Howard Wilkinson http://wvxu.org en Biden, Paul to headline National Urban League Conference here http://wvxu.org/post/biden-paul-headline-national-urban-league-conference-here <p></p><p>About 8,500 delegates will arrive in Cincinnati Wednesday for the four-day annual conference of the National Urban League.</p><p>The event at the Duke Energy Convention Center will feature some well-known speakers – Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential Republican presidential candidate, on Friday.</p><p>The theme of this year’s annual conference is “One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice.”</p> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 18:48:31 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29516 at http://wvxu.org Biden, Paul to headline National Urban League Conference here Reds Hall of Fame ready to induct 4 new members, including Parker, Oester and Griffey Jr. http://wvxu.org/post/reds-hall-fame-ready-induct-4-new-members-including-parker-oester-and-griffey-jr <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Four former Reds’ greats, three with Cincinnati roots, will be inducted into the </span><a href="http://cincinnati.reds.mlb.com/cin/hof/" style="line-height: 1.5;"><strong>Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame</strong></a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> next month: </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Dave Parker</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ron Oester</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">, </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Ken Griffey, Jr.</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and veteran selection </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Jake Beckley</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp; Howard Wilkinson previews all the events surrounding the August 8-10 induction weekend with Executive Director </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Rick Walls</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> of the </span><strong style="line-height: 1.5;">Reds Hall of Fame &amp; Museum</strong><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 14:15:54 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29446 at http://wvxu.org Reds Hall of Fame ready to induct 4 new members, including Parker, Oester and Griffey Jr. Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat http://wvxu.org/post/howard-wilkinsons-monday-morning-politics-chat-12 <p></p><p></p><p></p><p>WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked with Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about where the Ohio governor's race stands, less than four months from election day.</p><p>Addendum: There were other cities that have hosted both the Democratic and Republican National Convention in the same year - most recently, Miami Beach in 1972 and Chicago in 1952.</p> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 12:49:53 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29435 at http://wvxu.org Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat At a financial disadvantage, the FitzGerald TV ad campaign has begun http://wvxu.org/post/financial-disadvantage-fitzgerald-tv-ad-campaign-has-begun <p></p><p>Ed FitzGerald, the Democratic candidate for Ohio governor, has been campaigning for a year and a half in his quest to oust Republican governor John Kasich, but this past week marked a first for the FitzGerald campaign.</p><p>For the first time, Ohio voters began seeing Fitzgerald, the Cuyahoga County Executive, in a 30-second campaign TV ad.</p> Sun, 20 Jul 2014 04:00:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29363 at http://wvxu.org At a financial disadvantage, the FitzGerald TV ad campaign has begun Looking at 40 years of politics in the city, with David Mann http://wvxu.org/post/looking-40-years-politics-city-david-mann <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p></p><p> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:30:00 +0000 Howard Wilkinson 29292 at http://wvxu.org Looking at 40 years of politics in the city, with David Mann