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Pete Rose has a downtown street named after him, but there are many once-famous Cincinnatians who have been all but forgotten. For example, our city is home to the first black Olympic champion, the artist who created the comic strip and the inventor of the Magic 8 Ball. Cincinnati Enquirer librarian and history writer Jeff Suess uncovers details about these individuals, as well as some of the many forgotten events that took place here, in his book, “Hidden History of Cincinnati” – which goes back to a time before Cincinnati was even Cincinnati.

Hunting Ghosts And Haunted Places In Ohio

Oct 28, 2016

Just in time for Halloween, find out more about the many haunted places in Ohio.

The 10 th Annual Books by the Banks Cincinnati Regional Book Festival will happen Saturday, October 15 at the Duke Energy Convention Center.

Book lovers who are looking for local books and authors have a new resource available to them.

Robert F. Kennedy is remembered as a racial healer, a defender of the poor and a progressive champion of the Sixties. But Kennedy's political journey began in the conservative Fifties. In his new book, "Bobby Kennedy: The Making of a Liberal Icon," author Larry Tye chronicles Kennedy's transformation from cold warrior – he began his public life as counsel to the red-baiting senator Joseph McCarthy – into fiery liberal. We spoke with Larry Tye about Robert Kennedy's life.

The New Press

Judge Nathaniel Jones was the first African-American to be an assistant United States attorney in Ohio. He was an assistant general counsel for the Kerner Commission, which looked into the causes of the 1967 racial unrest in the U.S. As NAACP general counsel he led the fight against school segregation. In 1979, he was nominated to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit by President Jimmy Carter.

Dinner Solved!

Jul 7, 2016
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Most of us look forward to the summer months and being able to spend more time enjoying the warm weather and extra hours of sunlight. But with gardening, going to the pool, baseball, camps and, well, work, finding the time, and the desire, to cook and prepare meals can prove a challenge for many families. Katie Workman offers an answer to that problem. In her latest cookbook, "Dinner Solved! 100 Ingenious Recipes That Make the Whole Family Happy, Including YOU," she provides tips on how to easily prepare multiple dishes using simple ingredients, and how to create variations on a single recipe to satisfy everyone at the table.

July 19, 2016 - UPDATE - Congratulations to local author/illustrator Loren Long for winning the 2016 Ohioana Book Award in the Juvenile Fiction category for his book Little Tree !

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Last June in the landmark case, Obergefell v. Hodges , the U.S. Supreme Court held that the right to marry is guaranteed to same sex couples under the Fourteenth Amendment. The lead plaintiff in the case, Cincinnatian Jim Obergefell , and Washington Post investigative reporter Debbie Cenziper have just released a book about the struggle to make same-sex marriage legal.

Penguin Random House

Personal finance is something that leaves a lot of us scratching our heads as we ponder questions like how to save, what to invest, and how to do all this while reducing debt. University of Chicago professor Dr. Harold Pollack and his co-author, financial journalist Helaine Olen , say it really isn't as difficult as some would have you believe.

Born into post-apartheid South Africa, the young women of the townships around Cape Town still face daunting challenges. Their families and communities have been ravaged by poverty, violence, sexual abuse, and AIDS. Yet, as Kimberly Burge discovered when she set up a writing group in the township of Gugulethu, the spirit of these girls outshines their circumstances. Kimberly Burge joins us to discuss her experiences and the stories of these young girls, which she shares in her book, The Born...

Provided, Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati

Kimberly Burge , author of The Born Frees: Writing with the Girls of Gugulethu , will be participating at an event tomorrow evening at the YWCA of Greater Cincinnati. The discussion will include guests from local service agencies that work in support of women’s needs, and focus on raising women’s voices at the local, national and international levels. Kimberly Burge re-joins us, along with Board Trustee for Women Writing for (a) Change® , Claudia Kasvin ; and, Director of the Protection from...

This interview originally aired May 8, 2015. The new book, Walking Cincinnati, by Danny Korman and Katie Meyer, is a guide through the historical, architectural, and culinary sites in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. The book focuses on the human-interest stories connected with the places noted along the book’s 32 walking tours, and unveils some of the more fascinating aspects of Greater Cincinnati. Authors Danny Korman, owner of Park + Vine ; and Katie Meyer, manager of Renaissance...

It all began when Professor Javy Wong Galindo received an email containing a simple question, asked at the right time: “How can I be happier?” Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails is Mr. Galindo’s answer to that question. Through these seven emails, he shares three key concepts and four critical skills for living a happy life. More than a collection of emails or an introductory textbook to positive psychology, Authentic Happiness in Seven Emails is a thought-provoking guide to the science of...

Commentator and George Mason University economics professor Dr. Walter Williams takes on a range of issues in his new book, everything from the Constitution to foreign policy.

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