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You'll know it by the iconic “Painted Ladies.” Cincinnati's oldest neighborhood is dotted with the colorful, Victorian homes residing up and down the Tusculum hills. Nestled in the Ohio River Valley, Columbia Tusculum, established in 1788, is full of history.

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Last August during a torrential downpour the building housing Melodic Connections flooded with more than four feet of water, damaging furniture, musical instruments and equipment, and forcing the music therapy-based nonprofit to find a new home.

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This week the parents of an 8-year-old boy who committed suicide filed a wrongful death suit against Cincinnati Public Schools. Cincinnati City Council approved the controversial expansion of Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Avondale. FC Cincinnati continues to attract sell-out crowds and still hopes to build a new stadium. And Bruce Willis is back in town filming his next movie.

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Do you hold unconscious attitudes and stereotypes that influence your actions? That's what the Harvard Implicit Association Test is meant to expose. 

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There are more than 76 million Baby Boomers living in the United States according to 2014 Census data. Despite this aging population, there is a knowledge and experience gap when it comes to caring for seniors. For younger generations, understanding and caring for older adults is a key component of work and home life.

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Women make up roughly half of the workforce but a far smaller percentage of the executive roles in American companies and they still earn 80 percent of what men earn for equivalent work. Adding to the gender gap, employers can find it hard to retain female employees, even among top talent, after women start families.

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A routine exam leads doctors to discover a blood clot above Arizona Senator John McCain's left eye. A biopsy reveals the senator has glioblastoma, an aggressive brain tumor. Each year 12,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with this type tumor. Most die within two years.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we review and discuss the people, stories and events that are affecting the Tri-state.

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Bold Fusion 2017, produced by the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber, takes place August 17. The annual summit provides an opportunity for young, creative professionals to connect with one another and learn how to advance their career, their company and our community. This year Bold Fusion celebrates  #EPICFAILS, how to understand, plan for, learn from and rebound from failures.

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For its continuing On the Ground series featuring area neighborhoods, Soapbox Cincinnati has been taking an in-depth look at Covington, Kentucky. The second largest city on our region, Covington has been experiencing a revitalization during the last several years, attracting new employers and residents, along with major new construction and historic building-repurposing projects.

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The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden will present its annual Plant Trials Day symposium on August 31. The all-day event provides information on the plants proven to do well in our region, along with presentations by horticulture industry experts.

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Few of us like to think about death, much less talk about it. But planning for the inevitable can help ease some of the emotional pain.

Grave Robbers Rampant In 19th Century Cincinnati

Aug 1, 2017
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An illicit body trade proliferated in 19th century Cincinnati, but this business wasn't in the red-light district, it was in local cemeteries. Medical schools in Ohio and nationwide needed cadavers for study but no laws allowed for body donation. Doctors turned to grave robbers to do the dirty work. Grave robbing was so rampant that inventors created unusual contraptions for protecting the dead. A high-profile case of body snatching finally led to legalized body donation in Ohio.

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Xavier University has launched the Xavier Center for Artificial Intelligence, an effort to accelerate the use of artificial intelligence to improve health care. The Center’s first major initiative will be the AI Summit, taking place on August 24 and 25 at Xavier's Cintas Center.

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The Ohio River Paddlefest takes place this Saturday. Recognized by the American Canoe Association as America's largest paddling trip, the event attracts more than 2,000 people from more than 20 states to the Ohio River to enjoy a nine mile paddle by canoe, kayak or paddleboard.

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