Mark Heyne

Cincinnati Edition Host

Mark Heyne hosts Cincinnati Edition Monday through Friday at 1:00 pm.

Heyne's journalism experience in Greater Cincinnati spans more than 20 years and includes positions with WLW, WHIO, WMOH and Traffic Watch/News Watch. He has received awards from the Ohio Associated Press, Ohio Society of Professional Journalists, The Press Club of Ohio, and the Cincinnati Society of Professional Journalists.

Ways To Connect

Computers and robots that have become a bit too smart have been the driving force behind the Terminator franchise, I, Robot, The Matrix Trilogy, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and dozens of other movies. But science fiction writers aren'’t the only ones concerned about a time when your office copier is smarter than you are.

Greater Cincinnati has become home to several successful business incubators and accelerators, for start-ups ranging from hi-tech computer firms to cookie companies. And now there is an incubator for local writers looking to publish their work.

If you have paid, or are paying, into the Social Security System, you have several things to consider and decisions to make before you turn 62, the earliest age you can begin collecting retirement benefits.

This Sunday, October 4, WVXU and WMUB will add NPR’'s Snap Judgment to our Sunday evening schedule. The show will air at 9:00, right after The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives.

Cancer touches everyone. About half of all men and one-third of all women in the United States will develop some form of cancer during their lifetimes. More than 1.5 million new cancer cases are diagnosed each year, and there are millions of people living who have survived cancer. 

Jazz musician and composer Zac Greenberg’s album Unexpected Journey was recorded live at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout last April, during a fundraiser for the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. 

Dr. Danny M. Cohen, an assistant professor of instruction at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, is a learning scientist, author, and education designer. Dr. Cohen is also founder of the Unsilence Project. His latest book, Train, tells the story of six teenagers, Jewish and non-Jewish, in Nazi-occupied 1943 Berlin.

The application period for the $100,000 Haile Fellowships closes tomorrow, October 1. The Fellowships, awarded annually to two Greater Cincinnati-based innovators who have bold plans to address local challenges, are part of an ongoing effort by People’'s Liberty to find and foster individuals with creative ideas to better our community.

Provided, Melodic Connections

  The social skills most of us take for granted, making eye contact, having a conversation, cooperating with others, can prove a challenge for children with special needs. For six weeks this summer, local service and arts organizations collaborated to create a unique program to help special needs kids build social skills. 

  The Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association conference takes place in Cincinnati this week. The organizations promote and foster the scholarly study of our material culture, our popular music, movies, TV programs and comics. What can we learn from a closer examination of themes running through shows about zombies and vampires, or movies about superheroes? Quite a bit, it turns out.