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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Marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug in the United States. While its use is down among teenagers, it's on the rise among pregnant women, and among both groups the general perception of marijuana's harmfulness seems to be declining.

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Good timing is often considered an art. But in his latest book, "When: The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing," Daniel Pink shows that timing is a science.

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As thousands commemorate the life and work of Martin Luther King, Jr., Cincinnati City Council votes to conduct a study to determine if city programs and policies are racist. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin's proposed state budget calls for eliminating 70 programs in order to fund pension reform. And the CEO of General Electric says GE may split into separate companies, which could have a major impact here.

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women’s Initiative Annual Breakfast takes place next Wednesday, January 24. Dr. Debra Clary, corporate director for the Leadership Institute at Humana, Inc. will be the keynote speaker at the breakfast, one of the largest professional development and networking events of the year

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Hundreds of local families face an uncertain future. For years they have struggled with broken sewer lines, cockroaches and heating problems. Now the families, living in seven low-income housing complexes, could see their homes sold in the coming weeks.

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Health officials in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky recently reported an increase in the number of HIV cases linked to injection drug use in the region. The increase is the result of the continuing heroin crisis, as drug users share needles contaminated with the virus. That's why many health experts advocate for needle exchange programs, such as The Cincinnati Exchange Project (CEP), or the one operated in the Northern Kentucky Health Department's Grant County office.

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It is the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed in childhood, affecting approximately one in every 3,500 boys worldwide. When Pat Furlong's two sons got the diagnosis she began a mission to learn everything she could about Duchenne muscular dystrophy.

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In 2015 a Hillsboro man on his way home from work was stopped and arrested for selling drugs. But the arrest was a mistake, due to a warrant based on bad information. The next day charges were dropped and the man was released. And ever since he has been trying to clear his name.

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A project in Northern Kentucky is bringing communities together around the picnic table. The Public Arts Network of Northern Kentucky is inviting people to buy picnic tables, decorate them and put them on public display in order to reflect their community.

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Ken Muithya Mutinda works with the Mutinda Wildlife Education Center in Kenya, which is funded in large part by the Rotary Club of Troy, Ohio. The center provides educational programs for youth and visitors about wildlife and nature conservation. Ken Muithya discussed his work with the Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard.

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Historians cite December 1, 1955 as the beginning of the modern civil rights movement. That was the day Rosa Parks, an African-American woman, was arrested for refusing to move to the back of the bus in Montgomery, Alabama. But for many, the fight for civil rights was sparked by individual, personal incidents of intolerance, injustice or abuse.

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In 1979, James Baldwin planned his next book, "Remember This House," a personal account of the lives and assassinations of three of his close friends – Medgar Evers, Malcolm X and Martin Luther King, Jr.  But at the time of his death in 1987, he had completed only thirty pages of his manuscript.

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Republicans search for a new candidate to oppose Democratic incumbent senator Sherrod Brown after Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel withdraws his candidacy. The Ohio governor's race continues to shape up as more candidates pick running mates. Democrats may tap a local politician to run against Republican incumbent Steve Chabot in the house. And the Kentucky General Assembly is in session. 

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The Federal Bar Association created its national civics outreach program to help educate students about our court systems. Judges and attorneys visit classrooms and talk with students, and students have the opportunity to visit courthouses to observe proceedings and meet with lawyers and judges.

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The Southwest Ohio Regional Transit Authority (SORTA), which operates the Metro and Access bus systems, was able to put a 2018 budget in place. But SORTA officials are warning that without a new funding structure, future deficits could lead to more significant cuts to transit service as soon as next year.

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