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Something new has arrived on WCPO.com! Each Monday, WCPO government & politics reporter Kevin Osborne brings you closer than ever with your local leaders, asking the questions YOU want answered. Please join us each Monday for Political Cocktail, a weekly video/podcast.

CINCINNATI -- Welcome to Political Cocktail, a brief weekly interview show with local politicians and other persons of interest, done over drinks at Japp's Since 1879 in Over-the-Rhine.

This week, I interview U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown. Among the topics we discuss is Brown's fight to raise the federal minimum wage, his thoughts on immigration reform, whether Wall Street firms have been held accountable for the Great Recession and which team is better -- the Reds or the Indians.

The featured cocktail this week is the classic Rob Roy, created by Japp's owner Molly Wellmann. It consists of Scotch whisky, sweet vermouth and Angostura Bitters, garnished with a lemon rind.
 
Watch the compete interview in the media player above.
 
Or listen to interview highlights and other political news in the podcast below. The podcast also features interviews with civil rights pioneer Marian Spencer, Ohio Attorney General candidate David Pepper and Jay Kincaid, chief of staff for Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley.

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