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If you never learned it in school, or just don'’t remember it, how the land boundaries of Ohio were decided as it became a state is a fascinating story. Much of the area we now know as Ohio was once owned by Virginia, Connecticut, and several high-profile private owners, including George Washington.

Fixing the troubled educational system is one of the critical issues facing our country, but where do you start and what direction do you go? International education leader and author Sir Ken Robinson delved into the topic in a 2006 TED talk, How Schools Kill Creativity, which has had more than 31 million views and generated thousands of queries on how to solve this problem.

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The legalized marijuana market could be worth at least 36 billion dollars annually by 2020, bigger than the NFL, by some estimates. For that reason technology companies are wasting no time entering both the medical and recreational use arena.

Only the top ten candidates, based on an average of five national polls, will be allowed to participate in the first Republican Primary debate on August 6. But by then there are likely to be 16 GOP candidates in the race. The Democrats won’'t need as much space for their first primary debate, to take place this fall.

The deadline for entries to this year'’s Cincinnati Innovates competition is July 15, so there is still time for anyone who thinks they have a ground-breaking idea to enter. Cincinnati Innovates is a competition designed to showcase the technological, artistic, and ingenious innovations of all Cincinnatians.

For more than 30 years, John Kiesewetter was THE source for information about the local media, keeping audiences informed about the people and projects involved in the entertainment industry through his column and blog for The Cincinnati Enquirer.

    

The seven-story "Homage to Cincinnatus" mural on the north-facing side of the Kroger headquarters downtown is undergoing a full restoration. ArtWorks and the Thomas Melvin Studio are doing the restoration project. Artist Richard Haas was commissioned by Kroger to paint the mural in 1983, to honor the company's 100 year anniversary. Richard Haas is in Cincinnati to review restoration progress of “"Homage to Cincinnatus,"” and joins us in the studio to discuss his work.

Last Friday, Ohio lawmakers sent Governor John Kasich their proposed two-year, $71.2 billion state operating budget.

Since its discovery in 1739, Big Bone Lick in Boone County has drawn the attention of naturalists and paleontologists from around the world. The first organized paleontological excavation in North America was conducted there in 1807.

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With the opening of six stations in Covington last Tuesday, Red Bike is now available on both sides of the Ohio River and now has 50 stations in Greater Cincinnati. Since its launch last September, more than 46,000 rides have been logged on Red Bike.

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