That's So Cincinnati: Why Brian Shrive fights for City Council's texts, the streetcar and open government

Season 2, Episode 18,  Jan 08, 2020, 03:11 PM

Happy New Year, That's So Cincinnati listeners. 

Your favorite local podcast is out of the gate in 2020 with an insightful interview with attorney Brian Shrive, who's become a major player on the local political scene for his work on exposing the text-message scandal Cincinnati City Hall.

Shrive talks about overcoming personal tragedy and struggles with addiction to go onto a successful law career fighting for open government. 

That work began a decade ago, when Shrive became one of the biggest thorns in the side of then-Congresswoman Jean Schmidt. His behind-the-scenes work for Brad Wenstrup's 2012 Congressional campaign helped the Cincinnati physician pull off the primary upset.

Shrive also addresses why remains heavily critical of Cincinnati's streetcar. You won't want to miss this lively chat with one of the city's most influential rabble rousers.