Cincinnati Edition
6:30 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Birding in the Ohio Valley

A backyard feeder will attract a variety of birds, in all sizes.

Scarlet Tanagers, Pileated Woodpeckers, Ruby-throated Hummingbirds, Indigo Buntings. Beautiful birds all, and all spotted recently in parks and neighborhoods in our area, along with the more common Cardinals, Goldfinches, Juncos and Carolina Wrens. You just have to look, and listen. Cincinnati Nature Center Chief Naturalist & Adult Program Manager Bill Creasey, and Nature Center Visitor Services Coordinator and Naturalist Lester Peyton, are with us with tips and thoughts on birding in the Ohio Valley. Another great source for information is the American Bird Conservancy.

Hearing Loss
4:00 am
Mon July 7, 2014

Time for Boomers to face hearing loss

Media advertisements and direct mailings aimed at older adults promote hearing screenings.
Marjorie Fox

Many of us have had a hearing impaired grandparent in our lives…or maybe it’s mom or dad who turns the television up full blast.  But now, baby boomers are facing hearing loss.

By age 65, one in three people will have what audiologists call a socially significant hearing loss. Much of it is age-related and experts say there’s nothing that can be done to prevent it.

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun July 6, 2014

Ohio Democrats and Republicans continue to battle over voter rights

The debate over voting rights in Ohio rages on, unabated.  

Democrats argue that the Republicans in the legislature and the Republican secretary of state, Jon Husted, have done everything in their power to make it difficult for Democrats – particularly African-American voters – to cast a ballot.

Husted and the Republicans argue that you would be hard-pressed to find a state that gives its people more opportunities to cast a ballot, with its 28-day early voting period for both mail-in absentee ballots and early in-person voting at the state’s 88 county boards of elections.

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Local News
1:04 pm
Fri July 4, 2014

Fort Thomas Fourth of July Parade

Watching the parade
Maryanne Zeleznik

Thousands watched the Fort Thomas Fourth of July Parade.  It's held every year on North and South Fort Thomas Avenue. 

Local News
9:42 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Zoo's endangered Indian rhino dead

Nikki
provided by Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo's endangered Indian rhino has died.   "Nikki" passed away in her indoor home, around 7 a.m. Thursday,  at the Zoo’s Rhino Reserve, a release said. 

The female Indian rhino was born at the Toronto Zoo in 1991.  She was known worldwide for the world’s first successful artificial insemination (AI) procedure in this endangered rhino species.

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Composer Kevin Puts
1:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Cincinnati Opera's next production is "Silent Night"

Cincinnati Opera is preparing for its first production of Silent Night, based on the movie Joyeux Noel, recounting the story of WWI soldiers celebrating Christmas together in the midst of battle. Composer Kevin Puts tells our Anne Arenstein about this story and how he went about writing this, his first opera.

"The Cubs Quotient"
1:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Exploring the ways the Chicago Cubs have impacted history and society

Sports historian Scott Rowan has written a fascinating book looking at the ways the Chicago Cubs have altered politics, society, race relations, innovation, entertainment, vices and baseball. He’s on the phone with Mark Heyne to talk about The Cubs Quotient: How the Chicago Cubs Changed the World.

Nature Appreciation
1:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Local children's author Michele Wright talks about her four seasons series

The "Winter" book of the series

Local children’s author Michele Wright has created a series of four books based on the seasons in order to share the magic of nature with her young readers. As she tells our Kelly Blewett, most of the photos illustrating these books are local scenes including the Cincinnati Zoo, Miami Whitewater Forest and more.

Ron Enyard
1:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

Jazz drummer Ron Enyard and the CD from a 1967 gig at Herbie's

Drummer Ron Enyard has been a fixture in the local jazz scene for many years, and has a regular gig at Om Eco Café in Clifton every Monday night. He’s with Frank Johnson to talk about a CD from a 1967 gig at the old Herbie’s (a club that was on the corner of Taft and Hackberry) with saxophonist Bobby Miller, pianist Sam Jackson, and bassist Burgoine Denny.

Doon
1:00 am
Fri July 4, 2014

The Dooniverse from local authors Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon

Have you entered the Dooniverse yet? Local authors Carey Corp and Lorie Langdon have created a series of fantasy books, the Doon series, with the first novel, Doon, now available and the second, Destined for Doon, due out September 2. The authors are with Barbara Gray to discuss the series, the characters and plots, and a unique connection to a 1950’s era Broadway musical.

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