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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.

Our Weekly Look At The Top Local Stories

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition, we present an in-depth discussion of the developments behind the headlines. 

Today we'll hear how the local community is reacting to the judge declaring a mistrial in the case of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing in the shooting death of Sam DuBose, and look at the new political landscapes in both Ohio and Kentucky after last week's election.

Joining us this week are WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Politics and Government reporter Paula Christian; Race and Communities reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer, Mark Curnutte; Kentucky Public Radio Capital Bureau Chief Ryland Barton; Ohio Public Radio Statehouse News Bureau reporter Jo Ingles; WVXU reporter and digital news editor Tana Weingartner; and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson