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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.

What To Expect In The Early Days Of The New Administration With Political Junkie Ken Rudin

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With just over five weeks left before inauguration day, we now have a good idea of who President-elect Donald Trump wants in his cabinet and on his team of close advisors when he enters the White House. 

Though how policy will be handled is still in question. Several of his cabinet picks have voiced displeasure with the agencies they are to now lead, and many of the advisors he has selected have views that don't line up with his, on everything from climate change to trade.

One thing is certain, Mr. Trump will be leading a country very much divided. Joining us to discuss the president-elect and what we might expect in the early days of the Trump presidency are Political Junkie Ken Rudin and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson.