Impact Cincinnati

Every day life in Greater Cincinnati is impacted by ideas, decisions and debates throughout the tri-state community. Impact Cincinnati delved deeper into the issues and events taking place and shaping our community dialogue. Its final show aired May 30, 2013. Below you will find the programs broadcast since August, 2012.

An additional archive of past Impact Cincinnati programs can be found here.

While the employment outlook for new college graduates is more encouraging than it has been the last two years, a survey released last month by the National Association of Colleges and Employers showed the job market still remains flat for recent grads.

From World War II through Korea, Vietnam, the Gulf War, Iraq and Afghanistan, there are now approximately 23 million military veterans in the United States, with 1.7 million of them calling the tri-state home. Many vets need, and deserve, help with finding a job, education, and medical attention, but the process can often be complicated and time-consuming. 

Join us Thursday morning May 23 at 9:20, as we discuss the concerns and issues of veterans and their families. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU. 

Many people ride bicycles for fun and exercise, but a growing number of Greater Cincinnatians are also choosing cycling as their main mode of transportation. One survey found commuting by bike has increased two-hundred percent here in the last decade.

Mental health experts say psychological disorders usually emerge before a child enters high school, but only 25% of children with problems see trained professionals for treatment.

The bombings at the Boston Marathon have caused emergency personnel and event organizers across the country to re-evaluate their security plans.

Media outlets, including NPR, can face skepticism about their reporting. News should be factual, but there are many who sometimes feel it’s being presented with a particular slant or bias.

Join us Thursday morning April 25 at 9:20, as we talk with NPR Ombudsman Edward Schumacher-Matos. His job is to bring transparency to NPR’s journalism, and to be the public’s representative at NPR.

Studies have shown the early childhood years are the most critical for the development of learning skills and proper social interaction. Those years can also be a challenge for parents and caregivers who want to provide children with the tools they need to succeed.

Tune in Thursday morning April 18 at 9:20 as we discuss early childhood education and behavior. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter.

Another mild winter followed by a colder than usual spring so far has many gardeners in Greater Cincinnati wondering when and how they should start preparing their lawns and flowerbeds to get ready for summer.

Join us Thursday morning April 11 at 9:20 as wediscuss tips and advice to make the most of your spring gardening. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.  If you have questions for our panel, you can email them toimpact@wvxu.org.

There are currently over 115,000 men, women and children in the United States who are waiting for some type of organ transplant. Many wait years for a compatible donor.

Join us Thursday morning April 4 at 9:20 as we discuss what it’s like to be in need of an organ transplant, and to be an organ donor. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU. You can send your questions or comments to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Last year The Cincinnati Reds won 97 games and were the National League Central Division champions. But the team went on to give up a two-game series lead in the playoffs to lose to the Giants.  

Join us Thursday March 28 at 9:20, as we discuss what’s in store for the Reds this season, and take a look at Opening Day events. You can send your questions or comments to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Proponents of Cincinnati’s plan to lease the operation of its parking meters and garages say it’s critical to solving the city’s budget problems. But opponents to the proposal say it’s a bad deal for the city and its residents.

Join us Thursday morning March 21 at 9:20, as we explore the details and possible outcomes of the parking lease proposal fight. You can send your questions or comments to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

When asked by University of Texas researchers, thirty percent of high school students admitted they had texted nude photos of themselves to others. Last month local authorities discovered more than 100 high school students were involved in sexting.

Join us Thursday morning March 14 at 9:20, as we explore this risky teen behavior, and how to help prevent it. You can send your questions or comments to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Over the next several years our region will experience a dramatic increase in the number of people 65 and older. Some experts say this will lead to a shortage of workers by 2020 unless the problem is addressed now.


The Brent Spence Bridge has been deemed functionally obsolete, and planning for its replacement has been going on for several years. New bridge designs, possible locations, and various funding options have been discussed for the estimated $2.7 billion project.

Join us Thursday morning February 21 at 9:20, as we get an update on the Brent Spence replacement project. You can send your questions or comments to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU. 

  In 1853 Cincinnati’s Fire Department became the first paid, professional fire department in the nation. And for the last 160 years the department has continued its tradition of protecting the city.

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