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Political Junkie: Biden And The Border; D.C. Statehood?

President Joe Biden speaks after a tour of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute at The Ohio State University, Tuesday, March 23, 2021, in Columbus.

On Cincinnati Edition Thursday at noon, we spend the full hour talking politics with the Political Junkie Ken Rudin and Northern Kentucky UniversityAssociate Professor of Political Science Ryan Salzman, Ph.D.

We'll take phone calls at 513-419-7100 and emails at

Among our topics Thursday:

  • The Biden administration's response to the immigration surge at the U.S.-Mexico border
  • Gun control debate restarts after two deadly mass shootings in just one week
  • D.C. statehood receives earnest conversation in Congress
  • Governors Andrew Cuomo (NY) and Gavin Newson (CA) face difficult political headwinds

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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.