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Smale Riverfront Park
10:30 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Duke grant will create riverfront 'garden'

A child plays in the fountains at Smale Riverfront Park.
Credit Ann Thompson / WVXU

A new green space is coming to the Cincinnati riverfront. Duke Energy is donating nearly a half million dollars over three years to add a garden to Smale Riverfront Park.

Spokesman Blair Schroeder says the plan is create a 'front porch' feel to the city.

"In addition to the lush gardens and large trees, you're going to have your walking paths, you're going to have granite sea walls and, of course, the park will also have large, oversized, family-sized porch swings that are suspended so visitors will have a front row seat to the scenery that passes along the Ohio River."

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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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Education
6:42 am
Mon October 29, 2012

UC/Iraq educational partnership holds November reunion

Two groups from the University of Cincinnati will be going to Iraq in November as part of a State Department sponsored program to improve education around the world.   


This is the third year for the program, which partners UC with Salahaddin University in Erbil, Kurdistan, the northern region of Iraq.  

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Bengals
4:00 am
Mon October 29, 2012

Cincinnati Bengals trade in playbooks for iPads

Ann Thompson WVXU

Fourteen NFL teams have gone digital with their playbooks, including the Bengals. The advantages for coaches and players are convenience, ease of revision and better preparation.

Back-up Quarterback Bruce Gradkowski doesn't miss the three-ring binder with hundreds of pages of scouting information and plays. It has been replaced by team issued iPads.

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Inside Pitch
9:44 am
Sun October 28, 2012

Obama rally Wednesday to be at Duke Energy Center

President Obama's Wednesday rally in Cincinnati will be at the Duke Energy Convention Center downtown, with the doors opening at 8 a.m., according to the Obama-Biden campaign.

Tickets for the event are available at https://mybarackobama.com/page/s/obama-cincinnati-oct-31.  Tickets are also available on Sunday from 5 to 9 p.m. at the Duke Energy Convention Center, 525 Elm St., downtown or at the Organizing for America office at 1240 W. Kemper Rd. in Forest Park.

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