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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For decades, head and neck cancers were associated with risky behaviors like smoking and drinking,— but now a new cause of the disease has been identified: the human papillomavirus (HPV). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) now reports that 72 percent of these cancer cases are HPV-related.

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Appalachia is a cultural region in the eastern United States; its varied inhabitants settled in the hills and mountains of southwest New York to northern Alabama, Mississippi and Georgia. In Cincinnati, there is a strong urban Appalachian population — more than half a million people — along with deeply-rooted traditions.

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May is National Bike Month. With expanding bike trails, bike sharing services, plenty of bike shops, a high rate of bike commuters and a strong cyclist community, bicycle culture is rapidly growing in Cincinnati.

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Architect Frank Russell has spent 25 years leading efforts to promote progressive development in Cincinnati. As the director of the University of Cincinnati’'s Niehoff Urban Studio and the Community Design Center, he oversees students engaged in community-based urban design and architecture projects.

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Change can be difficult. What's true on the personal level is especially true at the business level where 70 percent of efforts to change fail. Authors Lisa Hillenbrand and Ellen Auster say change is one of the most critical and one of the most difficult challenges businesses face.

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When people think about a parent staying home to raise children in lieu of building a career, they may tend to think about the mother; but what about stay-at-home dads? According to Pew Research Center, the number of fathers choosing to stay home to care for their kids is on the rise.

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Last week U.S. Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew announced that an image of former slave and abolitionist Harriet Tubman will replace Andrew Jackson's picture on the front of the $20 bill, with a smaller image of President Jackson appearing on the reverse side.

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Electronic waste, or E-waste (monitors, computers, cell phones and other electronic devices)– represents 2-percent of America's trash in landfills, but it equals 70-percent of overall toxic waste. And worldwide, 20 to 50 million metric tons of electronic devices are disposed of each year.

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Most crops grown for their fruits, nuts, seeds and fiber require pollination by insects, such as bees and butterflies. These pollinators are responsible for much of the food we eat and play a critical role in ensuring the production of seeds in most flowering plants.

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There are more than 120,000 Americans currently on the transplant waiting list, many of whom will only receive the lifesaving organ they need if someone else's family member passes away. It's a tragic conundrum, but many donor families develop a relationship with the individuals whose lives their loved ones save.

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