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WVXU has been covering the stories of politics and corruption at Cincinnati's City Hall since early 2020. We have now launched an initiative to more closely examine Cincinnati politics and the individuals who have shaped it, along with the current allegations of corruption. We'll also explore proposals for change, and seek feedback from local leaders and community members on what can be done to restore trust in City Hall.Trust in Local Government, WVXU's Public Integrity Project will analyze our council-manager form of government and the charter amendments designed to reinforce ethical standards at City Hall; take a historical look at corruption in Cincinnati government; talk with the candidates for Cincinnati mayor and continue with an ongoing series of features, interviews and candidate profiles.

Aftab Pureval And Herman Najoli Talk With Cincinnati Edition About Their Campaigns

Clockwise from top left: Gavi Begtrup; David Mann; Herman Najoli; Cecil Thomas; Aftab Pureval; Raffel Prophett

On the ballot in this May's primary are six candidates vying to be Cincinnati's next mayor. The top two finishers on May 4 will face off in the November election for a four-year term as mayor.

Wednesday on Cincinnati Edition we're joined by Hamilton County Clerk of Courts Aftab Pureval; and Educator Herman Najoli.

Plus, we bring you perspective from WVXU Senior Political Analyst Howard Wilkinson. It's all part of our continuing coverage "Trust in Local Government, WVXU's Public Integrity Project."

Listen to Cincinnati Edition live at noon M-F. Audio for this segment will be uploaded after 4 p.m. ET.

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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.