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Cincinnati Edition covers topics from regional government to business, education, health, technology and the arts.

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The record numbers of deaths due to drug overdoses in many parts of the country, including Ohio, is the most tragic result of the heroin and opiate epidemic. But the social costs of drug abuse are also on a dramatic rise. Last year thousands of individuals were arrested just in Hamilton County alone on drug-related charges.

Cincinnati Zoo

The Cincinnati Zoo has produced what's believed to be the first non-human offspring using "glass" sperm. They are kittens named Elsa and Vito.

The Center for Conservation & Research of Endangered Wildlife (CREW) harvested domestic cat sperm and preserved it in ultra-rapid freezing liquid nitrogen to form "glass" rather than ice crystals. This process is called vitrification.

Voters in Kentucky head to the polls next Tuesday for the commonwealth’'s primary elections. There are four Republicans and two Democrats vying to be their party’'s candidate for governor in the November general election.

Five years ago, the paths of artist Titus Kaphar and the Vesper family crossed when a man named Benjamin Vesper defaced one of Kaphar's paintings in the Yale Art Gallery. After being arrested, the two kept in correspondence and discussed Vesper's family history.

Sarah Ramsey

  Saying he wants to give Ohio Democrats "a competition, not a coronation," Cincinnati city council member P.G. Sittenfeld said in Columbus this morning he will stay in the U.S. Senate race, despite pressure within his own party to withdraw. 

WVXU political reporter Howard Wilkinson joins us for an update. 

The Ambassador of Belgium is making an official visit to Cincinnati this week. He will tour the city, meet with local officials, and deliver the keynote speech at the European-American Chamber of Commerce'’s Gala Dinner. And he visits with us.

  A recently-created initiative designed to inspire a new generation of philanthropists to invest in Greater Cincinnati is seeking ideas from individuals and organizations who are thinking big. Transform Cincinnati is looking for bold ideas that can truly affect change for the better in our community, and could potentially provide up to $10 million in funding to turn those ideas into reality.

    

According to the EPA, an estimated 600,000 tons of monitors, 67,000 tons of computer mice and keyboards and 20,000 tons of mobile devices are disposed of each year in the United States. Just a small percentage of that and other electronic waste, or e-waste, is recycled. But you can do your part to properly, and safely, recycle your old electronic products.

    

Graduation ceremonies are being held all across the country, with new graduates about to either continue their education or enter jobs and begin their working lives. But while they may have diplomas or degrees in-hand, many of them won'’t have the financial knowledge they will need to successfully navigate the world of credit, cash and debt.

Over the last several years education and business leaders have been increasing Science, Technology, Engineering and Math programs, or STEM, in schools. Technical skills will be required in 80% of all jobs in the next decade.


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