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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.

Your Chance To Talk Politics With Fellow Political Junkies

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With a suspect in custody, the investigation continues into the package bombs sent to critics of President Trump. A migrant caravan of thousands makes its way through Mexico to the U.S. border as another group prepares to leave El Salvador to make the journey north to the U.S. And with the midterm elections just days away and Democrats hoping for a blue wave, Trump is in full campaign mode, appearing at rallies across the country.

Political Junkie Ken Rudin (@kenrudin) is in town this week to join University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor of Political Science Dr. David Niven (@nivenpolitics); and WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson (@howardwilkinson) for a special Cincinnati Edition in front of a live studio audience to discuss the top stories in politics.

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition October 29 at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.

Monday night at The Political Junkie Live in Cincinnati, Ken Rudin, Howard Wilkinson and a panel of experts will discuss the upcoming midterm elections from 7-8:30 p.m. at the Cincinnati Art Museum. Get your tickets here