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More than half of Cincinnati’s youth are living in poverty. Many may not feel like they have a voice. Louder than a Bomb, the world’s largest youth poetry slam, gives them a chance to speak out. Originating in Chicago in 2001, this contest is meant to unite young people, enabling them to hear one another’s stories and share experiences through spoken word. The finals for the local contest will take place April 9 in the Corbett Theater at the School for Creative and Performing Arts.
 

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The current presidential campaign is the most unusual in recent memory, with unconventional candidates and campaigns that continue to confound political pundits. And the way candidates are using social media has been a major reason political experts can't seem to get a handle on this election.

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During her time as New York City's Transportation Commissioner, Janette Sadik-Khan transformed that city's streets into dynamic spaces that are safe for pedestrians and bikers.

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Reds player William Hoy lost his hearing at age three due to meningitis. He not only grew up to be one of the greatest and most beloved baseball players of his time, he changed the way the game was played forever.

Dallas Morning News Theater Critic Nancy Churnin recently published a children's book about the Reds hall of famer: The William Hoy Story: How a Deaf Baseball Player Changed the Game. WVXU's Howard Wilkinson talked with her about the life and career of William "Dummy" Hoy. 

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Have you filed your tax return yet?  If you haven't, you're not alone. The IRS says about one-third of Americans wait until the last minute to file their federal taxes. And, if you're counting it down, you've only got about two weeks left until the filing deadline, unless you get an extension.

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Activities such as art walks for the visually impaired, porch caroling and community park parties make a neighborhood more vibrant. These projects and more have been made possible by Nano Grants, small grants of $250 given out by The Center for Great Neighborhoods of Covington. They are available to residents, students and workers for creative ideas that bring people together.

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We're in the middle of a full week without a primary, but that doesn't mean there has been a lull in the race to the White House. The candidates and their campaigns are keeping things interesting, if not all that presidential.

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Jennifer Teege, an adopted German-Nigerian woman, made a shocking discovery at age 38 from a library book: her grandfather, Amon Goeth, was a sadistic Nazi war criminal. The commandant of the Plaszow concentration camp in German-occupied Poland, Goeth was known as the “Butcher of Plaszów.” She realized he would have killed her if he had met her.

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The Mercantile Library might not quickly come to mind if you are thinking about new recipes to try out for your next family gathering, but it has a sizeable collection of cookbooks - more than 100, from as far back as 1878.

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The mission of the Beyond Civility project is to teach, demonstrate, and encourage forms of communication that promote understanding of people's’ opinions. The organization furthers thoughtful communication through a series of workshops, lectures and programs. Next month, Beyond Civility is presenting the panel discussion, Implicit Bias: understanding how your biases may contradict your chosen values.

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