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Feb 5, 2013

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Feb 5, 2013

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Romney in West Chester: Ohio Holds the Key

Obama: Romney talks the talk, I'll walk the walk

WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Governor Kasich's budget coming out today and his political future.

Senator Chuck Hagel Confirmation Hearing

Jan 31, 2013

NPR is providing an unanchored feed of confirmation hearing of Senator Chuck Hagel for Secretary of Defense.  The hearing begins January 31st at 9:35 AM ET.

This week WVXU Political Reporter  Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about John Boehner's latest move in the debt ceiling talks.

Best Continuing Coverage

Jan 25, 2013

Best Continuing Coverage
2012 Election
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NPR listeners will no doubt recognize the name Andrea Seabrook. She was the congressional correspondent for many years, until her frustration with what she calls “broken Washington” finally led her to leave the network and begin her own project. That project is called DecodeDC and it’s a podcast and blog where she tries to dig through the jargon and double-speak to determine what’s really going on in and around Capitol Hill. Mark Perzel talks with Andrea Seabrook about her decision to leave NPR and to begin anew in the online world of podcasts and blogs.


Best Enterprise Reporting

Jan 23, 2013

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This week Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the importance of the public inauguration of the president and the Cincinnati City Council race.

Sarah Ramsey

Greg Hartmann and Todd Portune were officially sworn in Wednesday to serve their new terms on Hamilton County Commission.

Hartmann repeated his mantra that these are challenging times for county government but says there are bright spots as well, like the county Land Bank.

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Hamilton County Commissioners reorganized Monday with Chris Monzel assuming the presidency.

Monzel says he plans to stay the course laid out by fellow commissioner Greg Hartmann.

"Definitely public safety is the number one priority for Hamilton County. And it's something that's important and especially with the new Sheriff coming on board of what the public safety needs are. So that's number one, that's always been the number one priority to me in government," he says.

Michael Keating

This week WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about the 2014 Ohio election for state offices. 

Unless the city’s management and employees can agree on how to dramatically reduce current and future pension costs, the Cincinnati retirement system’s current 728 million dollar unfunded liability could grow to one billion dollars by the year 2016.


Michael Keating

In this week's chat, WVXU Political Reporter Howard Wilkinson, talks with Maryanne Zeleznik about Ohio's senators both being appointed to the Senate Finance Committee and his thoughts about what we can expect from Kentucky Congressman Thomas Massie and Ohio's new Congressman, Brad Wenstrup.

*Correction:  I mistakenly said that Brad Wenstrup had not voted on legislation yet - he voted no on Hurricane Sandy relief. My apologies. - Howard..

2012 was supposed to be a slow year at the Statehouse, with half of the seats in the Ohio Senate on the ballot, and with the two-year budget firmly in place. Statehouse correspondent Karen Kasler sat down with the departing Senate president and the minority leader to talk about the year that was – and what’s ahead.

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