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.

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Today is Lunar New Year, the first day of the lunar calendar, celebrated by those who are Chinese, Vietnamese, Korean and of other ethnicities. The holiday, which lasts 15 days, brings families together in celebration. The Greater Cincinnati Chinese Chamber will host a Lunar New Year Gala on Friday, February 12, featuring vocal, dance, drum and Chinese instrumental performances. The organization’s goal is to bridge the gap between business communities of Greater China and of Greater Cincinnati, and to promote more Asian-American diversity.

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The third annual Great Tree Summit will take place Saturday, February 13, at the Cincinnati Zoo. The summit is presented by Taking Root, the campaign to restore our region’s tree canopy with a goal of planting two million trees by 2020. 

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The Junior League is an international women’'s organization that strives to promote change through volunteerism. Our local branch, the Junior League of Cincinnati, has been working to improve our communities through the actions of volunteers since its founding in 1920.

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Last week, the popular public television series Star Gazers celebrated the airing of its 500th episode, highlighting our continued fascination with the wonders and mysteries of outer space.

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About a third of Cincinnati residents and almost half of the city’'s children are living in poverty, according to the U.S. Census American Community Survey and WCPO. This number has gone up significantly in the last five years and is double that of national rates.

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Ever wonder what it'’s like to try to make a living in the death care industry? Those who study mortuary science, or the study of deceased bodies, can tell you. Originally founded in 1882 as the Cincinnati School of Embalming, the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science is a leader in funeral service education.

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Last November, the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center hosted the program Manhood to Brotherhood: An intergenerational discussion on the ideals of manhood and brotherhood from an authentic African American male perspective.

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There are currently several un-connected bike trails running through Cincinnati and Hamilton County. Cincinnati Connects wants to change that by tying four major trails together to create a 42-mile loop, which would run through 32 of Cincinnati’'s 52 neighborhoods.

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Refugees are people who have fled their homelands due to war, persecution and political upheaval; there are as many as 12,000 to 25,000 refugees living in Greater Cincinnati, according to Junior League of Cincinnati. They come from all over the world, from Syria to Ethiopia to Vietnam.

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While it’s common knowledge that bullying can occur in schools, it can also be a problem in the workplace. This abusive behavior may include threats, humiliation, intimidation or even sabotage. About 27 percent of people have experienced some form of workplace bullying but a majority of employers deny, discount or even defend it.

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