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Listen: RCN Live! Holiday Special Tackles NKY's Biggest Issues

The River City News publisher Michael Monks cracked jokes about Northern Kentucky and tackled big issues such as the intimidation tactics used by Covington Mayor Joe Meyer's family against the publication and the possible need to start consolidating the region's governments and services.

Guests David Armstrong (president, Thomas More College), Chris Seelbach (Cincinnati city council), Sarah Cameron (chair, Campbell Co. Republican Party), State Rep. Dennis Keene (D-Wilder), and Brent Cooper (president, Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce) weighed in from a variety of perspectives to a lively crowd at the Roebling Room at Smoke Justis in Covington.

RCN Live! Holiday Special delivered an engaging, informative, and fun look at the important discussion Northern Kentucky needs to have - about its future, about its reputation, about what's possible - and was produced by the only local news organization bold enough to pull it off, The River City News.

Expanded gambling, marijuana, soccer stadiums, pension reform, merging governments, Brent Spence Bridge, the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky relationship, and changes at CVG Aiport are just some of the topics explored in this free-flowing, boozy discussion.

Produced with an assist from Fort Thomas Matters publisher Mark Collier, who manned the live social media desk as the show streamed on Facebook, and production crew Jesse Waits and Brandon Wheeler, RCN Live! Holiday Special is 80 minutes of important stuff that you need in your life.

Listen to it here or download it for playback on the device of your choice. 

Photos by RCN's Brian Frey.

Slideshow Images & Captions: 
Sarah Cameron