Cincinnati Edition

  Last week the Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency issued an Air Quality Advisory, what used to be called a smog alert, for our region, the first of this year.

  Terrorists have certainly existed, here and in other countries, long before September 11, 2001. But since 9-11, deaths caused by terrorist attacks worldwide have increased 60%. Even with today’s heightened vigilance and increased efforts to combat terrorism, most of us had never heard of ISIS or ISIL just a year ago. 

  Last week, Vision 2015, the organization charged with developing and managing Northern Kentucky’s strategic plan, unveiled the myNKY plan, the region's blueprint for the next five years. Vision 2015 also announced a new name for the organization: Skyward

Here to discuss the myNKY plan and Skyward is William Scheyer, president of Skyward, formerly known as Vision 2015.

Over-the-Rhine has transformed into one of Cincinnati'’s most vibrant neighborhoods, for both residents and tourists to the city. Now you can stroll through OTR and learn more about its German heritage and architecture, with the Over-the-Rhine Tour Guide: Cincinnati's Historic German District, Over-the-Rhine, and Environs.

William C. White is the Assistant Conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and conductor of the Cincinnati Symphony Youth Orchestra (CSYO). Last weekend he and the CSYO performed a concert at New York's Carnegie Hall. William White is also a composer and arranger - Cincinnati Edition listeners should be familiar with his work, he composed our theme music.

Approximately 40,000 women will die from breast cancer this year in America, and about 4,000 more will die from cervical cancer. Early detection is critical in treating both diseases and reducing mortality rates, but there is a continuing debate over when and how often women should get screened, and which tests should be used, for both forms of cancer.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, in 1960, just 11 percent of American children lived in homes without fathers. Today that rate has jumped to 33 percent in the United States.

The discussion over income and wealth inequality in our country has increased dramatically since the recession that began in 2008. Economics of Compassion of Greater Cincinnati is a recently-formed initiative, seeking to create a sustainable, resilient, more inclusive economy for all citizens, especially for those individuals who are on the margins of our current economic system.

Interfaith Business Builders is an organization of diverse Cincinnatians developing community-based, employee-owned and operated cooperative businesses (co-ops) in low income communities. In its thirty two years, IBB has developed four social enterprises, two of which today are employee-owned cooperatives.

Mayfield Clinic

University of Cincinnati biomedical engineers, neurologists and Mayfield Clinic brain surgeons are in the process of creating a sound map for the abnormal brain.

Deep inside the head, groups of neurons make sounds. The doctors will use the sounds to figure out what the problem areas are and how to better treat abnormalities in the brain.

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