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Marketing studies have shown that in today's digital, always-connected world, more consumers are searching for experiences rather than just products. This shift calls for companies and marketers to employ creative content and storytelling that drives and sustains customer experiences rather than describe the value of specific products or services.

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Queen City Flash, sponsored by Cradle Cincinnati, is a community-centric theater company dedicated to open access to the arts. 

Not Enough Children Get To See The Dentist

Jun 5, 2017
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Dental care remains the number one unmet health care need among Ohio's children, according to findings from state health officials. A new bill introduced by two state senators aims to improve access to care among Ohioans in need. Senate Bill 98 would create a license for a mid-level care provider called a Dental Therapist. But the bill has strong opponents with concerns that dental therapists will not have enough training to safely perform surgical procedures.

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The continuing opioid crisis in our region moved Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine to file a lawsuit against five major prescription drug manufacturers Wednesday.

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Genetic testing is being used more frequently to help physicians prescribe medications that will prove most effective based on an individual patient's genetic makeup. 

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The number of breweries in the U.S. has grown by the thousands in recent years. In the fast-growing craft beer industry, the demand for experienced brewers is high. In response Cincinnati State Technical and Community College has launched the region's first college degree program in brewing. 

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Privatizing the City of Cincinnati's parking system was a key issue when John Cranley was running for mayor in 2013. He opposed the idea, and the plan to privatize eventually fell through. But parking in the city, and how much money the system should generate, is still a contentious issue.

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Kids4Peace is an international interfaith youth movement that began in Jerusalem 14 years ago. Kids4Peace Cincinnati is one of just eight American cities that sponsor local and regional camping experiences.

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Update 2 p.m. Shortly after Cincinnati Edition aired, Judge Leslie Ghiz vacated her order restricting media access during the Tensing retrial.

Original Post: Judge Leslie Ghiz is delaying jury selection in the retrial of former University of Cincinnati police officer Ray Tensing for the shooting death of Sam DuBose during a 2015 traffic stop. The first trial ended in a hung jury in November.

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In March, 2014, Hamilton County Park rangers at the Oak Glen Nature Preserve discovered an underground pipeline running through the preserve had ruptured, releasing approximately 20,000 gallons of crude oil. Cleanup began almost immediately and most of the oil was recovered, but the preserve's habitat was severely damaged and restoration efforts are still underway.

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It is never too early to talk to your children about money. A new traveling exhibit at the Main Library can help families start the discussion. "Thinking Money" aims to make financial literacy a topic that's both understandable and fun for adolescents. The exhibit is framed with an adventure theme and includes interactive technology to engage teens.

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Each Friday on Cincinnati Edition we discuss the developments behind the headlines.

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It's been a busy week for President Trump, who has visited Saudi Arabia, Jerusalem, Rome and is now in Brussels for a NATO summit. Meanwhile, members of congress on both sides of the aisle are rejecting the president's budget proposal. And a former CIA director's testimony increases concern over contacts between Russian officials and members of the Trump campaign staff last year.

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College and university campuses have long been considered spaces that supported and protected free speech and the open exchange of new ideas. But on campuses across the country, arguments over what type of speech should be allowed are becoming more frequent, and increasingly turning into violence.

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Pollinators such as butterflies, moths, honeybees, native bees, hummingbirds and many different types of flies and wasps are responsible for much of the food we eat and play a critical role in ensuring the production of seeds in most flowering plants.

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