Cincinnati Edition

How To Save A Life

Apr 25, 2018
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April is National Donate Life Month. In 2016, more than 33,600 transplants brought renewed life to patients and their families. But another person is added to the nation's organ donor list every 10 minutes. And, on average, 22 people die each day while waiting for a transplant.

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Starting a business is always a risk. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, a third of all businesses fail within two years. New owners have to build a customer base, manage costs, comply with local, state and federal taxes and regulations and find good employees, all while trying to maintain their original visions for their companies.

But half of all small businesses survive at least five years, and businesses with fewer than 10 employees make up 75 percent of private-sector employers.

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According to a study by the Center on Education Policy, 81 percent of public school teachers believe their students spend too much time taking tests mandated by their state or district. The study also found that many teachers are losing their commitment to their field, citing multiple frustrations including pressures around testing.

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“Courage Under Fire” is the theme for this year's YWCA Stand Against Racism campaign.

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A grieving family still has no answers after their 16-year-old dies while trapped in a van, in spite of him making two 911 calls for help. Cincinnati City Council Member Greg Landsman says he will now vote with four other council members to fire City Manager Harry Black. Text messages between some council members reveal their thoughts on the mayor and city manager, and may violate sunshine laws. Council approves infrastructure funding for an FC Cincinnati stadium in the West End. The 2018 Kentucky General finishes its session, passing a pension reform bill and overhauling the state's tax code. And The Cincinnati Enquirer wins a Pulitzer Prize for its series on the heroin epidemic.

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More and more backyard gardeners are discovering the benefits of composting, from reducing waste going to landfills to providing rich organic matter for healthier and more productive plants.

Local author Michelle Balz has recently published a comprehensive guide for gardeners, "Composting for a New Generation: Latest Techniques for the Bin and Beyond."

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Some years ago, a collector took an old Confederate bank note into a North Charleston blueprint shop and asked an employee to have it enlarged. The employee, John W. Jones, was also an artist. Taking a magnifying glass to the bank note he noticed an image of a black field hand picking cotton. Through subsequent research, he discovered that scenes of slave labor were used on Southern currency in the mid-19th century as a response to abolition. Jones began painting the images he saw on these bank notes.

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Beginning with Columbine high school on April 20, 1999, more than 187,000 students have experienced a shooting at their primary or secondary school, according to a Washington Post analysis. But school shootings are extremely rare compared to other forms of gun violence children face. Almost two dozen children are shot in the U.S. every day. The impact of violence has spread fear among students and changed the learning environment.

In 1974, farmers digging a well near Xi’an, China, uncovered bronze arrow heads and shards of pottery. Their discoveries led archeologists to the tomb of Ying Zheng (259-210 B.C.) first emperor of China. It’s been called the greatest archeological discovery of the 20th century: an army of 8,000 life-size terracotta warriors and horses. Now, some of these warriors are in Cincinnati for the first time.

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Earth Day is this Sunday, April 22. Started in 1970, Earth Day is now a global event, with groups and individuals celebrating and raising awareness of our environment by promoting conservation and sustainability efforts.

Earth Day Network, the organization that leads Earth Day worldwide, has announced this year's focus will be to end plastic pollution.

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On any given night, there are more than 600,000 people in America living on the streets or in shelters. Nearly a quarter of them are children. Others are living with a relative or friend. Or in cars.

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Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger resigns amid an FBI investigation. Cincinnati City Council's plan to investigate City Manager Harry Black draws the city into a lawsuit. Over continued objections from many West End residents, it looks as if that neighborhood will be the home of FC Cincinnati's new soccer stadium. And the Rev. Jesse Jackson brings his call to boycott The Kroger Co. to its corporate doorstep, and raises his objections to the West End stadium location.

Entrepreneur Megan Smith Talks The Future Of Tech

Apr 12, 2018
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Award-winning tech entrepreneur, engineer and evangelist Megan Smith served as the chief technology officer of the United States under President Barack Obama for three years. She was the first female to serve in that role. Prior to that, Smith was a vice president of new business development at Google. Today, she's CEO of Shift7, and continues her efforts to get people to understand that technology is the key to the future, and attract young people to careers in technology and engineering.

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Watching a child feel miserable due to a bad cold or the flu can be hard for a parent. When an illness is serious enough that a child has to be admitted to the hospital, family stress and concern reaches all new levels. Each year in Greater Cincinnati, hundreds of babies and children require the additional medical attention provided by hospital pediatric and neonatal intensive care units.

