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.

Along with voting for president this November, Ohioans will decide on Issue 2, a redistricting amendment that would create a 12-person citizen commission to draw legislative and congressional district maps in the state.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 October 11, as we explore the details of Issue 2, and how it could affect future elections in Ohio. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

According to the US Bureau of Statistics, in 2010 almost seventy-five percent of all salaried fashion designers worked in New York or California. But an upcoming event will shine a light on Cincinnati’s own fashion design industry, which continues to grow and gain national recognition.

Join us Thursday morning October 4 at 9:20 as we hear what’s in store at the next Cincinnati Fashion Week. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU. If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

Images courtesy of billadkinscongress.com

When Congressman Geoff Davis of Kentucky unexpectedly resigned earlier this year, he threw the race for his seat in congress wide open.

Join us Thursday morning September 27 at as we hear from the candidates hoping to represent Kentucky’s Fourth Congressional District. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Our guests on Impact Cincinnati this week are Democrat Candidate Bill Adkins and Republican Candidate Thomas Massie.

With the importance and high cost of attending college these days, families have to do their homework and develop a plan long before their kids are close to high school graduation. Choosing the right school, deciphering the admissions process and figuring out financing can seem overwhelming.

Join us Thursday morning September 20 at as we discuss ways students and their parents can best prepare for college. Impact Cincinnati, on 91.7, WVXU.

Now that the Republicans and Democrats have held their conventions, we’re in the home-stretch of the presidential campaign. The candidates have  less than sixty days to convince voters to choose them to lead the country during the next four years.

It’s been one year since James Craig was sworn in as Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department. During that time the city’s homicide rate has dropped 27 percent and violent crime overall has decreased by seven percent. 

Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Chief Craig about his first year, and changes in city policing that have affected the crime rate.

Tana Weingartner

Cincinnati's Horseshoe Casino is on schedule to open next Spring. General Manager Kevin Kline says you should expect to see something unique.

"I think it's unique in terms of the architecture... the openness. It's unique in terms of having a one acre outdoor space connected to your casino that you can program and activate. And unique in that... look at the community that we're in, you've got Over-the-Rhine, Pendleton and Downtown all within the doorstep."

It’s been one year since James Craig was sworn in as Chief of the Cincinnati Police Department. During that time the city’s homicide rate has dropped 27 percent and violent crime overall has decreased by seven percent. 

Tune in Thursday morning September 6 at 9:20 as we talk with Chief Craig about his first year, and changes in city policing that have affected the crime rate. You can send your questions to impact@wvxu.org. We’re also on Facebook and Twitter. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.

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Less than ten large cities today still have two daily newspapers, and many papers are cutting their print editions to just a few days a week. Newspapers, including The Enquirer, are evolving to stay competitive.

Join us Thursday morning at 9:20 August 30, as we talk with Enquirer Editor Carolyn Washburn and other journalism experts about changes at The Enquirer and the state of the newspaper industry. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU. If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

Lyme disease is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected black-legged deer ticks, and can cause fever, headache, fatigue, and infect joints and the nervous system. While reports of the disease are uncommon here, some experts believe that is because it is often misdiagnosed.

Join us Thursday morning August 23 at 9:20, as we take a look at Lyme disease. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU. If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

According to a study conducted last year, children who don’t read well by third grade are four times more likely to leave high school without a diploma than children who are proficient readers by third grade.

According to a new national report, the number of Ohio schools with graduation rates of sixty percent or less increased dramatically during the last decade. But the 2010 graduation rate district-wide for Cincinnati Public Schools increased to over eighty-one percent.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Public Schools Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Anthony Smith
President and CEO of Civic Enterprises, John Bridgeland
Vice President of KnowledgeWorks Ohio, Andrew Benson

Nationally, only seven in ten students complete high school. While many students have the will to graduate, they often don't have the necessary support. But research shows having a mentor increases a young person's chances of success.

Guests include:
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Vice President of Mentoring, Simone Bess
Cincinnati Youth Collaboration Mentoring Coordinator, Donald Swain
Darryl Long, member of the CYC mentoring program

Yards and gardens in Greater Cincinnati typically require a bit of extra care during July and August, but this summer’s extreme heat and lack of rain have been especially brutal on our lawns, plants and trees.

Join us Thursday morning August 9 at 9:20, as we look at what you can do now to keep your yards and gardens healthy going into fall. Impact Cincinnati, on 91-7, WVXU.  If you have questions for our panel, you can email them to impact@wvxu.org.

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