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An Interview

I’m pulling out something from a few years ago, when I first started fighting the Ohio Statehouse when they wanted to institute a footwear rule. You can see all those posts here.

Along the way, I did a few interviews. I recently came across one I did for the NPR program Whad’Ya Know? with Michael Feldman.

It’s rather interesting.

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Animous to Bare Feet

Here’s a story from June of 1969, from the time when hippies and bare feet were in full swing.

And those in authority were not reluctant to arrest you for going barefooted, even if they had to make stuff up.

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Yesterday I needed to take a trip to the Ohio Statehouse for a look at some of the stuff available in their Museum Gift Shop.

Little did I know that by doing so I was taking unfair advantage of them.

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I spent the weekend in Springfield, Illinois, for the wedding of a dear friend’s daughter. I’m afraid I’ve reached the age where my own kids are getting married, along with the kids of my sibling and close friends.

And you know what that means: shoes.

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Into the “People’s” House

I was in downtown Columbus yesterday. When there, I always liked to walk through the Statehouse (which is what the State Capitol Building is called).

Of course, I’m sure you all recall that they recently banned bare feet.

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There was a story in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch that Gregg Dodd is leaving his job as communications director for the Statehouse.

I’m afraid it was amusing, and, from my point of view, quite ironic.

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Folks may remember my losing battle against the new footwear rule instituted at the Ohio Statehouse (its Capitol Building).

A photograph in yesterday’s Columbus Dispatch thus just added insult to injury.

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