt Young

Deadline Now: Consumer Product Safety Commission


Consumer product safety standards changes and trends during President Trump's term.

Deadline Now: Racing for Recovery


Discuss addiction and recovery with Todd Crandall, the founder of Racing for Recovery.

Deadline Now: Veterans with Ken Leslie and Bill Zornow


Discuss solutions to problems with Veterans in need with Ken Leslie and Bill Zornow.

Deadline Now: Paula Hicks-Hudson For Mayor


Discuss the upcoming mayoral election with Mayoral Candidate Paula Hicks-Hudson.