Cincinnati Edition

Monday through Friday from noon to 1 p.m.
  • Hosted by Michael Monks

Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

You can join the discussion with decision-makers, authors, and voices from around the region and beyond by calling 513 419-7100, emailing, and messaging through Facebook and Twitter.

Support for Cincinnati Edition comes from The Johnson Foundation and The Maxwell C. Weaver Foundation, U.S. Bank Trustee.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

The city of Cincinnati this week approved legislation that its sponsor, Councilman P.G. Sittenfeld, called the first of its kind in the nation, dramatically altering the way prospective renters can pay security deposits for apartments.

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Evan Vucci / AP

The Democratic candidates for president - or at least a shrunken version of the current active roster - appeared together on stage for their final debate ahead of the Iowa caucus. We are just two-and-a-half weeks away from the votes being cast in the 2020 presidential primary. Did Tuesday's debate have any effect?

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John Minchillo / AP

Cincinnati Edition talks with Senator Rob Portman about events unfolding in Washington and his legislative goals for the new year.

Only 55% of adults participate in a workplace retirement plan, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. New legislation passed in 2019 aims to change those numbers.

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Courtesy of the FBI

The city of Cincinnati had a total of 30 reported hate crimes in 2018, according to the latest FBI statistics, which lag by a year. 

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Governor Mike DeWine has one year in the books as the Chief Executive of the State of Ohio. What does he view as his biggest accomplishments of 2019? And what does he hope to see in the year ahead?

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The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote. 

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Amazon Air's hub at CVG Airport is prompting preparations in Boone County and luring businesses to Cincinnati.

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Cincinnati Edition talks with three area representatives: Senator Sherrod Brown updates listeners on events unfolding in Iran and legislative goals for the new year. Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley discuss their accomplishments for 2019 and a look ahead at 2020.

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John Minchillo / AP

The Hollywood movie Dark Waters made a splash in the conversation about pollutants in our waters. While the film has local connections - because the main attorney featured in it is from here, and because it was filmed in our region - there are others in our area raising concerns.

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Cincinnati has had thriving arts scene for decades. Now as we leave the aughts and enter 2020 we're asking local artists and gallery directors what we should expect from the arts community in the year to come.

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Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, joins Cincinnati Edition to talk about the recent U.S. drone strike that killed an Iranian general and the role of Congress in the authorization of the use of American military force.

It is true that we sometimes lie.

The lies aren't always egregious or even malicious. Sometimes, they are simply "little white lies."

But why do we do it?

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Herbert K. White / AP

The PBS anthology series American Experience returns Monday, Jan. 6 with McCarthy, which revisits the rise and fall of the Wisconsin Senator Joseph McCarthy.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

Tax increment finance (TIF) districts dominated debate at Cincinnati City Hall this week. The economic development tool is deployed frequently across the region to support and lure projects.

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The U.S. House of Representatives began debate Wednesday morning on the articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. Leading up to the historic vote, Democrats and Republicans took to sharing clips from the 1998 impeachment of President Bill Clinton as an attempt to show hypocrisy.

CityBeat celebrated its 25th anniversary with a special retrospective issue in November.

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Looking to spur redevelopment, the city of Hamilton has unveiled two programs designed to revitalize neighborhoods and improve the vitality of Hamilton's downtown core. 

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Does your family go overboard for the holiday? Ever try a consumer-free Christmas? Monday on Cincinnati Edition, strategies for encouraging your family to scale back on the gift giving so you can spend more time together this holiday.

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Jim Nolan / WVXU

On his way out of office, former Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin issued a series of pardons and sentence commutations for convicted murderers and the rapist of a 9-year-old girl.