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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Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education desegregation ruling, many schools are still racially divided. According to 2012-13 state data, in almost half of schools in Ohio and Kentucky, 90 percent or more students are the same race, usually white. 

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines.

As more people discover the health and financial benefits of growing their own fruits and vegetables, many expand their efforts and increase their produce production. And some consider becoming self-sufficient or farming to generate income.


In her book, The Third Law, Tamra Ryan explores the challenges chronically unemployed and impoverished women must overcome, both internal and societal, to create new lives for themselves. 



A social enterprise utilizes a combination of for-profit and non-profit based models for improving society. Rather than depend on charitable donations, it relies on the income earned from sales or services. And it reinvests its income to maintain long-term financial sustainability.


The first presidential campaign television commercial ran in 1952, during the race between Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson. TV political advertising has changed dramatically since then, and evolved into a mix of part art, part science.

Harvard Law School Professor and best-selling author Lawrence Lessig made a bid for the presidency last year. He entered the Democratic primary race but soon abandoned his effort.

Since the 19th century, the only Democrats to lose Ohio yet win the presidency were John F. Kennedy and Franklin D. Roosevelt. And no Republican has ever lost the state and won the White House. 

Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines.

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.