Michael Monks

Host of Cincinnati Edition

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

He's the publisher/editor/chief reporter for Northern Kentucky's River City News website who spends his weeknights covering city government or school board meetings.

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As the impeachment process ramps up in Washington, D.C. with the first public hearings held this week, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joins Cincinnati Edition to weigh in.

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Actor Mark Ruffalo enjoyed his time in the Cincinnati area where he shot his starring role in the upcoming film Dark Waters.

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Isaiah Kelly loves shoes and loves painting, and now he has an award-winning business model based on those interests that has landed him a trip to Silicon Valley.

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The former finance director at the Northern Kentucky Convention & Visitors Bureau (meetNKY) pleaded guilty Tuesday to all charges related to an embezzlement of more than $1 million from the tourism agency.

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Elez Biberaj is the director of the Voice of America's Eurasia division, meaning he oversees the journalists working to accurately report the news and counter state-sponsored propaganda in places like Russia, Ukraine and Eastern Europe. His team's work is challenged by governments that are hostile to independent journalism.

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Veterans Day is an opportunity to reflect upon and give thanks for the service of military men and women. For many returning members of the U.S. Armed Forces, the battles they wage continue even when they return home. From dealing with post-traumatic stress disorder to having access to appropriate health care and to issues with substance abuse, U.S. veterans' wars can be deeply personal long after an international conflict has officially ended.

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This month, the tiny planet Mercury will cross between us and the sun. This astronomical event is something that happens only 13 times every century. To mark the occasion, the Cincinnati Observatory is leading a citizen science project called "Shoot the Messenger." On Nov. 11 the observatory will assist those who want to safely observe the transit of Mercury and photograph it from 7:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

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