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

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Support for Cincinnati Edition comes from  The Johnson Foundation and The Carol Ann and Ralph V. Haile Jr. / US Bank Foundation.

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According to the Department of Education, U.S. high school graduation rates have been steadily rising during the past five years, and reached an all-time high in the 2013-2014 school year. Different states use differing methods, programs and initiatives to increase graduation rates, with varying degrees of success.

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The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce Women's Initiative is holding its inaugural Regional Women's Summit on June 29. With the  theme “It'’s Time to Take the Lead,” the day-long summit is designed for women at all stages of their careers.

Stephen J. Wampler Foundation

Years ago, Stephen Wampler made a commitment to find a way to enable children with disabilities to take advantage of and embrace the outdoors. Born with a severe form of cerebral palsy, he set out to climb the biggest rock face in the world.

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Former Cincinnati Mayor Dwight Tillery, currently president of the Center for Closing the Health Gap, is organizing the Black Agenda Cincinnati  summit to look at and develop solutions for challenges facing the African-American community. The day-long summit will be held June 11 at Woodward High School. Joining us to discuss the Black Agenda Cincinnati summit are Word of Deliverance Ministries for the World Senior Pastor and President of the Greater Cincinnati Chapter of the National Action Network, Bishop Bobby Hilton; and Center for Closing the Health Gap Founder and President, Dwight Tillery.

NASA

Ohio is cashing in on the future of space exploration by supplying parts and helping to test the Orion spacecraft which is slated to go to Mars in the 2030s.

This spring NASA launched acoustic testing in Sandusky, Ohio for the Orion. The testing was done at the Glenn Plum Brook Station, the world's most powerful spacecraft acoustic test chamber.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition, we present an in-depth look at the developments behind the headlines.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food deserts as areas – often impoverished – devoid of healthy foods such as fresh fruits and vegetables.

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While some neighborhoods in Cincinnati may be lacking in access to healthy foods, there are various community-based efforts being made to overcome what have been called food deserts. The stores that do provide fresh fruits and vegetables, among other options, set an example and bring change to communities in need.

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Using monthly live storytelling events, short documentary videos and community engagement work, Cincy Stories hopes to build and strengthen listening, understanding and empathy within our communities. Thanks to a grant from the Walnut Hills Redevelopment Foundation, the organization is launching a new Street Stories website and opening a Story Gallery where visitors can watch the stories of others, and share tell their own stories.

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President Theodore Roosevelt called them the most American thing in America. He was talking about the chautauqua tent assemblies that originated in the 19th century and quickly grew across rural America, bringing entertainment and culture to entire communities.

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