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During World War II, Belgian nuns created a system of alarms and delaying tactics to hide refugees and Jews from the Nazis.

University of Dayton law professor Dennis Turner has just released a book based on letters and other documents he discovered which were written by Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur in German-occupied Belgium and Italy during the war.

What Motivates A Mass Shooter?

Apr 10, 2018
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After a mass shooting, questions turn to what led the shooter to such a violent act. Was he motivated by hate, as in the case of Charleston, S.C., church shooter Dylann Roof? Was he self-radicalized, as with Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen? The University of Cincinnati College of Law currently is examining what triggers a person to move from hateful thoughts to actual violence.

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According to the Bureau of Justice Statistics, people with disabilities are at least 2.5 times more likely to experience violent victimization than those without disabilities. An NPR investigation released this January revealed Justice Department data on sex crimes that showed people with intellectual disabilities, both men and women, are victims of sexual assault more than seven times as frequently as people without disabilities.

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The Ohio governor's race heats up as we get closer to the May primary. Two Cincinnati City Council members will lead an investigation of City Manager Harry Black. Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin says he's not happy with the tax reform and budget bills passed by the General Assembly, as thousands of teachers protest a pension bill in Frankfort and throughout the state. And a local college student shares her story of sexual harassment.

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President Trump's proposed tariffs on 1,300 Chinese products and his Twitter feud with Amazon roiled the stock market. Congress and the White House prepare for a series of confirmation hearings on Trump's Cabinet nominations. And the president announces plans to deploy the military to the U.S.-Mexico border to confront what he calls a growing threat of illegal immigrants.

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"Your Money or Your Life," by Vicki Robin and Joe Dominguez, was originally published in 1992. Since then, the book has sold more than one million copies and a newly revised fourth edition recently was released as an e-book.

The book takes a "whole systems" approach, integrating your relationship with money – earning, spending and saving – to your overall life values. And this revised edition reflects the dramatic changes that have occurred in the financial landscape since the original was published more than 25 years ago. 

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Mark Twain's "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" is one of the most-challenged books in America. A library in Concord, Mass., banned the novel just after its 1885 release in the United States, and the book continues to be one of the most controversial books in classrooms and libraries today, with critics citing its racially insensitive language and depictions of African Americans.

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The current structure of Cincinnati city government, which calls for shared power between both a strong mayor and city manager, was approved by voters in 1999. But the continuing conflict between Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Harry Black has caused several people inside and outside City Hall to call for changes to how Cincinnati is run.

Are Selfies Changing The Museum Experience?

Apr 3, 2018
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Photo by Tomoaki Makino. Courtesy of the artist Yayoi Kusama

In July, the Cleveland Museum of Art will open the "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" exhibition. The show has drawn huge crowds in other cities, breaking museum attendance records. As it turns out, Kusama's exhibit is a huge hit on Instagram too -- people love taking selfies inside her installations.

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On the evening of April 4, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated by a single gunshot as he was standing on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. News of his murder sparked rioting in cities across the country and a national outpouring of grief. King was, and continues to be, the most recognized face of the civil rights movement.

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The dispute between Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley and City Manager Harry Black continues as he decides whether or not to accept the severance package offered him. A council member accuses the mayor of possible bribery. Why Neo-Nazis have set up shop in our region.

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Reds' Opening Day may now be Friday, March 30, but fans can still get their baseball fix Thursday on "Cincinnati Edition."

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Born in Cuba, baseball great Tony Pérez left Havana when the Reds signed him to a minor league contract in 1960. Pérez, a key member of the World Champion Big Red Machine clubs of 1975 and '76, won a third World Championship ring as first base coach for the team when it swept the Oakland Athletics in 1990.

How To Get Your Garden Ready For Spring

Mar 28, 2018
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It's been a cold, wet spring so far, but plants are sprouting, flowers are blooming and lawns are turning a deep shade of green. So it's time to decide what to grow and to start preparing garden beds and lawns for warmer weather.

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RefugeeConnect’s mission is to improve the lives of refugees in our region, to foster community acceptance and inclusion, and to construct a sustainable support system for the individuals and families who have made Greater Cincinnati their new home. Its goal is to make Cincinnati the most welcoming city in America for refugees.

Why Ohio's Relations With Israel Matter

Mar 27, 2018
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Last November, a 25-member delegation of Ohio state lawmakers, legislative staffers and community leaders visited Israel on a business and trade development mission. Funded by Ohio’s Jewish federations, foundations and corporate donors, the trip was designed to build better, deeper connections between the state and Israel.

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