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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The College Board reports the average cost of tuition and fees in the 2015-2016 school year topped $9,400 for state residents at public colleges. It was $23,893 for out-of-state residents attending public schools, and $32,405 for students going to a private university. 

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About six million Americans age 65 and older experience symptoms of depression. Though common among the elderly, depression is not a normal part of aging. 

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University of Cincinnati College of Law’'s Center for Race, Gender and Social Justice provides experiential learning, research and interdisciplinary inquiry on issues of race and gender in the law. It allows students to form relationships with their communities on a local, national and global scale. 

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce has been providing leadership, direction and support in efforts to advance our region since 1969. 

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There are approximately 80,000 to 90,000 individuals reported missing to the National Crime Information Center on any given day in the United States. And there are an estimated 40,000 sets of human remains that cannot be identified through conventional means held in the evidence rooms of medical examiners throughout the country.

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People's Liberty provides funding and mentoring to local civic-minded artists, entrepreneurs and activists so they can turn their ideas to bring positive changes to Cincinnati into reality.

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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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In the past three weeks, there have been nearly 300 overdoses and three deaths from heroin in the Cincinnati area. These are unprecedented numbers and the situation is nothing short of a public health emergency. 

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There is a reason Cincinnati has adopted the flying pig as its unofficial mascot. It's a  reminder of the city's early days, when the pork processing industry was so vital to the city's local life and economy Cincinnati was known as Porkopolis. 

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Many Cincinnati residents never thought the day would come, some never wanted it to come. But after years of planning, construction, debates and political battles, the day is finally here. 

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Given just how unusual this presidential campaign has been, political pundits have found it difficult to accurately predict what is going to happen next. 

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The Mill Creek is a 28-mile long urban river that begins in West Chester, runs though Cincinnati and flows into the Ohio River, just west of downtown. It was declared the worst environmental problem in the Greater Cincinnati area in 1993, unfit for aquatic life and recreation. Since 1995, the Mill Creek Watershed Council of Communities has been working to make improvements to the waterway.

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  Note: This program originally aired August 4, 2016.

According to a survey conducted by Public Citizen and the Treatment Advocacy Center, U.S. state prisons and county jails have as many as 10 times more seriously mentally ill inmates than state psychiatric hospitals. 

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