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After a series of violent demonstrations in Charlottesville, VA, cities across the U.S. are recognizing that big vehicles are an effective and cheap way to keep crowds safe.

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The Marburg Avenue bridge, which connects Oakley and Hyde Park, re-opens to traffic Saturday afternoon.

A ribbon cutting is planned at 3 p.m.

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton and wide receiver A.J. Green have a few days left to talk smack before leading the World's Largest Chicken Dance Sunday at 1:00 at Oktoberfest Zinzinnati.

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Oktoberfest Zinzinnati is this weekend, but a group of Cincinnati musicians who specialize in playing German hunting horns are in Munich to participate in the real deal.

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While the world debates what to do about climate change, mice in Michigan are already taking action. Researchers from Miami University are watching the rodents as they adapt to a changing world.

Ohio’s school report cards are out, and the state says its 1.7 million school kids are doing better academically across all subjects, and across different economic and racial groups.  But there are mixed grades for Ohio’s public school districts, and mostly bad ones for charter schools.

Some Cincinnati city streets could be returning to their original German names.

In 1918, council voted to change the names of 12 city streets because of significant anti-German sentiment in the city and the country during World War I.  The 12 streets were given more American names.

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It's the end of the road for NPR's beloved "Car Talk" after 30 years, which will bring changes to WVXU-FM's weekend and weekday lineups in October.

The final repeats of "Car Talk," hosted by brothers Tom and Ray Magliozzi, air 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 1.

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One of the oldest colleges of pharmacy in the U.S., UC's The James L. Winkle College of Pharmacy, is now among the most technologically advanced. Thursday afternoon the University of Cincinnati will showcase its newly redesigned Kowalewski Hall complete with a simulated hospital pharmacy and drugstore, interactive lecture hall and an in-house computer repair shop.

Cincinnati Council Member Undergoes Heart Surgery

Sep 13, 2017
Sarah Ramsey

Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young is recovering in the hospital from an emergency heart surgery.

In a news conference Wednesday, Dr. Steve Park at Good Samaritan Hospital said Young suffered an acute aortic dissection, a life threatening emergency.

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How To Soften The Blow From Recent Hurricanes And Earthquakes

Back-to-back natural disasters in Mexico and across the Caribbean have left millions of people reeling. The 7.1 magnitude earthquake that struck central Mexico on Tuesday crumpled buildings and killed more than 200 people. And it hit while Mexico was still recovering from another deadly and powerful earthquake in the southern part of the country. On Thursday rescue workers were still trying to free trapped victims. On Wednesday Hurricane Maria dealt Puerto Rico a direct punch, knocking out...

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Looking for a new podcast? Check out some of the best from NPR, other public radio program providers and picks from the WVXU staff!

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The Fallout From The Equifax Security Breach And Steps You Should Take To Protect Your Credit

A cybersecurity breach at Equifax , one of the three major credit bureaus, has compromised the personal data of about 143 million Americans, almost half the country. The company says the cyber thieves were able to steal social security numbers, birth dates, and addresses for a massive number of people.

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Exploring Issues in Education

As the school year begins across the tristate, it’s the perfect time to take a closer look at issues facing our educational system.

King Records Month

WVXU helps celebrate King Records month throughout September with two special programs.

Looking Up

Space talk, the fun way, with Dean Regas & Anna Hehman.

Howard Wilkinson: Tales from the Trail

For over 40 years, Howard Wilkinson has been covering politics - but some of of his best stories never made the radio, newspaper or web. Until now.

StoryCorps In Cincinnati

91.7 WVXU was proud to host StoryCorps at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. Beginning June 7, we will air some of those conversations each Wednesday.

Politically Speaking

Howard Wilkinson brings you the latest in local and national politics.