Cincinnati Edition Wednesday

Ad Astra Rocket

Right now traveling to Mars would be a full-time commitment. Astronauts would be cooped up in a rocket for seven months and if they were able to take enough fuel to get back to earth, they would have to wait another two years before the planets would be close enough again. During this time their bone densities would greatly decrease and crumble once back on earth.


This fall members of the African Union Commission are scheduled to release their recommendations for an African Space Agency. The feasibility study is chaired by South Africa and includes Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Egypt and Algeria.

For some, a space agency is the likely next step. Since 2010 satellite capacity across the continent has almost tripled, helping to fuel Africa's mobile revolution, according to University of Cincinnati aerospace engineering professor Grant Schaffner.

Electronic Cigarettes

Oct 23, 2013

Sales of electronic cigarettes, battery-powered devices that allow users to inhale doses of vaporized nicotine, are expected to reach over $1 billion in the US this year. Some say e-cigarettes help  smokers kick their habit, but their long-term health risks are still under study. Dr.

Xavier University

Other than our former police chief, what does Detroit have that we don’t have? A group of Cincinnati leaders traveled to Detroit to get ideas from the city determined to pull itself up and out of bankruptcy. Sean Rhiney, director of The Eigel Center for Community-Engaged Learning at Xavier University, was part of the expedition and wrote about it for Soapbox Cincinnati.

Arcadia Publishing

With dozens of local breweries in operation, Cincinnati was once known as the beer capital of the world. But by the mid-Seventies, only two local breweries remained. Now, thanks to a growing list of craft beer makers and a renewed appreciation of the city’s rich brewing history, Cincinnati is once again becoming known for its beer.

Arcadia Publishing

Cincinnati has a tradition of producing winners in the boxing ring, Tim Austin,  Freddie Miller, Aaron Pryor, and most famous, Ezzard Charles, “The Cincinnati Cobra,” who defeated Joe Louis in 1950 to become the Heavyweight Champion of the World.

Many colleges and universities have embraced online learning and now offer a variety of courses students can take without ever entering a classroom. Now some universities are offering free online classes, called MOOCs, Massive Open Online Courses. Miami University Assistant Provost, Global Initiatives, Cheryl Young, Associate Dean of On-line Education at the University of Cincinnati Carl H. Lindner College of Business-Distance Learning, Dr. B. J.

Northern Kentucky University and Gateway Community and Technical College recently announced a partnership called Gateway2NKU that will provide students an efficient and more affordable path to earning a bachelor’s degree. Northern Kentucky University Vice Provost of Academic Affairs, J. Patrick Moynahan, and Mike Rosenberg Director of Transfer Services at Gateway Community & Technical College, explain the new program. 

Efficient Frontier

While historically the biggest drops in the stock market have taken place in the month of September, October seems to get the blame as the worst month for investing. But is there a best or worst time to put your money in the stock market? Investment Advisor and Writer William Bernstein joins Chris DeSimio and Mark Heyne for a look at the current investment numbers, along with some history and an overview of the markets.

Marketing a product or service internationally takes careful planning and research, and adjusting your sales message to appeal to your target country’s local culture, language and buying habits.

Serving a Diverse Market

Sep 25, 2013

Cincinnati is a city of immigrants, and people from other countries continue to make Cincinnati their home. But to increase our region’s diversity, and help grow our economy, local companies must be prepared to meet the needs of individuals, even those fluent in English, who are more comfortable doing business in their native language.

Under the Affordable Care Act, open enrollment for health insurance begins on October 1, and most Americans will be required to have health insurance by January or pay a penalty.

Definity Partners, LLC

Facebook, Twitter, Linked-in, Instagram, Google+, are just some of the most popular social networking services in use today, by people reaching out to families and friends, and by businesses and organizations using it to connect with current and find new customers and patrons. Solution Architect and Partner at Definity Partners, LLC, Dave Hatter, and Chris Brewer, chief consulting officer of, discuss the latest trends in social media services.

Consumer Electronics Association

Buy a computer, smart phone or tablet on Monday, and a newer model comes out on Friday. Or so it seems in the fast-moving world of technology. What to buy and when to buy it, what’s the best device for your needs, and what new high-tech toy is worth your hard-earned dollars? Find out, as the Consumer Electronics Association’s “Digital Answer Man,” Jim Barry, joins us to share the latest in high-tech products and trends.

Cincinnati BrandHUB

Sep 4, 2013

Cincinnati is a city of marketers, home of Proctor & Gamble, Kroger, DunnhumbyUSA, and dozens of advertising, design, data analysis and branding companies. The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber’s BrandHUB works to strengthen and grow our place in the marketing industry. Nicole Ball, director of Cincinnati BrandHUB, and Empower Group CEO Jim Price  discuss the Chamber’s effort.