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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.

We Discuss Ohio Governor Kasich's State Of The State Speech And Other News Of The Week

Jim Nolan
We look at the news affecting Greater Cincinnati and the Tri-state

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

This week we'll discuss information and initiatives Ohio Governor John Kasich outlined in his State of the State address Tuesday night and hear the response to his speech. We'll also get updates on the Cameo nightclub shooting, Cincinnati mayoral race and the investigation into the finances of local non-profit Center for Closing the Health Gap.

Joining us this week are WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Politics and Government reporter Paula Christian; Cincinnati Enquirer Columbus Bureau Chief Chrissie Thompson; Ohio Public Radio and Television Statehouse News Bureau Chief Karen Kasler; and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson; and WVXU reporter and digital news editor Tana Weingartner.