Europe
5:39 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Istanbul, A City Of Spies In Fact And Fiction

Though not the capital, Istanbul is the cultural, economic and financial heart of Turkey. Situated on the Bosporus strait, this metropolis spans Europe and Asia — and has a storied history as a gathering place for spies.
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Originally published on Sun September 9, 2012 1:43 pm

Headlines today in Turkey feature stories of alleged Iranian spies, gathering information about Kurdish militants who are responsible for many deaths in Turkey this summer.

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Sunday Puzzle
12:03 am
Sun September 9, 2012

Drawing A Blank (Or Two)

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Originally published on Sat September 15, 2012 1:50 pm

On-air challenge: You are given sentences with two blanks. Put a word starting with R in the first blank. Then move that R to the end to make a new word that goes in the second blank to complete the sentence. For example, given the sentence, "The door of the Indian ___ was left slightly ___," the answers would be "raja" and "ajar."

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Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Mark Titus

"Don't Put Me In, Coach" by Mark Titus

An interview with author Mark Titus from the March 30, 2012 Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Linda Smith-Walker

"Batavia and Williamsburg" by Linda Smith-Walker

An interview with author Linda Smith-Walker from the May 12, 2012 Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Rick Robinson

"Writ of Mandamus" by Rick Robinson

An interview with author Rick Robinson from the January 22, 2012 Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Robert Loewendick

"Best Tent Camping in Ohio" by Robert Loewendick

An interview with author Robert Loewendick from the April 28, 2012 Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Chef Todd Kelly

Todd Kelly's Orchids at Palm Court

An interview with author and master chef Todd Kelly from the December 3, 2011 Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By the Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Cheryl Bauer and Stephan Johnson

"Lunken Airfield" by Stephan Johnson and Cheryl Bauer

An interview with authors Stephan Johnson and Cheryl Bauer from the March 11, 2012 Cincinnati Edition.

The authors will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Will Hillenbrand

"Kite Day" by Will Hillenbrand

An interview with author/illustrator Will Hillenbrand which aired in two parts on the April 14, 2012 Cincinnati Edition.

Part One

Part Two

Books By The Banks
11:00 pm
Sat September 8, 2012

Robert Flischel

"Messages of Glory" Robert Flischel

An interview with author Robert Flischel which aired June 10, 2012 on Cincinnati Edition.

The author will appear at the 2012 Books By The Banks Cincinnati USA Book Festival on Saturday, October 20 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

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