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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Economic development
3:53 pm
Thu November 1, 2012

Cincinnati officials could investigate USquare Development

Rendering of USquare Development neat UC.
Credit From Towne Properties website

Three Cincinnati Council Members are asking city administrators to investigate pay issues involving some workers at the USquare Development near the University of Cincinnati. 

They allege some sub-contractors aren't paying their employees the correct hourly wages.

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Council term
4:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Supporters of Cincinnati Issue 4 hold press event

Cincinnati Council chamber at City Hall.
Credit Tana Weingartner

Cincinnati residents will vote next week on a charter amendment that would allow city council members to serve four-year terms instead of the current two.  

Both sides have been debating the issue since a council majority placed it on the ballot in August.  

The group Citizens for Common Sense is urging a “yes” vote and held a press conference Tuesday.  

Business owner and philanthropist Otto Budig supports longer-terms.

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Economic development
2:25 pm
Tue October 30, 2012

Cincinnati Port's strategic plan

The Greater Cincinnati Port Authority is working to finalize a strategic plan that will guide its work for the next two years. 

Executive Director Laura Brunner presented the proposal Tuesday to City Council’s Strategic Growth Committee. 

She said some may be surprised the plan is only for two years instead of a longer period.

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Homeless shelters
4:22 pm
Mon October 29, 2012

Cincinnati Council to vote on borrowing money for projects

Cincinnati Council will likely vote next week to borrow $37 million to fund economic development projects in the city and to cover a portion of the costs of the Homeless to Homes plan. 


The Department of Housing and Urban Development would loan the money and the city's Community Development Block Grants would be the collateral. 


The portion for Homeless to Homes to relocate three shelters is generating some concern. 


Alice Shirtz is with Affordable Housing Advocates and opposes the proposal.

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Politics chat
9:01 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Howard Wilkinson's weekly political chat

Credit Michael Keating


WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talks about this week's political headlines with Jay Hanselman.


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