Cincinnati Edition

If you have paid, or are paying, into the Social Security System, you have several things to consider and decisions to make before you turn 62, the earliest age you can begin collecting retirement benefits.

This Sunday, October 4, WVXU and WMUB will add NPR’'s Snap Judgment to our Sunday evening schedule. The show will air at 9:00, right after The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives.

Jazz musician and composer Zac Greenberg’s album Unexpected Journey was recorded live at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout last April, during a fundraiser for the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. 

Dr. Danny M. Cohen, an assistant professor of instruction at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, is a learning scientist, author, and education designer. Dr. Cohen is also founder of the Unsilence Project. His latest book, Train, tells the story of six teenagers, Jewish and non-Jewish, in Nazi-occupied 1943 Berlin.

The application period for the $100,000 Haile Fellowships closes tomorrow, October 1. The Fellowships, awarded annually to two Greater Cincinnati-based innovators who have bold plans to address local challenges, are part of an ongoing effort by People’'s Liberty to find and foster individuals with creative ideas to better our community.

  The Midwest Popular Culture Association and Midwest American Culture Association conference takes place in Cincinnati this week. The organizations promote and foster the scholarly study of our material culture, our popular music, movies, TV programs and comics. What can we learn from a closer examination of themes running through shows about zombies and vampires, or movies about superheroes? Quite a bit, it turns out. 

Provided, Camping and Education Foundation

  The second annual Great River Race on the Ohio takes place October 18. The event is designed to support outdoor programs for students that help them develop an appreciation for nature and our environment and learn how to achieve in life. 

Provided, History in Your Own Backyard

  From county courthouses to country stores, ghost towns to lost bridges, the Anderson Ferry to the Great Miami Railroad Bridge, Satolli Glassmeyer and his team are preserving the memories of the Tri-state through their project, History in Your Own Backyard. Their goal is to build a database of documentary videos featuring historic buildings, bridges, tunnels, and communities, throughout Kentucky, Ohio and Indiana. 

With two debates under their belts, the remaining Republican presidential contenders continue the fight, though The Donald and Dr. Ben Carson are still leading the polls. 

This spring, a new initiative was launched to connect bold ideas to improve Greater Cincinnati with people who have the potential to make significant investments. Transform Cincinnati set out in search of bold ideas, able to affect change for the better in our community. And on September 30th, the finalists who submitted the top six ideas will present them to a group of potential investors at the Transform Cincinnati Marketplace