La Calisto
3:09 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Opera Begins Here – Exploring Cavalli’s Calisto

Jove, ruler of the gods, sets his sights on the beautiful nymph Calisto. But she—a devotee of the goddess Diana—is sworn to die a virgin. Undeterred, Jove hatches a plan to wend his way into her heart (and her bed) by donning a Diana-like disguise. But when Jove’s wife catches wind of the scheme, neither god nor mortal can know how far her fury will go.

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Focus on Technology
2:00 pm
Wed July 16, 2014

Google takes a closer look

Skybox

Peering down to earth from one satellite now and eventually 24, Google is expanding its view, and some say its influence in the universe.

In June Google bought Skybox Satellite for $500 million. Images from the high resolution satellite are updated daily and users with special software can zoom in on things like crops and construction or see how full oil containers are at a Saudi oil field.

Take a look at one such example where the Burj Khalifa skyscraper casts a shadow over Dubai.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
11:02 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Too many or too few lawyers depends on where you live - how law schools are addressing this

Mina Jefferson, UC College of Law

  You'’ve probably heard the saying, “"Nobody likes a lawyer, until they need one.”" Joke writers and comics like to say there are too many lawyers, and in some cities in the United States, that is now the case. But in many parts of the country, people in need of a lawyer can'’t find one. This imbalance is causing legal system delays in some areas, while making it difficult for lawyers to find work in others.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
10:52 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Cincy Sundaes - a tasty way to support innovative ideas

  Greater Cincinnati has become known as a region where new ideas can get noticed, get funding and get help developing into viable projects. And now two local professionals have added a fun new twist to micro-funding innovative ideas, and it involves ice cream.

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Education
10:33 am
Wed July 16, 2014

Teachers deliver alarming allegations against charter school

Teachers before the State Board of Ed alleging misconduct, racism, and sexism at Dayton charter school.
Credit Andy Chow / Ohio Public Radio

The state board of education is launching an investigation into at least one charter school after hearing disturbing testimony from a group of former teachers.

Sexual misconduct, racism, teacher intimidation, questionable testing policies, and mishandling of complaints about those claims were among the allegations the teachers brought to the state board of education meeting.

The teachers were all former employees of the Horizon Science Academy Dayton High School, a charter school managed by the Chicago-based Concept Schools.

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Transportation
2:50 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Metro CEO resigns

Terry Garcia Crews
Credit Cincinnati Metro / Provided

The board that operates Cincinnati's Metro system is looking for a new leader.

The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority says CEO and General Manager Terry Garcia Crews is resigning effective immediately.

In a release, the board says Crews is returning to a career in transit industry consulting. Crews was hired in November 2010.

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Tracie Hunter
12:57 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Judge Tracie Hunter charges stick, trial on for September

Suspended Judge Tracie Hunter follows her attorney Clyde Bennett II into court.
Ann Thompson WVXU

Suspended Judge Tracie Hunter, indicted on charges she misused county credit cards and backdated court documents, will go on trial September 8, 2014.

Hamilton County Court Judge Norbert Nadel rejected arguments by Hunter's attorney, Clyde Bennett II that charges of forgery, theft in office and tampering with evidence be dropped. Nadel also said no to three separate trials and a change-of-venue. The Judge said if jurors can't be seated in September then the trial may be moved.

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Cincinnati Parks
12:37 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Donation will create rose garden and tree grove at Smale Riverfront Park

Several generations of the Gardner family gather to announce the rose garden and tree grove to honor Jim and Joan Gardner.
Credit Tana Weingartner / WVXU

The Gardner Family Foundation is donating $2.3 million to develop a portion of Smale Riverfront Park. The money will be used to create a rose garden and nearly two acre tree grove.

Peggy Johns says the Gardner Family Grove and Rose Garden is a tribute to her late father Jim.

"My father loved Cincinnati," says Johns. "Roses were a passion for him all his life. My grandfather Gardner was a prize rose grower... and my dad learned how to take care of the roses growing up, that was his chore."

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REAL ID Act
12:04 pm
Tue July 15, 2014

Kentucky working to comply with ID law

Kentucky is one of nearly a dozen states currently not in compliance with the 2005 “REAL ID” Act.  The law is meant to standardize security procedures for issuing driver’s licenses across the country.   Lisa Tolliver with the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says the state was at an early disadvantage.  She says the REAL ID law was designed for states with what she calls a “traditional DMV” setup, something Kentucky doesn’t have:

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Music
11:28 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Creativity in Chaos

July 28, 2014 marks the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I. This month, Cincinnati Opera presented Silent Night, the Pulitzer Prize winning opera with music by Kevin Puts and libretto by Mark Campbell, which tells the true story of the Christmas Eve Truce of 1914. That night at various points along the Western front, troops on both sides of the conflict laid down their arms, crawled out of their trenches, and met each other while also saying Mass, burying their dead, exchanging gifts, and playing football.

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