Cincinnati Edition

A panel discussion examining how the media covered the shooting death of Sam DuBose will take place tomorrow evening at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center. “Words & Images: A Media Debrief and Community Conversation” will include attorneys involved in the case, city leaders and members of the local media.

The overall voter turnout rate in the presidential election of 2012 was about 58%, with the rate among young voters, those ages 18 to 29, just 45%. Even in hotly-contested presidential elections, why don’'t more eligible U.S. voters go to the polls, and how can more young people be encouraged to get engaged and vote? A day-long symposium, “I Count Because I Vote,” will be held tomorrow at Northern Kentucky University to explore the issues that impact voting, in America, and in our region.


The Art Academy of Cincinnati began as the University of Cincinnati McMicken School of Drawing and Design, founded in 1869. In 1887 the school moved to a facility adjacent to the Cincinnati Art Museum and changed its official name to the Art Academy of Cincinnati. And ten years ago, the Art Academy relocated its campus to Over-the-Rhine.

The University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and the Twin Towers senior living community have created a new Artist-in-Residence program, through which a pair of CCM student artists will live on one of Twin Towers’ campuses, rent-free. In return, the students will perform one recital each month and invite community members to attend open rehearsals and discussions.

Computers and robots that have become a bit too smart have been the driving force behind the Terminator franchise, I, Robot, The Matrix Trilogy, 2001: A Space Odyssey, and dozens of other movies. But science fiction writers aren'’t the only ones concerned about a time when your office copier is smarter than you are.

Greater Cincinnati has become home to several successful business incubators and accelerators, for start-ups ranging from hi-tech computer firms to cookie companies. And now there is an incubator for local writers looking to publish their work.

If you have paid, or are paying, into the Social Security System, you have several things to consider and decisions to make before you turn 62, the earliest age you can begin collecting retirement benefits.

This Sunday, October 4, WVXU and WMUB will add NPR’'s Snap Judgment to our Sunday evening schedule. The show will air at 9:00, right after The Moth Radio Hour. Hosted by Glynn Washington, winner of the Public Radio Talent Quest, Snap Judgment tells intriguing stories about extraordinary and defining events in people's lives.

Jazz musician and composer Zac Greenberg’s album Unexpected Journey was recorded live at The Redmoor in Mt. Lookout last April, during a fundraiser for the Barrett Cancer Center at the University of Cincinnati. 

Dr. Danny M. Cohen, an assistant professor of instruction at Northwestern University's School of Education and Social Policy and The Crown Family Center for Jewish & Israel Studies, is a learning scientist, author, and education designer. Dr. Cohen is also founder of the Unsilence Project. His latest book, Train, tells the story of six teenagers, Jewish and non-Jewish, in Nazi-occupied 1943 Berlin.