Jay Hanselman

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Jay Hanselman brings more than 10 years experience as a news anchor and reporter to 91.7 WVXU. He came to WVXU from WNKU, where he hosted the local broadcast of All Things Considered.  Hanselman has been recognized for his reporting by the Kentucky AP Broadcasters Association, the Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, and the Ohio AP Broadcasters.

Hanselman covers Cincinnati City Hall for WVXU.

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Author Patricia Schultz has almost four million copies of her 1,000 Places to See Before You Die books now in print. She recently released an updated third edition of "1,000 Places to See in the United States & Canada Before You Die," a collection of the many fun, interesting and diverse destinations to be found virtually in our own backyard. She talked with Mark Heyne about this latest edition and how she discovered the places and events she included in her must-see list. 

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This Friday, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center will present the world premier of the exhibition, Mandela: The Journey to Ubuntu. The exhibition commemorates the life and legacy of former South African President Nelson Mandela through the photographs of Matthew Willman

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The water crisis in Flint, Michigan last year raised awareness of the severe health damage caused by the lack of clean water. And while most communities in the Unites States take clean water for granted, according to a government Indian Health Service report, about 7.5 percent of Native American and Alaska Native homes did not have safe drinking water or basic sanitation as of 2013.

Work is continuing on creating a housing court in Hamilton County. That's according to an attorney who works for the Cincinnati City Solicitor.

The goal is for it be operating by the fall if Ohio lawmakers approve the necessary legislation.  

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The extensive care provided to the Cincinnati Zoo's premature baby hippo Fiona highlights the excellent medical attention the approximately 2,000 zoo animals receive. The zoo has its own veterinarian team, and when extra-ordinary treatment is needed, the zoo calls on local doctors and other medical providers for their expertise.

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Lots of people filled the Cincinnati City Hall council chamber Wednesday to show support for the Center for Closing the Health Gap.  

One police officer estimated about 150 were at the meeting, and some 50 of them spoke in favor of the group and the work it does.  

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Cincinnati Council's Major Transportation committee received its monthly update Tuesday on the streetcar.  

Streetcar ridership numbers have not been meeting expected targets, but operating fund finances are exceeding projections.  Through the end of January, that account is $147,730 higher than estimates.

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Cincinnati is getting ready to spend about $40 million this construction season on paving and preventive maintenance for city streets.  

Transportation and Engineering Director Michael Moore told a committee Tuesday the city finished a complete review of all city routes last year, which included recording video of pavement conditions.

Cincinnati residents could soon find the answers to animal issues on the city's website.  

Animal task force chairman Jim Tomaszewski spoke to city council's Law and Public Safety Committee Monday.

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The Cincinnati city solicitor has issued a legal opinion reminding council members to be careful not to violate the Ohio Open Meetings Act.

The memo from Paula Boggs Muething addresses three recent meetings that caused some concern about notifying citizens of public meeting.

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Part of the Cincinnati Streetcar system will be shut down for four days later this month so construction crews can replace some crumbling concrete along two sections of track.

The work at Walnut and Court and Walnut and Ninth will likely happen the week of March 20.

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Almost everyone agrees the 1968 Metropolitan Sewer District agreement between Cincinnati and Hamilton County is broken.

That was confirmed by a state performance audit released last week.

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Several subcommittees are meeting and working on ideas to improve the streetcar experience for riders. 

The groups met collectively Monday at City Hall to discuss issues like track blockages, real time arrival sign information and marketing.

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A Cincinnati council committee will hear about four options Wednesday to repair concrete near the streetcar track at the intersections of Walnut Street with Court and Ninth streets.

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A Cincinnati Council Member said council should make a decision in two weeks on whether City Manager Harry Black gets a pay raise.  

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