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0000017a-3b40-d913-abfe-bf44a4f90000Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU news team as the politics reporter and columnist in April 2012 , after 30 years of covering local, state and national politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. On this page, you will find his weekly column, Politically Speaking; the Monday morning political chats with News Director Maryanne Zeleznik and other news coverage by Wilkinson. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio gubernatorial race since 1974, as well as 16 presidential nominating conventions. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots, the Lucasville prison riot in 1993, the Air Canada plane crash at Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983, and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. And, given his passion for baseball, you might even find some stories about the Cincinnati Reds here from time to time.

Madisonville Is A Cincinnati Neighborhood In Transition

Tana Weingartner

Madisonville got its start in 1809 as Madison, named after the fourth president of the United States, James Madison. 

The community became part of the City of Cincinnati in 1911. Today, more than 9,000 people live in Madisonville, making it one of Cincinnati?'s largest neighborhoods.

Based on a community conversation with residents last summer, the WVXU news team has been doing a series of stories about the history and changing landscape of Madisonville. This afternoon as part of the series we'?ll talk with the Executive Director of the Madisonville Community Urban Redevelopment Corporation, Sara Sheets; and Madisonville residents Byron Coaston and Courtney Helgeson, who owns CooKoo?'s Coffee Shoppe.

Madisonville stories aired to date:

Are Changes Underway In Madisonville Revitalization Or Gentrification?

Madisonville's Dunbar Neighborhood Gone, But Not Forgotten

Finding Racial Balance In Madisonville