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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Our nation's 16th president is often viewed as a man who was above politics, but in the first book of his multi-volume biography of Abraham Lincoln, Sidney Blumenthal says Lincoln was intensely ambitious, a political genius who held aspirations from his earliest years.

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The Federal Reserve has been in the news a lot these days as people keep an eye on whether the nation’'s central bank is about to raise interest rates.  It seems like it’'s been a permanent part of America, but in terms of history, the Fed is relatively new.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition, we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines.

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Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton won Washington State's primaries Tuesday. It looks all but certain the two will face-off in November. But Bernie Sanders has vowed to stay in the race until the convention.

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As consumers become more interested in sustainability and learning about how their food is produced, many city dwellers are going beyond growing their own fruits and vegetables and raising chickens, rabbits and other livestock in their yards.

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Earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced it will regulate electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, the same way it regulates traditional tobacco products. Many smokers turn to e-cigarettes to stop smoking; despite some claims of effectiveness, there are still concerns, as the health risks of e-cigarettes are largely unknown.

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 The Cincinnati Nature Center (CNC) held a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday for its new Center for Conservation & Stewardship. The Center, located in the historic Groesbeck Lodge on the CNC's Rowe Woods property in Union Township, will serve as a living laboratory of diverse native habitats and provide conservation research and education.

As of December 31, 2013, the National Crime Information Center’s Missing Person File contained more than 84,000 active missing person records. And according to the National Institute of Justice, there are an estimated 40,000 unidentified human remains in the offices of the nation's medical examiners and coroners or were buried or cremated before being identified.

Haircuts From The Heart

May 23, 2016
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Sister Bonnie Steinlage, a Franciscan Sister of the Poor, started Haircuts from the Heart at a salon in 1988 after hearing the Ash Wednesday gospel, “When you pray, wash your face and comb your hair.” She thought everyone, including the poor and homeless, should have access to hair care. Her services were available to children, the elderly and individuals with disabilities.

Our Friday News Review

May 20, 2016
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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines. Joining us this week to discuss the people, stories and events affecting the Tri-state are investigative reporter for The Cincinnati Enquirer James Pilcher; WCPO.com/WCPO Insider Managing Editor, Opinion and Engagement, David Holthaus; from WCPN Ideastream in Cleveland, reporter and producer Nick Castele; and WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson.

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