12:07 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Thomas to leave council, wants wife to replace him

Cecil Thomas
City of Cincinnati website

Cincinnati City Council member Cecil Thomas, who can't run for re-election this year because of the city's term limits law, told WVXU this morning he plans to leave council "within a month or two" and wants his wife, Pam Thomas, appointed to replace him.

"If (Pam Thomas) wants it, I would absolutely back that,'' said Thomas, a Democrat and former Cincinnati police officer.

Pam Thomas ran for Hamilton County clerk of courts last fall, winning 48 percent of the vote against Republican incumbent Tracy Winkler. She won the city vote overwhelmingly.

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Hamilton County Commission
4:25 am
Thu February 14, 2013

Preview: State of the County address

Commission President Chris Monzel
Credit Sarah Ramsey / WVXU

The President delivered his State of the Union address earlier this week... now it's Hamilton County's turn. Commission President Chris Monzel gives the annual State of County report Thursday afternoon. He says he'll focus on the board's three main priority areas.

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9:11 am
Mon February 11, 2013

Howard Wilkinson's Monday Morning Chat

Credit photo by Michael Keating

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the Cincinnati Mayor's race and some Democrats who may run for statewide office in Ohio.

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11:00 pm
Sat February 9, 2013

Pepper, Kearney, Pillich: Statewide candidates?

Here’s a hard and fast rule of politics:

If you are a politician with some ambitions and the other political party in your state starts going after you in public, singling you out by name, you can be sure that they are worried about you as a threat to one of their own officer-holders.

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Live Audio
2:25 pm
Thu February 7, 2013

John Brennan Confirmation Hearing

NPR is providing an unanchored feed of the confirmation hearing of John Brennan for director of the CIA.  The hearing begins February 7th at 2:30 PM ET.