Album Review
7:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Heavy Hinges: Mean Old City

Heavy Hinges has been described as "a sublime ruckus… a beautiful collision of rock, soul, gospel, and western."  In truth, what Heavy Hinges is is a well-balanced assemblage of rock, pop, country and traditional music with roots that run quite deep into the music of gospel choirs, chain gangs and saloons.  They have a reputation around town of putting on very powerful live performances and have established themselves as one of Cincinnati's must-see bands.

The group has just emerged from the studio with their debut album Mean Old City.  Recorded by Matt Hueneman at Newport's Audiogrotto and mastered by Ashley Shepherd*, Mean Old City is the band's attempt to bottle some of that on-stage lightning.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

Cincinnati's ArtWorks puts youth to work creating murals and more around the region

This mural, at 119 East Court Steet, is based on Charley Harper's "Homecoming (Bluebirds)."
ArtWorks

  Founded in 1996, ArtWorks is an award-winning non-profit organization that employs and trains local youth and talent to create art and community impact. The most visible ArtWorks projects are the many murals that brighten-up our region. Since the mural program was launched in partnership with the City of Cincinnati in 2007, ArtWorks has hired area youth to paint 68 murals.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Tue July 15, 2014

The controversy surrounding pit bulls - the breed and their owners

  A recent horrific attack on a young girl by pit bulls has increased calls for banning or severely regulating the dogs. At the same time, many municipalities here and across the country are eliminating breed-specific regulations.

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Politics
8:54 am
Mon July 14, 2014

Howard Wilkinson's Monday morning politics chat

Howard Wilkinson

With the 2016 GOP national convention coming to Cleveland, could they end up nominating an Ohioan for president or vice president? Both Sen. Rob Portman and Gov. John Kasich are being talked about as possible contenders. WVXU politics reporter Howard Wilkinson talked about it this morning with Jay Hanselman.

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Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
4:00 am
Mon July 14, 2014

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Music
6:57 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

The Blues: 7.19.14

This is going to be a fun show!  Starting off with one of my favorites George Thorogood and ending with Van Morrison, Janis Joplin, and John Mayall.  You also hear from Shemekia Copeland and Tommy Castro.  And, I slipped in songs by Little Feat and Chet Baker.  An eclectic show....

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Music
6:54 pm
Sun July 13, 2014

Swing with Bill Cartwright: 7.19.14 show

On this evening's swing program, you'll hear some great vocalists including Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald, and Jo Stafford.  There are a couple of versions of the song, "How High the Moon, " by Diane Schuur as well as Les Paul.  Plus big band selections from Benny Goodman, the classic "Body & Soul," Glenn Miller, and Duke Ellington's "Don't Get Around Much Anymore."

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Politics
12:00 am
Sun July 13, 2014

Could Portman or Kasich be the nominee at the Cleveland convention?

Ok, so Cleveland will host the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Hooray for you, Republicans in Cincinnati say wearily, after trying and failing to win the big prize for the Queen City.

Now, the question is, who will come out of that convention at the Quicken Loans Arena as the GOP nominees for president and vice president?

There is a possibility – slim, at this point, but a possibility – that the first presidential nominating convention to be held in Ohio in 80 years will nominate an Ohioan, either for president or vice president.

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IAFF convention
1:56 pm
Fri July 11, 2014

IAFF gathering part of busy convention month for Cincinnati

IAFF President Harold Schaitberger says delegates will be discussing many issues when they meet in Cincinnati next week.
Mark Heyne WVXU News

Thousands of firefighters are converging on Cincinnati for the 52nd biennial convention of the International Association of Firefighters, which starts Monday.  During a press conference Friday to welcome them, Convention and Visitors Bureau Chair Delores Hargrove-Young said the IAFF will  have an economic impact of more than $2 million for the region, and is part of a  busy month for the city's convention business:

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