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Cincinnati Adopts A Budget While Ky. Primary Remains Undecided & More Top Stories

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Jim Nolan

The city of Cincinnati adopted its budget following days of contentious public hearings and shouts to defund the police department. The already cash-strapped city, brought to the financial brink by the COVID-19 pandemic, ultimately approved little in the way of changing the funding of the police department.

Mayor John Cranley also vetoed an attempt to revive the streetcar's ability to transport passengers.

Business Courier columnist and reporter Chris Wetterich and WVXU reporter Jay Hanselman will discuss.

Meanwhile, in Kentucky, the race to face Republican U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is over, but the vote-counting isn't. Early results indicate a close one between Democrats Amy McGrath and Charles Booker, but the full results won't be known until next week. The eyes of the nation were on Kentucky, where national political pundits expressed dismay at the lack of in-person voting opportunities (typically, only one such location per county) but it looks as though the state is on track to outpace its typical primary turnout thanks to expanded mail-in ballot access.

Courier-Journal reporter Joe Sonka and Herald-Leader reporter Daniel Desrochers will be with us to talk about the state of things.

And summer will have baseball, albeit a shortened season. Major League Baseball is officially poised for a 60-game schedule, more than a hundred games fewer than in non-pandemic years. So, what will that look like, and what should we expect from the Cincinnati Reds?

Sports radio host Andy Furman will let us know.

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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.