Cincinnati Edition Sunday

Ann Thompson WVXU

The NMR 850 mhz is in full use in the basement of Hughes Laboratories at Miami University. The most recent experiment using this powerful magnet, one of the strongest in the world, aims to discover signs of pancreatic cancer earlier. Ann Thompson reports in "Focus on Technology."


Did you know that one of the country’s leading experts in social media marketing is located right here in Cincinnati? Her name is Krista Neher and after a successful career at P&G, she moved to a start-up company that raised the inevitable question: how do I do more, with less? As she mastered social media opportunities, she opened Boot Camp Digital and wrote the Social Media Field Guide. That was followed by Social Media Marketing: A Strategic Approach and now her newest book, Visual Social Media Marketing. She is in the studio with Mark Perzel to talk about successfully using social media, even as the options grow more and more numerous.


Ending Poaching in Africa

Feb 22, 2013

Thane Maynard is on the phone with Pratik Patel, founder of Safari Legacy and of the African Wildlife Trust in Tanzania. The AWT is working diligently to fight the epidemic of poaching of the majestic African elephants. Their efforts include not only the poachers themselves, but the businesses and individuals who reward poachers by purchasing the ivory they illegally gain by killing the elephants.


Xavier University’s College of Social Sciences, Health, & Education presents the Remarkable Families Symposium on Friday, March 1 at the Cintas Center. This program is for parents of special needs children, and will provide them with critical information to aid them in the challenges they face both now and in the future with their children. Paul Daugherty, columnist for the Cincinnati Enquirer and parent of a special needs daughter (the subject of his upcoming book) is the guest speaker. Mark Perzel learns more about the event, the agenda for the day, and how parents can register during a conversation with one of the key organizers, Dr. Thomas Knestrict from Xavier.


Oscar Predictions

Feb 22, 2013

Tonight is the one time of year when cinephiles all around the globe are glued to the tube. The 85th annual Academy Awards are being handed out, and every year, the producers of the show promise it will be better. Every year, the audience hopes it will be better. And maybe one of these days, it will be better. Will tonight be that night? We won’t know until it’s over. In the never-ending search for the perfect host, the academy is hoping that Seth McFarlane, creator of TV’s Family Guy, and writer / director of last year’s surprise hit movie Ted, will step up to the plate and hit a home run.


In honor of Black History Month, Natalie Hastings, the communications director from the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, joins Mark Perzel in studio to discuss special programs and exhibits at the Center this month, as well as provide a brief update on how the Center is faring with the growth of The Banks project in its front yard.


College of Mt. St. Joseph Receives NSF Grant

Feb 15, 2013

In a tremendous coup for a smaller, private university, Dr. Jill Russell and the College of Mount St. Joseph have been awarded a $500,000 National Science Foundation grant to study the ever-changing cycle of bird migration. Dr. Russell is on the phone with Thane Maynard to discuss how they secured this prestigious grant and what exactly they are studying and the methodology they are using.


Camille Paglia is one of todays most acknowledged cultural critics, author of provocative books such as Sexual Personae and Break, Blow, Burn, and recently released her assessment of art from earlier times right up to Star Wars. In Glittering Images, she selects more than two dozen images and provides some background on the author and the work, but also places it in within its historical context. It’s a fascinating walk through time using arts as the guideposts, and she’s on the phone to discuss this journey with Mark Perzel.


Well, I guess everything comes to an end. I think we’re beginning to see the end of the constant parade of shoot-em-up cop movies that captured our hearts and minds in the 1980s and are still being made today. For now.


Maryanne Zeleznik talks with Ohio Public Radio's Bill Cohen about what to expect in this year's State of the State address by Governor John Kasich.


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