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The first Earth Day in the U.S. was 46 years ago on April 22, 1970. It's considered the birth date of the modern environmental movement. Today, Earth Day is a worldwide event to celebrate the earth and raise awareness of environmental issues.

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Dr. John Kricher is longtime professor of biology at Wheaton College who teaches courses in ecology, ornithology, and vertebrate evolution.

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  Late last month, Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley proposed raising the minimum wage for full-time city workers to $15 an hour. An increase in the minimum wage has been discussed all around the country. Just last week, California governor Jerry Brown signed legislation raising California'’s minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2022 and New York is following in California's footsteps.

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The Village of Lincoln Heights, a suburb of Cincinnati with more than 3,286 residents, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of its incorporation this year. The community has a rich history and population makeup. It was the first African American self-governing community above the Mason-Dixon Line.

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Long-term care provides help to individuals when they are not able to perform basic daily activities such as preparing food, dressing, bathing, or managing medications by themselves. According to LongTermCare.gov, 70-percent of people turning age 65 can expect to use some form of long-term care in their lifetime.

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Islamophobia is fear, hatred and hostility toward Islam and Muslims spread by negative stereotypes, often in the media and recently from politicians. It results in discrimination and marginalization of Muslims. From Fear to Freedom: Confronting Islamophobia, taking place at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center this Wednesday, is a community conversation that will explore ways to create a more inclusive community free of this prejudice.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich took time away from the presidential campaign trail Wednesday night to deliver his State of the State address. Cincinnati leaders are developing rules covering public access to police body cam footage. Kentucky legislators are looking for a way to resolve the commonwealth's pension problems, and the battle against the heroin epidemic continues on both sides of the river.

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In his many years as a broadcast photographer for WCPO Channel 9, Ron Fischer has seen plane crashes, natural disasters, fires, presidential visits, Reds World Series victories, and the list goes on. His career with Channel 9 has spanned 50 years, a remarkable feat in the broadcasting industry where frequent job changes are more the norm.

How To Manage Stress

Apr 7, 2016
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We all experience stress from time to time, whether in the workplace or at home, but how much is too much? Stress can have a negative impact on our minds and bodies; too much of it can cause diseases such as depression, anxiety and heart attack. According to the American Psychological Association, one in three Americans report experiencing extreme stress.
 

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  The National Cooperative Business Association has identified about 29,000 co-ops in the United States, employing more than 2 million people and generating more than $650 billion in revenue each year. Co-ops offer a wide range of goods and services, including childcare, healthcare, food and housing. Advocates point to them as a way to change the economic landscape of struggling communities.
 

Here  to discuss the potential of cooperatives, how the co-op movement is growing in Cincinnati and an upcoming conference at Xavier University on the cooperative economy are Director of Interfaith Business Builders Tim Kraus; founding member and President of Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative, Kristen Barker; and Professor of Community Justice and Social Economic Development in the Department of Africana Studies at John Jay College, City University of New York, Jessica Gordon Nembhard.

Xavier University will host The Cooperative Economy:  Building A Sustainable Future,  April 21-22 at the Cintas Center.  Click here for more information.

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