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As a new strain of coronavirus (COVID-19) swept through the world in 2020, preparedness plans, masking policies and more public policy changed just as quickly. WVXU has covered the pandemic's impact on the Tri-State from the very beginning, when on March 3, 2020, Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine barred spectators from attending the Arnold Sports Festival in Columbus over concerns about the virus, even though Ohio had yet to confirm a single case of COVID-19.

Sen. Brown Pushes For Premium Pay For Frontline Workers

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Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) speaks to Cincinnati Edition about a proposal to create a COVID-19 "Hero's Fund" that would provide premium pay to reward, retain and recruit employees who are working on the frontlines of the pandemic. Sen. Brown said he hopes this plan will be included as part of a future stimulus package.

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