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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Workman Publishing

In a time of steadily-rising concern over fake news and alternative facts, it seems many Americans can't agree on what statements and reports represent reality anymore.

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Gordon Gray has held many foreign assignments during his career with the U.S. government, including serving as Ambassador to Tunisia from 2009 - 2012.

City of Cincinnati

In 2014, the City of Cincinnati created the Office of Performance & Data Analytics (OPDA) to collect and analyze city-wide data to monitor and improve performance. Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black recently credited the work of the OPDA with saving the city more than $3 million through cost-cutting and increased efficiency.

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An ancient practice of southeast Asia is gaining popularity among college and high school students in the United States. While cigarette smoking is on the decline, Hookah bars and cafes are proliferating around college campuses. In a hookah water pipe, tobacco is mixed with glycerin and flavorings then heated.

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May is National Bike Month and this week is National Bike to Work Week. With expanding bike trails, bike sharing services, plenty of bike shops and a high rate of bike commuters, the bicycling community in Cincinnati is growing quickly.

Bisrat Girma, Ethiopia 2014

Art Academy of Cincinnati and University of Cincinnati DAAP alumnus Mitchell Sipus works with governments and large corporations to create positive outcomes in the world's most challenged environments.

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On June 29, 2009, Air National Guard Major “MJ” Hegar was shot down while on a medevac mission on her third tour in Afghanistan.  Wounded, she fought the enemy and saved the lives of her crew and their patients. After she came home she began a new battle: to give women who serve on the front lines the credit they deserve.

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Azzedine Downes is the President and CEO of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW) whose mission is to rescue and protect animals around the world. The IFAW works around the globe to save wildlife by working in tandem with native populations towards a greater good. Mr. Downes talked with Cincinnati Zoo Director Thane Maynard about the IFAW's projects, taking place in more than 40 countries.

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

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When it comes to giving your child’s education a boost, it’s never too soon to start. Research has shown that early childhood education has significant long-term benefits for children.

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Researchers at the University of Cincinnati are conducting a clinical trial to determine if a new drug, cabotegravir (CAB), is a safe and effective method of protection from HIV. The UC clinical trial is part of a study being done by the HIV Prevention Trials Network.

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E-waste is any discarded electronic device or appliance, including computers, TVs and cell phones. According to the United Nations, 20 to 50 million metric tons of e-waste are generated worldwide each year.

Rob Ford, Jeremy Kramer/Cincinnati Magazine

A group of local skaters has designed and constructed a skate park under the I-471 bridge near Newport High School. Dubbed the Newport DIY, the park was an all-volunteer effort, years in the making, and not authorized by city officials. Today, the park is frequented by local skaters on almost any dry day.

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People Working Cooperatively (PWC) strengthens communities by providing professional, critical home repairs, weatherization, modifications, and maintenance services to help residents stay safely in their homes. The organization is holding its annual Repair Affair on Saturday, May 13. Projects to be completed that day may range in complexity from installing handrails and repairing drywall to fixing leaky plumbing and repairing steps. Last year during the event more than 400 volunteers donated more than 2,000 total hours to serve 60 homeowners.

European Southern Observatory/L. Calçada/M. Kornmesser

At a distance of 320 light years from Earth there is a planet in constant daylight, with three suns and seasons longer than a human lifetime. We don’t just know it’s there, we have visual proof.

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