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 new book, Walking Cincinnati, by Danny Korman and Katie Meyer, is a guide through the historical, architectural, and culinary sites in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The book focuses on the human-interest stories connected with the places noted along the book’s 32 walking tours, and unveils some of the more fascinating aspects of Greater Cincinnati. 

 

 The Emmy-award winning Orange is the New Black, based on Piper Kerman’s memoir of the same name, depicts her arrest, conviction and incarceration for drug-trafficking. But the book and Netflix series are from only Kerman’s perspective. Now, Cleary Wolters, the real life Alex Vause from the show, tells her side of the story in a new book, Out of Orange. She joins us to discuss her experiences.

Provided, ArtWorks

  

Applications are now being accepted for the second ArtWorks Big Pitch. Presented by U.S. Bank, the Big Pitch is a 10-week mentorship program and pitch competition for established artists, makers, designers, and creative entrepreneurs competing for up to $20,000 in business grants. 

  

Massive security breaches at major companies such as Target, Home Depot and Anthem make national headlines, and are certainly real cause for alarm. But more than 75% of data breaches happen to small and medium-sized businesses, since criminals always look for the easiest, most vulnerable targets. 

  Last December People’s Liberty named Brad Cooper as one of its 2015 Haile Fellows, and awarded him $100,000 to develop his plan to build two, 200-square-foot houses in Cincinnati. Many people and community planners look at small, or tiny, houses as affordable, environmentally-friendly alternatives to traditional house designs. 

  A group working to establish a co-op grocery store in Clifton announced last week that it had signed an agreement to purchase the old Keller’s IGA building at 319 Ludlow Ave. Now the group is working towards raising the funds needed to open the Clifton Market

James Wrona Photography

  News organizations are supposed to provide their audiences with journalism that is not only timely, but fair and accurate as well. But many media outlets, including NPR, often face skepticism about their reporting. News should be factual, reporters should get the details right. Mistakes are made, and sometimes some people may feel a story is biased or inaccurate. 

  “Dreamers & Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women” is a film documentary inspired by the women in the Commonwealth who boldly opened doors in politics, science, education, entertainment, literature, athletics, religion and the military. Joining us to discuss film and the achievements of some of the more than 40 women portrayed in the documentary are Eleanor Jordan, executive director of the Kentucky Commission on Women; Dr.

Those who have paid into the Social Security system during their working years have several decisions to make about their retirement. An individual can begin collecting benefits as early as age 62 or as late as age 70, but when you start collecting benefits will affect the amount of money you get. And there are other things to take into consideration, including spousal benefits, that could dramatically change the total amount you receive in benefits.

 

 Republicans Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and Rand Paul have officially declared their run for the presidency, as has Democrat Hillary Clinton. But the field could get a lot more crowded in coming months, with ten other Republicans looking and talking like probable candidates, along with a handful of Democrats.

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