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Dr. Henry Heimlich died Saturday. He was known around the world for the maneuver that bears his name along with the many medical devices and procedures he’s developed.

WVXU's Howard Wilkinson spoke with Heimlich in 2014 following the release of his autobiography, Heimlich's Maneuvers: My Seventy Years of Lifesaving Innovation.

Here's an encore presentation of that conversation:

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Neville Pinto has been officially tapped to replace Santa Ono as the University of Cincinnati's top leader. Pinto will take over as president in February. Pinto is currently interim president at the University of Louisville.

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The Cincinnati Park Board will have new leadership next year.

President Otto Budig announced during a board meeting Thursday morning he will not seek another term.  His appointment had expired in 2015.

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The National Aviation Hall of Fame is taking its annual enshrinement ceremony on the road next year. The class of four will be inducted in late October in Fort Worth, Texas.

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A state appeals court has thrown out 10 of the 13 felony charges former state representative Peter Beck was convicted on last year.

The Metropolitan Sewer District (MSD) is asking for a nearly 4.6 percent rate hike for next year but it doesn't look like Hamilton County Commissioners will approve it.

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In October, the local chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations or CAIR sent an advisory to members saying if the FBI contacted them, a lawyer would be available to assist.

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Ohio Gov. John Kasich has signed one abortion ban, but vetoed another.

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The man Butler County officials say is responsible for the fire that killed a Hamilton firefighter has pleaded not guilty.

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A Butler County homeowner is under arrest for a fire last year that led to the death of Hamilton Fire Fighter Patrick Wolterman. Authorities say they have "overwhelming evidence" Lester Parker is to blame.

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Some residents of Cincinnati's East End neighborhood are concerned about hillside movement affecting several properties along Riverside Drive.  

Those are located from the 1900 to 2200 blocks of the street.

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Update 12/14/16: Judge Leslie Ghiz is barring attorneys from discussing the case. In issuing the gag order Wednesday Ghiz writes, "It's intended to prevent media coverage of statements that might unfairly influence the potential jury pool and outcome of the case."

WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson spoke with news director Maryanne Zeleznik this morning about the funeral plans for former astronaut and U.S. Senator John H. Glenn Jr., who died last week  at the age of 95. And Wilkinson also talked about the brewing battle for control of the Ohio Republican Party between the forces loyal to Ohio Gov. John Kasich and supporters of president-elect Donald Trump. 

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A group of really smart students at Lakota East High School, known to fellow teens as the kids trying to find a cure for AIDS, is taking its plan to the next level by meeting with the head of AIDS research at the University of Cincinnati.

Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel, Republican, versus incumbent U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, Democrat.

Sound familiar?

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