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Next month, Cincinnati will host the 41st Annual Appalachian Studies Association Conference: Re-stitching the Seams: Appalachia Beyond Its Borders, sponsored by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition. Nearly 40 percent of the population in our region is of Appalachian descent.

Plot Twist: From Politics To Political Thriller

Mar 19, 2018
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Gerrymandering, dark money and partisan politics. Major dysfunctions in our election system spurred David Pepper to begin writing political thrillers. The Ohio Democratic Party Chair's first book, "The People's House," follows a Russian plot to interfere with a U.S. election and put Republicans in power, and its release predates the 2016 election.

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Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley accuses City Manager Harry Black of taking employees to a strip club during a business trip. The deal between FC Cincinnati and the West End appeared dead. Now, CPS kicks the ball back in FC's court. And the City of Cincinnati now pays nearly $50 million in interest on its debts each year.

Addiction: Shedding The Shame And Stigma

Mar 15, 2018
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While in college, Adi Jaffe began using and dealing drugs, which eventually resulted in his arrest and a year-long prison sentence. Then he began to rebuild his life. He went back to school, earning a Ph.D. from UCLA's doctoral program in psychology.

Staying Sober And The Role Of Recovery Housing

Mar 15, 2018
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The discussion about helping people addicted to opioids often focuses on getting them into treatment.  But experts in the field of recovery housing say the conversation needs to go farther, to lifelong sobriety.  They say recovery housing can provide the first foundation of support for staying clean and sober.

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Oakley, the West End or Newport? Much of FC Cincinnati’s recent focus has been on the West End, and the soccer team just sweetened its proposed deal to CPS for a stadium there. 

People's Liberty Has Two New Haile Fellows

Mar 13, 2018
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People’s Liberty Haile Fellowships provide a year-long civic sabbatical and a $100,000 award for two highly-motivated Greater Cincinnati residents to implement a project that will improve life in our community.

Cincinnati Mayor John Cranley calls for City Manager Harry Black to resign. This comes just one day after Black forced an assistant police chief out of the job.

Joining us with the events unfolding today at City Hall are former City Council Member Kevin Flynn; WVXU City Hall reporter Jay Hanselman and Politics reporter Howard Wilkinson.

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A survey by the University of Cincinnati found that African-American adults in Greater Cincinnati are more likely than white adults to report they believe their race and their ability to pay or their type of health insurance negatively impacted the treatment they received from medical professionals.

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The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden will present its Sustainable Urban Landscape Symposium on March 22. This year’s symposium is almost entirely focused on landscaping and gardening for pollinating insects.

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8:15 p.m. update Friday March 9:  Just heard from Mark Heyne. He says he's "changing careers." His comments added to story below.

"Cincinnati Edition" host Mark Heyne has resigned from WVXU-FM, prompting a national search for the weekday afternoon talk show.

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Cincinnati Public Radio says farewell to Cincinnati Edition host, Mark Heyne, who has resigned from 91.7 WVXU to pursue new opportunities.

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Ohio Governor John Kasich is reflective but short on policy details during his eighth and final "State of the State" speech. An Assistant Cincinnati Police Chief is forced off the force. This, in the same week an audit is revealed, questioning overtime spending by the Cincinnati Police Department, and as one CPD captain accuses top police officials of discrimination. And calls for new management of the Cincinnati Streetcar amid low ridership, breakdowns and time delays.

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One of the main tenants of journalism is that reporters remain neutral, acting as unbiased chroniclers of events no matter their personal beliefs or opinions.

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According to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau, the number of people in the United States age 65 and over increased from 35 million in 2000 to 49.2 million in 2016. By the year 2050, people over the age of 60 are expected to account for 25-percent or more of the U.S. population.

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The Good Food Purchasing Program provides tools and resources to support public institutions in shifting to a food purchasing model that puts local economies, nutrition, workforce, environment and animal welfare front and center. Advocates and allies are working to spread the program across the country by encouraging cities, school districts and other public institutions to adopt local policies.

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The switch to Daylight Saving Time (DST) this weekend means most of us will lose an hour of sleep Saturday night. While that doesn't seem like much more than an inconvenience, that slight change can affect our internal clocks, making it more difficult to fall asleep, and to wake up on time. It may take several days for some people to adjust and get their sleep routines back on track.

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In his 2003 book, "Running from the Devil: A Memoir of a Boy Possessed," Steve Kissing tells the story of growing up believing he was possessed by the devil, and the steps he took to hide his condition– later discovered to be epilepsy. The book has just been converted into a graphic memoir.

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With growing concerns about identity theft, cybersecurity and keeping your personal information safe from hackers, what’s a consumer to do?  If your personal information is compromised or you become a victim of a scam, where do you turn for help? This is National Consumer Protection Week, which aims to provide answers to questions like these.

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With overcrowding at the Hamilton County Justice Center soon to reach what Sheriff Jim Neil calls a "breaking point," the county considers a pre-jail diversion program for addicts and those suffering from mental illness. As the city and FC Cincinnati wait for Major League Soccer to make its expansion announcement, discussions continue over the location of a new stadium for the soccer team. And a former Cincinnati employee accuses City Manager Harry Black of threatening her job.

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After the school shooting tragedy in Florida President Trump says he is willing to look at tougher gun control measures, upsetting many in his base. The Russian probe becomes more intense as another former top Trump campaign official pleads guilty to fraud and to lying to investigators. The president's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, has his security clearance downgraded. And another Sanders is running for Congress.

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Buying young plants from a greenhouse is a nice shortcut for home gardeners, but with the right selection, proper preparation and a little patience you can successfully start your garden from seeds. And there is a far greater variety of fruit, vegetable and flower seeds available locally and online than the plants you can typically find at your garden center.

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The algorithms that operate our computers are used in many aspects of our lives, from online retailing to internet searches, and on stock exchanges around the world. Algorithms are used to decide who gets a job interview, who gets granted parole and who gets a loan. But since they’re written by people, there are concerns that algorithms can reinforce the prejudices of their creators, with serious consequences.

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The bail reform movement has been around for decades but is taking on new life as proposals are being introduced in a growing number of states. Ohio is one of the latest states to consider the issue, in the form of House Bill 439. Supporters say bail reform will lead to fewer defendants being held in jail simply because they can’t afford to pay. Critics say the idea is good, but, as the movement has grown, there have been problems associated with it.

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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While heart attacks, stroke, and other ailments strike both women and men, cardiovascular disease is under diagnosed among women.

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As people across the country react to the recent Florida school shooting some Ohio lawmakers are pushing for a ban on assault weapons, while in Kentucky a debate on whether to arm teachers continues. Several local students are accused of making threats towards their schools. And Cincinnati's City Council and Retirement Board argue about using pension funds to invest in private prisons.

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At the same time that thousands of college graduates are having trouble finding steady, well-paying jobs, U.S. employers say they are desperate to fill open positions with qualified workers in order to expand their businesses.

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With new carriers and more flights, the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG) served 7.8 million passengers in 2017, its largest volume since 2010. The airport also handled more than one million tons of cargo last year.

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Author and Institute for the Future Distinguished Fellow Dr. Bob Johansen predicts that leaders will face an increasingly “complex, messy and threatening” future.

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The Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Commission (ORSANCO), was established in 1948 to control and abate pollution in the Ohio River Basin. ORSANCO sets pollution control standards for industrial and municipal waste water discharges to the Ohio River, and tracks certain dischargers that can seriously impact water quality.

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