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Named one of the best books of 2015, Dreamland: The True Tale of America’'s Opiate Epidemic by journalist Sam Quinones, provides a detailed look at the opiate epidemic devastating much of America today. Mr. Quinones tracks the origins of the heroin crisis, the dramatic growth of opiate abuse and its tragic devastation.

In celebration of National Poetry Month, Barbara Gray speaks with the Writer-in-Residence at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, Jeffrey Hillard. He talks about a novel and 2 books of poetry he has coming out and his duties as Writer in Residence.

The Experiment

Jennifer Teege, an adopted German-Nigerian woman, made a shocking discovery at age 38 from a library book: her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was a sadistic Nazi war criminal. The commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, Goeth was known as the “Butcher of Plaszów.” She realized he would have killed her if he had met her.

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When it comes to retirement, the picture for many Americans is a bleak one. In today's do-it-yourself world of the 401k plan, most have less than $30,000 saved. A third have nothing at all.

Claudia Kalb is a health and science journalist whose new book looks at some of the great minds, and possible mental illnesses, of some of the most talented, acclaimed artists and scientists through history.

Author Shelley Shepard Gray has kicked-off a new series of novels, The Charmed Amish Life.

She’s a Cincinnati native, successful TV writer/producer (“Smash” “Law and Order: Criminal Intent”), playwright and author.

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Pro athletes, surgeons, first responders, they all perform amazing feats while under a high amount of stress. So why do they thrive under pressure, while others don’'t? 

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1789 was a perilous time for the newly-formed United States. The first representatives of the new Federal Congress arrived in New York City with little idea how the nation's government would actually work. There were arguments underway over numerous issues from presidential power to national finance, as well as the idea of placing the nation's capital on the Potomac River.

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The political environment of 1896 had a lot of similarities to today: an electorate transformed by a growing immigrant population, an uncertain economy disrupted by new technology, growing income inequality and political gridlock that prevented the parties from resolving big issues.

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