Cincinnati Edition

Current U.S. economic statistics seem to point to an improving economy: unemployment is down and home prices are up. Yet many Americans scratch their heads, wondering why their financial situation is not getting any better. Marketplace has partnered with Edison Research to examine this disconnect between the official numbers and how people really feel  about their economic prospects. Marketplace's Washington Bureau Chief Dave Shaw spoke with Mark Heyne about this latest poll’'s findings.


The Cincinnati Film Society has a special outlet for examining LGBT issues: the OutReels Film Festival. This is the fourth year for the annual event which attracts directors, producers, actors and attendees from across the country to Cincinnati for film screenings and lectures. The film of note this year, “Upstairs Inferno: The Documentary,” profiles the largest gay mass murder in U.S. history. It was written and directed by filmmaker Robert Camina.

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The call for athletic programs to stop using representations of American Indians as team names and mascots began in the 1960s, and just last week, President Obama once again publicly urged professional and school programs to change names that are considered offensive. But many feel the use of American Indian symbols in sports is more than offensive.

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The colorful staples you find at a farmers market, from fresh nectarines to ripe tomatoes, come from local farms. Many of these farms are independent or family-owned, some are passed down through generations. The average age of today’'s farmers is fifty-nine years old yet many people in their twenties and thirties are turning to farming as a career. Raising crops and livestock is a rewarding way of life for many but isn'’t without its challenges.

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Last year, Richard Hess, chair of the Drama Department at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, traveled to Nairobi, Kenya as a Fullbright scholar to teach at Kenyatta University. He recently arranged for a group of students from Kenya to visit here. They arrived in Cincinnati on October 31 and have been attending classes at UC and exploring our area.


The Neighborhood Economics Conference will be held November 17 and 18 at Xavier University. The conference is designed to highlight the importance, and foster the growth, of the economy at the local, neighborhood level, in order to enact positive changes in communities.

The Affordable Care Act Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Period for 2016 began on November 1 and continues through January 31 of next year. Joining us to discuss the Affordable Care Act and what you should know during this open enrollment period are U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Chicago Regional Director Kathleen Falk and Enroll Ohio State Director Hugh “Trey” Daly.


Yesterday the voters had their say, rejecting legalized marijuana in Ohio and the park levy in Cincinnati, and electing a Republican as governor of Kentucky.  Join us for a look at Tuesday’s election results.

Margaret Rhein

Women artists in Cincinnati produce in a wide range of media. You can find ceramics, quilts, jewelry, prints, hand-made wooden objects and more at their shops and art shows. There are communities of women, such as those at Studio Collection, who work together and often mentor younger female artists so they can pursue this as a career.

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Price Hill-based MYCincinnati (Music for Youth in Cincinnati) is a renowned free youth orchestra program for urban children. They learn violin, viola, cello or bass through a system that seeks social change. El Sistema, Venezuela’'s revolutionary youth orchestra program, inspired MYCincinnati. Composer-performer, teacher and violinist Eddy Kwon directs the program.