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Jay Hanselman takes a look back at some of the week's top stories.

Dohn Community High School

Aug 15, 2012

Chris DeSimio is On the Money with a Cincinnati charter school using monetary incentives to keep the students coming to class and achieving behavior and academic goals. Dohn Community High School’s Principal Ramone Davenport and Chief Administrative Officer Kenneth Furrier discuss this unique, and controversial, program.

Mark Perzel speaks with Clara Martin, CEO of The Cincinnati Arts & Technology Center, a non-profit agency that uses the arts to keep at-risk high school students in school and help them graduate.

WVXU, in partnership with CET, presents American Graduate, an ongoing examination of the consequences of, and solutions for, the high school dropout problem. As part of this initiative, Mark Perzel speaks with Greg Landsman, Executive Director of The Strive Partnership, which works with the Cincinnati, Covington, and Newport school districts and is spearheading the regional Campaign for Early Grade-Level Reading. Landsman explains why it's so important to help children with their reading before they finish third grade, and how Strive is helping.

Review: The Dark Knight Rises

Aug 12, 2012

The main problem with all the remakes, retreads, and reboots on movie screens anymore is that, after a while, there’s nothing different that can be done with these films. Last month’s The Amazing Spiderman is a perfect example. Although I haven’t seen it yet, many friends have told me that it was the same story as the first film, just with a different cast. Where’s the joy in that?

Author Richard Lucas joins Mark Perzel to discuss his recent book, Axis Sally: The American Voice of Nazi Germany. It’s the true story of a Maine-born, Ohio-bred woman who went to Hitler’s Germany to study music, fell in love, and became a famed radio propagandist for the war.

Brain Tsunami

Aug 12, 2012

The silence of a brain tsunami is chilling. This short circuiting inside the brain can cause extensive damage. Now, scientists are on a path of figuring out how to stop it, as Ann Thompson reports in Focus on Technology.

Grizzly Bear Management in Montana

Aug 12, 2012

Thane Maynard welcomes James Jonkel, the man in charge of Grizzly Bear Management for the Montana Fish Wildlife and Parks.

It’s time to check in with Cincinnati’s serial entrepreneur. Candace Klein, founder of Bad Girl Ventures and SoMoLend, talks with Mark Perzel about these two organizations, their tremendous growth, and plans for further expansion.

Creating Original Art

Aug 11, 2012

After his commencement address went viral, Austin Kleon was encouraged to write about his ideas on creativity. In Steal Like an Artist, Kleon gives tips for beginning artists trying to create original work. Mark Perzel talks with Kleon about his new book and about what it means to steal like an artist.

Dan Cunningham

Aug 11, 2012

Chris DeSimio is On the Money with Dan Cunningham, president and CEO of The Long-Stanton Group, who recently wrote a column in the Cincinnati Enquirer espousing the benefits of Apple building iPhones for the US market in Cincinnati.

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Dr. John Link, who has just released the 5th edition of the Breast Cancer Survival Manual which provides patients with a great understanding of their diagnosis and the variety of treatment options.

Cheetah Run 2012

Aug 11, 2012

Two contributors in one segment! The Cincinnati Zoo’s Thane Maynard (heard Sunday mornings on Cincinnati Edition) is in The Front Row with Betsy Ross to discuss the September 2 Cheetah Run, a family friendly event at the Zoo to benefit their big cat programs.

Mark Perzel learns the story of Italian cycling superstar Gino Bartali, the man who not only won the Tour de France in 1938 and 1948, but to this day holds the record for longest time span between victories. Bartali's secret efforts also helped save Jews in Italy during World War II. Aili & Andres McConnon discuss their book Road to Valor: A True Story of World War II Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation which recounts Bartali’s inspirational life.

Polk Laffoon IV joins Mark Perzel to discuss his big idea about looking at what makes Cincinnati a great city for a series in Cincinnati Magazine. It began with the river, then the hills, and wraps up in the August issue with a look at the city's great buildings.