News
12:17 pm
Fri December 12, 2014

Forget Dora The Explorer: Where are all the kids books on immigrant communities?

A scene from "Pancho Rabbit and the Coyote: A Migrant's Tale." The children's book, by Duncan Tonatiuh, is popular for its recognition of including immigrant perspectives.

Courtesy of Abrams Books

In the 10 years Caroline Sweet has been teaching bilingual fourth grade in Austin, Texas, she’s had one white student.

“We can’t really ignore talking about immigration here,” she said. Her school, Metz Elementary, is about 95 percent Latino.

For the first time this year, minority children in US public schools outnumber white students. 

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News
11:46 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Shaggy dogs, sexy sharks, boozy birds — it's the top animal stories of 2014

An Ecuadorean stray named Arthur who won the hearts of millions after he adopted a team of Swedish trekkers.

Krister Göransson/Peak Performance

"I want to scratch its snout!"

That's the phrase I use most often in the newsroom. It's usually preceded by a high-pitched squeaky sound of delight.

Yes. I'm that person.

I'm a huge animal-lover. Don't get me wrong — I don't spend my days watching cat videos, but I'm always on the lookout for a good shaggy dog story.

So I've put together a list of my favorite animal stories that I've produced this year.

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The Book Club @ 91.7
10:24 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Snowman's Story: Will Hillenbrand

Snowman's Story by Will Hillenbrand

One wintry day, a hat lands on the head of a newly made snowman and brings him to life. Hiding inside the hat is a rabbit, who listens to the snowman read a story to some animal friends. When the snowman falls asleep, the rabbit hops away with the book. But the snowman isn't about to let his story—or the mischievous rabbit—get away. The chase is on!

Filled with charm and fun, Snowman's Story is cleverly designed to let kids tell their own version of the story.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:19 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Killing the Curse: Dennis Hetzel and Rick Robinson

Killing the Curse: Dennis Hetzel and Rick Robinson

The Chicago Cubs haven't won a World Series for more than 100 years or even played in one since 1945. Now they're positioned to win the Series for the first time since 1908--if only curses and bad luck don't haunt them as usual.

No one wants the Cubs to win more than Luke Murphy, President of the United States and lifelong fan. Leading the chorus of disbelievers is Murphy's boyhood friend, Bob Walters, a sports radio talk-show host with a beautiful daughter and a big ego who built ratings by being 'the man Cub fans love to hate.'

It all comes together in this baseball thriller, Killing the Curse.

The Book Club @ 91.7
10:13 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Books?!? A Bunch of Humbug!

Bruce Cromer and the cast of 'A Christmas Carol' at Cincinnati's Playhouse in the Park
Sandy Underwood

Actor Bruce Cromer, who plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the always popular A Christmas Carol at Cincinati's Playhouse in the Park, discusses the production and shares what he's reading.

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Holiday Happenings for you and your family

Santa swimming with sharks or rappelling down a skyscraper, live Nativity scenes, an authentic German Christmas market, a Victorian Christmas, all manner, types and styles of trains, lights and music -  there'’s even a Reindog parade. Greater Cincinnati knows how to enjoy the holidays. Tricia Suit, director of marketing for Downtown Cincinnati Inc.; Rebecca Calkin, manager of digital communication for ArtsWave; and Mike Deininger, co-owner of MiCA 12/v and president of the Central Vine Street Business Association, give us a sample of the many events around town that celebrate the season. For more information on holiday happenings, check out the Over-the-Rhine Chamber of Commerce, Downtown Cincinnati, Inc. and Artswave's Choose Your Own Holiday Arts Adventure sites.

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:30 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Hints & tips for safe, successful driving in the snow from AAA

Snow can turn the world into a winter wonderland, which is great if you don’'t have to drive in it. But even though we all know its coming - it happens every year about this time - so many Cincinnati drivers seem completely unprepared for driving in snow or icy conditions. Here to share tips on how to survive the drive this winter and give us some information on holiday road travel is AAA Allied Group Executive Vice President of Public Affairs, Jim Hanni.

Cincinnati Edition - 513-419-7100
6:29 am
Fri December 12, 2014

UC professor studying the impact of climate change on the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly

University of Cincinnati  Assistant Professor Steve Matter and three undergraduate students traveled to the Canadian Rocky Mountains to study the effect of climate change on the Rocky Mountain Apollo butterfly. He stopped by our studio to share stories and insights from that research trip with the Cincinnati Zoo's Thane Maynard.

Around Cincinnati
5:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

Meet the new director of the Cincinnati Art Museum - Cameron Kitchin

Cameron Kitchin, the new director of the Cincinnati Art Museum, joins our Jane Durrell to discuss his vision for the museum, some of the events happening there this holiday season, and what visitors can look forward to in 2015.

Around Cincinnati
5:00 am
Fri December 12, 2014

The Cincinnati Pops will ring in the new year with guest vocalist Storm Large

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will kick off 2015 with their traditional concert and gala on December 31 with special guest vocalist Storm Large. Conductor John Morris Russell previews all the festivities with Frank Johnson.

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