Music Hall
6:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

The Public to speak out on proposed icon tax

A task force says Union Terminal and Music Hall are in desperate need of renovations.
www.saveouricons.org

If the group "Save our Icons" has its way, Hamilton County residents will be able to cast a ballot in November on a proposed 9-year 0.25% sales tax to pay for renovation of Music Hall and Union Terminal. It would  raise the county sales tax to 7%.

The Cultural Facilities Task Force recommended the tax to fund the renovations estimated to be $331 million. Private money is also being raised. Hamilton County Commissioners have until August 6 to put the issue before voters.

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Cincinnati Edition
4:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

ROADSIDE MBA: Going on the road to learn from the successs of small businesses

  What can Wall Street learn from thriving small businesses on Main Street, and how do these businesses evolve successfully from their start-up roots? Those questions inspired three economists, Paul Oyer, Michael Mazzeo and Scott Schaefer, to take a road trip across America's heartland.

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Community development
4:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Public meeting on another section of Ohio River Trail

Cincinnati officials are holding a public hearing Wednesday evening on a western portion of the Ohio River Trail.  

The city has a feasibility study on the nearly four-mile long component that would run through Lower Price Hill, Sedamsville, Riverside and Sayler Park.  This portion of the bike, running and walking trail would generally be located from the Evans Recreational Area near the Mill Creek to Gilday Riverside Playfield.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Dr. Tim Kremcheck from the Reds discusses concerns about the growing number of Tommy John surgeries

  About 25 percent of major-league pitchers today have had Tommy John surgery. The procedure, in which doctors transplant a tendon from one arm into a damaged elbow to repair a torn ulnar collateral ligament, is named for the pitcher who first underwent the surgery in 1974. Dr.

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2014 Badwater Ultramarathon
4:24 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

SCPA teacher wins Badwater race

Fourth time's a charm: In his fourth time running in the grueling Badwater race, Lewis came in first.
Credit Badwater race director Chris Kostman

With extreme changes in elevation and high temperatures, the Badwater Ultramarathon is billed as the world's toughest foot race.  A Cincinnati runner has won this year's event in California.  38-year-old Harvey Lewis teaches social studies at the School for Creative and Performing Arts, and said his accomplishment truly had not sunk in yet.

"It feels like almost a dream, especially because it's something that's been literally a dream for me to accomplish, and it's just a phenomenal feeling," said Lewis.

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Homelessness
4:15 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Pilot program aims to reduce LGBTQ youth homelessness

Members of the DiverseCity Youth Chorus rehearse before performing at the community forum Tuesday.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

Cincinnati-area groups are working together to test a federal pilot program aimed at reducing the number of homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or questioning (LGBTQ) youth.

Meredith Hicks with Lighthouse Youth Services explains why the region is one of just two in the country chosen to try out new strategies targeting this vulnerable population.

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Local News
2:48 pm
Tue July 22, 2014

Biden, Paul to headline National Urban League Conference here

National Urban League President Marc Morial
Credit National Urban League

About 8,500 delegates will arrive in Cincinnati Wednesday for the four-day annual conference of the National Urban League.

The event at the Duke Energy Convention Center will feature some well-known speakers – Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday and U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a potential Republican presidential candidate, on Friday.

The theme of this year’s annual conference is “One Nation Underemployed: Bridges to Jobs and Justice.”

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Music
10:52 am
Tue July 22, 2014

The Blues: 7.26.14 - Local blues musicians!

Mamie Smith

This local special starts off with Whiskey Shambles and Kelly Richey who'll both be performing at the Smokin' Hot BBQ event at Findlay Market on Sunday, July 27th.  The 2nd set of this evening's blues show features three musicians, Jarekus Singleton, Selwyn Birchwood, & Guy Forsyth,  who'll be playing at the Cincy Blues Fest on Friday or Saturday evenings, August 1st or 2nd. 

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Music
10:05 am
Tue July 22, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 7.26.14 show

There are some classic jazz tunes on Bill's show this week.  From Dave Brubeck's "Take Five" to Louis Armstrong's "Mack the Knife" and Frank Sinatra's "I'll Never Smile Again."  You'll also  hear songs from big bands like Tommy Dorsey, Charlie Spivak, Benny Goodman, and Glenn Miller!

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Album Review
7:00 am
Tue July 22, 2014

ADM: Another Dying Motive

I am overjoyed by the fact that I am now starting to review some local bands' next releases - meaning that I have a better frame of reference to speak to an artists' music by being able to compare it to what they put out (and which I reviewed) last time around. This is no way implies that I feel that I have started to exhaust the roster of local musicians that are creating and putting out music. On the contrary, I think this reinforces the perception that the local music scene is a quite vibrant and very active animal.

My first 'comparative' review came this spring when I received an advance copy of Buffalo Killer's Heavy Reverie. In late June I got my hands on the soon-to-be-released 12" of new music from Gazer (the review for which will be coming in early August); and most recently I was able to score local electronic artist ADM's latest album Another Dying Motive.

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