Middle East
4:24 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Inciting Outrage, Film Spurs Delicate U.S. Response

Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton speaks at the State Department in Washington Wednesday, Sept. 12 on the recent deaths of Americans in Libya.
Alex Brandon AP

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 11:43 am

As U.S. embassies and consulates face protests in the Muslim world over an anti-Islamic film, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is walking a fine line. She is distancing herself and the State Department from the video that has sparked anger among Muslims, but stressed the US commitment to free speech.

"To us, to me personally, this video is disgusting and reprehensible," she said Thursday in Washington, D.C. "It appears to have a deeply cynical purpose: to denigrate a great religion and to provoke rage."

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Economy
4:24 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Discouraged In Hunt For A Job, Many Stop Looking

A job fair was held at the The Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C., last month. The U.S. unemployment rate declined in August in part because the number of "discouraged workers" climbed.
Chip Somodevilla Getty Images

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 11:43 am

The U.S. population is growing. In normal times, the labor force — working or not — would be growing too. But these are not normal times, and the labor force is actually smaller than it was four years ago, meaning millions of people who should be there aren't.

The reasons people drop out of the workforce are myriad. People go back to school. Others have health issues or family priorities that keep them from looking for work. But some stop looking because they are discouraged.

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U.S.
4:24 am
Fri September 14, 2012

California Online Sales Tax Faces Enforcement Hurdle

An Amazon worker sorts packages at a fulfillment center in Goodyear, Ariz.
Ross D. Franklin AP

Originally published on Fri September 14, 2012 11:43 am

It's not hard to find online shoppers these days. Take the hipster cafe in San Francisco's Mission District where Shirin Oskooi opens her laptop and ticks off her latest Amazon purchases.

Next to her is Craig Sumner. He opens an Amazon invoice to see how much sales tax he was charged on his latest pair of Levis: none.

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Poem
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Poet Gerry Grubbs

"Palaces of the Night" by Gerry Grubbs

A poetry reading by Gerry Grubbs.

Coming to the Thompson House
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Jazz Guitarist Bobby Broom

"Bobby Broom Plays for Monk" CD

Acclaimed jazz performer Bobby Broom and his trio will be in town performing at the Thompson House on September 21, and he speaks by phone with Frank Johnson to discuss his music and his recent CD Bobby Broom Plays for Monk.

Music Therapy
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Melodic Connections

Melodic Connections provides music therapy for people with disabilities.

Robin Carey-Allgeyer learns more about Melodic Connections, a non-profit music therapy organization, and the upcoming Fall Fundraiser Bash, from Executive Director Betsy Zenk Nuseibah.

Edward Casagrande & Malton Gallery
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Local Artist Featured in ArtPrize 2012

A portion of the "Bridging Humanity" installation

Sylvia Rombus from the Malton Gallery and artist Edward Cassagrande are taking their recent Bridging Humanity exhibition to ArtPrize 2012 in Grand Rapids, Michigan where, for the first time, one exhibit will be featured on the city’s Gillette Bridge. Jane Durrell welcomes them and learns more about this honor and this well-known citywide art event.

The Secrets of Crittenden County Series
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Author Shelley Shepard

"Found" by Shelley Shepard Gray

New York Times bestselling local author Shelley Shepard Gray visits with Barbara Gray to discuss her latest two books in the trilogy of The Secrets of Crittenden County novels: The Search and

2012 Opening Night
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

CSO Welcomes Renée Fleming

Renée Fleming Makes Cincinnati Debut with CSO

This year’s Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra’s Opening Night on September 18 features internationally acclaimed soprano Renée Fleming making her Cincinnati debut. As part of this special evening, the Bella Notte Gala will include cocktails and dinner prior to the concert and a dessert reception afterwards.

Cincinnati Comic Expo
1:32 am
Fri September 14, 2012

Walking Dead Artist Tony Moore

Illustrator Tony Moore

Comic book artist Tony Moore, one of the originators of the Walking Dead graphic novel series, sits down with Jim Nolan to discuss his work as well as the upcoming Cincinnati Comic Expo on September 22-23.

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