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 talk@wvxu.org, 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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Senator Rob Portman (R-Ohio) helped surmount bureaucratic and political obstacles to help UC Heath get a critical piece of testing equipment for their laboratory that would expand testing for the novel coronavirus.

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 As the COVID-19 global pandemic brings uncertainty to the world, local governments are working to respond each day. Sometimes, those response efforts are adjusted almost as soon as they are announced.

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Grocery workers play an even more vital role in our lives amid this COVID-19 global pandemic. But what is life like for them? On Cincinnati Edition, we examine the conditions these workers are under and what kind of protections and compensation they are receiving during a time of increased demands on the industry.

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The city of Cincinnati is furloughing 26% of its 6,477 employees. Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Patrick Duhaney made the announcement Monday. On Wednesday, they laid out the details of the cuts to city council during a Budget and Finance Committee meeting.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) about the latest details inside the coronavirus stimulus bill and the need for additional resources and supplies for first responders working on the front lines of the coronavirus epidemic.

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The population of the Kenton County Detention Center in Covington was reduced over the past two weeks from 715 to 483.

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Like many states, Kentucky is joining the federal government in adopting legislation designed to provide relief during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Local charitable funds and foundations are working to generate money to provide supplemental relief to individuals and organizations as our region, like the rest of the world, responds to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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Ohio Rep. Warren Davidson, R-Troy, joins Cincinnati Edition to talk about the $2.2 trillion relief package to combat the spread of coronavirus and to help the economy, which was signed into law by President Trump last week.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with State Representative Brigid Kelly (D-Cincinnati) about the details of a coronavirus relief bill that extends unemployment benefits, changes mandatory state testing for schools, limits EdChoice and extends the deadlines for filing taxes and absentee ballots.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Julie Sellers, president of the Cincinnati Federation of Teachers, about many of the new educational provisions inside Ohio's COVID-19 relief bill.

In the midst of the coronavirus global pandemic, hand sanitizer has become harder to come by. Though medical professional still encourage frequent hand-washing with soap and water to help slow the spread of the deadly respiratory virus, hand sanitizer is a hot commodity, too.

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Connie Smith-Monahan was suspected of possibly having COVID-19, and her work with a local school forced its closure before many local districts shut down entirely.

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As the Cincinnati area joins the rest of the world in combatting the spread of COVID-19, the novel coronavirus, we are reminded that this is not the region's first brush with a global pandemic. The 1918 Spanish Flu pandemic hit Cincinnati hard, too. 

Mandated social distancing has impacted local main streets, forcing the closure of non-essential retail businesses and limiting restaurants to carryout or delivery options only.

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How are you coping with the coronavirus pandemic? Kate Chard, PhD with UC Health has advice for relieving stress and anxiety today on Cincinnati Edition. You can call with your questions at 513-419-7100.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Kroger spokesperson Erin Rolfes, who is with the Cincinnati-
Dayton division, about recent supermarket changes intended to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

WVXU is bringing you an old-school radio comedy play on Wednesday at 8 p.m., live on 91.7 FM.

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Dr. Grace McComsey and Dr. Robert Salata about the coronavirus and drug trials that are underway in Ohio to test the effectiveness of the antiviral drug Remdesivir for use in treating the novel virus. 

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Cincinnati Edition speaks with Scott Kenney, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Veterinary Preventative Medicine Food Animal Health Research Program at Ohio State University, about his work studying the coronavirus and the need for funding future scientific research.

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