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This year'’s weather has been tough on farmers, but the dozens of  farmer's’ markets around Greater Cincinnati are stocked-full of fresh fruits, vegetables and other locally-produced items, from baked goods and meats to fresh-cut flowers.

Food access and security continues to be a problem, here and in many other parts of the country. According to a 2011 Cincinnati study,  69% of residents live at least 1.5 miles or more from a mainstream grocery outlet. And most of those residents are below the federal poverty line. The Produce Perks program increases affordability and accessibility to healthful foods for low-income families and individuals, focusing on access to healthy fruits and vegetables.

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Cincinnati City Manager Harry Black has fired Police Chief Jeffrey Blackwell. In a 35 page document, the city manager cites "lack of sufficient and proper communication" and "consistent and pervasive disregard for chain of command." WVXU reporter Howard Wilkinson joins us for an update on the story.




Local attorney Jill P. Meyer took over as the new president and CEO of the Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber of Commerce the first of this month. Ms. Meyer, a member of the Chamber'’s board of directors since 2011, will be the third CEO of the organization, the nation’'s fifth-largest chamber, within the past three years.

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert premiered last night, and coming up this fall, Supergirl takes flight on CBS, Wesley Snipes makes his network debut on NBC, Don Johnson returns in a new ABC drama, and a certain pig and frog will be familiar to audiences of all ages with the reboot of The Muppets on ABC. Not that we'’ll limit our viewing to the  networks thanks to internet streaming sites, which are now producing their own original content.

The University of Dayton established the nation’'s first undergraduate human rights studies program in 1998. The program is intended to produce intellectually adept students who can perform rigorous research and conduct high-quality analysis of critical questions in the area of human rights studies.

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The Ebola outbreak that began in West Africa early last year killed more than 5,000 people, making it the worst outbreak of the virus in history, according to the World Health Organization. And for the first time ever, the United States had to confront the disease here at home. While the US news is no longer filled with stories about Ebola, and no cases have been reported here this year, Ebola is still a very real threat in West Africa.

This interview originally aired July 6, 2015.

If you never learned it in school, or just don'’t remember it, how the land boundaries of Ohio were decided as it became a state is a fascinating story. Much of the area we now know as Ohio was once owned by Virginia, Connecticut, and several high-profile private owners, including George Washington.

This interview originally aired July 6, 2015.

Fixing the troubled educational system is one of the critical issues facing our country, but where do you start and what direction do you go? International education leader and author Sir Ken Robinson delved into the topic in a 2006 TED talk, How Schools Kill Creativity, which has had more than 31 million views and generated thousands of queries on how to solve this problem.

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Cliff Ravenscraft is celebrating an anniversary this year. Ten years ago he answered a calling he felt by turning himself into the Podcast Answer Man. Since then, he’'s created 30 programs and recorded more than 3,000 episodes, covering topics from religion to social media to The Hunger Games and more. But his passion isn'’t so much about podcasting itself as what he can do with it to improve the lives of others.