Bill Rinehart

Reporter, Host of All Things Considered

Rinehart has been a radio reporter since 1994 with positions in markets like Omaha and Lincoln, Nebraska; Sioux City, Iowa; Dayton, Ohio; and most recently as senior correspondent and anchor for Cincinnati’s WLW-AM.

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An Instagram account that catches hundreds of thousands of eyes and a blog that's regularly featured on national news are both managed by a man sitting in his house in West Chester.

Bob Burns runs both the Transportation Security Administration's Instagram account and its blog from home.


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President-elect Donald Trump was in Cincinnati Thursday night for the first stop in a victory tour. He said the visit was for two reasons: to thank his supporters for his November win, and to discuss his action plan to make America great again. Trump relied heavily on that catch phrase and others from his campaign.

Hamilton County homeowners will get some more money back next year. Commissioners approved the full funding of the property tax rebate (PTR) Monday morning.

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The interim Hamilton County Administrator can now take the interim out of his title.  Commissioners voted Wednesday morning to appoint Jeff Aluotto to the position he's been serving in since April when Christian Sigman resigned.

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A coalition of Cincinnati religious leaders wants a retrial of Ray Tensing.

A jury could not reach a unanimous decision on the charges against the former UC police officer on Saturday.  Bishop Bobby Hilton says he wants to know by next Monday if the case will be retried.

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Update, 5:48 p.m.

Shortly after 5, jurors asked more questions, including what were the definitions of under arrest and resisting arrest.

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The local chapter of the Council on American Islamic Relations has watched Donald Trump's campaign with some trepidation.

CAIR executive director Karen Dabdoub says there's concern based on Trump's comments about deportations during the campaign.

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Hillary Clinton stopped in Cincinnati Monday night for a campaign rally eight days before the election.  

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It's been 27 years since the Fernald Feed Materials Production Site closed down. Ten years ago this weekend, the work to replace the contaminated uranium plant with a nature preserve wrapped up.


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There's a new online tool for anyone who's wondered if solar panels are a good investment for their property.

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Nine murals created by art deco artist Winold Reiss have been installed and rededicated outside the Duke Energy Convention Center. The murals were first installed at Union Terminal in 1933 but moved to the Cincinnati Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) in 1974. 

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People who live in Madisonville like to say their neighborhood is one of the most welcoming in Greater Cincinnati and also one of the most racially balanced. The community has had population shifts in the past, and appears to be undergoing another change.

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The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Ohio says Miami University has agreed to make sure technologies on all of its campuses are accessible to students with disabilities. Ben Glassman says the agreement comes after Miami was accused of not being compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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The funding for the renovation of Music Hall is in place. 3CDC spokeswoman Anastasia Mileham says the $135 million project is paid for by philanthropic gifts, a city grant, and historic tax credits.

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There have been six fires this year at Rumpke's recycling plant or on recycling trucks that have been traced to lithium ion batteries.

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