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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.

Discussing The Possible Impact Of Declaring Cincinnati A "Sanctuary City"

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This week, Mayor John Cranley declared Cincinnati a "sanctuary city," a designation with no strict legal definition. 

Cincinnati is now one of dozens of cities across the country that say they will not work with federal agencies to actively enforce current immigration laws.

Joining us to discuss what, if any, changes will take place in city policies regarding undocumented immigrants and how Cincinnati's sanctuary city status may affect future federal funding are NKU Chase College of Law Professor Ken Katkin; and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson