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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.

Cincinnati Council And Mayoral Races, DACA As An Education Issue And A “Not On" Opening Day Parade

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

 

As we near election day there is increased interest in how much current Cincinnati City Council members have accomplished this year, and the race for mayor between John Cranley and Yvette Simpson heats up. Ohio teachers say DACA, the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, is an education issue. Residents in Over-the-Rhine renew efforts to reduce prostitution and drug dealing in the neighborhood. And the Findlay Market Opening Day Parade will not be on Opening Day this year.

Joining us to discuss these and other stories are WVXU reporter Ann Thompson; WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Government and Political reporter Amanda Seitz; from ideastream and WCPN in Cleveland, Ohio, reporter and producer Ashton Marra; Cincinnati Enquirer political columnist Jason Williams; and Enquirer City Hall reporter Cameron Knight.