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For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter has been the source for information about all things in local media – comings and goings, local people appearing on the big or small screen, special programs, and much more. Local media is still his beat and he’s bringing his interest, curiosity, contacts and unique style to Cincinnati Public Radio and 91.7 WVXU. Contact John at johnkiese@yahoo.com.

Here's Where To Watch The Democratic Governor Candidates' Upcoming Debate

WLWT-TV news anchor Sheree Paolello will moderate a debate by Democratic governor candidates broadcast live by the station at 7 p.m. April 10.

Four Democrats—Richard Cordray, Dennis Kucinich, Bill O'Neill, and Joe Schiavoni—will participate in the program at Dave Finkelman Auditorium, 4200 N. University Boulevard, on Miami University's Middletown campus, according to the Journal-News newspaper serving Butler and Warren counties.

Ohio's Republican candidates for governor don't appear to planning any debates

WLWT-TV and the Journal-News are co-sponsoring the event, the fifth sanctioned by the Ohio Democratic Party. Channel 5 reporter/anchor Courtis Fuller, Journal-News political reporter Michael D. Pitman, and Miami University political science professor John Forren will be the panelists.

Members of the audience will be allowed to ask questions in the town hall-style discussion.

The program is open to the public. Free tickets will be available online later this month from Miami University's box office.

"We are entering a crucial time for Ohio voters. WLWT, as part of its Commitment 2018 coverage, is committed to providing airtime to candidates so viewers can make an informed decision on the candidates and the issues," said Branden Frantz, Channel 5 president and general manager.

The hour-long debate also will streamed on the WLWT app, WLWT.com and journal-news.com

John Kiesewetter joined the WVXU news team as a TV/Media blogger on July 1 2015, after nearly 30 years covering local and national broadcasting for The Cincinnati Enquirer. He’ll be posting news about Greater Cincinnati TV, radio and movies; updating your favorite former local TV/radio personalities or stars who grew up here; and breaking news about national TV, radio and media trends. You’ll also learn about Cincinnati’s rich broadcasting history.