© 2022 Cincinnati Public Radio
purple_waveback6.png
Connecting You to a World of Ideas
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
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.

Hillary Clinton's Cincinnati Fundraiser Postponed

819px-Hillary_Clinton_official_Secretary_of_State_portrait_crop.jpg
Department of State

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton was to have held a fundraising event late Monday afternoon at the home of Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley, but it has been postponed, according to sources close to the mayor. 

The reason, according to sources, is the murder of 50 people and wounding of 53 others in an Orlando nightclub early Sunday morning. It was the worst mass shooting in U.S. history. 

A firm date for the rescheduling of the fundraiser at Cranley's house has yet to be determined.  

Guests were paying $1,000 to $33,400 to attend the fundraising event in Cincinnati, with the money going to the Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee. 

A public event that was to take place at 12:30 p.m. Monday in Cleveland is still on, according to a spokeswoman for the Clinton campaign. 

When the Hamilton County Republican Party found out the Clinton fundraiser was postponed, they called off their planned protest at Mount Lookout Square. 

But county GOP chairman Alex Triantafilou said in an e-mail to supporters the protest a few blocks from Cranley's home would take place when the fundraiser is rescheduled. 

Howard Wilkinson joined the WVXU News Team after 30 years of covering local and state politics for The Cincinnati Enquirer. A native of Dayton, Ohio, Wilkinson has covered every Ohio governor’s race since 1974 as well as 12 presidential nominating conventions. His streak continued by covering both the 2012 Republican and Democratic conventions for 91.7 WVXU. Along with politics, Wilkinson also covered the 2001 Cincinnati race riots; the Lucasville Prison riot in 1993; the Air Canada plane crash at the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport in 1983; and the 1997 Ohio River flooding. The Cincinnati Reds are his passion. "I've been listening to WVXU and public radio for many years, and I couldn't be more pleased at the opportunity to be part of it,” he says.