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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.

The Reds Game May Be On Delay, But Cincinnati Edition Is Not

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Mark Heyne
The Reds take on the Washington Nationals at Great American Ball Park to start the 2018 season.

Reds' Opening Day may now be Friday, March 30, but fans can still get their baseball fix Thursday on "Cincinnati Edition."

Its been more than two decades since the Reds' opening game will be played before the annual Findlay Market Parade, which takes place Monday, April 2. What's more, it's been half a century since the Reds saw their opening game delayed due to weather. 

But all this just gives fans twice the reason to celebrate the return of baseball this year.

Joining us for a look at how the Reds will perform this season are sports writer and author John Erardi; Cincinnati Reds historian Greg Rhodes; and WVXU reporter and avid baseball fan Howard Wilkinson.

Tune in to "Cincinnati Edition" on Thursday, March 29, starting at 1:00 p.m. to hear more.