Cincinnati Edition

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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.

  After spending 20 years as a research biologist with the Florida Marine Research Institute, Dr. Blair Witherington joined the University of Florida'’s Archie Carr Center for Sea Turtle Research where he is in charge of the Disney Animal Kingdom’'s sea turtle conservation effort.

Bisphenol A, or BPA, is a chemical commonly found in food and beverage packaging. Several studies have linked BPA to neurological defects, diabetes, breast and prostate cancer, but the Food and Drug Administration has determined BPA is safe at the current levels occurring in food. In 2012, the FDA, did, however, ban the use of BPA-based materials in baby bottles, sippy cups and infant formula packaging. We look at the latest research on the dangers of BPA with Dr. Scott Belcher, University of Cincinnati associate professor of Pharmacology and Cell Biophysics. A research team led by Dr. Belcher recently conducted a study of BPA.

The recent massive data breach of health insurance company Anthem'’s customer and employee records once again highlights the need for security of digital information by both corporations and individuals. Hackers accessed tens of millions of records, which included Social Security numbers, names and other information criminals can use to steal a person’'s identity. Joining us to discuss how individuals can protect themselves and their digital information, and what to do if you are notified your records have been compromised are Bogdan "Bo" Vykhovanyuk, assistant vice president in the University of Cincinnati Office of Information Security; Dr. James Walden, associate professor at the Northern Kentucky University College of Informatics; and Dave Hatter, solution architect and partner with Definity Partners, LLC.

Photo by Don Nesbitt