The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 35-Interview with Aaron Keith Harris, Deputy Communications Director of the Ohio Libertarian Party

For the Episode 35, I had the pleasure of interviewing Aaron Harris, the Deputy Communications Director/Central Committee Member/Spokesman for the Libertarian Party of Ohio.

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Aaron became involved in the Libertarian Party when he felt the Republican Party was not representing his views on liberty and fiscal management.  Here were the topics we discussed:

  • growing up in Fairborn, Ohio
  • his professional background as a teacher, journalist, and writer
  • what is a libertarian?
  • how he got involved with libertarian party?
  • issues with ballot access for candidates outside the two major parties, including the current lawsuit between the Libertarian Party of Ohio and Husted
  • Documentary Of the People, By the People, For the People
  • what’s his take on Governor Kasich’s performance
  • what changes are needed in the tax code and entitlement programs
  • the current ballot issue about the legalization of marijuana
  • how supporting property rights and the free market is a better way to protect the environment and individuals than regulations
  • how Murray Rothbard influenced his thinking

I admire Aaron because he believes strongly in his cause, and he takes massive action to move his cause forward.  I believe the “silent majority” supports most libertarian viewpoints, and it is my hope that more support goes toward

To connect with Aaron, you can call him at 937.825.0204 or email at

Here are my previous podcasts talking about libertarian viewpoints:

Interview #1 with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie

Interview #2 with Reason TV’s Nick Gillespie

The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 53-Interview with Author Katelin Sullivan

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This show brings the audience great things Ohioans are doing to make their communities, the state, the region, and the world a better place as entrepreneurs, leaders, historical and popular culture figures.

For Episode 53 of the Outstanding Ohioans show, I had the privilege of interviewing author Katelin Sullivan, who just had her first book published Once Upon a Stormy Night.  Katelin took the time to meet with me to discuss the process and her background.

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Here were some of the highlights of our conversation:

  • growing up on a farm in a large family
  • the impact of being homeschooled and the differences she has seen between herself and her peers
  • the importance she attaches to faith and family
  • the influence of author Stephen Bly
  • how she developed her passion for reading and writing
  • where she got the ideas for the storyline and setting for her book
  • how she got the book published
  • what will readers take away from the book?
  • is this book going to part of a series?
  • her future writing plans
  • Purchase the book from Tate Publishing or Amazon

Katelin will be doing a couple of book signing events soon.  Here is the information for the June 4, 2016 and June 18, 2016 events.  You can contact Katelin via email at

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The Outstanding Ohioans show, Episode 52-Interview with Rikki Teeters, Owner/Founder of @OhioExplored





For episode 52 of The Outstanding Ohioans show, I had the pleasure of interviewing Rikki Teeters, Owner/Founder of Ohio Explored LLC.  We had a great conversation about our mutual love for the Buckeye State, and discovered some things we had in common.

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I was so impressed to hear how Rikki pivoted from a great job in Portland, Oregon and how she envisioned and created Ohio Explored.  Here are some highlights from our conversation:

  • Growing up in Waverly, Ohio, and who her role models were
  • how she developed her creativity and technology skills
  • Her experience at Miami University, and how her User Experience Designer skills serve her in this ownership role
  • the value of combining interests and disciplines to create great work
  • her reason for starting Ohio Explored, based on a lack of information
  • what she wants the “heads down” generation to do
  • what surprises people about Ohio
  • what sites/attractions does she hear people talk about the most-among those we talked about were:  Great Ohio Bicycle Adventure, Hocking Hills, Cleveland Metroparks, Toledo Metroparks, Cincinnati Parks
  • what is her favorite place in Ohio
  • how to apply to be a featured Ohio Explorer
  • the Ohio Explored Product Line
  • she wants her legacy to be that “Ohio is a beautiful place and we need to enjoy it”

Connect with Ohio Explored on the website; instagram; twitter; facebook

Thank you for listening, have a great day!