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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During the 1970's, Norman Lear's shows were appointment television. “When All in the Family,” “The Jeffersons” or any of his other programs were on, you made it a point to be in front of the tube that night. At their peak, his shows were viewed by 120 million people a week.

After the firing of Cincinnati Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell in September, the city moved a step closer Friday to finding his replacement.  WVXU's Howard Wilkinson joined Mark Heyne on Cincinnati Edition to talk about the latest in the search for a new police chief.


Renewable energy is becoming more popular and is making its way to the food world with solar cooking, which uses the sun’s energy to prepare food. It’'s not only convenient for, say, campers, but could provide a means to clean cooking solutions in developing countries. Cincinnati-based GoSun Stove is on the fuel-free frontline with a solar cooker that works day and night.

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A new phenomenon called eSports doesn’'t take place on a field but fills large auditoriums and rooms. These structured video game competitions involve multiplayer online battle arena (MOBA) games, where players have to work together in teams. Students from University of Cincinnati, Miami University, Ohio State, Case Western and Xavier recently came together to form the first All Midwest (AllMid) eSports Gaming Event in early October. It was the biggest Midwest collegiate video gaming tournament to date, drawing more than 1,000 participants.

In 1983, when President Ronald Reagan designated November as National Alzheimer’'s Disease Awareness Month, fewer than 2 million Americans had Alzheimer’'s. Today, that number has soared to more than 5.3 million. Alzheimer's is a dreadful disease, which takes a terrible toll on its victims, their families and their caregivers.

Current U.S. economic statistics seem to point to an improving economy: unemployment is down and home prices are up. Yet many Americans scratch their heads, wondering why their financial situation is not getting any better. Marketplace has partnered with Edison Research to examine this disconnect between the official numbers and how people really feel  about their economic prospects. Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief Dave Shaw spoke with Mark Heyne about this latest poll’'s findings.


The Neighborhood Economics Conference will be held November 17 and 18 at Xavier University. The conference is designed to highlight the importance, and foster the growth, of the economy at the local, neighborhood level, in order to enact positive changes in communities.

The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period for 2016 began on November 1 and continues through January 31 of next year. Joining us to discuss the Affordable Care Act and what you should know during this open enrollment period are U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chicago Regional Director Kathleen Falk and Enroll Ohio State Director Hugh “Trey” Daly.


Yesterday the voters had their say, rejecting legalized marijuana in Ohio and the park levy in Cincinnati, and electing a Republican as governor of Kentucky.  Join us for a look at Tuesday’s election results.

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Women artists in Cincinnati produce in a wide range of media. You can find ceramics, quilts, jewelry, prints, hand-made wooden objects and more at their shops and art shows. There are communities of women, such as those at Studio Collection, who work together and often mentor younger female artists so they can pursue this as a career.