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Many people experience it at one time or another, you'’re listening to a song and suddenly feel as if the music or lyrics are speaking directly to you, capturing your mood, or conjuring up a memory that makes you happy or sad. Music has that ability, that power, it can brighten our mood, energize us, or turn us melancholy. And continued research shows music has true therapeutic value as well.

Cincy Summer Streets, a celebration of our largest public space - our streets - is back for its second year, bigger and better. This time around, Cincy Summer Streets will take place on two different dates, in two different parts of town, Northside and Over the Rhine, where streets will be closed-off to traffic to create a car-free space for everyone to play, run, walk, bike, skate, dance, create art, and connect with their neighbors.

A social enterprise is a business created to further a social purpose in a financially sustainable way. Greater Cincinnati is home to several such organizations, operating successful businesses while giving back to the local community. Social Enterprise Week in Cincinnati begins August 31, and will include events and activities to engage people and drive home the message: “business as a vehicle for improving the common good.

Entrepreneur Blake Mycoskie started TOMS® Shoes in 2006 as a social enterprise with a simple concept: Sell a pair of shoes today, give a pair of shoes tomorrow. Since then TOMS has grown, expanding its global giving efforts to nearly 60 countries across five continents.

Five years ago Rachel DesRochers started her business, Grateful Grahams, out of her home, as a way to show her daughter that she could fulfill her dreams while still being a stay-at-home mom. Today, her hand-made vegan treats and her message of gratitude can now be found in more than 50 outlets nationwide. And in 2013, Rachel started the Northern Kentucky Incubator Kitchen, a place for entrepreneurs to get their small food companies up and running, while providing support to each other.

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Following the fatal shooting of Sam DuBose by then-University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing, the university put a team in place to focus on police reform and improved community relations. Criminal justice researcher Dr. Robin Engel has been appointed to the new role of Vice President for Safety and Reform, and UC hired James Whalen as Director of Public Safety and S. Gregory Baker as Director of Police Community Relations.

This story originally aired on February 24, 2015.

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The full Senate is expected to take up a controversial bill called The Cyberthreat Information Sharing Act (CISA) when members return from their August recess.

Dozens of amendments will likely be added to the act, but in its present form businesses would have immunity from customer lawsuits when they hand over information about cyberthreats to other companies and to federal agencies.

Three Valley Conservation Trust in Oxford, Ohio is a non-profit land trust designed to protect and monitor about 160 properties, covering more than 18,000 acres and 70 miles of stream corridors, under permanent conservation and agricultural easement agreements.