Jay Hanselman

Reporter and Co-Host of Cincinnati Edition

Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered.  Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.

Hanselman covers Cincinnati City Hall for WVXU and co-hosts Cincinnati Edition on Thursday afternoons at 1:00 pm.

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Public transportation
4:32 pm
Wed May 28, 2014

West siders want rail option on new Western Hills viaduct

Western Hills viaduct in Cincinnati
Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati transportation officials are in the beginning stages of replacing the aging Western Hills viaduct. It was built in 1932 and is beyond its useful and design life.  

Right now it carries 55,000 vehicles a day.  

As the city works on plans for a replacement, some west side residents are asking for rail transit to be a part of the plan.

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Community development
12:35 pm
Fri May 23, 2014

Funding for neighborhood business districts in jeopardy

Streetscape improvement in one of the Cincinnati's neighborhood business districts.
Credit Provided/City of Cincinnati

Cincinnati's proposed budget cuts funding for a program that guides revitalization and growth activities in some of the city's neighborhood business districts.  

The all-volunteer group has received about $1 to $3 million a year from the city for many years.  But the currently proposed spending plan cuts a large chunk of city capital money for Cincinnati Neighborhood Business District United.

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Cincinnati Edition, Today at 1:00, 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Thu May 22, 2014

Political Junkie Ken Rudin

Political Junkie Ken Rudin
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Cincinnati budget
9:08 pm
Wed May 21, 2014

Small crowd for first hearing on Cincinnati budget

Cincinnati budget hearing Wednesday evening in Bond Hill.
Credit Jay Hanselman

A small number of people showed up Wednesday night to speak about the proposed Cincinnati budget for the next fiscal year.  There were lots of empty chairs in the auditorium and only eight people offered testimony.

Some of them want continued funding for on road bicycle lanes.  The proposed budget could cut money for bike lane maintenance and eliminate dollars to build new ones.

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Cincinnati government
1:05 pm
Tue May 20, 2014

Making Cincinnati city data more available

Credit Provided/Open Data Cincinnati website

The city of Cincinnati, like many government institutions, collects a vast amount of data.  But public access to that information has been limited or not user friendly.  

Interim City Manager Scott Stiles has approved an administrative rule change to make it easier.

“The information that’s going to be shared belongs to all the citizens of Cincinnati,” Stiles said.  “They own it, we want them to be able to use it in the best ways possible.”

His office will soon begin meeting with city departments to explain the new policy.

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