News
3:42 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

It's a day of wild winter weather for PRI's The World

It's a winter wonderland in Boston, but that just means a more interesting commute for the team at PRI's The World.

Large parts of the northeastern United States are being battered by blizzards and near hurricane-force winds as winter storm Juno makes its way up the coast. So the journalists in our newsroom laced up heavy winter boots and strapped on cross-country skis and snowshoes to come in for today's show.

Marco Werman made it in with his cross-country gear...

 

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Music
3:26 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

The Blues with a Bix Beiderbecke commentary!

Bix Beiderbecke in Cincinnati in 1924
Credit http://www.bixbeiderbecke.com/

This coming Saturday night, January 31st, at 11pm, The Blues will begin with a just-released collaboration of Gov't Mule and John Scofield from their new cd, Sco-Mule.  "Hottentot" will be followed by Miles Davis's "Tutu" and Joe Cocker's "Respect Yourself."  The second set will feature Keb'Mo, Eric Bibb, and Cyndi Lauper.

And, the third set is a commentary by music historian Dave Lewis on the musician Bix Beiderbecke who was born in 1903 in Davenport.  Dave's research details Bix Beiderbecke's connections to the Cincinnati area.

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Homelessness
1:56 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Homeless census starts tonight

**UPDATE 1-29-15** Strategies to End Homelessness has secured $15.3 million dollars from a HUD grant.  

A press release from the group on Wednesday says Hamilton County and Cincinnati are sharing in $1.8 billion in grants to be distributed nationwide,  announced in the last week.  

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Music
1:37 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Play It Forward concert on Feb. 7th!

Proceeds from this concert will benefit Play It Forward which helps support local musicians in time of their need.  The show starts on Saturday, Feb.7th at 8pm at St. X. 

Here's a link to Gem City's video for their song, "They Know Me."

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News
1:02 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Inmates make music at a maximum security prison in Malawi

What is it about prisons and music? There's Johnny Cash and his gigs at San Quentin and Folsom back in the 1960s. There's also Eddie Palmieri and his funk outfit, Harlem River Drive, performing at Sing Sing in '71.

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News
12:21 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Lunchtime for these ... um, lemurs

Lemurs eat at Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in Qingdao, Shandong province, January 27, 2015.

Reuters/China Daily

You'll be forgiven for taking a second look at these fuzzy creatures. No, that's not some creepy spider. It's nine playful lemurs chowing down on lunch at the Qingdao Forest Wildlife World in the northeast of China.

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Cincinnati government
12:14 pm
Tue January 27, 2015

Cincinnati's Charter review work continues

Cincinnati's Charter Review task force is continuing its work.  

Task force Co-chairman Mike Morgan presented an update Tuesday to Council's Rules and Audit Committee.  

Morgan said various subcommittees have been reviewing items since last summer.  He said the full task force will meet Monday.

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Sickle Cell
11:54 am
Tue January 27, 2015

"Major advancement" for sickle cell patients

This image shows a patient's blood screen in which you can see normal round blood cells and the cells that are becoming misshaped and taking on a sickle-like form.
Cincinnati Children's

In what's being called a "major advancement," Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center and other researchers around the country say young sickle cell anemia patients have a safer way to manage their disease.

Russell Ware, MD PhD,director of Hematology at Cincinnati Children's says the standard of care is lifetime blood transfusions for those at risk of stroke. But a clinical trial shows the medicine hydroxyurea  is just as good as blood transfusions without the cost and side effects.

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Live Event
11:18 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Be at The Woodward Theater on February 6 for great local music AND support 91.7 and 88.5

The Mitchells, Ric Hordinski & Band, and Daniel Martin Moore at The Woodward Theatre Friday, February 6 at 7:00pm

Local musical artists The Mitchells, Ric Hordinski, and Daniel Martin Moore are teaming up for a great evening of music on Friday, February 6 at The Woodward Theater, located at 1404 Main St. in Over-the-Rhine.

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News
11:10 am
Tue January 27, 2015

Why I want to remind you of the Holocaust

Survivors attend a ceremony on the site of the former Nazi German concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau in Poland. Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of the Nazi camp's liberation by Allied soldiers.

Krystian Maj/Reuters

Neither Barack Obama nor Vladimir Putin showed up at the solemn events marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp in Auschwitz.

Pity.

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