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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Transit Levy Passes, Our Streets After COVID And More Top Stories This Week

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Cincinnati Edition's weekly news review on Friday will feature local and national journalists discussing the week's biggest headlines.

Washington Post journalists Scott Clement and Dan Balz are with us to break down the disparity in poll numbers among Republican governors amid the current pandemic. Why does Ohio's Mike DeWine score so much higher than some of his counterparts?

Also joining us are WCPO reporters Dan Monk and Pat LaFleur, and WVXU reporters Ann Thompson and Tana Weingartner. We'll talk about the transit levy's election victory in Hamilton County, the state of nonprofits in the pandemic, and more.

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Michael Monks brings a broad range of experience to WVXU-FM as the host of Cincinnati Edition, Cincinnati Public Radio's weekday news and information talk show.